Smart, PSF support Dynamic Learning Program expansion to Mindanao

[20 April 2015] Wireless leader Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart) and PLDT-Smart Foundation (PSF) are giving more schools in Mindanao the opportunity to be part of the Central Visayan Institute Foundation-Dynamic Learning Program (CVIF-DLP), an innovative learning method that has revolutionized Philippine education.

Wireless leader Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart) and PLDT-Smart Foundation (PSF) are giving more schools in Mindanao the opportunity to be part of the Central Visayan Institute Foundation-Dynamic Learning Program (CVIF-DLP), an innovative learning method that has revolutionized Philippine education.

Developed by 2010 Ramon Magsaysay Awardees and internationally published physicists, Dr. Christopher and Dr. Ma. Victoria Carpio-Bernido, the CVIF-DLP was designed to meet the challenges of basic education in the country.  The Bernido couple piloted the implementation of the DLP in CVIF, a small school in Jagna, Bohol, owned by the mother of Dr. Chris Bernido.

To further push for the program’s adoption in Mindanao, the 6th Workshop on the CVIF-Dynamic Learning Program will be held on April 22 to 24 at the Davao Christian High School, which has been implementing the non-traditional learning framework for the last 10 years.

The roster of speakers during the three-day workshop includes the Bernidos, who will talk extensively on various topics like K-12; representatives from the Department of Education in Bohol and ARMM as well as CVIF-DLP implementing schools from all over the country.The school administrator, faculty member, alumnus, and student of Davao Christian High School will also share insights, challenges, and lessons learned on CVIF-DLP.

Smart will also introduce to the participants its Learning Management System (LMS), a cloud-based schools database and information system that allows teachers to record and automatically compute student grades.  This tablet-friendly learning management system has advanced analytics and report-generation features, providing teacher and school heads overall class and school views for efficient tracking of academic performances.

The workshop is open to key decision makers such as schools division superintendents and division supervisors of public elementary and high schools, as well as school directors and heads from private elementary and high schools.  Home school educators and representatives of other educational institutions are also welcome to attend.

Smart, in collaboration with partners in the academe, government and the private sector, aims to increase the access of target communities to learning opportunities through technology.

The CVIF-DLP learning method is now being implemented by over a thousand public and private elementary schools nationwide.

Using the formula, 80 percent student activity, four academic days and zero homework, this innovative teaching framework developed by the Bernido couple has been proven to improve students’ overall academic performance.

Smart and PSF have been supporting the program since 2011.  For more details on DLP and on the workshop, click on www.dlp.ph.