Veteran Broadcast Journalists to Help Teachers Become Broadcasters Amid Pandemic
Amid the new normal class setting due to the COVID-19 pandemic, veteran broadcast journalists from different networks will join forces to help teachers to become broadcasters.
Multi-awarded broadcast journalists from GMA-7, TV5, and ABS-CBN will join forces to help teachers become broadcasters in the midst of new normal classes. They will mentor 300 teachers who passed the audition called by the Department of Education (DepEd) for teacher broadcasters.
According to the report of PEP, broadcast journalists includes Jessica Soho, Korina Sanchez, Luchi Cruz-Valdes, Karen Davila, Arnold Clavio, Kim Atienza, Kara David, Sandra Aguinaldo, Abner Mercado, Atom Araullo, Jacque Manabat, MJ Marfori, and Paolo Bediones. knowledge of lucky teachers selected by DepEd.
Paolo Bediones, also known as the motivational speaker, is the lead trainer, and Luchi is the senior trainer of this significant DepEd project. Paolo explained about the participation of his fellow broadcasters in the program of teachers who will be trained by DepEd as teacher broadcasters.
“One of the modalities of the DepEd in its Distance Learning Program is television, so Undersecretary Alain Pascua came up with DepEd TV where the learners can have an education while watching TV.”
“I volunteered to put together an extensive training program for the public school teachers who will be chosen to be Teacher Broadcasters so they can better adapt to their new medium of instruction.”
“Teachers have to learn how to write their own script, shoot, edit, and produce their episodes for television,” Paolo continues.
“An unprecedented 130 episodes a week will have to be produced to cover the major subjects of all grade levels.”
As the lead trainer, Paolo developed all the modules for the training program. He also included video lessons of other volunteers so he completed fifty-one lessons.
“Saludo ako sa mga magagaling na teachers natin who have put in so much effort and passion in this. The hard work for them has just begun and they embrace the responsibility,” he added.
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