CEAP Regional Convention held at Lingayen

CEAP Regional Assembly

La Salette Faculty & Staff attended for the first time a CEAP Regional Convention at Lingayen, Pangasinan last July 25 at Lingayen, Pangasinan. The theme of the event was “Set forth in faith with new eyes on the many faces of the poor.” The convention was also graced by La Salette School Vice Chair Br. Jun Erguiza, Jr. FSC who was there as the National President of CEAP.

Faculty attends Lasallian Summer Workshop

Faculty Members in Cavite

La Salette Faculty members attended the Summer Faculty Workshop organized by the Lasallian Schools Supervision Office (LASSO) last May 8, 2015 at the Academy of St. John, a De La Salle Supervised School located in Gen. Trias, Cavite.

A Legal Aspects of Education seminar facilitated by Atty. Jocelyn Cruz highlighted the responsibilities of the faculty inside the classroom. In addition, the workshop about Test Construction given by Dr. Greg Pawilen, focused on the need for the faculty members to give quality test items to the students.

La Salette administrators shine at DLP National Workshop

Ms. Marianne explaining to colleagues in the academe about the implementation of the CVIF-Dynamic Learning Program for K-3 and SPED.

La Salette administrators EVP Mrs. Marianne Tan-Lor and VP Mr. Rex Lor were tapped as speakers of the 6th CVIF-Dynamic Learning Program (CVIF-DLP) National Workshop held at the Davao Christian High School last April 22 to 24. The annual event was organized to obtain feedback from schools adopting the Program and find ways to further improve the framework. More than 500 school administrators and faculty members from across the country attended the annual event.

Mrs. Marianne Tan-Lor delivered a much-anticipated talk about La Salette’s implementation of the CVIF-DLP for Kinder, Grades 1-3 and SPED. La Salette is the first school in the Philippines to innovate and implement the CVIF-DLP beyond Grades 4-10. Mr. Rex Lor, on the other hand, presented the Researches on Handwriting in Learning. On the second day, both La Salette administrators facilitated a Learning Session on preparing for the CVIF-DLP Certification.

The CVIF-DLP Founders Dr. Christopher and Dr. Ma. Victoria Bernido also presented La Salette School with a Plaque of Recognition as the first CVIF-Dynamic Learning Program Certified School in the country towards the end of the 3-day workshop.

Dynamic Learning Program improves student grades with non-traditional methods

(This article is a feature from PLDT-SMART Foundation)

PLDT SMART FoundationA private school in Dagupan City is attributing the improved performance of its students for the past year to the Dynamic Learning Program (DLP), a non-traditional framework of teaching that strengthens student competencies in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

Escuela de Nuestra Señora de la Salette (La Salette School) of Dagupan City started implementing the DLP in November 2013 from elementary to high school. Surveys conducted among the students, the parents, and members of the faculty showed positive feedback, including improved scholastic performance among its students.

For grades 1 to 6, the average quarterly grade rose by 0.91 percent during the third quarter when the DLP was first implemented in the school. Meanwhile, the average quarterly grade of high school students rose by 2.88 percent in the 3rd quarter compared to the average grade that was recorded during the previous grading period when the traditional framework of teaching was implemented.

DLP was developed by Ramon Magsaysay Awardees and physicists, Dr. Chris Bernido and Dr. M. Victoria Carpio-Bernido to improve the performance of the students of Central Visayan Institute Foundation (CVIF-DLP), a family-owned school in Jagna, Bohol. The teaching framework has been gaining popularity among schools for its parallel learning groups, activity-based multi-domain learning, in-school comprehensive student portfolio, and strategic study and rest periods. DLP has a strong program for building STEM skills among students.

Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart) and the PLDT-Smart Foundation (PSF) have been helping the Bernidos propagate the innovative teaching framework to more schools in the country.

“More than just improved academic performance among our students, we have also seen significant reduction in disciplinary cases and absenteeism as a result of the CVIF-DLP implementation in our school. It has also reinforced the values of responsibility, hard work, and independent learning among our students and gave them more time to bond with their families,” said Rex Lor, vice president for academics and development of La Salette.

The other key findings of the surveys showed that CVIF-DLP translated to less stress on the students because of the strategic study and rest periods, fewer expert teachers needed because of the parallel learning scheme, lower operational costs for the school, and lower expense for the parents because there is no need to buy textbooks unlike in traditional modes of teaching.

“The CVIF-DLP has proven time and again that it works. It helps democratize access to quality education, particularly for the STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) discipline whether a student is in a private school or a public school,” said Ramon R. Isberto, head of Public Affairs at Smart.

“In supporting the CVIF-DLP, we want to help develop students that are ready to take on the world given the increasing globalization of the marketplace,” said Esther Santos, president of PSF.

Smart has been supporting initiatives that help enhance Philippine education, and at the same time, equalize access to quality education regardless of a student’s socio-economic background.