Tuesday, 22 September 2020 15:50

Webinar series on home-schooling launches Sept. 23

Written by Stephen Capillas
Webinar series on home-schooling launches Sept. 23 Photos by Roel Felicitas
A webinar series to guide Cagayan de Oro City parents on home-schooling their children will be launched by Cagayan de Oro City Hall´s Local School Board (LSB) on Sept. 23, an LSB official said Tuesday morning (Sept. 22).
´This will be simulcast on both Zoom and the Edukasyon Sa Kagay-a on Facebook page for schoolchildren with WiFi connection in their homes. The LSB partnered with the City Information Office (CIO) to upload the webinar series at the Cagayan de Oro City Philippines Facebook page for those unable to catch the series on schedule so they can learn at their own pace,´ LSB executive assistant Sheila Mae Almirante said.
The webinar series is conducted by LSB in partnership with the local Department of Education (DepEd) city division and Synergeia Foundation which actively supports City Hall´s education programs under Mayor Oscar Moreno´s administration. ´Through this webinar series we hope to reach out to students of 110 schools in Cagayan de Oro City who can now learn in the safety of their own homes,´ said Dr. Rosalio Victorillo, DepEd school governance operations division chief.
Almirante said the series will be divided into three components consisting of preparation for home-based learning, academic development which also includes safety measures against COVID-19 and life skills education such as urban gardening among others.
´ In these trying times, the parents should take a more active role in their children´s education by coordinating closely with the teachers and school officials on their schedules. The parents should also organize interventions to keep their children productive and educated (beyond schooling),´said Rey Jumilla, president of the division federated Parents Teachers Association (PTA).