Training in LEEP-PFA Helps Region 6 Educators Reboot Classroom Strategies
More than 40 teachers and principals from Iloilo, Antique, Capiz and Aklan participated in Knowledge Channel’s fourday training program called Learning Effectively through Enhanced and Evidence-based Pedagogies with Psychological First Aid (LEEP-PFA).
The training covered modules that could help teachers create fun and active learnercentered environments and taught them the rudiments of psychological first aid.
Conducted by Knowledge Channel’s pool of trainers, the participants experienced firsthand learning strategies and techniques, engaging tools and activities, from drawing thinking maps and creating graphic organizers to using theater and acting to stimulate critical thinking.
“We were taught other techniques and other methods for [students] for better and faster learning,” said Jan Vincent Delfin, one of the participants.
Unlike traditional teaching where teachers lecture, LEEP allows teachers to explore new teaching strategies that would best stimulate student learning.
“Hindi po ito katulad dati na si Teacher ay nasa harap lang at nagbibigay ng impormasyon sa mga bata. Ngayon po si Teacher ay facilitator sa loob ng classroom, at ang mga bata, sila ang mga tumutulong sa kanilang mga sarili para makagawa ng sarili nilang learning,” shared Gerald Buendia, Knowledge Channel’s training specialist.
The event was graced by former Department of Education Secretary and now Knowledge Channel consultant for education Dr. Fe Hidalgo and ABS-CBN Lingkod Kapamilya Foundation Inc. (ALKFI) Operation Sagip deputy director Marcel Riñon.
ALKFI is Knowledge Channel’s partner in this project. The recipient-schools were previous beneficiaries of ALKFI.
The LEEP-PFA held in Kalibo, Aklan was the last in a series of trainings done for disasteraffected schools. With LEEPPFA, each school also received a television monitor, a hard drive installed with more than 1,000 educational videos and other multimedia learning resources for K-12, external speakers and a SKYdirect unit to access Knowledge Channel’s live broadcast.
More than 250 teachers and principals from over 85 schools in the Visayas regions have benefited from this project.
Story/Photos by: Michael Ramos.
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