Together with knowledge and skills, attitude is vital in producing the Radio-Based Instruction (RBI) and Television-Based Instruction (TBI) according to the set schedule for airing, DepEd Schools Division Superintendent (SDS) Dr. Josephine Fadul underscored.
“Even if you have knowledge and skills without the heart, you would always find excuses not to meet the deadline. In the end, it’s not the teachers who will be suffering but the learners,” Fadul addressed the participants of the Division Training on Editing at La Filipina National High School, January 19.
Since the printed modules are not enough for every student, Fadul considered RBI and TBI as complement to the printed modules especially for students living in far-flung areas.
“Only few teachers have the skill in converting lessons into RBI and TBI that is why we need you. We need more so that every school will have teachers who know how to edit,” Fadul added.
To unload teacher-editors, Fadul said that there was already an agreement among school heads and supervisors that these teachers will be deloaded with one teaching load out of their six loads.
Although DepEd has delivered these learning modalities, it still intends to resolve challenges like measuring if mastery of skills has really taken place and monitoring if students are really watching and listening to the lessons.
“Thank you for responding to the call. What we envision to deliver to our learners despite our unique circumstance, we were able to deliver in terms of quality,” Fadul expressed.
With the strong conglomeration of the Local Government Unit and private partners, Fadul highlighted the accomplishments of the Division in delivering locally-produced modules for the second quarter which were also utilized by other Divisions in the Region.
“We are already on the process of refining the modules for the third and fourth quarter which the teachers crafted as early as Summer of 2020. It takes quick thinking, risk-taking skills, and teamwork to produce these modules,” Fadul concluded.
In her inspirational message, Assistant SDS Dr. Melanie P. Estacio attributed the Division’s lead in producing these radio and television lessons to the strong support of the LGU, the generous stakeholders, the good utilization of school MOOE, and the giftedness of the teachers.
“We are doing this not because of the pandemic but for sustainability. Be the best of who you are as editors. Don’t contain your learning to yourself but share it to your co-teachers because you are judged by how much you train others to be leaders,” Estacio urged the participants.
This Division Training on Radio and Video Editing for RBI and TBI with Batch 1 on January 14-15 and Batch 2 on January 19-20, 2021 was spearheaded by TBI Focal Dr. Maria Fe Sibuan and Dr. Darwin Suyat, and RBI Focal Dr. Cristy Agudera with the leadership of CID Chief Dr. Christine Bagacay whose succeeding RBI and TBI outputs are broadcast in local radio stations, LoveNet TV and PTV DavNor.