Quirino province sponsors anew capacity building program for leading and managing K to 12 schools
The provincial government of Quirino, led by Governor Junie E. Cua, is sponsoring for the second time a training that seeks to capacitate school principals in leading and managing schools under the K to 12 education reform program. This development came following the success of the initial run of the training program in May 2014.
“Leading and Managing K to 12 Schools” is a five-day program developed by SEAMEO INNOTECH to capacitate school administrators in meeting the demands of K to 12. It intends to enhance skills on instructional coaching directed at curricular enrichment and learner assessment.
An important context of the training program is the discussion on how to operationalize K to 12 at the school level. Participants learn together to contextualize and localize the K to 12 curriculum depending on the needs of the community where the schools are located. This exercise enhances further their competencies in assessing learning under K to 12.
Apart from this, participants also learn how to effectively engage school-community stakeholders for a more suitable partnership. Likewise, they are given opportunities to assess their own strengths and capacities that will help them manage their schools better under the reform program.
SEAMEO INNOTECH offered to customize the training program for the schools division of Quirino after a discussion on the provincial government’s development agenda. It was then that the province’s officials gained a deeper understanding of the province’s role as the overall anchor of the K to 12 program for all schools in the division.
Schools Division Superintendent Dr. Reynalda Bangunan is working closely with SEAMEO INNOTECH in the conduct of the training program. All education program supervisors were required to participate so they could train other school heads, which were not reached by the training program.