Valenzuela City now ready for blended learning system

The local government of Valenzuela City is all set for the upcoming blended learning system that will start for elementary to senior high school students next week.


Through the launching of Valenzuela City Streaming School or Valenzuela Live, the Valenzuela School of Mathematics and Science (ValMaSci) will serve as an off-site classroom for all the city's teachers who will livestream their lessons. Behind them is a green screen, which will work as a virtual blackboard where their lessons will be flashed.

The teachers will be joined by an information technology (IT) technician and a moderator to ensure the smooth delivery of the lessons which will be accessible to students on various internet platforms, such as Facebook.

"We're gearing up for school opening," Mayor Rex Gatchalian said in a Twitter post, "Valenzuela Live is all ready to stream live content from Valmasci. The content will match the modules students got."

Zyan Caiña, the head of the city's public information office, said only Grade 4 to Grade 12 students will get their lessons through online streaming schools as Grade 1 to Grade 3 students will solely depend on the learning modules the city already provided.

The local government has earmarked some P69 million to buy tablet computers that will be lent to students from the "poorest of the poor" or those who cannot afford to buy devices.