The Cubay Elementary School teachers in the Division of La Carlota City satisfactorily completed their 3-day in-service training while the rest of their pupils were having a semester break or school vacation in this 4th week of October.
|A teacher group leader handed their output|
The In-Service Training
|Ms. Asin discussing R.A. 9470|
As they were grouped in doing their activity, they were in consensus in coming up with the contributing or underlying factors for the existence of different types of learners.
They generally classified them according to the level of intelligence or comprehension which their pupils manifested such as the fast, slow and average level.
They also cited others influential factors that adversely affected their pupils' academic and extra-curricular performance. They enumerated them as follows hereditary, economic status, upbringing, company or peer group, technology, among others.
|The principal lecturing|
To effectively handle these kind of learners, a lecture was given to the teachers on the variety or differentiated instruction taken from the "Elements of Effective Teaching Practice" (2005). The teachers should be well-versed enough to apply these various approaches, techniques, activities suited to the interest of the learners. They should be aware in considering the following factors which greatly affect the intellectual development of their learner, such as learning environment, learning activity, lesson presentation, resources and materials, and assignments and assessment as adapted from the said "differentiated instruction." Therefore, they may know on how to effectively budget or allot necessary time for each task or skill for the pupils to acquire or learn.
|Ms. Tionsay evaluating previous session|
As one of the resource speakers and being the records officer of the Division of La Carlota City, Dr. Emelyn A. Asin comprehensively unfolded before the teachers the importance and legal aspects of school records handling, issuance, keeping, and disposal according to Republic Act 9470, otherwise known as National Archives of the Philippines Act 2007.
The school Education Program supervisor, Miss Gloria G. Tionsay, assigned to Cubay Elementary School as its foster parent monitored the second session of the INSET. She took a round of refreshing the teachers on the salient and importance features of the topic they took up in the first day of the INSET. She counseled them on the very rudiments or root the pupils' low academic performance, which should be the focus of enhancing or improving their teaching skills.
|Receiving instructions on ICT-aided teaching|
The use of media and other modern technology in classroom instructions was also given part in the in-service training.
Gilbor D. Camporazo, Jr., a computer programmer 2nd year student of LaSalTech, La Carlota City conducted the 2 and a half-hour session in tutoring the teachers on how to use PowerPoint Presentation in their lesson presentation to their pupils.
The teachers cracked their heads for the first time in a step-by-step hands-on instructions on how to do simple 4-slide powerpoint presentation.
Methods and Techniques Use in Seminar
The Group activity, 4A's of adult learning (Activity, Analysis, Abstraction, and Application), Handouts, Visual Aids, Projector, PowerPoint Presentation, Discussions, Reporting, Demonstration, and lecture were the mode of holding this INSET for 3 days.
This 3-day CES INSET had particularly achieved the teachers' desire to improve the quality of their teaching, update themselves of the latest development in education, apply ICT resources for planning and designing teaching-learning activities.
The seminar and the resource speaker/trainer were rated by the teachers as above-average. The convenience of the seminar venue/facilities was excellent. The quality of materials/visual aids and handouts were excellent.