DepEd: Blended learning dry runs and simulations underway

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As teachers, pupils, and parents prepare for the opening of classes on October 5, Department of Education (DepEd) Undersecretary Revsee Escobedo reassures the public that blended learning dry runs and simulations are being carried out in various school divisions offices (SDOs) and regional offices (ROs).

Escobedo noted that even before the original opening of classes on August 24, most schools had already finished their simulations. Many of these institutions are repeating their dry-runs in order to address any issues or gaps identified during the previous sessions, as well as to incorporate best practices

“Dry runs are being held at the school level to eliminate or minimize the issues during the past dry runs or address gaps and to observe the implementation of their newly-developed learning continuity plans and systems,” said Escobedo.

He also added that the simulations had encouraged parents to enroll their children in school. “Dry runs boosted the confidence of the parents that their children will have opportunities to continuously learn through various learning modalities amidst the COVID-19 situation,” Escobedo shared.

Blended learning dry runs and simulations were first conducted on August 10, as the country transitions to a combination of online, television, and radio-based instruction, as well as through the use of printed modules.

DepEd reported in mid-August that over 500 schools reported successful dry runs.

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