By the year 2015 General Santos City is a Division of excellent and competitive learners through quality and responsive curriculum in a wholesome learning environment with competent, responsible personnel, and caring, supportive stakeholders.
General Santos City Division aims to support schools in the delivery of quality and responsive curriculum for holistic learners; enhance the capabilities of its personnel; provide adequate learning facilities and resources, and strengthen support among stakeholders.
A. IMPLEMENTATION OF SCHOOL-BASED MANAGEMENT
DepED Order No. 55, s. 2008, dated July 9, 2008, entitled “School-Based Management (SBM) Grant, FY 2007 Budget” was issued to support the efforts of schools and the Divisions towards self-improvement through continuous school and division improvement planning. The provision of SBM Grant, which began in 2006, will be continued onwards.
Eligible elementary and secondary schools shall be entitled to receive the fund subject to the guidelines that provides the rules for availment, release, utilization, and liquidation of the same.
B. DIVISION EDUCATION DEVELOPMENT PLAN (DEDP)
Consistent with the provisions of R.A. 9155, the formulation of the DEDP adopts a process that encourages the participation of, builds, and harnesses the partnership between the division and its stakeholders. DEPD is the main vehicle through which the Division can manage effectively and efficiently education services in its locality.
The Division has organized the DEDP Division Planning Committee (DPC), the members of which are as stipulated in the DEDP Manual. To date, the DPC is into Phase II, the Strategic Planning, where the division core organizational values, vision and mission statements and strategic goals and targets are being formulated. Roll out of Phase II was already given to the DPC regular and on call members.
C. PROJECT ALERT (Advanced Learning using Electronics and Relevant Technologies)
(Mid-year Accomplishment Report, Year 3)
II. RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
A Student Development
1.1 IT Enrollment
1.2. Clubs and Organization
1.3. Utilization of Learning Guides
Sustenance of classroom activities using learning guides to selected teachers
1. 4. Utilization of E-assessment and e-examination
Sustenance of the utilization of e-examination and assessment in IT classes all year levels
1.5. Seminar Workshops & Trainings
B. Teacher Development
1. Clubs and Organization
2. Seminars, Workshop ,Trainings Conducted and Participated
C. Curriculum Development
D. Community Development
III. MODERNIZATION PROGRAM
GenSan DepEd uses multimedia software. Not a single word can be heard from the classroom filled with students. Everybody is focused on performing the tasks needed to be accomplished for that hour. All one could hear is the harmonious tickling of the keys that orchestrates with the clicking of the mouse.
This would be the scene in every classroom of all the schools within the Division of General Santos City in the near future as the division is now gearing towards being the center of Information and Communication Technology in the region.
One of the steps to the realization of this goal is the purchasing several sets of educational multimedia software CD’s intended for used in the secondary level.
IV. INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (IT) EQUIPMENT
The department is moving towards the integration of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in the Curriculum of basic education in all learning areas. The purpose of this is to use ICT as a tool to improve teaching/learning process.
An Orientation-Workshop on ICT integration in teaching and learning to improve and provide quality basic education was conducted on October to orient School Heads on the use of ICT. It aims to improve and provide quality basic education, define the roles and responsibilities of an ICT Coordinator in realizing the effective and efficient management of learning content using technology; and orient ICT Coordinators on the conduct of the required survey and assessments of all ICT equipment.
All elementary and secondary schools in the Division have already assigned ICT coordinators as a result of the orientation.
V. SCHOOL EMPOWERMENT
Empowerment gleaned from different view like a different way of working together; a teamwork where everybody owns a solution to certain problem; a way of manifesting a skill called decision-making.
All these interpretations are used to make school empowerment work. Samples are, school heads are given the responsibility to manage a principal-led school repair program. They are also given school MOOE to start managing finances and draw out their innovativeness and resourcefulness in managing schools with limited resources. They are also given well-defined administrative functions.
VI. MIDYEAR PROGRAM REVIEW AND EVALUATION
To determine whether the decision is smoothly sailing with the right directions and good environment to reach its goals, each key official was made to reflect and decide on what to do to begin with something different. This was done through proposing commitments in the form of Personal Responsibility for Results during the Midyear Program Review and Evaluation held on October 2008.
VII. INDUCTION PROGRAM
To orient the newly hired teachers of their duties and responsibilities, thrust and programs of the department and other matters related to their employment an induction program is being conducted annually.
Teacher Induction Program (TIP) is an instrument of selecting quality teachers. It helped new teachers understand their duties and responsibilities as well as their rights and privileges. It refreshed strategies, techniques and knowledge not only for new ones but also for those who were in the field for many years but unable to update their professional growth.
The purpose of the Induction Program is to develop among DepED employees the pride, belongingness, competence, commitment, and character in the delivery of education services such as: recruitment and selection, reclassification of positions through ERF and Conversion, training and development, compensation and benefits, leave administration, personnel movement, retirement, resignation and separation from service, and legal matters (RA 6713, RA 4670, Sexual Harassment Act).
The participants are permanent nationally-paid and locally-paid teachers and employees appointed October 2007 to the present.
It was participated by 78 elementary teachers and 62 secondary teachers last March 13 – 14, 2008 at