Reading advocates vow to arrest frustration readers, present 200 self-made instructional materials

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The participants mount their outputs during the five-day Training of Trainers in the Implementation of Project Care for NorMin Readers at Hotel Koresco, Cagayan de Oro City, on July 12-16, 2019.

By Angelina B. Buaron

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, July 12, 2019 - One Hundred Ten reading advocates representing the 14 divisions of Region X exhibited 200 self-made instructional materials in teaching beginning reading and vowed to support and implement the project Care for NorMin Readers (CNR).

The activity took place during the closing ceremony of the recently concluded five-day Training of Trainers in the Implementation of Project Care for NorMin Readers at Hotel Koresco, Cagayan de Oro City, on July 12-16.

Anchored on the flagship program of DepEd Region X, the training provided an opportunity for all the participants to be reoriented to teaching beginning reading and to materials production.

Sessions included effective strategies in teaching reading, phonemic awareness, bridging process, demo teaching, developing a reading program, action research, and presentation of action plans.

The display of all self-made instructional materials by division showcased the creativity of the participants. In the gallery walk, everyone was provided with an opportunity to benchmark different styles and designs of instructional materials to introduce Marungko and Fuller Approaches, Phonemic Awareness, and other beginning reading strategies.

The next steps will be cascading in the participants’ stations all that they learned in the training.

Meanwhile, the participants were expected to conduct Learning Action Cell (LAC) to all teachers in all grade levels in order to share the strategies appropriate for the identified frustration readers in their own classes.

In addition, the pull-out scheme should have already been implemented in the third week of July, as indicated in the Gantt Chart, per RM 243, s. of 2019, that is, after identifying the recipients of the project through Early Grade Reading Assessment (EGRA) and Phil IRI.

The training of trainers is just one of the advocacies and activities set by the Regional Office (RO) for all readers in Northern Mindanao. The implementation of the program is hoped to capture the support of all reading champions in the faces of all different organizations and stakeholders other than DepEd in order to possibly come up with a region of readers.

 Research Congress 2019 preparations discussed

(L-R) PPRD Chief Allan L. Mansaladez, ESSD OIC-Chief Myron Gil D. Talosig, CLMD OIC-Chief Mala Epra B. Magnaong, and FTAD Chief Edith L. Ortega during the first pre-work conference at NEAP-X, Lapasan, Cagayan de Oro City, on July 11, 2019.

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, July 11, 2019─DepEd-X officials convened to discuss the upcoming Regional Research Congress 2019.

The Policy, Planning, and Research Division (PPRD) spearheaded the first pre-work conference at NEAP-X, Lapasan, Cagayan de Oro City, on July 11, 2019.

The pre-work conference was aimed at finalizing the activity matrix on plan adjustments, regional research congress 2019, and other related activities; providing concrete understanding of the terms of reference of the working committees; and finalizing the guidelines for the research congress.

Departing from the usual practice of having four general themes, this year’s congress will be more subject-specific. Theme 1 (Teaching and Learning) will have more specific subject areas of focus (e.g. Math, English, Science, etc.). There will be separate clusters for studies concerning senior high school and inclusive education under this theme.

Researches on career guidance will be the focus of Theme 2 (Child Protection), Theme 3 (Human Resource Development), and Theme 4 (Governance). Further, topics on teenage pregnancy will be highlighted and incorporated in Theme 2 while continuous improvement will be categorized under Theme 4.

Also discussed during the pre-work conference were the guidelines, mechanics, criteria, and committees for the congress.

These developments in the upcoming congress are in line with the Regional Office’s fifth quality objective to “provide research-driven interventions on the curricular and non-curricular programs that are responsive to the needs of the local and global communities,” thereby strengthening the Department’s research culture.

Participating in the pre-work conference were the functional division chiefs of the Curriculum and Learning Management Division (CLMD), Education Support Services Division (ESSD), Field Technical Assistance Division (FTAD), PPRD, senior education program supervisors (SEPSs) for planning and research/divisional research coordinators, CLMD education program supervisors (EPSs), EPS-II, and Stat-I. |Paulin Giani Montellano