STI bolsters DepEd’s learning continuity plan
As learning institutions face unprecedented challenges, the Department of Education has sought the assistance of private institutions for its Learning Continuity Plan. STI Education Services Group, Inc. (STI ESG) responded to the call by signing a Memorandum of Agreement with DepEd to strengthen the latter’s Basic Education Learning Continuity Plan (BE-LCP), a package of academic interventions that will respond to the difficulties brought about by COVID-19. “This collaboration allows us to capacitate both learners and teachers of DepEd by providing the necessary resources, tools, and technology which is also part of fulfilling our duty to make education more accessible particularly in these trying times,” said Aisa Hipolito, STI ESG VP for Academics. Through the LCP, adjustments will be made in the basic education curriculum, including key features of the K-12 program, alignment and delivery of learning materials, implementation of various teaching modalities, and corresponding training for teachers and parents for distance learning. DepEd said the LCP is its major response and commitment in ensuring the health, safety, and well-being of learners, teachers, and personnel while finding ways for education to continue amid the health crisis. Under the partnership, STI will provide DepEd, particularly in the implementation of the BE-LCP, various forms of support for free, including rendition of technical assistance, transportation service, and use of STI facilities nationwide to name a few. To help DepEd and their teachers address problems arising from the shift to distance learning, STI will make available its NEO Learning Management System (LMS).
Hipolito said STI has been able to implement a blended learning mode through its NEO LMS for five years now.
STI is also open to DepEd for additional partnerships, including training of teachers for online education wherein they can earn credits for Masters or Doctoral degree. Should the teachers opt to continue their studies and secure a masteral or doctoral degree, STI shall recognize the credits earned during training and assist the teachers in its online graduate school program through STI West Negros University in Bacolod.
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