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02 May 2012

DepEd to train teachers for K to 12

The Department of Education (DepEd) has lined up a series of trainings to further equip science high school teachers with enhanced skills and proficiency in teaching English, Science, and Mathematics.
“This is in line with our thrust to fully prepare our teachers for the roll out of K to 12 Basic Education Curriculum (BEC) which seeks to produce globally competitive and science and technology-oriented graduates,” said Education Secretary Br. Armin A. Luistro FSC.
DepEd partnered with the Philippine Science High School System (PSHSS) and the Department of Science and Technology-Science Education Institute (DOST-SEI), in training some 1,530 Grade 7 (FirstYear High School) teachers of English, Science, and Mathematics from science high schools nationwide. The training is under the Upgrading Program: Learning Institute for Teachers (UPLIFT) project of PSHSS.
The training will be conducted in two phases in all PSHSS campuses. The first phase will be held on May 7-11 and May 14-18, 2012, while the second phase will be held on October 24-28. Participants are likewise encouraged to complete the two phases of the training.
Luistro underlines the significance of training science high school teachers. “It is highly crucial that we raise the level of competencies of our teachers in line with the education reform that we are now pursuing.”
Teachers who will be trained shall be science high school teachers, preferably those newly hired or those who need improvement in teaching science and coming from municipalities or divisions without or with less SEI scholarship qualifiers.
DepEd regional directors are tasked to monitor and evaluate the impact of the training.

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