La Consolacion College Bacolod (LCC-B) is among the three teacher training institutions in the province of Negros Occidental deputized by the Department of Education (DepEd) to deliver training for teachers in public schools in preparation for schools in preparation for the opening of Academic Year 2012-2013.
KTO12 NATIONALLY CERTIFIED TRAINERS
June 4, 2012 is the opening of classes for School Year (SY) 2012-2013, and the K to 12 Basic Education Curriculum (BEC) will go full blast for all Grade 1 pupils as well as Grade 7 (First Year High School) students all over the country. The new curriculum (K to 12) stands for Kindergarten plus 12 years basic education includes six (6) years of elementary and six (6) years of high school (four years junior high school and two years senior high school). It is geared toward the development of a holistically developed Filipino with 21st century skills who is ready for employment, entrepreneurship, middle-level skills development and higher education upon graduation from high school. With the addition of two years in high school, parents will be freed of the burden of spending for college education of their children just to make them employable.
By Lorelee D. Asignacion
Close to four hundred English language teachers all over the province attended the recent regional mass training for the K-12 Basic Education Curriculum which was held at Colegio San Agustin- Bacolod last May 14-18, 2012. The opening program was graced by Regional Director Mildred L. Garay, CESO III, who encouraged the participants to be receptive of the positive changes that the Department of Education and the Aquino administration wanted to pursue, to address the need for reform in the educational system. Also present was the regional English Supervisor, Mr. Jude Thaddeus Iledan, who answered some of the most important questions raised by the participants.
Some of the K+12 Basic Education Curriculum training participants in one of the session activities.*
No less than the Secretary general of TESDA Joel Villanueva has confirmed that
its office is forging a partnership with West Negros University (WNU) for the
K+12 program of the Department of Education (DEPED), and for out of school
Gov. Alfredo G. Marañon, Jr. and Department of Education (DepEd) - VI Regional Director Mildred Garay signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) on the pilot implementation of the K+12 Program at Bacolod City National High School (BCNHS) and the Negros Occidental Language and Information Technology Center (NOLITC), recently.
Gov. Alfredo G. Marañon, Jr. (center) with Bacolod City National High School Principal Jose Dayot III, NOLITC Head Ma. Cristina Orbecido, DepEd Regional Director Mildred Garay, and Bacolod City DepEd Asst. Schools Division Superintendent Clarissa Zamora (r-l) at the MOA Signing activity.* (Capitol photo)