BAGUIO CITY — The Schools Divisions Office (SDO) of the Department of Education (DepEd) Abra will conduct a dry run on audio lessons designed under the Most Essential Learning Competencies (MELC) in delivering education under the new normal on 20 July 2020.
Some select schools in the Abra Province will conduct the dry run to test effectiveness of the implementation of the new method in students’ learning processes to identify any necessary adjustments and revisions.
According to Learning Resources Management Section of SDO Abra, they are conducting the dry run to look into possible improvements, alignments and modifications in terms of module content, specs, delivery of modular instruction, and weekly learning plan.
Distribution of the needed modules will also be on 20 July.
The MELC is the primary reference of all schools, SDO and DepEd regional offices in determining and implementing learning delivery approaches that are suited to the local context and diversity of learners while adapting to the protocols and challenges brought by the coronavirus pandemic.
Teachers in the province previously underwent trainings in the preparation and finalization of the necessary learning materials in accordance to the DepEd’s Learning Continuity Plan.
Hedwig Belmes, chief of DepEd Abra’s Curriculum Implementation Division, said that while waiting for retrieval of the modules, teachers may conduct monitoring on their learners through texts, voice calls and video calls if possible or conduct actual visits to the learners as long as proper health measures are observed.