IN an effort to uphold child rights and protection in the COVID-19 pandemic and deliver relevant quality education , the Department of Education (DepEd) started a series of webinars on the said initiatives.
The DepEd, through the Office of the Undersecretary for Legal Affairs in collaboration with the National Educators Academy of the Philippines (NEAP) conducted the webinars with the themed “ Isulong! Karapatan ng Bata sa Panahon ng COVID-19.”
The 14-episode webinar series will be conducted throughout the whole month of September and the first week of October, in partnership with UNICEF-Philippines, Stairway Foundation, and Save the Children Philippines.
It aims to capacitate school leaders, teachers, and parents on Child Rights in Education, Child Protection in Education in the Time of COVID-19, and Positive Discipline in Education for Parents and Guardians.
As a professional development program recognized by the NEAP, the webinar series will be able to award professional development credit units to participants, following applicable DepEd issuances.
With the webinar series being in line with the Basic Education – Learning Continuity Plan, educators and teachers are especially encouraged to watch and participate in the webinar series.
The first webinar session was held on Monday, September 7, 2020, from 3:00 to 5:00 PM, with children’s rights in education and to development as topics.
Second sessions on child rights were conducted on Tuesday (September 8) and followed on Sept 14, and 15) Positive discipline in education episodes for parents and guardians will be held on September 9, 16, 23, and 30, and October 7.Child protection sessions will be conducted from September 28 to October 2.
The webinar episodes will be livestreamed on DepEdPhilippines Facebook page.