Knowledge Channel, in cooperation with National Educators Academy of the Philippines and the Department of Education, has launched its new training program for teachers and principals called the Learning Effectively through Enhanced Pedagogies (LEEP).
LEEP is K Channel’s response to the reforms in the Philippine education system particularly as it transitions to the K+12 curriculum. It aims to realize effective learning, where learners are active participants in their own learning and where growth in learning is continuous.
LEEP, the brainchild of consultant Dr. Fe Hidalgo, reinforces the principals’ and teachers’ knowledge and skills of learner-centered approaches in the classroom, such as constructivism and critical thinking, focusing on the effective learning of the students. It also includes electives relevant to learners’ specific needs, such as disaster risk reduction and management, peace education and values development.
The K Channel team with some of the teachers and principals who attended the LEEP training in San Pablo Central Elementary School
The LEEP team, with facilitators Dr. Hidalgo, Dr. Lolita Andrada and Cris Anthony Gonzales, recently trained 46 teachers and 14 principals from different schools in San Pablo City. Dr. Hidalgo and Dr. Andrada also conducted a separate session with principals on instructional leadership.
Dr. Hidalgo said these approaches may be used by principals in guiding the teachers in their classroom activities, especially in relation to the approaches discussed at the LEEP training.
She stressed that the LEEP team came in a consultative way and not to prescribe. “If you think the practice will be good for you, then use it,” she said
LEEP has so far been brought to more than 600 schools nationwide and received excellent feedback. (Story/Photo by Bea Oliveros)