Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Maguindanao II trains supervisors and school heads on K to 12 supervision

By Luz Lacopia Alongan, Sultan Barira National High School, Maguindanao II Division

Cotabato City - More or less 160 division, district, school and subject heads in Maguindanao II division participated in the 6-day division roll-out of the K to 12 supervisory training on November 18-23 at Pacific Heights, Cotabato City.

The initial training group who comprised the districts of Sultan Mastura, Sultan Kudarat I & II, Datu Odin Sinsuat North and South, Kabuntalan, Datu Blah Sinsuat, and North Upi as well as all public secondary schools under these districts.

“The training enlightened the school heads, district heads and division supervisors on their duties and responsibilities germane to the successful realization of the objectives of the K to 12 and its ultimate impact to our present and future generation,” stressed Dr. Dinah G. Abdul, Maguindanao II Education Program Supervisor in English, who is also designated as BEAM Focal Person in the division.

Regional Secretary Atty Jamar Kulayan, expressed optimism that with this program there shall be no more supervisors and school heads complaining about poor knowledge on K to 12 supervision; instead expect all of them to be able to undertake their supervisory roles effectively. 

On the other hand, Assistant Secretary for Programs Atty Maisara Dandamun-Latiph is optimistic about the outcome of the post-training supervisory activities of these supervisors and school heads. With exposure to the UK's Ofsted paradigm while doing her master's on education leadership, Asec Mai expect them not only to reiterate the "supply" side, but complete the picture by showcasing what has been done by divisions, districts and schools to address the "demand" side.

Dubbed as Support for the Management of Improved Learning Environment (SMILE) – a brainchild of the australian-funded BEAM-ARMM Program, the training package was composed of 21 modules and sessions meant to capacitate supervisors and school administrators on monitoring and supervision of the implementation of K to 12 basic education curriculum and teaching pedagogies that should be adopted in teaching-learning situations.

The remaining second batch slated on December 16-21 will come from the districts of Barira, Barira North and South, Buldon East and West, Matanog, Parang North and South, Inter-Parang, Parang Bonggo Island, Northern Kabuntalan, Upi West, and those secondary schools within them.

Serving as resource persons and training facilitators include five supervisors and school heads who were trained in General Santos City in October 2013. To augment pool of trainers chosen earlier, there were additional 10 district and school heads who joined the Training of Trainers held at Estosan Hotel in Cotabato City on November 4-9, 2013.

"Moral Governance"

English - "Good governance for a progressive and peaceful BARMM."

Sinama - "Hap pamarinta tudju BARMM na sambu maka salamat"

Bahasa Sug - "Dan mabuntul tudju pa BARMM masambu iban mahatul"

Meranaw - "Mathitu a kandatu sa BARMM ko katagompiya go kalilintad"


"Ministry of Basic, Higher and Technical Education (MBHTE)"