The Lopezes—KCFI chairman Oscar M. Lopez, Connie Lopez and KCFI president Rina Lopez Bautista (5th, 6th and 7th from left)—at the launch of the LEEP program with (l-r) DepEd Usec. Rizalino Rivera, Prof. Eduardo Morato of Bayan Academy, KCFI consultant Dr. Fe Hidalgo, DepEd Sec. Bro. Armin Luistro and Usec. Alberto Muyot
Knowledge Channel Foundation Inc. (KCFI), in coordination with the Department of Education (DepEd), officially launched the Learning Effectively through Enhanced Pedagogies (LEEP) program at the DepEd headquarters in Pasig.
Present at the launch of the program for principals and teachers were KCFI chairman Oscar M. Lopez (OML), president Rina Lopez Bautista and consultant Dr. Fe Hidalgo, and DepEd Sec. Bro. Armin Luistro.
Bautista recognized the roles of teachers and education leaders in creating and ensuring an enabling environment for effective learning to happen.
“LEEP is developed to help the teachers in the classrooms to continuously hone their craft, improve their leadership abilities, and touch the hearts, minds and lives of the students, especially now within the context of the many changes in education,” she said.
In his inspirational message, OML, a seasoned mountain climber, compared the state of Philippine education to the challenges he encountered as he climbed mountains.
“As the chairman of Knowledge Channel Foundation and a member of the Philippine Business for Education, I am acutely aware of the problems besetting our education system. …Pres. Aquino and Sec. Bro. Armin have shown that they have the political will and the determination to do what is needed and start the revolution in Philippine education…. It will take a while that if we plod on and persist, just as I did in climbing those mountains, we will get there,” OML said.
Highlighted in LEEP is the use of multimedia learning resources, or MMLR, particularly the video and e-learning modules developed by K Channel.
K Channel has conducted LEEP for more than 600 schools around the country. To contextualize content, LEEP offers content electives depending on what is most relevant to the schools, such as disaster risk reduction management and climate change adaptation for typhoon-prone areas, peace education for conflict areas, cultural integration and teacher imaging. (Natalie Pardo)