DepEd 7 divisions hold exhibit to show off best practices

THE Cebu City School Division assured that its learners won’t miss any of their lessons even if their classes are suddenly suspended due to inclement weather and cultural events.

Cebu City School Division education program supervisor Marlene Padigos said they have been able to come up with modules for their students that they can use to catch up with their lessons even if their classes are suspended due to typhoons and other calamities and in cases of cultural events when their presence is needed such as the yearly Sinulog Festival.

“Our best practice is that even what calamity we experienced, we can still continue teaching our students in all levels through the modules we prepared,” Padigos said in a mix of English and Cebuano.

Padigos shared this during the Management Committee Exhibit hosted by the Department of Education in Central Visayas (DepEd 7). The exhibit was held at the DepEd Ecotech Center in Barangay Lahug, Cebu City. The exhibit started on Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2023, and it will end on Friday, Jan. 27.

Padigos said through their preparations and curriculum development, they are now ready to continue classes if their students would face different situations within the school year.

She added that even during the Sinulog season when classes had to be suspended to make way for the activities, learning still continued for the students.

Padigos said that while their modules are now digitized, she hopes that the local government unit would support them in acquiring devices that the students can use to access those modules.

For DepEd 7 Director Salustiano Jimenez, exhibiting the best practices by their school divisions was one way of gaining knowledge on how they can further improve their teaching practices across the region.

“They can share with each other and possibly they will be replicating the best practices of one division to another division,” Jimenez told SunStar Cebu.

Jimenez said that while 100 percent of all public schools in the region are already implementing full face-to-face classes, the methods being presented by the school division offices can still be applied as a way to provide education to their students with different situations.