Manila, Philippines – THE Department of Education (DepEd) is holding an intensive 27-day summer training for 546 Special Education (SPED) teachers and schools officials to enable them to better attend to the educational needs of children who are gifted and those with learning disabilities.
“Hone your skills further and closely attend to children who have special learning needs,“ said Education Secretary Armin Luistro to the new teacher-scholars who will attend the training program for the gifted and talented and those who attend to learners with disability.
Also attending are returning teacher-scholars who handle students with visual and hearing impairment, those with intellectual disability, as well as learners with multiple disability with visual impairment (MDVI).
The training seminar will be held in three separate venues across the country.
The Luzon leg will be from April 16 to May 12 at the Philippine Normal University in Manila to be attended by participants from Regions 1, 2, 3, 4-A (Calabarzon), 4-B (Mimaropa), National Capital Region (NCR), and the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR).
Mindanao’s will happen on the same date as Luzon’s. The venue is the University of Southeastern Philippines in Davao City. It will be attended by teachers from Regions 9, 10, 11, 12, Caraga, and the Autonomous Region Muslim Mindanao (ARMM).
Visayas’ will be held at the Cebu Normal University from April 10 to May 5. Teachers from Regions 6, 7, and 8 will attend. The training for teachers attending to children with MDVI is from May 7 to June 1.
There will also be training for school principals and supervisors to upgrade their competencies in establishing and maintaining viable SPED programs in their jurisdiction. (Ina Hernando Malipot)