DOST, DepEd officials meet on distance learning programs

Published July 1, 2020, 6:08 PM

by Dhel Nazario

The Department of Science and Technology – Science Education Institute (DOST-SEI) met with officials from the Department of Education (DepEd) led by the Director of the DepED Bureau of Learning Delivery (BLD) to present the features of RadyoEskwela and TuklaSiyensya, the distance learning programs for elementary and high school students.

The two programs will be DOST’s contribution to the blended learning programs of DepEd for the coming school year. The DOST-SEI will provide DepEd with a syllabus of the lessons that are being developed and sample taped lessons.

The DOST-SEI will also prepare lesson guides for teachers and materials/guides for parents so that they can supervise the learning process of their children. These lesson guides when completed can be downloaded at the DOST-SEI website or can be printed and freely distributed to teachers and parents through the DOST Regional Offices or DepEd.

The DepEd will provide inputs and guidance in the preparation of the materials. The resource persons tapped by DOST-SEI are expert teachers and professors from the DOST-SEI network of universities as well as its scholars.  

The airtime has already been committed by DOST-SEI’s media partners. A Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) is expected to be signed this July.

According to DOST-SEI, RadyoEskwela consists of 20 to 30-minute episodes which are story-based and produced for early, primary and intermediate clustered grade levels. The episodes may  be replayed by regional stations and offered to the DepEd as learning resources for students who will be in distance learning mode anytime during the school year.

 On the other hand, DOST-SEI will also develop TuklasSiyensya, designed as both a supplement to the traditional learning method for junior and senior high school students and a STEM career promotions package.  The modules are designed to help students adapt to the “new normal” and ensure their continuous learning amidst the post – Enhanced Community Quarantine.

DOST-SEI said that TuklasSyensya will produce 15 science lessons, each running for 30 to 45 minutes.