Contributed by Jocelyn G. Omagtang, Licensed Teacher
CITY of BALANGA, Bataan – To provide teachers with concrete understanding of the Grade 6 curriculum framework, the Schools Division of City of Balanga is conducting a Division Mass Training of Teachers (MTOT) on the Implementation of the K to 12 Basic Education Program from May 22-28, at Crown Royale Hotel, Capitol Drive, this city.
A total of 145 participants composed of newly hired and identified Grade 6 teachers are expected to be equipped with necessary skills and innovative ways on how the K to 12 Curriculum can be localized without compromising the philosophy of the total learner development.
“Teachers are made, not born”. These were the words of Dr. Carolina S. Violeta, OIC-Division of City of Balanga, in her opening remarks during the kick-off ceremony that inspired the teachers. She also encouraged the participants to be grateful when attending seminars for this will serve as an avenue for them to grow and learn professionally.
Roster of participants from 18 public schools of City of Balanga was recognized through a Roll-Call facilitated by Miss Cherrylyn S. Roque, Master Teacher II from Tuyo Elementary School. It was followed by a warm welcome of Dr. Merlinda T. Tablan, CID Chief. Speakers for the seven-day-training were introduced by Dr. Flordeliza A. Del Rosario, SGOD Chief. She also informed the participants of the scheduled in-house Mass on Sunday before the closing ceremony. Moreover, Mrs. Maila M. Capulong, SEPS, HRD Planning and Research, discussed the House Rules to be observed throughout the duration of the seminar, as well as their respective room assignments.
An audio-visual presentation of Usec. Dina Ocampo regarding the Guidelines on K to 12 Partnerships and best practices was analyzed and reviewed by the participants.
Management of Learning (MOL) was led by Mrs. Ma. Jovita Singzon, principal of M.P. Cuaderno Memorial Elementary School. “There is nothing more unequal, than treating unequals equal,” she emphasized in her discussion on Differentiated Instruction (DI).
Meanwhile, Dr. Rufina Ramos, principal of Tortugas Elementary school shared her expertise on Contextualization and preparation of Daily Lesson Log (DLL) for Filipino 6.
“Good teaching involves good questioning technique,” imparted Mr. Salvador Isip, EPS in Science and ICT Division Coordinator, in his discussion on the “Art of Questioning.” He also stressed that knowing the answers will help us in school, but knowing how to question will help us in life.