DepEd partners with the country’s top broadcast journalists to coach teachers for the DepEd TV

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  • The DepEd has tapped some of our top broadcast journalists to help train the teacher broadcasters who will be presenters for the DepEd TV
  • The government agency also plans to build broadcast-studios across the country to be utilized in video production

A few weeks to go before the final opening of classes next month, the Department of Education levels up their preparation by tapping the expertise of our country’s top broadcast journalists for their DepEd TV.

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Education Undersecretary Diosdado San Antonio revealed on Saturday in an interview with ANC that it was an idea of the team and that there were people who suggested it’s going to be more effective if they would have personalities or celebrities.

He said, “We are very fortunate to have the decades of combined broadcast and hosting experience of multi-awarded broadcast journalists, and television and radio personalities from the country’s biggest networks GMA7, ABS-CBN and TV5 to guide our Teacher-Broadcasters for DepEd TV.”

Kim Atienza, Arnold Clavio, Karen Davila, Korina Sanchez and Jessica Soho were among those they enlisted to train the teachers for the DepEd’s Teacher-Broadcaster Training Program. This aims to provide coaching to the chosen teachers who are going to be the presenters on television. Furthermore, it will also help them gain knowledge about video production.

The training sessions have started at the University of the Philippines in Diliman and Los Baños.

Consecutively, the DepEd plans to build broadcast-ready studios across the country to cater to all Division Offices. 16 areas are already in the process, including Ilocos Norte, Lanao del Norte, Pangasinan, Zamboanga, Palawan, and Davao.

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Information and Communications Technology Service Director Abram Abanil shared that their goal is to produce 130 episodes per week, starting on the official opening of classes on October 5.

The DepEd will go on a final test broadcast on September 21 to 25, 2020, via IBC-13.

The pandemic has made a shift in the teaching approach this year. Aside from lessons broadcasted on television, other methods use online teaching and printed modules.

Initially, the opening of classes was scheduled on August 25 but was moved to October 5 to give teachers more time to prepare for their materials.

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