Part of the K to 12 Basic Education Program implementation effort is the development of instructional resources aligned to the goals and objectives of today’s DepEd banner program. To this end, Region 1 pool of K to 12 champions got themselves actively involved in the contextualization of Grade 3 Learners’ Materials (LMs).
To beat the deadline set by the Central Office, 12 contextualizers for Iloko and 15 for Pangasinan are expected to converge at the Coconut Grove, Bauang, La Union, right on the first week of January , 2014 to finalize their outputs. They will be headed by the RO1 EED Chief, Dr. Vivian Luz Pagatpatan with Mrs. Dinah C. Bonao, lead person for Iloko and Mrs. Lilibeth A. Magtang, lead person for Pangasinan.
The contextualizers are assigned specific learning areas to work on to facilitate the work. The Iloko contextualizers include the following: Mother Tongue – Arabella Soniega (Pangasinan 2), Vilma Alcayaga (Ilocos Sur), Jenny Jesusa Catubay (Laoag City); Math – Renato Umipig (Pangasinan 2) and Jackelyn Aguinaldo (Ilocos Norte), Araling Panlipunan – Orlando Guerrero (Alaminos City) and Editha Giron (Vigan City); Science – Edna Ramirez (Pangasinan 1); EsP – Perlita Quinto (Ilocos Sur); Art – Larry Canor (Ilocos Sur); P.E. – Elvira Alvarez (La Union); and Health – Aidena Nuesca (La Union).
The Pangasinan group has the following contextualizers: Mother Tongue – Editha Luna (Dagupan City) and Rujealyn Cancino (Pangasinan 1), Math – Wilma Carrera (Pangasinan 1) and Acela Callejo (Dagupan City), Araling Panlipunan – Cheryl De Guzman and Fe Balbin (Pangasinan 1) with Jose Gerardo Garcia (Alaminos City), Science – Erna Nebran (Pangasinan 2) and Jennalyn Datuin (Pangasinan 1), EsP – Renata Rovillos (Dagupan City) and Ellen De Guzman (San Carlos City), Music – Cathleen Viado (Pangasinan 2), Art – Christoper Macasias (San Carlos City), P.E. – Santino De Jesus (San Carlos City), and Health – Jaime Mabalot (Alaminos City).
The same pool is anticipated to review the prepared generic Grade 3 Teachers’ Guides to check for areas that need to be contextualized.
Earlier, there was a series of workshops at the Tagaytay International Convention Center in Tagaytay City where preliminary efforts were exerted for the early phases of contextualization. This was managed and monitored by the Bureau of Elementary Education division of the Central Office, headed by Director Marilyn Dimaano and Under Secretary for Programs and Projects, Dr. Dina Ocampo.