CVIF-DLP orientation held

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Sunday, November 11, 2012

SMART Communications Inc. and the PLDT-Smart Foundation (PSF) recently conducted simultaneous orientation sessions on the award-winning Central Visayan Institute Foundation (CVIF)-Dynamic Learning Program (DLP) in key cities all over the country.

The simultaneous activity was part of the groups’ efforts to spread to the schools the good news about this non-traditional yet effective learning method.

Developed by Ramon Magsaysay awardees Dr. Christopher Bernido and Dr. Ma. Victoria Carpio-Bernido, the CVIF-DLP framework of teaching encourages independent learning among students as a way to bolster academic performance.



Smart and PSF hosted half-day sessions in Makati, Baguio, Pampanga and Naga for Luzon; in the cities of Cagayan de Oro and Davao in Mindanao; and Cebu in the Visayas.

A total of 162 individuals, representing about 70 institutions, participated in the orientation. Of the institutions that were represented, about 60 percent were from the public school system, and the rest are from private schools.

The number of participants exceeded the number of sign-ups based on the online registration that was made available prior to the actual event.

“This is a more efficient way of propagating the benefits of CVIF-DLP. By identifying key sites for our orientation, we were able to reach more schools in one sweep instead of conducting them in each institution,” said Stephanie Orlino, Smart public affairs manager.

The orientation was conducted by CVIF-DLP ambassadors from schools that are already implementing the program. The same CVIF-DLP leaders underwent training last August.


During the orientation, participants, who were mostly principals and division schools heads, were shown a series of videos on what CVIF-DLP is all about, including a video where queries about the program were answered by the Bernidos.

The CVIF-DLP ambassadors also answered questions from the participants based on their own experience in implementing the same program.

With only 80 percent student activity, four academic days and zero homework, CVIF-DLP has proven to be effective in improving the quality of education particularly in Science, Technology, English and Mathematics.

First implemented in the Bernidos’ CVIF in Jagna, Bohol, the program is now being used as teaching method in many schools all over the country.

Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on November 12, 2012.


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