Lepanto NHS prioritizes LSENs academic ease

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The Lepanto National High School is conducting series of home visitations to assess and address needs of all learners, giving prime concern to the Learners with Special Educational Needs (LSENs), starting midweek of October after the assessment of teachers on the first batch of modules distributed before the classes started on October 5, 2020 to guide learners and parents in the new mode of teaching and learning.

“There are different types of learners and we should address all their needs by all means to ensure that every learner should be provided with the necessary support they need from home, school and community,” stressed Mrs. Judith Diassan, Program Coordinator.

Aside from the result of module assessments, teachers also utilized previous records of students for them to adjust or prepare activities suited for every student especially the LSENs.

LNHS has 1,162 total enrollees and 32 among them are classified under LSENs based from PMHA and teachers’ assessment.

Modified activities are given to LSENs since week 2 of the first quarter and they are given flexible time for completion while others are being tutored by their teachers at home or by phone whenever the need arises.

This is reiterated in the memorandum released by Undersecretary for Curriculum and Instruction, Diosdado M. San Antonio dated October 30, 2020 entitled SUGGESTED MEASURES TO FOSTER “ACADEMIC EASE” DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC.

The Department of Education ordered the need to adjust the assigned learning tasks for all learners in the multiple distance learning modalities.

It states that by ensuring flexibility in teaching and learning, stress and burden of learning through the multiple distance learning modalities offered by DepEd will be reduced even as the learners are guided to focus on the Most Essential Learning Competencies.

While making learning flexible, the memo also pointed the support to the mental health or socio-emotional wellbeing of teachers, students and their parents or learning facilitators should be expanded by organizing group wellness sessions and the like.

It was also stated that coordination with the external stakeholders and partners such as LGUs, private organizations and individuals may be tapped to provide much needed support like materials, equipment and mechanisms, among others to help teachers, learners and parents in addressing the challenges in distance and home-based learning.

Earlier today, Dr. Sharon B. Angupa, School Principal, encouraged teachers and staff to be more open to learners and parents’ queries to ease the difficulties of modular learning.

She also added the inclusion of more physical activities in the weekly routines of employees within the school. By JACKSON LACPAP