DepEd Initiates Nationwide Teacher Training for MATATAG Curriculum Implementation

The Department of Education (DepEd) is gearing up to ensure the successful rollout of the updated curriculum for Kindergarten to Grade 10 by providing comprehensive training for teachers across the nation. Speaking at the National Summit of the MATATAG Curriculum Pilot Implementers held at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) in Pasay City, Vice President and Education Secretary Sara Duterte outlined the forthcoming initiatives.

Duterte announced that training sessions would be conducted in various regions for instructional leaders within divisions. She emphasized the commitment to support teachers teaching Kinder, Grade 1, 4, and 7 in the upcoming school year until every teacher is adequately equipped with the necessary skills and knowledge. Moreover, she highlighted that the training approach would be school-based, focusing on collaborative expertise sessions through Learning Action Cells (LACs), fostering an environment conducive to sharing insights and enhancing curriculum understanding.

VP Sara stressed the importance of empowering teachers, expressing confidence that a thorough understanding and effective implementation of the MATATAG curriculum would significantly contribute to student learning outcomes and aid in learning recovery efforts.

Reflecting on the curriculum’s development process, VP Sara acknowledged the collaborative efforts of experts, educators, parents and students in refining the curriculum to address key issues such as congestion and misplaced learning competencies. She emphasized the dynamic nature of the curriculum, capable of evolving to meet the changing needs of learners in today’s educational landscape.

Furthermore, VP Sara underscored the need for cooperation and collaboration among stakeholders to ensure the successful phased implementation of the MATATAG curriculum that is scheduled to commence in the academic year 2024-2025.

In addition to the training initiatives, VP Sara expressed gratitude to the pilot implementers for their pioneering efforts in testing the revised curriculum and providing invaluable insights. She reaffirmed DepEd’s commitment to addressing challenges and improving support mechanisms based on feedback from the pilot schools.

The national summit served as a platform to consolidate experiences, identify strengths and develop a synchronized support mechanism for the successful implementation of the MATATAG curriculum. With participation from 35 pilot schools across seven regions, the summit aimed to address challenges and ensure a smooth transition to the updated curriculum.


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