The Office of Training Services led the K+12 Regional Mass Training for Grade 10 Araling Panlipunan teachers on May 17-22 at the Nature’s Village Resort, Talisay, Negros Occidental.
The College, which was awarded in 2008 by the Department of Education as one of only 82 Teacher Training Institutions in the Philippines, was made as a service provider again this year
Three of the seven Aral Pan trainers from the Teachers’ Education Council came from CHMSC: Mrs. Charity Mae Dosayla, Mrs. Soledad Estares, and Mrs. Maria Victoria Violanda, while the other seven trainers came from the DEpEd.
421 participants from 10 divisions in the province benefitted from the six-day training.
The first day commenced with messages from the different dignitaries of the sectors involved such as the DepEd and CHMSC, urging the participants to strive hard for the success of their training.
The second day included concept mapping, acquiring of 21st century skills, case studies, differentiated instruction, and discussion on localization and contextualization as the participants broke into seven concurrent sessions with their assigned trainers.
Day three tackled classroom assessment and curriculum framework appreciation, followed by a walkthrough on Quarter One which is Basic Economics and Concepts including the definition of economics, scarcity, supply and demand, allocation, consumption, production, and business organizations.
Day four, morning session revolved around Microeconomics, and the trainees were required to create outputs which consisted of activities that utilize differentiated instruction for use in classroom settings.
The afternoon was allocated for topics on Macroeconomics and the trainees designed activities using Contextualization and Localization as tools.
The fifth day’s morning session was spent for a walkthrough on the Sectors of the Economy and its Economic Policies, while in the afternoon, the teaching demonstrations for Quarters One to Four took center stage.
The evening of Day Five showcased the cultural talents of the trainees as they competed with each other in learning teams for the Socialization Night, where shyness was totally shunned, with trainees expressing their love for Social Studies through movement and music.
The Regional Mass Training came to a close on the sixth day with Schools Division Superintendent and Officer-in-Charge for DEpEd, Ma. Gemma Ledesma, spurring on the teachers by defending the K+12 and affirming the availability of funds for maximizing the program’s drive to produce Filipino students who are at par with the global standards.