In celebration of National Teachers’ Month, more than a hundred teachers and principals were trained by Knowledge Channel Foundation Inc. (KCFI) and six Rotary Clubs from District 3830 on September 1-3, 2020.

The partnership brought an upgraded version of KCFI’s flagship teacher training program, Learning Effectively through Enhanced and Evidence-based Pedagogies or LEEP, now dubbed Knowledge Channel: Teaching in the New Normal (KCTINN).

“Mayroon tayong karagdagang ipinag-aalala, ang pag-aaral at pagtuturo sa ating mga estudyante ngayong school year. Nasa inyong kalooban na ang kailangan para matulungan ang mga batangmag-aaral.Kailangan lang nating dagdgagan ang inyong kaalaman at kasanayan sa pagtu-tutor sa bagong normal," KCFI president and executive director Rina Lopez Bautista said.

The intensive three-day training that used to be carried out in various parts of the Philippines has fully migrated online since the COVID-19 pandemic.

With the help of Rotary Club of Makati Premier District, Rotary Club of Parañaque Metro, Rotary Club of Parañaque Midtown, Rotary Club of Sunvalley Sunrise, Rotary Club of Las Piñas and Rotary Club of Makati Paseo de Magallanes, nine beneficiary schools were instructed on delivering dynamic and creative strategies in order to engage learners. 

Now more focused on understanding the context of learners and distance learning, KCTINN highlighted how teachers can still create positive learning experiences even without the regular classroom environment, encouraging support from parents in assisted instruction.

Ang Knowledge Channel at Rotary Club District 3830 ay sinigurado na itong Knowledge Channel: Teaching in the New Normal ay may kaugnayan sa inyong sitwasyon ngayon,” Lopez Bautista emphasized.

This is the second training to be conducted by KCFI during the quarantine period. The first one was held in July when KCFI returned virtually to Mindanao to train 98 schools in South Cotabato.