To assist the teachers in responding positively to the new normal, the Schools Division of Parañaque through its Information Technology (IT) officer, Mr. Al C. Catchillar, initiated the Premium-Paid Quipper Online Management System Training for Selected Grade 10 and Senior High School Teachers via Google Meet, August 25-26.

The participants performed various hands-on tasks such as creation of teachers’ classes, sections, and sample assignments. They also took part in the interactive icebreakers and trivia about knowledge, pop culture, and executed the navigation guides to the Quipper platform through their respective accounts so that they can have access and do self-paced review any time. Moreover, they were made familiar with the data gathering of the reports that may be delivered or shared to the division office, local government, and schoolheads of Parañaque, and to calculate the gathered data for recognition and awards.

The 10,000+ Premium accounts of Quipper added features that teachers may take full advantage of such as Quipper’s Learning Management System (LMS), built in ready-made video lessons, lesson guides, and assessments. For School Year 2020-2021, Quipper added the content for Araling Panlipunan, Filipino; Music, Arts, Physical Education and Health (MAPEH) for Grade 10. For Senior High School, it also released content for the STEM- Specialized Subjects, Academic Track Applied Subjects, Basic Education Exit Assessments, and College Entrance Test Assessments.

Thirteen (13) schools are the selected beneficiaries of the program. These include the Grade 10 students of San Antonio National High School, Parañaque National High School – Main (DOST – Special Science Class), La Huerta National High School, Masville National High School, Parañaque Science High School, Baclaran National High School, and Moonwalk National High School, as well as all students of Senior High School, namely: Parañaque National High School – Main, Parañaque Science High School, PNHS Baclaran, Dr. Arcadio Santos National High School, Moonwalk National High School, Sun Valley National High School, Don Bosco High School  Parañaque, Sto. Nino Senior High School, and Parañaque Senior High School.

The said schools were identified according to their ranking on the Weekly Active Students Usage (WAL Usage) or the percentage of students using the platform as of the previous S.Y.  2019-2020.

In her message, OIC – Assistant Schools Division Superintendent Violeta M. Gonzales encouraged the participants to fully embrace technology, look at it positively in order to maximize using it, and find meaning to the technology training programs that the SDO designed for them. She likewise recognized the presence of the schoolheads as implementers of the program in their respective schools. “We may not know the entire operation but one significant thing is we know the capability of technology to enhance teaching and learning, as we macromanage our schools at this time of pandemic,” she said. (Reena G. Orquina)