September 2, 2021— The Department of Education Regional Office 3, through the Program on Awards and Incentives for Service Excellence (PRAISE) Committee and the Human Resource development Division (HRDD), shall conduct the 2021 Education Innovation Conference (EIC) on September 8, 2021 from 8:30 am up to 1:00 pm via MS Teams Livestream through the link https://bit.ly/EICAwardsCeremony.

The theme of this year’s conference, which is also in conjunction with the Celebration of the National Teachers’ Month, is “Transforming the Conventional Concepts and Practices into Unorthodox Versions in Response to the VUCAD World”. The acronym “VUCAD” stands for Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity, Ambiguity, and Diversity. 

As education leaders and curriculum implementers, it is of paramount importance that teachers and school leaders would have the capacity to introduce innovative programs, projects and activities that would ensure the delivery of quality, accessible, responsive, and relevant basic education to all types of learners in diverse learning situations.

The primordial objective of this activity is to motivate the teachers, school leaders, non-teaching personnel, and other stakeholders to showcase the Best Innovations in Education through their entries in the three search categories (structure, content, and process).

SDO GroupRO Group
A.   Structure (involves the ways in which school facilities like classrooms are organized)A. Business Process  Note:              The categories for the Regional Office shall be based on the different business processes of the functional divisions or units/sections articulatedin the key result areas (KRAs) of their respective Operations Manual 
B.   Content (refers to curriculum revisions such as contextualization: localization, indigenization or enhancement in the content)C.   Process (those that have to do with human interaction such as pedagogy, assessment, instructional supervision, provision of technical assistance, monitoring and evaluation, etc.)

The Search for Best Innovations in Education for Schools Division Office (SDO) group involves two (2) levels: Elementary and Secondary for Best Innovations in Structure, and Content; and District/Cluster and Division Levels for Best Innovations in Process.

The evaluation of entries involved two phases:  Phase 1 (Evaluation of Entry Write-up, required documents and video clips, and shortlisting of nominees based on the selection criteria) and Phase 2 (Online validation and interview of qualified entries from Phase 1).

DepEd Regional Office 3 tapped the services of an external board of judges in evaluating the entries and in determining the winners of the search.  The board of judges is composed of Engr. Mark Vincent Nodado (Owner/CEO, MVYN Builders Inc.), Dr. Dexter Balajadia (Director,  Internationalization and External Relations, University of the Assumption) and Dr. Elvira Balinas (Dean, Graduate School, Angeles University Foundation).

The highlight of the 2021 Education Innovation Conference (EIC) shall be the Awards Ceremony of the Search for Best Innovations in Education. 

The winners will be announced during the Awards Ceremony.

The Phase 2 qualifiers in the search categories (in no particular order are the following):

LIST OF QUALIFIED ENTRIES FOR PHASE 2:

ONLINE VALIDATION  INTERVIEW

(in no particular order)

CATEGORY: STRUCTURE         LEVEL:  ELEMENTARY

 Name of Entry School/Office SDO
Online Learning Hub: A Partnership StrategyCupang Elementary SchoolBalanga City
Project LIGTASPolillo Elementary SchoolCabanatuan City
Project INNO RADIO-PLUSSan Juan Bautista Elementary SchoolTarlac City
Handwashing (Washing Machine) FacilityDr. Antonio C. Villarama Memorial SchoolBulacan
Module ClinicOld Cabalan Integrated SchoolOlongapo City

CATEGORY: STRUCTURE                  LEVEL:  SECONDARY

 Name of Entry School/Office SDO
ABOT ALAM KIOSKSan Jose City National High School – SHSSan Jose City
TVBIOlongapo City National High SchoolOlongapo City
Project SMARTSan Isidro Integrated SchoolSan Fernando City
Project REACH OUTHonorato C. Perez Sr. Memorial Science High SchoolCabanatuan City
Assimilating Transition in the Education ScenarioBataan National High School – SHSBalanga City

CATEGORY:  CONTENT            LEVEL:  ELEMENTARY

 Name of Entry School/Office SDO
SFES: Championing Education in the New NormalSan Fernando Elementary SchoolSan Fernando City
DUNONG KOMIKSMalasin Elementary SchoolSan Jose City
Project ACAPINNACA Elementary SchoolCabanatuan City
Subject Integration Approach in Curriculum Instruction and Assessment of LearningCupang Elementary SchoolBalanga City
Project C.A.F.E (Competency Alignment For Employment)Matias A. Fernando Memorial SchoolBulacan

CATEGORY: CONTENT                      LEVEL:  SECONDARY

 Name of Entry School/Office SDO
Project MELCMayapyap National High SchoolCabanatuan City
SHS-TVL Work Immersion Manual and Portfolio for New NormalCarlos F. Gonzales High SchoolBulacan
Education Amidst the Pandemic = Modular Instruction + MorePampanga High SchoolSan Fernando City
Project CARE LDMLuakan National High School, Morong National High School, Mariveles National High School – Poblacion, Balsik National High SchoolBataan
Learning through Screens: VL’s Across MELCsPorais High SchoolSan Jose City

CATEGORY:  PROCESS            LEVEL:  REGIONAL OFFICE

 Name of Entry School/Office OFFICE
Project MELDSHRDDRO

CATEGORY:  PROCESS                     LEVEL:  DIVISION

 Name of Entry School/Office SDO
Project MOVERSCID -Schools Division OfficeSan Fernando City
OTG Offline Learning Platforms: Addressing the Challenges of the VUCAD WorldSchools Division OfficeBalanga City
Safety Measure Against the Rapid Transmission of Covid-19 (SDO-OC-SMART-C)ICT UnitOlongapo City
Division In-House Information SystemsSchools Division OfficeSan Jose City
Document Tracking System (DoTS)Schools Division OfficeNueva Ecija

CATEGORY: PROCESS    LEVEL:  DISTRICT/CLUSTER/SCHOOL

 Name of Entry School/Office SDO
Enhanced Senior High School Immersion Learning PackageBataan National High School – Senior High SchoolBalanga City
RI-SearchDipaculao South DistrictAurora
Project ON-AIR (Offering New Alternative to Instruction and Reading)Amucao Elementary SchoolTarlac City
Project MODEL (Munoz Online / Offline Digitized E-Learning)Secondary ClusterScience City of Munoz
Project AWESOMEBocaue DistrictBulacan

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