One professor once said that education starts in the womb and ends in the tomb. Education is indeed an unending process. Educators or Teachers, as the facilitators of learning, will always find ways to deliver quality education to learners despite challenges like the COVID-19.

The transition to the new normal has been so quick, no one was prepared for it. Even a year had passed, educators are still coping with the new normal teaching methods and practices. Once in a while, we will encounter educators who are old enough, trying harder to be technologically literate for the purpose of giving quality learning experiences with their learners. Educators who are alien to the technology but will then learn eventually and wholeheartedly how the technology works to be competitive and knowledgeable educators for their learners. Educators will cope but will never surrender.

But we also encounter educators who are trying their best to provide education to their learners, through modular learning. These are educators who conduct their lessons remotely without the use of technology but purest dedication and commitment to facilitate and give continuous education to their learners despite struggles and challenges.

As the Department of Education (DepEd) Secretary Leonor Magtolis Briones said, “Whatever is happening in the country; whatever challenges we are facing, education must continue. Education cannot wait; our learners cannot wait. We continue with the process so we can give hope and continuity, and contribute to the normalization of activities in the country.”

To understand the coping mechanism of the current learning environment and examine how educators proceed with instruction and assessment in different learning delivery modalities, the National Research Council of the Philippines (NRCP) conducted a quick study and will be presented for information and appreciation of the learners for educators.

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Ano ang pwedeng learning delivery modality para sa aking anak?
Source: Department of Education

The project leader, Dr. Celina P. Sarmiento of Philippine Normal University and member of the NRCP Division of Governmental, Educational, and International Policies, will share the result of a nationwide remote teaching survey participated by 28,859 DepEd teachers in the 9th of a series Kapakanan ng Tao sa Oras ng Pandemya- COVID (KTOP-COVID) webinar on July 21, 2021 via online.

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The results of the study are also for conveying to the education agency as a means (program and activities) for a work-life balance of teachers and project systems and strategies towards bridging and shifting to the new normal. Moreover, the quick study looked into the assessment and feedback mechanisms implemented by teachers and their instructional delivery. Sourced findings in these foci may be triangulated with the intended learning outcomes and the envision outcomes to identify teaching and learning gaps to initiate plans of actions to bridge the gap.

Join the webinar as we bare the experiences and the many stories of the Philippine teachers and give the appreciation due to them. Register at https://bit.ly/NRCPKTOP9-Register.