SPED learners enjoy art workshop

art workshop_AutoCollage_12_Images1The legendary artist Pablo Picasso believed that, “Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.”

To keep the child’s heart for the art, the SPED Art Workshop was conducted on December 15-20 at Malaybalay City Central School SPED Center with the theme “ Every child is an art. Every child is an artist.”

The training catered to 40 pupils with special needs. Participants with varied disabilities were divided into five groups in a round robin style so as to really master all the skills. Furthermore, resource persons can have close and individualized supervision over the child’s performance.

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Innovation that Counts

Crafting and applying something that is new in an organization is an innovation. It is a process of applying new useful and better ideas, and converting it into new methods, products or services. It is an idea that will provide quality improvement to the organization and will create a significant change. Innovation and change is important to any organization. Its failure to innovate and change may cause its employees, client, stakeholders and the organization as a whole to suffer.  Thus, people in it should understand the importance of innovation and change.

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Workforce Learns Boon of Prioritizing Tasks

All government employees regardless of the status of employment are required to render eight (8) hours of work every day or forty (40) hours of work every week so much so much so that it can be said that every minute of one’s working time has to be engaged with a certain task.

As an employee of the Division of Malaybalay City, I have often experienced that 8 hour working time is not always adequate to complete my daily task. There are also instances that I am confused in choosing which task to be done first. Other employees in the office whom I have the chance to converse with have expressed the same findings that I do.

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Division of Malaybalay City Joins CIP Training-Orientation with Action Research

cipThe Department of Education Region X conducted a training-orientation on Continuous Improvement Program (CIP) and Application of SBM Action Research at RELC, Lapasan, Cagayan de Oro City, which was participated in by SBM coordinators, PSDS’s, and Action Research winners from the different divisions in the region.

The Division of Malaybalay City sent Ralph T. Quirog (SBM Coordinator), Rosie Salupado (Research Coordinator), Noel A. Tan Nery (PSDS, Malaybalay City South District), and Action Research winners John A. Rarogal and Purisima J. Yap.

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Stakeholders Recognized as Partners in Progress

stakeholdersEducation is a fundamental sector that every country needs to develop but government have limited resources. They face difficulties in providing quality education services that take into account, individual and community diversity. This has resulted in greater involvement of the private sector including non-government organizations, business corporations and communities in the finance and management of services.

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DepEd Public Private Partnership for School Infrastructure Projects

In the Pnoy administration, one of the targets for his term is closing the classroom gaps in the DepEd Public Schools. The PPP (Public Private Partnership for School Infrastructure Projects) approach provides opportunities to introduce innovations in design, methods, and materials for classroom construction, reduce costs for government and fast track the construction of classrooms.

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DepEd Basic Educational Facilities Fund School Building Projects

The Department of Education have been capable in responding the classroom shortages in every schools here in Division of Malaybalay City. Since accurate and comprehensive CY 2011, BEFF (Basic Educational Facilities Funds) are being utilized to address the classroom, water and sanitation facilities, and furniture shortages based on Basic Education Information System (BEIS).The School Building Projects under BEFF are remarkably constructed as a complete and in standard design structures.

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School Based Feeding Program (SBFP) 2014 – Planning Workshop

sbfpThe Department of Education (DepEd) recognizes how important good nutrition is for the improvement of learners’ academic performance.  Consequently, it is associated with increased enrolment, better performance, improved attendance, decreased repetition and dropout rate.  Thus, DepEd proposed in the 2014 Budget a School-Based Feeding Program that will cater to a targeted 562,262 severely wasted (SW) school children in Kinder to Grade 6 nationwide based on the Nutritional Status (NS) Baseline Report through DepEd Order 54, s. 2013.

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