It is in deed the year of change in Educational setting today. It is anticipated that school year 2020-2021 is the first ever happened to change the entire world in Education setting.
The pandemic COVID-19 has brought this sudden changed of education because of its effect to human lives. And to save it, change is a must.
Today, to save lives and education, the Head of Education in the Philippines (Secretary of Department of Education : Leonor Briones) have spoken in the cabinet meeting with President Rodrigo Roa Duterte about the set-up of the New Normal Education setting in the Philippines.
To those teachers and students who have easy access or at least can access internet connection, access laptop, desktop or any gadgets that are capable for communicating and having conversations online – means to do classes online. Workbooks, activity sheets, lessons will be presented online by the screen sharing feature of the tool being used. Teachers can also give workbooks, worksheets to students depending on the arrangement as long as no face-to-face contact to students.
This means that teachers just stay at home to do the lessons as well as the students.
THE NO INTERNET ACCESS (Mountain Areas) Secretary of Department of Education : Leonor Briones mentioned to address this kind of scenario by contacting students through radio stations, televisions on the said areas. Disseminating worksheets, workbooks and other learning materials through the head of the Barangays or The Purok President. Leaving those materials with the care of the designated persons to let students pick up those materials for them to read, answer at home. After answering those workbooks, students will bring and leave it again to where they got the materials because teachers will get those materials for checking. Feedback and scores will be given in form of a note sheet.