The first quarter of the year is always an exciting time for all of us. Coming from a short break for the holidays, we resume our work with more energy and passion, driven by the lessons and insights that we have gained for the past year.
For the Knowledge Channel, we are opening the year with the launch of new shows and partnerships. This February, we are introducing “ILY 1000,” a series of videos that we have developed in partnership with the National Nutrition Council. These 17-minute video episodes were crafted especially for parents, teachers and care providers who support children ages 0- 4/11 years old. The videos focus on proper nutrition of children for the first 1,000 days, on supporting young children in child development centers and on proper nutrition to improve immunity.
Moreover, in partnership with Power of Zero, we will be showing a Filipino-dubbed version of “Heroes of Zero.” By May 2023, our viewers can expect six new episodes that will help them deal with bullying and other issues that are relevant for our young learners.
Within the same month, we are launching new episodes of some of our shows. These shows include “MathDali” (for Grade 1), which aims to equip children with basic numeracy and arithmetic skills as well as with a growth mindset. Meanwhile, to help Grade 1 and Grade 2 students improve their reading skills in English and Filipino, we will be launching “Ready, Set, Read!” (Grade 1) and “Wikaharian” (Grade 2), respectively.
For Araling Panlipunan, we are showing a new episode of “WOW” featuring the wonderful province of Leyte. In addition, we have new episodes of our science shows, namely “Agrikids” (kinder to Grade 2) which highlights agriculture knowledge and skills for young children, and “Puno ng Buhay” (Grades 6, 9 and 10) which covers topics related to the ecosystem.
With the easing of travel restrictions that were put in place at the height of the pandemic, we are able to resume face-to-face training with our partner schools and communities through the Learning Effectively through Enhanced and Evidence-based Pedagogies or LEEP. While we continue to deliver teacher training programs online through the Knowledge Channel Teaching in the New Normal or KCTINN, we are now able to reach even more communities that need our support on-site. Thus, for the months of January and February, we will be conducting the LEEP in Calaca, Batangas, in partnership with South Luzon Thermal Energy Corporation.
We are reconnecting with our partner schools in Santa Rosa, Laguna for LEEP Reading, which is funded by the Rotary Club of Makati Premier District (RCMPD) through a Rotary global grant. The RCMPD is also supporting us in our efforts to conduct our first LEEP early childhood development or ECD this year to the child development centers of Lobo, Batangas.
Teachers make incredible sacrifices to help their students learn and develop the skills they need; thus, we in the Knowledge Channel consider it a privilege to be able to support them in turn by giving them learning resources and capacity-building opportunities that will help them progress in their own careers, and also make the teach ing and learning process even more exciting and engaging.
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(Story/Photos by:Rina Lopez)