Summit Highlights Non-Conventional Education Methods

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MANILA, Philippines - Improving alternative delivery modes (ADMs) of education in the country is the main thrust of a conference the Department of Education (DepEd) will hold in December.Education Secretary Armin Luistro has informed all undersecretaries, assistant secretaries, bureau directors, directors of services, centers and heads of units, regional directors, schools division and city superintendents as well as to heads of public elementary schools of the significance of the first national summit on alternative delivery mode which has the theme, "Providing Options Where the Conventional Fall Short."Luistro said the summit also aims to enhance the participants' awareness on the different ADMs being implemented in public and private schools with focus on target clienteles, contests, and processes including assessment."The summit also aims to appraise them on the results of evaluation on the implementation of the different ADMs," Luistro explained in his memo.DepEd, through the Bureau of Elementary Education (BEE) in cooperation with the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) and the National Association of Chiefs and Assistant Chiefs of Elementary Education (NACACEE) will hold the summit from Dec. 12 to 13 in Tagaytay City.Luistro said participating in the summit are the regional directors (RDs) and assistant regional directors (ARDs), schools division/city superintendents (SDSs) and/or assistant schools divisions/city superintendents (ASDSs), regional and division ADMs coordinators, district supervisors, and school heads. "Interested private school officials are also encouraged to participate," he added. …