Under the current and final Annual Plan of the Program (July 2018-June 2019), BEST is focusing on the enhancement of DepEd’s Learning and Development (L&D) framework as it works with the National Educators Academy of the Philippines (NEAP) to make DepEd’s professional development agenda more responsive to the human resource management and development goals of the Agency.

DepEd Undersecretary for Curriculum and Instruction, Dr. Lorna Dino, receives the first edition of the Learning & Development (L&D) Manual from Dr. Alison Atwell, BEST Team Leader, at the opening of the Training Course on Learning and Development Modalities for the L&D System Trial on 7 October 2018 in Mandaue City.

DepEd Undersecretary for Curriculum and Instruction Dr. Lorna Dino (second from the left) receives the first edition of the Learning & Development (L&D) Manual from Dr. Alison Atwell, BEST Team Leader (second to the right), at the opening of the Training Course on Learning and Development Modalities for the L&D System Trial on 7 October 2018 in Mandaue City.

A workshop on various L&D learning modalities is happening this week in Mandaue City for schools divisions personnel and district learning facilitators who are part of the L&D system trial area and who will bring down the preferred L&D modalities to their respective schools. It is co-managed by BEST and NEAP, which is the process owner of the DepEd L&D.

Participants of the Training Course on Learning and Development Modalities for the L&D System Trial with the BEST team and DepEd/NEAP officials.

Hand-over of the BEST-supported Learning and Development (L&D) Manual to DepEd through Usec Lorna Dino (2nd from the left).

BEST will trial DepEd’s L&D System as a mechanism for continuous professional development. The L&D System will be oriented and trialed across the governance levels by offering a menu of teacher professional development resource packages. These resource packages, which include training and other learning modalities, are based on the Philippine Professional Standards for Teachers (PPST). The regions and divisions will be able to choose from a range of modalities offered according to the specific professional development needs of their schools and teachers.

The System, an enhancement of the old DepEd Training and Development (T&D) Framework, has also been aligned with the Civil Service Commission’s Program to Institutionalize Meritocracy and Excellence in Human Resource Management (PRIME-HRM).

The week-long workshop kicked off on Sunday afternoon with an opening ceremony attended by Usec Lorna Dino, NEAP Director John Siena, and BEST Team Leader Dr. Alison Atwell.

“This week  brings together regional teams to explore the range of modalities available for professional development. When carried out at the school base, continual professional development provides teachers with the opportunity to focus on the unique needs of their own school environment” Dr. Atwell said in her welcome remarks at the opening ceremony.