The first day of the writeshop started with the registration of the participants at 8:00 in the morning, followed by the brief opening program.
Before the training proper, Mrs. Josephine G. Figueroa, Master Teacher II, Angeles City National High School (ACNHS), stated the rationale and the objectives of the training workshop: to update teachers on the K to 12 BEP; to equip teachers with the skills in preparing TR-based session guides; and to prepare instructional materials/session guides in TLE Grade 9.
The first speaker, Dr. Gemima A. Estrabillo, School Head, Northville 15 IS, discussed on “The 21st Century Teacher and Learner”. She started by requiring the teachers to draw caricature of the 21st Century Teacher and the Learner and to write key words to characterize them.
Attributes like critical thinker, innovative, creative, globally competitive, flexible, collaborative, techno-savvy, etc. were elicited from the participants which in turn explained by Dr. Estrabillo. She also identified ways on how to develop the skills of the 21st century teacher and the learner.
In the afternoon, Mr. Edgardo S. Nunag, School Head, Bonifacio V. Romero High School (BVRHS) handled the next session on “Localization and Contextualization of TGs, LMs, and SGs”.
He instructed the participants on how to prepare localized and contextualized TGs, LMs, and SGs where availablelocal materials, events and lessons in the community can be sources of pedagogy. True to life experiences and real life situations can be good topics for discussion too.
Mrs. Josephine G. Figueroa, MTII, talked about the TLE Curriculum Framework, CGs, TGs, and LMs plus the contents and formats of these instructional materials.
She taught them how to do referencing using the American Psychological Association (APA) 6th Edition Format in the preparation of Curriculum Guide, Teacher’s Guide and Learner’s Manual.
The next day, Mrs. Emily F. Sarmiento, Principal of Claro M. Recto ICT High School (CMRICTHS) and Mrs. Elvira L. Marquez, OIC-EPS English/Division Coordinator for Journalism took turns in updating and refreshing the teachers on the “Basics of Writing” and “Tips for Writing”.
Mrs. Sarmiento reviewed them on the correct use of grammar such as subject-verb agreement, punctuation, capitalization, spelling, sentence structure, organizations, word choice and style.
The writing process: Pre-Writing, Writing, Responding, Revising, Editing and Publishing/Sharing was presented to the participants for their guidance by Mrs. Marquez.
She added that one can be a writer too, if he possesses positive attitude, right mood, willingness to write and with the guidance of God Almighty.
”If you don’t have time to read, then you don’t have the time or the tools to write – as simple as that” – an advice from Stephen King was read to wind up the discussion.
Mr. Aveneir Mendoza, Division Technology Systems Researcher, showed the participants on how to navigate the web for resources. What and where to go for different web sites for credible sources, pieces of evidence, authentic data and accurate facts.
Mr. Mendoza also shared the tips and tricks on how to navigate the Search Engine to facilitate the search work of the teachers.
Superintendent Luz C. Arriola arrived to monitor the conduct of the writeshop on the preparation of TLE instructional materials for grade 9.
In the afternoon, Mrs. Figueroa presented the format of the Session Guides and additional inputs were also provided to the IM writers before the workshop proper began.
On the third day, the participants were motivated when Mrs. Lourdes dela Cruz, EPSI-TLE, and the organizer, inspired them with her fresh ideas and positive outlook regarding the capabilities of the trainees.
Busy as the bees, the participants went on with the module writeshop employing brainstorming, , searching/researching, peer conferencing/evaluating, reorganizing, refining, revising, editing and critiquing for publishing.
On the last day, Dr. Eva B. Imingan, EPSII-English shared some guidelines and insights on how to design the Modules to be prepared by the Grade 9 teachers.
Likewise, Mr. Edwin T. Marcos, EPSII-TLE added useful information regarding the format of the module for uniformity and validity.
The last activity was the presentation of the outputs by the group for critiquing. evaluation and revision with Mr. Edwin T. Marcos, Dr. Eva Imingan, Mrs. Lourdes dela Cruz, Mrs. Elvira L. Marquez and Mrs. Josephine Figueroa.
A total of nineteen TLE Grade 9 teachers attended the four-day training with the ten facilitators and resource speakers.
ELVIRA L. MARQUEZ
Division Coordinator for Journalism