The search is on for the next teacher-broadcasters who will help the Department of Education (DepEd) as it prepares for the production of video and audio episodes to be used for blended or distance learning this upcoming school year.
In a memorandum issued by DepEd Undersecretary Alain Pascua dated July 16, he issued a call for public school teachers who can be the next teacher-broadcasters to help in the production of DepEd TV, DepEd Radio, and DepEd Teleradyo episodes that will be broadcast nationwide when classes for School Year (SY) 2020-2021 formally starts on Aug. 24.
“There is a need to 86 to 172 of the best and brightest Teacher-Broadcasters who will teach subjects before cameras/microphones for video and audio episodes which will be broadcast nationwide,” Pascua said.
Pascua explained that DepEd has issued a list of needed teacher-broadcasters and the subject matters they are expected to have mastery of. “A total of 20 competencies or criteria are needed for a teacher teacher-broadcaster to be considered,” he added.
Interested teachers must register at bit.ly/depedtbaf to upload their resume, brief profile, and submit a five-minute demo video demonstrating their mastery on the applied subject or grade level on or before 12 noon on July 24.
Teacher-broadcaster applicants should be confident, physically and mentally fit, must be outgoing, creative, and socially savvy. They should also be computer and smartphone literate, preferably with experience in video or social media content creation, with experience in public speaking, speech and drama, or performance, can commit to attending webinars and training.
DepEd said that applicants must have a camera phone, strong broadband, fiber and or LTE Internet connection and must be able to have a technical support team who will be helping in the recording and editing of video and audio episodes.
DepEd reminded that applicants that they should be in proper teacher uniform and must discuss in five minutes the first portion of the first lesson of the grade level and subject they are applying for as defined by the Most Essential Learning Competencies (MELCs) posted at https://www.commons.deped.gov.ph/melc.
The video to be submitted must be in landscape mode, recorded in 720p format, and in a classroom setting taking into consideration the 20 competencies/criteria, the reference video and the MELCs.
Pascua said that applicants who will be selected based on registration information and submitted videos will be further vetted by the concerned divisions and regions before they are finalized. “Those who will make it to the list will undergo extensive training to be conducted by TV and radio personalities and experts and they will also be detailed for such specific and special tasks for SY 2020-2021,” he added.