The Educational Leadership and Management Course (ELMC) is set to roll out its second cycle this 2021, as part of the Power for Youth Project of ING and UNICEF Philippines, implemented by Ateneo de Zamboanga University’s SUGPAT Program and AdZU School of Education, and in partnership with Department of Education’s Alternative Learning System.

ELMC is a 7-month program for the Department of Education Region IX’s Schools Division ALS Focal Persons and Education Program Specialists for ALS (EPSA).

“The ELMC is an opportunity for our ALS Focal Persons and Education Program Specialists for ALS (EPSA) to take modules on Quality Teaching and Learning, Understanding ALS 2.0 Curriculum Design and Its Implementation, and a module on Academic Leadership and Supervision (ALaS),” SUGPAT Project Officer Rogin Eribal said.

Furthermore, he added that these modules are heavily anchored on the proposed ALS Monitoring and Evaluation Framework which is vital in providing the guidance that leaders in ALS need in terms of implementing ALS 2.0 in the region.

The modules shall train the ALS implementers on how to track teachers’ and learners’ performance, deepen the understanding of the ALS 2.0 curriculum design and its implementation, and assimilate concepts and principles for effective supervision that help improve the quality of teaching and learning.

Adjustments were made due to the limitations brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic, and after more than a year since the first round of implementation of the ELMC, the second cycle begins with its first module on March 22, 2021.

“As the battle cry of DepEd continues to work hard for quality education, we join the advocacy believing that our Division ALS Focal Persons and EPSA can do it. With the ELMC, we inspire quality because ‘second chance education should not be second class,” Eribal said.

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