PIÑAN, May 8, 2024 — Educators and school leaders recently completed a five-day Division Training of Trainers (DTOT) on the MATATAG Curriculum at Manuel’s Resort in Piñan, Zamboanga del Norte.

The training, which took place from April 22-26, aimed to provide professional development assistance to prepare educators for the upcoming implementation of the updated curriculum in Kindergarten, Grades 1, 4, and 7 for the School Year 2024-2025.

Led by Dr. Amy D. Montero, Chief Education Supervisor of the Curriculum Implementation Division, along with Education Program Supervisors and School Heads, the training covered a wide range of topics such as the shape of the MATATAG Curriculum, integration of 21st-century skills, curriculum standards, instructional design frameworks, and pedagogy. Regional supervisors were present in the training to provide guidance, support, and ensure alignment.

The emphasis was on incorporating 21st-century skills into assessments and creating engaging learning experiences for students. The training also provided insights into managing professional development programs and conducting class observations within the context of the MATATAG Curriculum.

Participants engaged in Demonstration Teaching sessions to apply the concepts learned practically in different subject areas, fostering collaborative learning and feedback exchange among teachers and observers.

The DTOT highlighted the commitment of Dipolognon teachers by equipping themselves with the necessary armament to nurture critical thinking, creativity, and problem-solving skills among their learners.

The MATATAG Curriculum is seen as a significant initiative in shaping the future of education in the Philippines.

DepEd remains dedicated to supporting educators and school leaders, underscoring the importance of continuous improvement and innovation in teaching practices.

(via Ranie May V. Piñero, Secondary School Teacher III of Sicayab National High School)