SAN FERNANDO CITY, La Union, May 30 (PIA) – As part the preparations for the initial nationawide implementation of the K to 12 program, the Department of Education – City Division of San Fernando here participated in the regional mass training for Grades 1 and Grades seven teachers.
Daphne Anne Ignacio, City School’s K to 12 program coordinator, said that they have sent Grade VII teachers for training in schools like the Saint Louis College (SLC), Union Christian College (UCC) in La Union, and Mariano Marcos State University (MMSU) in Laoag, and Grade I teachers in Bacarra National High School (BNHS), Bacarra, Ilocos Norte.
Ignacio informed that there were a total of 67 Grade I teachers from different schools under the City Division who took their training last May 16-20, 2012 at BNHS.
Grade VII teachers’ training is conducted per major subject. In SLC, only four subjects/fields of learning were taught by Teacher Education Instructors namely, English with four trainees, Math – 11, and Science with 12, and training was held on May 14-18. For the Technology and Livelihood Education (TLE) subject which started May 28-June 1, there were 14 teachers who participated.
The first batch of trainees in UCC who attended the May 14-18 session were teachers who specialized in Araling Panlipunan or Social Studies with a total of 12 participants and five for the Edukasyong Pagpapakatao (EP) or Values Education subject.
The second batch are English and Music, Physical Education and Health (MAPEH) teachers, with total participants of six and 22, respectively. They attended their training also at UCC on May 21-25.
Ignacio also added that Filipino subject teachers were sent to MMSU for the May 19-23 schedule and there were eight from the City of San Fernando Division.
This is an all-expense paid training so there were no worries for the participants but to learn in order to prepare them become efficient and more effective educators for the new curriculum, Ignacio said. (ANL/MPA-PIA 1 La Union)