Though many have been against into the continuation of the learning education in the Philippines from different sectors and parents, the Department of Education (DepEd) had stood tall to resume classes despite the pandemic.
As the DepEd strived to carry on to educate, they have thoroughly decided to implement distance learning in schools. This will avoid the students and teachers to be exposed and catch the disease.
Modular learning or online class has been used to give the students continue their steps in the education. Both, private and public schools have gone through workloads of papers and webinar training to give them exact start-ups for the new learning system.
Some of the schools choose to educate their learners through online classes. An online or virtual class is one of the new learning systems that was acknowledged by the DepEd. It is has an advantage to the students or learners because they can ask their professors or teachers about the lesson or to discuss it further. But it uses and need a stable internet connection but can be interrupted due to unstable signals.
Sad to say that not all parents or guardians have enough salaries to pay for internet connections or have poor signals in their area. Because of this, they choose modular lessons.
Modular doesn’t require an internet connection unless you use it for research. These are printed modules from the teachers accredited by the DepEd that are given to the students to give them activities and assignments that they can bring to their homes.
The teachers that are under the school’s modular classes give their time, effort, and understanding to face the new learning strategies. It requires teachers’ efforts to print out hundreds of pages of different lessons, activities, outputs, reminders, and examinations. They even look for persons who can donate or help them to have school materials that students might need for their studies.
Bond papers, ink for printers aren’t enough and most of the time, teachers complain about their school printers that aren’t functioning well after hundreds of printing modules and uses their personal printers instead. They are stressed out due to the limited time and day of distribution modules.
To answer the teacher’s concern about printers, the local government unit (LGU) has given 12 printers to the Department of Education District of San Vicente on March 18, Thursday. It is a way of local government by showing their support to the Department of Education and the teachers behind the success of continuous learning given in the municipality. The teachers were taught on how to operate printers before it was turned over. It will guide them for a better understanding of each function of the printers and the steps on how to maintain the printers in a good performance.
Aside from these printers, Municipality Mayor Amy R. Alvarez has also given out 7,680 reams of bond papers and 10,000 black ballpens.