DepEd Holds Summer Training for Special Education Teachers

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The Department of Education Bureau of Elementary Education (DepEd-BEE) is conducting training for special education (SPED) teachers across the country this summer to increase their competencies.The Summer Training Program for Teachers of Visually Impaired (STPT) and the Multiple Disability and Visual Impairment (MDVI) Training for Teachers are outlined in DepEd Memorandum No. 133 issued last March 30.“These programs aim to enhance competencies of teachers in providing educational services to children with visual impairment in regular schools,’’ said Education Secretary Jesli Lapus.He said that visually impaired kids are vulnerable and sensitive and, therefore, should be handled only by teachers expert on special cases.The STPT trainings will be simultaneously conducted at the Philippine Normal University (PNU) for Luzon teachers; Cebu Normal University for Visayas teachers; and University of Southeastern Philippines (USEP) in Davao City for Mindanao teachers from April 13 to May 8.The MDVI training will be held from May 11 to 22 in same venues.Lapus said the training participants are entitled to free tuition fees and a stipend of P2,400 for those from Regions 1, 2, 3, 4A, 4B, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM), CARAGA and Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR), and P1,400 for those from the National Capital Region (NCR), Cebu and Davao Cities. …