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DepEd TV, DepEd Radio implementation proposed as long-term strategy

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The Department of Education (DepEd) is looking at the implementation of DepEd TV and DepEd Radio as long-term strategies to deliver learning.

According to DepEd Undersecretary Alain Del Pascua, such a move would address recurring
problems brought about by natural disasters and congested classrooms.

Under blended learning, media such as television and radio are used as alternative and additional vehicles of education. Under the project, teachers were trained to become “teacher-broadcasters” in July, during which the first DepEd TV and DepEd Radio episodes were produced. Among DepEd’s plans is to translate the episodes to major local dialects to be better understood by learners all over the country. These will cover the
Kinder to Grade 3 school levels. Sign language translations will also be available for all episodes.

DepEd TV is set to be launched on October 5, in time for the formal opening of classes nationwide. 130 episodes are targeted to be produced covering major subjects. The education bureau’s aim is to produce up to 220 episodes per week.

Some of the Philippines’ top broadcasters will be helping train the teacher-broadcasters, such as Jessica Soho, Karen Davila, Korina Sanchez, and Kim Atienza, led by Luchi Cruz-Valdez and Paolo Bediones.

Photo: Facebook/DepEd Philippines


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