Covid-19 affects many lives, businesses, and also the education of the people. The Philippines are one of the most affected countries when the COVID breakout appeared. More than a million schools both private and public schools closed during the outbreak. But how do they manage this problem? What are the actions of the Department of Education that help the learning system of every Filipino young learner? These questions are commonly asked of many young students that eager to learn but stopped during the outbreak.
Philippine Education Secretary Leonor Briones introduced the BE-LCP as a guideline for the department on how to deliver education in a time of the COVID-19 pandemic while ensuring the health, safety, and welfare of all learners, teachers, and personnel of DepEd. The BE-LCP main features are the adaptation of multiple learning deliveries, and modalities, with blended learning and distance learning as major options. “No Filipino learner will be left behind amidst the crisis” this statement emphasizes how importance the of education to our Filipino people. Briones the secretary of education stressed that online learning is just one of many learning options available. These modalities will be supplied in accordance with the circumstances of the learners’ households. Aside from that, the Department of Education with the collaboration of Microsoft Philippines launches a Microsoft App that helps learners in honing the latest computer skills and also their education.
February 15, 2022 – The Department of Education (DepEd), in collaboration with Microsoft Philippines, introduced the Project Be Techie in School (B.T.S.): Tech Episode webinar series to help the learners in utilizing M.S. accounts that will be relevant in their education which started on February 4. The 30-minute virtual lectures, provided by the Bureau of Learner Support Services (BLSS) – Youth Formation Division (Y.F.D. ) are designed to help students learn the newest computer skills and best practices for using Microsoft-owned software.
Education Secretary Leonor Magtolis Briones encouraged students across the country to attend the event in order to understand how to use these types of tools to further their education.
“As we continue to address pandemic-related educational difficulties, we want to make sure that our students are learning 21st-century skills that will better prepare them for the future.” “This webinar will assist our students in acquiring basic and advanced instructions on how to use the popular computer program,” Secretary Briones stated.