Opening of school year very successful -DepEd

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The Department of Education (DepEd) has shared a report following the first month since the opening of classes in public schools nationwide.

DepEd Secretary Leonor Briones said that the opening of the school year had been “generally very successful.”

The education bureau noted that during the first few weeks of classes, it had concentrated its efforts on alternative learning delivery modalities and in making psychosocial support available for both its teachers and students.

More than 690 million self-learning modules (SLMs) have been printed, with over 465 million of these already distributed to learners across the country.

Online distance learning modules were ready in time for the first quarter of the 2020 to 2021 school year. This includes more than 3.8 million digital SLMs, online video lessons, and electronic books.

Meanwhile, over 9,200 television-based instruction (TBI) learning materials such as video lessons have been prepped. DepEd has partnerships with 259 television channels for these.

309 radio stations are working with DepEd for radio-based instruction (RBI). 7,740 RBI learning materials such as scripts and episodes are also ready for distribution, particularly for students in remote areas.

Errors found in learning materials may also be reported to DepEd for validation and correction via its program ErrorWatch. Errors found in learning materials may also be reported to DepEd for validation and correction via its program ErrorWatch. Parents may e-mail DepEd at errorwatch@deped.gov.ph, send a message to the ErrorWatch Facebook Messenger account (@depederrorwatch), or send an SMS to 0961-680-5334 to let the education bureau of any spotted errors.


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