More than 60 officials, supervisors, and teachers from the Department of Education (DepEd) Region 7 have participated in the orientation on the Central Visayas Institute Foundation - Dynamic Learning Program (CVIF-DLP) by Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart) in partnership with World Vision.
CVIF-DLP is a crisis-resilient teaching pedagogy that aims to improve learners’ academic performance by encouraging independent learning among students. Through this program, Smart seeks to support the implementation of World Vision and DepEd Region 7’s Brigada Pagbasa, which targets to enhance the reading skills of Filipino children.
“We at Smart look forward to furthering this partnership and help ensure that learners in Central Visayas get the opportunity to improve their reading abilities using the DLP approach,” said Marylou Gocotano, Manager, Smart Stakeholder Management – Visayas Relations.
CVIF-DLP founder Dr. Christopher Bernido and Senior Program Ambassador Desi Dario Magnaye joined the hybrid orientation and gave an in-depth discussion on the benefits of the use of Learning Activity Sheets (LAS) and minimal teacher supervision in the development of students.
Edward Ryan Gulam, Division Learning Resource Management System (LRMS) Coordinator of the Schools Division of Sarangani, also shared their CVIF-DLP journey since they started implementing in 2018 and how it impacted the lives of many learners in the Indigenous Peoples (IP) communities in Sarangani.
“As the problem of reading literacy continues to exist globally, we are challenged to double our efforts in upskilling and reskilling our teachers to provide quality basic education to our students. This partnership with Smart is a perfect example of an effective engagement with stakeholders to materialize the vision and mission of the DepEd Region 7,” said Dr. Eduardo Omaña, English supervisor, DepEd Region 7.
CVIF-DLP is part of PLDT and Smart’s #NoLearnerLeftBehind advocacy that promotes inclusive education for all. This also underscores PLDT and Smart’s commitment to help the country attain the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal No. 4 on Quality Education.