29 EVSU faculty members were recommended and qualified to attend the UPOU training “Gearing up for the New Normal: Teacher Training on Flexible Learning.” Topics learned from UP Open University and Commission on Higher Education training were utilized to establish the essential concepts in flexible learning relevant towards their own University. Attendees in the aforementioned training were assigned to carry out a re- entry action project as a result of this.

The re-entry training course developed by the 29 EVSU faculty attendees of the UPOU training is entitled “Gearing up for the Next Normal: An Echo-Training on Flexible Learning.” The training’s goal is to provide faculty attendees with more expertise about flexible learning and its aspects. This will allow educators who participated to create a curriculum pack employing their established educational materials and the online learning materials developed in Gearing up for the Next Normal: Teacher Training on Flexible Learning. Faculty trainers’ roles are to manage and lead faculty attendees in applying what they have learned in training and design and the implementation of a curriculum pack. During this Virtual Epoch of academic learning, educators must be prepared with teaching munitions to expedite learners’ knowledge and skills acquisition. Eastern Visayas State University faculty who will participate will have the opportunity to engage in this program and understand better about current innovations in the realm of flexible learning.

The training consists of synchronous sessions in which the resource speaker will deliver a presentation as well as provide linkage to open educational resources (OERs) developed during the GNN: Training of Teachers on Flexible Learning, as well as asynchronous sessions in which attendees will complete their formative assessment. During the synchronous sessions, the appointed resource speaker will provide additional knowledge on the OERs and respond to questions that attendees may have. Participants will be divided into groups based on the subjects they have handled and proven when creating their curriculum bundle. A prize will be awarded to the team that develops the effective full course pack. Grading rubric for the learning exercises will be created by the resource speakers.

The course is divided into 10 modules. The following are the schedule of training programs for each module:

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Activity Actual Date(s) of Implementation Brief Description of the Activity
Opening Program

Synchronous Session for

Module 1; Flexible Learning: An Overview

September 14, 2021 01:00pm-05:00pm In this module, the participants are expected to learn the following: (1) different modes of delivering instruction: F2F; Blended (Online/Offline; Hybrid; Flipped;

Blended Distance eLearning,

Distance Education, Open

Education); and  (2) determining the appropriate mode of delivering instruction: (Learner and Learning-centered).

Synchronous Session for

Module 2; Designing Your

Course: The Backward Design Process

September 17, 2021 01:00pm-05:00pm Review the approved course outcomes as basis for the content of a chosen course; formulate learning outcomes for one course module; organize the course content of the chosen module.
Synchronous Session for

Module 3; Module Writing/

Course Materials

Development

September 21, 2021 01:00pm-05:00pm At the end of this module, participants will be able to fully understand what a course pack is; select, curate, and use Open Educational Resources (OERs), gain some tips in maximizing the course pack and prepare their own course pack.
Synchronous Session for

Module 4; Assessment in

Flexible Learning Mode

September 24, 2021 01:00pm-05:00pm What is assessment/Why assess?

Facilitating Assessment in Flexible Learning

Different Modes of Instructional Delivery Different forms/types of

assessment/Authentic Assessment Issues and Concerns in Online Assessment

Synchronous Session for Module 5; Course Delivery September 28, 2021 01:00pm-05:0pm Apply different models of course delivery on Flexible Learning to keep the students engaged and motivated.

Understand the universal design of

Learning, Learner’s Agency, and feedback and feedforward.

Introduce immersive technologies for laboratory and other skill courses for remote instruction.

Synchronous Session for

Module 6; Technologies in

Teaching and Learning

October 1, 2021 01:00pm-05:00pm The participants will be acquainted and familiarized with the MOODLE and Google Classroom applications used in the teaching and learning process. They will also be guided with some

procedures in using the said technology like from making an individual account, uploading course guide and materials, discussions, activities and even assignments.

Synchronous Session for

Module 7; Quality Assurance in the Flexible Learning Mode of Instruction

October 5, 2021 01:00pm-05:00pm Participants will be introduced to the concept of quality and quality assurance in the education setting and learn about the different perceptions about quality in higher education and why quality is considered a multidimensional, multilevel, and dynamic concept.

Key concepts in quality assurance (QA) in higher education will be delivered and check on how QA can be done in a flexible learning mode of instruction at global, institutional and individual practice levels.

Learning about these concepts will help you gain foundational knowledge on how to do quality assurance on your own courses and programs.

Synchronous Session for

Module 8; eLeadership and eClassroom Management

October 8, 2021

01:00pm-05:00pm

Describe eLeadership and eManagement in an organization.

Importance of eClassroom Management in achieving a productive learning environment.

Discuss the challenges that come with eClassroom management as well as strategies for dealing with them.

Synchronous Session for Module 9; Emerging Trends in Education October 12, 2021

01:00pm-05:00pm

Describe the emerging trends in education.

Reflect on which among the emerging trends in education can be integrated in one’s teaching next school year/in the next normal.

Synchronous Session for

Module 10; Psychological First Aid (PFA)

Closing Program

October 15, 2021

01:00pm-05:00pm

The module is divided into three parts as follows:

●     Understanding PFA

○     How do crisis events affect people?

○    What is PFA

○    PFA: WHo, When and Where?

●     How to help responsibly

●     Providing PFA

○     Good communication

○    Prepare- learn about the situation

○ Action Principles of PFA

○          Ending your help

The training program’s goal is to explore and establish the most suitable flexible learning paradigm for EVSU learners by emphasizing a learner-centered perspective in constructing the institution’s most relevant paradigm. Create a multimedia delivery curriculum pack. To facilitate effective acquisition, combine various instruments into learning practices.

To fulfill the above-mentioned targets, the training plan includes the following key parts: identifying significant participants who will fulfilled the inclusion criteria, and grouping by expertise. Participants should be given access to Open Educational Resources (OERs) and educational tools. Perform synchronous and asynchronous sessions; complete and complete the relevant educational exercises for each module. This training will assist educators in creating an effective learning environment, improving teaching-learning scenarios in the new normal education system, staying updated on modern pedagogical devices, and inspiring other educators to become effective instructors in the modern world of education.

Additional faculty participants are still welcome to attend the sessions. Those interested in participating may contact the following technical personnels:

Kay Bathala Santos (kaybathala.santos@evsu.edu.ph)
Ericson Acebedo (ericson.acebedo@evsu.edu.ph)