LRMDS’ role in K to 12 EBEP

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By Lorenzo E. Mendoza

The Scribe's Corner

Sunday, October 27, 2013


DIRECTOR’S Cut: (This portion features the thoughts of DepEd 11 Regional Director Gloria D. Benigno, CESO IV to all stakeholders and recipients of the efforts to improve the basic education) "I am your team leader, you are my team mates, together, let us work as a team.”

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The Department of Education (DepEd) has embarked on a major plan to raise the overall quality and to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of basic education through the K to 12 Enhanced Basic Education Program (EBEP) now being legally implemented by virtue of RA 10533 and its corresponding Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR).

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It could be remembered that the Aquino government, which assumed office in June 2010, put in place the 10-Point Education Plan, to fast track progress towards achievement of the Millennium Development and Education For All goals. DepEd has introduced the new K to 12 curriculum; commencing with Kindergarten in SY 2011-12, Grade 1 and Grade 7 in SY2012-13, Grade 2 and Grade 8 this school year and so on to SY 2017-18.

DepEd is implementing a range of initiatives to bring educational resources and services closer to learners nationally to meet the demands of the new curriculum and the increased enrollments in urban, regional and remote schools.

One such initiative is the Learning Resources Management and Development System (LRMDS) developed with the assistance of the Australian Government (AusAID) under the STRIVE program.

AusAID is continuing to assist the DepEd to implement the systems nationally by providing technical assistance to DepEd to enhance the LRMDS system and to build capacity for national rollout. The DepEd through the LRMDS is seeking to exploit as best possible ICT to increase the level of quality, relevance, reach and access to education by all.

As of this time, DepEd is digitizing all existing DepEd-developed teaching and learning materials, developing new digital, interactive and print-based materials aligned to the new curriculum and negotiating new partnerships and agreements with national and international government and cultural organizations, institutions, NGOs and publishers to distribute via the LRMDS repository teaching and learning resources to all DepEd regions, divisions, schools and learning centers

LRMDS has standards, specifications and guidelines underpin each system: assessing & evaluating, acquiring & harvesting, modification, development and production, storage and maintenance, and publication and delivery.

Its vision is to have an adaptive learning resource systems, fully functioning at the region and division levels, effectively developing and distributing adequate and varied learning resources to teachers and learners from both the formal basic education and ALS systems.

Relative to the above vision, a region-wide advocacy and orientation is being held in all cluster Divisions starting October 18 up to the middle part of November with venues in Nabunturan, Compostela Valley, Mati City, Tagum City, Davao City and Digos City administered by the LRMDS Division Core Team and monitored by the Regional Office LRMDS Team.

This corner hopes that LRMDS will live to its expectation as clearing house of all available resources to learning, teaching and professional development in Davao Region and beyond.

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You can access DepEd Updates, latest issuances, photos and other relevant information through our website: region11.deped.gov.ph and our Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/deped.regionxi. For comments, suggestions and/or contributions, send your email to depedregion11@gmail.com. For queries, complains and other concerns, call DepEd Region 11 at (082) 227-9342 or fax to (082) 227-1102 and (082) 221-6147.

Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on October 28, 2013.

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