The Department of Education has come up with a ruling that prioritizes the hiring of applicants who hail from the community where the school is located, provided that the applicant possesses all the qualifications for the position stated in DepEd Order no 12 s 2012.
DepEd Order No. 3 series of 2013 specifies that the ruling applies to the appointment or assignment of teachers in all public elementary and secondary schools and other learning centers under DepEd.
“In filling up vacant positions, priority shall be given to bona fide residents of the barangay, municipality, city or province where the school is located, in no particular order,” the order specified.
“Bona fide residents” refer to a qualified applicant who is, prior to appointment, a resident for a period of at least six months of a particular barangay, municipality, city or province where the school is. This must be evidenced by legal documents to be identified by DepEd.
The Order also provides that among the bona fide residents, the most qualified shall be prioritized in hiring.
Interested teaching applicants may send their application together with the necessary documents to the school head concerned who shall verify the authenticity of the documents including the proof of residency. The school head, in turn, shall forward the application to the division superintendent who shall maintain a registry of qualified applicants. The registry has a validity of one year.
QUEZON CITY, 19 February 2013—The Early Childhood Care and Development (ECCD) Council, the Department of Education (DepED), and the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) launched today an innovative project called Early Learning for Life which aims to help children ages 3-5 years old get ready for school.
“The vital years of the child 0-6 yearsold should be a collective aspiration,” said Dr.Teresita G. Inciong, Chairperson of the ECCD Governing Board. She continued: “It is in this light that the Project responds to the urgent need for children to get the right start to learning and development, and eventually complete their education.”
Significant research studies show that 50 per cent of a person’s ability to learn is developed in the first few years of life. However, national statistics indicate that only 78out of 100 Grade 1 entrants have kindergarten experience.
“This initiative is most welcome as it will give our young learners a strong foundational head start in early education,” Department of Education Secretary Br. Armin A. Luistro FSC said.
The US$18M project, funded by the Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID) and in collaboration with UN children’s agency, UNICEF, will be implemented in 36 disadvantaged areas in the Philippines until 2016.
A synergy of efforts that builds on the work of local and national government, and links with the government’s flagship poverty alleviation projects, it also seeks to build models of quality early childhood care and development (ECCD) programs and mainstream innovations and quality standards at the national level.
ECCD is a critical foundation for lifelong learning—it paves the way for children to be ready, to stay, to participate more and to learn better in school. Rich early learning experiences have a strong, positive impact that reaches well into adulthood. Based on a number of studies internationally, it is known to have a wide range of significantly positive impact on people’s life not only during childhood but also well into adulthood, such as better academic performance and higher educational attainment; higher socio-economic status; higher job skills; better health-related behaviours; and lower rates of crime commitment and incarceration.
It is a wise investment that consequently translates to a strengthened platform for poverty reduction and economic growth.
“Improving the quality of basic education is a priority for Australia’s development program in the Philippines. We understand that access to quality education improves one’s opportunities in life to help people overcome poverty. Australia invests in early childhood education in recognition of the significant role ECCD plays in improving the quality of learning outcomes, retention and completion rates of school children,” Australian Ambassador to the Philippines Bill Tweddell said.
Early childhood care and development is also a child’s right. It is a responsibility not only of parents, but of the community and the government. Providing improved access to quality ECCD for Filipino boys and girls is aligned with, and support the Philippine government’s convergence and reform agenda in education, social protection and poverty reduction.
“We should continue to build on thework of the government and understand the many challenges that keep children from getting the right start to learning. These 36 areas perform much lower than the national average when it comes to school readiness. If we are able to address the challenges facing children who are most deprived, we will be in a better position to ensure their growth and success. By creating an early learning model that is sensitive to their situation, we are able to offer a solution that works for all areas in the country,” UNICEF Philippines Representative TomooHozumi said.
The Early Learning for Life program will reach out to the most disadvantaged children who suffer from multiple vulnerabilities as a result of armed conflict, disaster and urban challenges.
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Thursday, September 13, 2012
NAGTIPUNAN, QUIRINO — Minda Bayangan who hails from Ifugao and Mountain Province uses Ilocano and Tagalog in teaching Agta kinder with the aid of her pupils. Half of the 20 Kinder 1 Agta pupils enrolled in Djoryong Elementary School who speak Ilocano and Tagalog translate words in the Agta language to their classmates who only speak their native Agta dialect. The newly opened Grade 6 level for school year 2012 adds up to 82 pupils from Kinder 1 to Grade 6 since the school was established 10 years ago.
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It seems DepEd will really get the 61,151 teacher items the Department of Budget and Management proposed for it next school year.
The Lower House approved last Thursday night the PHP 2.006-trillion budget proposed by the President, with P292.7 billion going to the Department of Education. From among the different government agencies, this is the biggest share – DPWH only got P165.5 billion (that’s just a little over one half of DepEd’s share).
Of course, there is still the Senate to contend with, but most likely nobody is going to rock the boat with Sen. Angara supporting the proposed budget for education.
To note, this 61K hiring next year is the largest personnel hiring by the government, even higher than the number of soldiers the Commonwealth hired near the start of the 2nd World War.
DepEd, the Philippine Business for Education, Australian Agency for International Development, United States Agency for International Development and SM Supermalls organized the Go! Education Campaign to promote the K to 12 basic education program of the government.
The Go! Education program engages SM mallgoers in an interactive overview of the new K+12 program and the Philippine education system by systematically tackling major areas of concern — teaching competency, curriculum improvement, infrastructure development and proposing solutions that will help elevate the state of Philippine education.
In Cebu, the exhibit will be from Sept. 22 to 23, while Go! Education roadshows will also be held in SM Manila, Oct. 6 and 7; SM Iloilo, Oct. 20 and 21; SM Bacoor, Nov. 3 and 4; SM Pampanga, Nov. 17 and 18; and SM Mall of Asia, February 2013.
DepEd Memo No. 164, s. 2012
September 18, 2012
15TH PHILIPPINE MATHEMATICAL OLYMPIAD (PMO)
To: Bureau Directors Regional Directors
Schools Division/City Superintendents Heads, Public and Private Secondary Schools
- The Mathematical Society of the Philippines (MSP) will hold its 15th Philippine Mathematical Olympiad (PMO) this School Year 2012-2013.
- The PMO aims to:
a. stimulate the improvement of Mathematics education in the country by awakening greater interest in, and appreciation of Mathematics;
b. identify and motivate the mathematically gifted;
c. identify potential participants to the International Mathematical Olympiad;
d. provide a vehicle for the professional growth of teachers; and
e. encourage involvement of public and private sectors in the concerted promotion and development of Mathematics education.
3. The 15th PMO shall be carried out in the following three (3) stages:
a. Qualifying Stage: October 13, 2012 (Saturday). The qualifying/elimination stage is a two-hour multiple choice examination consisting of thirty (30) questions, fifteen (15) of these questions are worth two (2) points each, ten (10) are worth three (3) points each and five (5) are worth six (6) points each. The competition will be between high school students in each area (Luzon, Visayas, Mindanao and National Capital Region). There will be at least one (1) testing site in each of the regions.
b. Area Stage: November 17, 2012 (Saturday). The area stage is a three-hour written competition consisting of twenty (20) questions worth two (2) points each and three (3) open-ended questions worth eight (8) points each. There will be testing centers in each of the regions with qualifying participants.
c. Final Stage: January 26, 2013 (Saturday). The national/final stage is a written and oral competition between the top twenty (20) participants (national ranking) of the area stage. This competition will be held in Manila. Test development (preparation, analysis and evaluation of questions and problems to be used in the competition) begins in August 2012 and continues throughout the year.
4. The winners of the PMO will automatically be qualified to join in the Mathematics training team for the 2013 International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO). The IMO is the largest and most prestigious international mathematics competition among secondary school students from all over the world. The representatives of the country to the IMO will be selected from a pool of high school students who will undergo intensive mathematics training during the summer 2013.
5. The traveling expenses of the students, including their teacher-coach from public schools in various venues of the competition shall be charged to local funds or other sources subject to its availability and the usual accounting and auditing rules and regulations. The participants from private schools shall make arrangements with their respective school heads or administrators.
6. For more information, interested individuals may contact any of the following:
Dr. Jose Ernie C. Lope
Director, 15th Philippine Mathematical Olympiad (PMO)
Ms. Jumela B. Sarmiento
President, Mathematical Society of the Philippines (MSP)
Institute of Mathematics, University of the Philippines (UP) Diliman, Quezon City
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7. Immediate dissemination of this Memorandum is desired.
Yes, there is free training in the sciences – and it comes with free lunch.
Pursuant to Department of Education Memo No. 129, series of 2012, there will be free training for science club advisers , science teachers and enthusiasts for both elementary and high school and all they have to do is make a request.
The free training offer is ongoing from the last week of July 2012 to end of March 2013. It is open to all public and private schools and is under the auspices of the Science Club Advisers Association of the Philippines (SCAAP).
“This is part of our continuing thrust to improve the teaching of sciences in basic education with the hope of producing a new generation of science-oriented learners,” said Education Secretary Br. Armin A. Luistro FSC.
The training program aims to continuously revitalize science education pursuant to Presidential Proclamation No. 28 dated September 4, 1986 and Presidential Proclamation No. 264 dated September 23, 2002. It shall be conducted upon request preferably on Saturdays from 9:00 to 4:00 pm. No registration fee will be collected and free lunch will be served.
The training supports the implementation of the enhanced science education curriculum under the K to 12 Basic Education Reform Program. “This will help strengthen the capabilities of science club advisers and teachers which they will impart to their students,” Luistro added.
K to 12 is a component of the Go Education campaign which seeks to address teachers’ training, education resource gaps and curricular change.
Interested parties may contact SCAAP at Mobile 0949-8236899 or email email@example.com.
The Philippine Educational Placement Test (PEPT) will be held on June 12, 2012 in all divisions nationwide. Registration for the PEPT will be free.
Registration started last March 5, 2012 and will end this Friday, May 25, 2012. The Division Testing Coordinators are directed to submit the actual number of registrants to the National Educational Testing and Research Center (NETRC) on or before May 31, 2012.
The documentary requirements are Forms 137/138, birth certificate and two (2) 1×1 pictures.
The PEPT is administered to determine the applicant’s grade/year level placement.
See the full text of DepEd Memorandum No. 47, s. 2012 below.
Educators and scholars worldwide have acknowledged the inadequacy of traditional competencies and literacies in coping with the demands of the times, especially with the advent of information and communication technologies. According to UNESCO, literacy is a plural and dynamic concept, and there is no single notion of literacy but multiple literacies.
To develop a multi-literate society, we first need to develop multi-literate teachers. Thus, the Philippine Association for Teacher Education (PAFTE) has adopted “Leading in the Formation of the Multi-literate Teacher Educator of the 21st Century” as the theme for its 40th Annual Convention.
Dr. Florentino H. Hornedo, UNESCO Commissioner, a prolific writer, scholar and a Palanca awardee for literature, and Hon. Salvador H. Escudero III, Representative of the first district of Sorsogon and Chairman of the Committee on Basic Education and Culture of the House of Representatives, are the keynote speakers for the first two days of the convention.
The various dimensions of literacy which will be discussed by invited experts are Cyberliteracy (Cynthia Grace Diaz), Media and Information Literacy (Ramon R. Tuazon), Financial (Economic, Business and Entrepreneurial Literacy – Avelina De La Rea), Health Literacy (Carolina C. Porio), Music Literacy (Corazon P. Kabayao), and Multilingual Education (Dina S. Ocampo). How to make television more learner (child)-friendly will also be discussed by Frank G. Rivera of the National Council for Children’s Television.
Department of Education Undersecretary Yolanda S. Quijano will give an update on the K to 12 Curriculum, while Dr. Paraluman R. Giron, the Chairperson of the K to 12 Technical Working Group will discuss how multiple literacies are being integrated into the emerging new basic education curriculum.
Updates on teacher education will be discussed by Teacher Education Council (TEC) Executive Director Dr. Beatriz G. Torno, CHED Technical Panel for Education member Dr. Amor Q. De Torres, and the Director of the Center for Teaching Excellence, Dr. Purita P. Bilbao.
The 40th PAFTE National Annual Convention will be held on 17-19 October 2011 at the Diamond Hotel in Manila.