St. Theresa College of Tandag, Inc.

School Adaptation on Covid-19

Learning Delivery Modalities for School Year 2020-2021

Background:

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Saint Theresa College of Tandag, Inc. will open its School Year on August 24, 2020.

In lieu of the Learning Continuity Plan (LCP), the school outlines and adopts various modalities in delivering college education for the School Year 2020-2021.

Pursuant to the guidelines from the Department of Health (DOH), the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF), and the guidance from the Commission on Higher Education (CHED), the learning delivery modalities that the school will adopt is one of combination of the following on the COVID-19 restrictions and the particular context of the learners in our school or in our locality.

Saint Theresa College of Tandag, Inc. seeks to ensure that learners will be provided with appropriate learning interventions. However, the school needs to modify learning procedures taking into consideration the public health situation.

The following are the Learning Delivery Modalities that Saint Theresa College of Tandag, Inc. prepares and adopts to offer for the School Year 2020-2021

I. Online Flexible Learning

Saint Theresa College of Tandag, Inc. will use the learning delivery that combines face- to -face with any or a mix of online distance learning and modular distance learning instruction. Blended learning will enable the school to limit face-to-face contact/ learning, ensure social distancing, and decrease the volume of students outside the home or in the classroom and school campus at any given time.

A. On Traditional Face-to-Face Learning

In this type of learning delivery modality, the students (only 50% of the class size) and the instructor/teacher are both physically present in the classroom, and there are opportunities for active engagement, immediate feedback, and socio-emotional development of learners/students. In areas like Surigao del Sur and Tandag City in particular, modified Face-to-face learning may also be feasible due to its low risk locality such as the geographically isolated , disadvantaged and conflict affected areas (GIDCA) with no history of infection. However, face-to-face learning delivery must take a regular risk assessment and must adhere to the health protocols in place in coordination with our LGU.

Platforms/Resources/Mechanisms

The use of print/non print learning materials such as but not limited to the following:

a. Modules
b. Worksheets
c. Activity Sheets
d. The use of gadgets


B. Online Distance Learning (ODL)

Type/Modality/Approach/Strategy

Online distance learning features the teacher as facilitator, engaging learners’ or students’ active participation to facilitate student-teacher communication through the use of technologies accessed through the internet while they are geographically remote from each other during instruction. Online learning allows live synchronous instruction. The responses are real time. The students or learners may download materials from the internet, complete and submit assignments online, attend webinars and virtual classes. Saint Theresa College prepares a Learning Management System to implement and practice effectively an Online Distance Learning (ODL).

Platforms/Resources/Mechanisms:

The use of virtual classrooms using a system with enhanced and embedded web-conferencing, assignments, automated quizzes and exams.

  • The use of Web-Enhanced Learning Activities
  • Access to OERs (Open Educational Resources)
  • Access to LR Portals

C. Modular Distance Learning (MDL)

Type/Modality/Approach/Strategy

Saint Theresa College of Tandag, Inc. would like also to implement a Modular Distance Learning, a form of learning which involves individualized instruction that allows our students/learners to use Self-Learning Modules (SLMs) in print or digital format/electronic copy, whichever is applicable in the context of the learner and other learning resources like textbooks, activity sheets, study guides and other study materials/Learner’s Materials. Learners access electronic copies of learning materials on a computer, tablet PC or smartphones. USB storage and computer-based applications can also be used to deliver e-learning materials including offline E-books.

The teacher/instructor takes the responsibility of monitoring the progress of the students/learners. The students may ask assistance from the teacher via email, telephone, text messaging/instant messaging, etc.

Suggested Platforms/Resources/Mechanisms

a. The use of Learning Resource Materials/Printed Modules and Modules in multimedia (slides, video and audio files)
b. Digital packets (Learning Materials)
c. The use of e-learning materials
d. The use of computer-based learning resources


II. Online Enrollment System

Our online student enrollment system enables students to enroll into their subjects prior to their commencement of their semesters. This enrollment system not only allows our students to enroll through internet without traveling to the campus but also incorporates the business rules that cover a range of regulations and policy such as student’s payment status, course coordinator’s assistance and decision and the correspondence of student to the intended enrolling subjects. Besides business rules, the system also incorporates various notification mechanisms like Short Messaging Service (SMS) and Email. XML is used to store the business rules and thus allow the portability of the system interface to wider range of devices such as Personal Device Assistant (PDA). The interface auto-defects the student’s device either PC/ laptop or much smaller screen device such as PDA. With the business and user interface, the system is able to run the workflow of student enrollment from the online enrollment form to approval workflow cycle running parallel with the notification capability.

Physical Enrollment

Any form of physical enrollment will be the last option for students with no gadgets and no internet connection at home or in their areas. All physical contact during enrollment period shall be in strict compliance with the minimum health and safety standards.

The physical presence of students, parents or guardians in school for enrollment shall only be allowed with strict adherence to the minimum health and safety standards.

On Frequently Asked Questions on Saint Theresa College of Tandag, Inc. Learning Delivery Modalities for School Year 2020-2021? or On What Adjustments will Saint Theresa College of Tandag Make in Response to the New Normal in Education for Academic Year 2020-2021?

There will be an innovation and modification on the teaching and learning process this AY 2020-2021. The following are just some of the ALTERNATIVE DELIVERY MODES (ADM) or LEARNING DELIVERY MODALITIES that SAINT THERESA COLLEGE OF TANDAG, Inc. will implement this coming academic year.

A. Online Flexible Learning ( Blended Learning or combination of face-to-face and distance learning)
*depending on the health situation in the country/in CARAGA region/ province of Surigao del Sur or in Tandag City in particular
B. Online Distance Learning
C. Modular Distance Learning
D. Synchronous and Asynchronous Teaching Delivery

Frequently Asked Questions on Learning Delivery Modalities for School Year 2020-2021

What is Distance Learning?

This refers to a learning delivery moda(ity where learning takes place between the teacher and the learners who are geographically remote from each other during instruction.

What is Modular Distance Learning?

Learning is in the form of individualized instruction that allows learners to use self-learning modules (SLMs) in print or digital format/electronic copy, whichever is applicable in the context of the learner and other learning resources like Learner’s Materials, textbooks, activity sheets, study guides and other study materials.

What is Online Distance Learning?

It features the teacher facilitating learning and engaging learners’ active participation using various technologies accessed through the internet while they are geographically remote from each other during instruction.

What is Home Schooling?

It is an alternative delivery mode (ADM) that aims to provide learners with equal access to quality basic education through a home-based environment to be facilitated by qualified parents, guardians or tutors who have undergone relevant training.

What is Blended Learning?

This refers to a learning modality that allows for a combination of face to face and online distance learning (ODL), face-to-face and modular distance learning (MDL), face-to-face and TV/Radio-based Instruction (RBI), and face-to-face learning and a combination with two or more types of distance learning.

What is Traditional Face-to-Face Learning?

This refers to a learning delivery modality where the students and the teacher are both physically present in the classroom, and there are opportunities for active engagement, immediate feedback, and socio-emotional development of learners.

What is Alternative Delivery Modes (ADM)?

Alternative Delivery Modes (ADM) are tried and tested alternative modalities of education delivery within the confines of the formal system that allow schools to deliver quality education to marginalized students and those at risk of dropping out in order to help them overcome personal, social and economic constraints in their schooling.

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