DepEd taps journalists to train teacher-broadcasters

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CNN Philippines (September 19) — A number of broadcast journalists will be tapped to train teachers who will deliver lessons through television under the blended learning program, the Education department said.

Trainers include Jessica Soho, Korina Sanchez, Arnold Clavio, and Karen Davila, Education Undersecretary Alain Pascua said Friday in a statement posted on Facebook.

Veteran broadcaster Luchi Cruz-Valdez will serve as senior trainer and adviser and anchor-host Paolo Bediones will be lead trainer, Pascua said.

Also joining the lineup of trainers are Kara David, Sandra Aguinaldo, Abner Mercado, Atom Araullo, Jacque Manabat, and MJ Marfori.

“DepEd’s teacher-broadcaster training program will help equip and empower its select teacher-broadcaster candidates to be effective presenters on television, and also allow them to deeply understand the elements of video production by allowing them to discover the roles of associate producer, videographer, editor, graphic artist, and production coordinator throughout the program,” Pascua said.

The educational broadcasts will supplement remote learning in place of traditional face-to-face classes.

The DepEd is expected to have a final test broadcast on September 21 to 25 via IBC-13 and other partner networks evaluating contents and designs, Pascua said.

Earlier, the agency has come under fire after the DepEd TV debuted with a glitch as regards content. Education Secretary Leonor Briones said the grammatically incorrect materials which aired over IBC-13 were due to a typographical error, and she vowed it will not happen again.

The academic year for kindergarten to senior high school students in public schools is set to begin on October 5.