Region VI Teachers and Principals Trained on Effective Teaching Strategies and Psychological First Aid through LEEP-PFA

More than 40 teachers and principals from Iloilo, Antique, Capiz, and Aklan participated in Knowledge Channel’s four-day training program called Learning Effectively through Enhanced and Evidence-based Pedagogies with Psychological First Aid (LEEP-PFA).

The training held on April 23 to 26 covered modules that could help teachers create fun and active learner-centered environments and taught them the rudiments of psychological first aid, they being usual support front-liners whenever disasters happen. Conducted by Knowledge Channel’s pool of trainers, the participants experienced first-hand learning strategies and techniques, engaging tools and activities from drawing Thinking Maps and creating Graphic Organizers, to using Theater and acting to stimulate critical thinking. “We were taught other techniques and other methods for [students] for better and faster learning,” said Jan Vincent D. Delfin, one of the LEEP-PFA participants.

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Unlike traditional teaching where teachers lecture, LEEP allows teachers to explore new teaching strategies that would best stimulate student learning. “Hindi po ito katulad dati na si teacher ay nasa harap lang at nagbibigay ng impormasyon sa mga bata. Ngayon po si teacher ay facilitator sa loob ng classroom, at ang mga bata, sila ang mga tumutulong sa kanilang mga sarili para makagawa ng sarili nilang learning,” shared Gerald Buendia, Knowledge Channel’s Training Specialist.

The event was also graced by former Department of Education Secretary and now Knowledge Channel’s Consultant for Education, Dr. Fe Hidalgo and ABS-CBN Lingkod Kapamilya Foundation’s (ALKFI) Operation Sagip Deputy Director Marcel Rinon. ALKFI is Knowledge Channel’s partner in this project. The recipient-schools were previous beneficiaries of ALKFI.

This LEEP-PFA held in Kalibo, Aklan was the last in a series of trainings done for disaster-affected schools. With LEEP-PFA, each school also received a television monitor, a hard drive installed with more than 1,000 educational videos and other multimedia learning resources for K-to-12, external speakers and a Sky Direct unit to access Knowledge Channel’s live broadcast.  More than 250 teachers and principals from over 85 schools in the Visayas regions have benefited from this project.

LOOK: Dancing, acting, drawing, and presenting were just of the activities participants experienced during the four-day LEEP-PFA training.

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