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DepEd’s Transition To New Normal

DepEd’s Transition To New Normal

As we embark on a new journey of the new normal, we have been trying hard to adapt to the new changes. From our livelihood, transportation, church activities, education, and almost every single part of our way of life had to make a 360-degree shift.

The current situation we are in forced us to change our many ways. It felt like a big hassle and a lot of headaches. But we need to adjust. We need to embrace the new normal.

One of the most badly hit sectors is the Education System in the Philippines. The Department of Education had to be on its feet right then and there to find solutions and pursue Education for our students.

Traditional Classroom Learning to Blended learning

Before we heard the news about the Covid19 Pandemic everything was normal and children are free  to school every single day.

Until we experience the horror stories of the said virus that killed thousands of lives. Of course, our reaction was fear not just for our selves but for our children. We knew how contagious the virus is.

We will not take any chance and we are willing to postpone or even cancel the classes to safeguard the health of our students.

But the Department of Education came up with the idea of “Blended Learning”. Blended learning will enable the schools to limit face-to-face learning, ensure social distancing, and decrease the volume of people outside the home at any given time.

If we compare the new normal in the learning process to our traditional classroom set up, we can say that it’s going to be difficult and we have to deal with a lot of adjustments. Not just on the student’s side but also with the teacher’s point of view.


For students, if they are able they should secure a gadget that can serve as their channel to participate in an online class. However not every student can afford gadgets, so they have to use the modules or participate in modular distance learning wherein printed materials will be delivered to the comforts of their homes.

According to a report from Manila Bulletin, printed modules can be picked up by students or parents in a designated place during a coordinated time.

For teachers, they have to be equipped with gadgets they can use for online teaching. Wifi signal is also one of the things they concern about considering that Philippines has a weak internet connection.

Some teachers living from places where the internet signal is weak need to climb higher places just to get a decent signal to perform their jobs.

Of course, the monitoring of student’s output becomes extra challenging and that is why teachers should also be equipped with technology to monitor their students. It can be an app or a system wherein the can constantly check on the overall progress of their students in their assigned tasks.


We indeed belong to a developing country and that there is still a lot of work to do for us to increase our efficiency in digital telecommunication.

Our education system was challenged big time to shift and adapt to the new normal. The transition may not be one hundred percent smooth and there is still a lot of improvements that need to be done but DepEd has shown its commitment to serve and educate the students regardless of the constraints this pandemic has brought. – Karie | Helpline PH

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