BUTUAN CITY – 2/20/21
Regional Director Dr. Evelyn R. Fetalvero, CESO IV, led Caraga’s education leaders from the Regional Office (RO), Schools Division Offices (SDOs), and the different public schools d
h Quarter of 2020.
The first activity was a convergence of leaders from the Regional Curriculum and Learning Management Division (CLMD) and their SDO counterparts under the Curriculum Implementation Division (CID), together with Division LR Supervisors, ALS Supervisors, and Division Coordinators, held on February 17, 2021.
Led by CLMD Chief Dr. Isidro M. Biol, Jr., the CLMD-CID convergence focused on challenges, issues, gaps, and problems concerning curriculum management and implementation in the last quarter. They also presented updates on Self Learning Modules and other Learning Resources, Instructional Management, Assessment of Learning, Reports on Learning Areas and Special Curricular Programs, and Technical Assistance Plans.
In conjunction with this, on February 18-19, 2021, the Regional Quality Assurance Division (QAD) conducted a two-part online conference of education leaders dubbed Pag-inambitay Ug Pagtinabangay Alang Sa Paglambo Sa Edukalidad.
Led by QAD Chief Dr. Glbert L. Gayrama, CESE, the first activity was the Schools Monitoring, Evaluation, and Adjustments or SMEA. It was participated in by School Heads, School Principals, Education Program Supervisors, Focal Persons, and the Regional Field Technical Assitance Team (RFTAT). It focused on the evaluation and analysis of curriculum implementation and school governance in the last quarter. Data from this activity became the basis for the Consolidated Division Technical Assistance Plan (CDTAP).
Taking the inputs from the SMEA, the second activity, held on February 19, 2021, was the Division Monitoring, Evaluation, and Adjustments or DMEA. It was a convergence of Schools Division Superintendents, Assistant Schools Division Superintendents, CLMD and CID supervisors, District Supervisors, Education Program Supervisors, and other Division Focal Persons. It aimed to strengthen the implementation of the Learning Continuity Plan (LCP) at the Division Level.
During the SMEA and DMEA discussions, the participants clustered into four. Dr. Fetalvero took charge of clusters Maka-Dios (Surigao City, Bislig, Dinagat Islands) and Maka-Tao (Butuan, Bayugan, Tandag). OIC-Assistant Regional Director Dr. Lorenzo O. Macasocol, CESO VI, took charge of clusters Makakalikasan (Agusan del Norte, Cabadbaran, Surigao del Sur) and Makabansa (Agusan del Sur, Siargao Islands, Surigao del Norte).
Fetalvero said that the conduct of activities on successive days “allows us to respond to the issues and concerns at the right time. Strike while the iron is hot.”She added, “But in DMEA, we do not simply strike the iron. Rather, we bend the iron. We shape the iron. And more importantly, we purify the iron. In other words, we tackle the LCP as it is being implemented; we make necessary adjustments in the implementation process, and we adopt necessary measures to make it more effective.” She continued, “We are doing this not only because something has happened, but also because we want things to happen. We are doing this because we hope to deliver the best education for our learners. We are doing this because we have faith in our system. And we are doing this because we love DepEd.”