The shift to distance learning does not only include teachers and students. It also involves parents.
The Department of Education (DepEd) said Monday it has been training parents so they could provide guidance to their children who will study in their homes for the upcoming school year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
DepEd Undersecretary Diosdado San Antonio said parents join webinars organized by the department on how to guide their children in their education.
“Kapag ang mga magulang, ‘pag inimbita natin ay nagpupunta naman o nagiging bahagi sa ating mga ginagawang webinars upang sila’y maturuan ng mga paraan sa pagbigay ng angkop na gabay sa mga anak nila habang nag-aaral sa kanilang mga tahanan,” San Antonio said in a virtual press briefing.
(Whenever we invite parents, they attend or join our webinars so that they can be taught ways on how to guide their children when they study at home.)
In areas with more relaxed community quarantines, San Antonio said parents can also meet with teachers and school administrators for training.
“Puwede po itong maisagawa rin hindi lang sa mga paaralan kundi sa ibang areas diyan sa barangay kung saan puwedeng makausap ng mga kasamang guro natin at namumuno sa paaralan ang mga magulang na walang access sa internet,” he said.
(This can also be done not only in schools but also in other areas in the barangay where parents and school administrators can talk to parents who don’t have internet access)
Teachers can also conduct orientations to parents through text messages and phone calls, San Antonio added.
Parents are expected to play a bigger role in their children’s education as the country transitions to distance learning.
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