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DepEd taps top broadcasters to train teachers for TV education

The country’s top broadcasters will help train teachers for broadcasting lessons, an education official said over the weekend as the Philippine education system shifts to distance learning.

A “star-studded” lineup of Philippine broadcasters will train teacher-broadcasters for the Department of Education (DepEd) TV, Education Undersecretary Alain Pascua said in a Facebook post.

Among those who will train the teachers are Jessica Soho, Korina Sanchez, Karen Davila, Arnold Clavio, and Kim Atienza. Training will be led by TV5’s Luchi Cruz-Valdes along with Paolo Bediones.

“We are very fortunate to have the decades of combined broadcast and hosting experience of multi-awarded broadcast journalists, and television and radio personalities from the country’s biggest networks GMA7, ABS-CBN and TV5 to guide our Teacher-Broadcasters for DepEd TV,” Pascua said.

The DepEd Teacher-Broadcaster Training Program will help equip and empower its select teacher-broadcaster candidates to be effective presenters on television, Pascua said.

Training will also cover elements of video production, he added.

The DepEd, according to Pascua, is already finalizing its partnerships with Cignal, GSAT, Sky Cable, Gracia Telecoms and the League of Municipalities of the Philippines, Streamtech and Planet Cable, Solar, Mabuhay Pilipinas, the Philippine cable and Telecommunications Association (PCTA), and GMA7 for the broadcast of lessons.

Television broadcast is among the education delivery modes under the Philippines’ distance learning program. Other modes are the use of printed learning materials, online instruction, and radio broadcast.

READ: 200 teacher-broadcaster kailangan ng DepEd TV


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