Knowledge Channel Foundation Inc. (KCFI) in partnership with the Department of Education (DepEd) recently launched the National Capital Region (NCR) leg of its flagship teacher training program, Learning Effectively through Enhanced Pedagogies (LEEP), an intensive 3-day training designed to contribute to the effective translation and use of the K to 12 curriculum concepts in the classroom instruction.
84 public school teachers and principals from 15 Metro Manila school divisions participated in the three-day training activity at the Quezon City Science Interactive Center. LEEP is programmed to guide teachers and principals in the application of the K to 12 curriculum to ensure that teaching approaches, technologies, and environments where students are active participants resulting ensuring learning is continuous and more effective. The training also includes the integration of Knowledge Channel learning materials in classroom discussions.
"There is always a need for improvement. No matter how old we have been in the service. You need to continuously improve. And so the buzzword for education today is 'continuous improvement'. That has become the way of life of the champions and that is something we need to imbibe." stated Dr. Luz Almeda, DepEd Regional Director for NCR, during the opening ceremonies.
Other DepEd officials were also in attendance during the opening and closing ceremonies to show their full support namely DepEd Undersecretary for Regional Operations Rizalino Rivera and Quezon City Schools Division Superintendent Dr. Helen Grace Go.
After a very positive review of the LEEP by the first batch trainees, the second batch of NCR educators will be LEEP trained within the year.
KCFI continues its resolve to reach more schools and guide more teachers into using enhanced teaching strategies making learning for students interesting and worthwhile.
In order to further this cause, KCFI calls on sectors of society to support its programs for the education sector.
Knowledge Channel Foundation Inc. (KCFI) officially launched the Learning Effectively through Enhanced Pedagogies (LEEP) last April 2, at the Bulwagan ng Karunungan, DepEd Complex, Pasay City. Present in the event are Bro. Armin Luistro, Dr. Oscar M. Lopez, Dr. Fe Hidalgo, and Ms. Rina Lopez Bautista. Also in the launch are Prof. Eduardo Morato of Bayan Academy; other DepEd officials; officers of Lopez Group Foundation Inc.; LEEP trainers; stakeholders of Knowledge Channel; schools division superintendents; and other education leaders.
Department of Education Secretary Bro. Armin Luistro joined the recent launch of the AgriCOOLture educational video series under the LANDBANKGawad e-dukasyon Program (GeP). GeP is a partnership between LANDBANK and the Knowledge Channel Foundation Inc. (KCFI) which makes use of modern and innovative forms of media to promote agriculture and agriculture studies among Filipino students. “The GEP is part of LANDBANK’s campaign to “rebrand” agriculture as more than a traditional means of livelihood but as a viable business. Through Knowledge Channel’s extensive audience reach, we hope to entice more young Filipinosto someday pursue careers in agri-preneurship and contribute to the country’s agricultural growth and development,” said LANDBANK President and CEO Gilda E. Pico.
Knowledge Channel Foundation distributes “Kwentong Kartero” CDs, with corresponding session guides and teachers’ guides, to participants of Superintendents Leadership Program at the Eugenio Lopez Center in Antipolo City. “Kwentong Kartero” is three-episode video on population education that is produced by K Channel in collaboration with Philippine Center for Population and Development (PCPD). The corresponding video episodes and teachers’ guides are good materials for teacher in-service trainings to equip them with knowledge and skills to better teach population and development, human sexuality, and responsible parenthood.
To acknowledge the hard work of the superintendents, assistant superintendents, and officers in charge who compose the first batch of participants in the Superintendents Leadership Program (SLP) in finishing the course, the Department of Education organized a culminating and thanksgiving activity held last 14th of February, 2014 at the Bulwagan ng Karunungan, DepEd Complex, Pasig City.