Education Secretary Leonor Briones commended the dedication and initiatives of teachers, school heads and other officials of the Department of Education (DepEd) to help ensure that education will continue despite the ongoing coronavirus disease (COVID-19) situation in the country.
“I salute our teachers, officials, school heads in the field that have spent their immeasurable efforts and unwavering commitment to make education continue amidst the pandemic,” Briones said during a virtual visit to Cagayan Valley.
To provide support for blended learning, DepEd Region II shared its school divisions’ best practices and strategies in the implementation of the Basic Education Learning Continuity Plan (BE-LCP).
The School Divisions in region also showcased best practices to support blended learning.
They pointed out how “strong partnership, open communication, teamwork for innovation, and commitment and dedication” bring about change and impact.
For Cauayan Schools Division Superintendent Alfredo Gumaru Jr., the consistency of creating innovative initiatives for blended learning has leveled up awareness and heightened acceptance and trust in the community.
Ilagan City Schools Division Superintendent Gilbert Tong, meanwhile, noted the active involvement of the internal and external stakeholders plays an important role in the rapid development and innovative implementation of the BE-LCP.
Meanwhile, Santiago City Schools Division Superintendent Cherry Ramos highlighted four practices significant to the success of implemented learning modalities. These include productive collaboration and sound partnership, time-tailored innovations fueled by partnerships, strategic communication through various platforms, and the culture of bayanihan.