DepEd TV begins final dry run for class opening

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The Department of Education (DepEd) started Monday its final dry run of on television channels two weeks before the class opening on October 5.

DepEd Director Abram Abanil said in a press conference that the 26 episodes would be aired on Monday, September 21, in different local channels as a practice for the opening of classes.

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“I am happy to announce na successful po ang aming pag-broadcast kaninang umaga,” Abanil said.

“From September 21, today, up to Friday, sa September 25, mag-dry run po kami ng 26 episodes corresponding to isang araw ng TV episode that will be airing on October 5,” he added.

Abanil said the lessons were already shown on some of the partner channels, including Solar Learning Channel and Digital TV, IBC 13, CignalTV, and GSAT Direct TV.

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DepEd TV started airing lessons for Alternative Learning System at 7:30 am. Classes for grade school start at 8:25 am, while senior high school topics would start at 4:45 pm.

Aside from lessons for students, DepEd TV would also air professional development lectures for teachers and orientation for parents at 6:15 pm.

Last month, DepEd TV drew flak over a grammatical error seen during its initial dry run.

DepEd TV begins final dry run for class opening

Abanil said DepEd already established an 18-step workflow process to avoid a similar incident. He added the process includes subject experts’ thorough review of the subjects.

He also said DepEd TV aims to air 130 episodes per week, covering major subject areas in most essential learning competencies for the class opening on October 5. Each episode would last for 30 minutes with five minutes break.

At least 160 timeslots will be set up per channel of following partners of DepEd TV:

  • IBC 13 – 1 over the air TV channel
  • PTV 4 – 4 hours over the air TV channel
  • Solar TV – 1 digital channel
  • Planet Cable – 1 cable channel
  • Philippine Cable and Telecommunications Association – 1 to 3 cable channels
  • Cignal TV – 2 satellite TV channel
  • GSAT – 1 satellite TV channel
  • Gracia/LMP – 1 satellite TV channel
  • Mabuhay Pilipinas TV – 13 satellite TV channels

There are 107 teachers broadcaster so far that would serve as presenters for the episodes. Most of them are from the National Capital Region with 40 designated educators, Calabarzon with 20, and Central Luzon with 17.

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