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The Mobile Open High School Program:

Education at the door steps

Operations Manual

The Mobile Open High School Program:

          The Mobile Open High School Program (MOHSP) in the Island Province of Camiguin is an extension of the existing Open High School Program (OHSP) offered by the public secondary schools in the division. It caters the needs of the students who cannot attend the regular high school program due to problems with time, distance, physical disability and financial difficulties, social and family constraints (DepEd Order 46, s. 2006). Its most important feature is in its “independent, self-pacing and flexible study” that makes it an appropriate strategy for keeping potential dropouts in school, and a catch-up program for out-of-school youth to be rejoined to his/her class or finish his/her studies even without coming to school. The additional feature of MOHSP is “education anywhere, anytime”- delivered right at the doorstep at the most convenient time of the learner. Mobile teachers conduct learning and consultation sessions right at home and/or the community where the out-of-school youth resides. The program make use of materials and technology from EASE (Easy and Accessible Secondary Education), OHSP Self-learning modules locally and/or regionally developed, Indigenous Peoples Education (IpEd) modules and video lessons adopted by the division.

Objectives of MOSHP

The MOHSP is aligned to the Philippine government’s commitment to the goal “Education For All” of the United Nation and the department’s mandate of producing functionally literate learner/graduate or one who has a mastery of the basic competencies, capable of problem – solving and a productive member of his family and community.

The MOHSP is a Dropout Reduction Program (DORP) which has the following objectives:

• Provides opportunity to PWD (persons with disability), pregnant students and working students (out of school youth) to finish high school;

• Provides opportunity to students, especially IPs (Indigenous Peoples) far from schools to finish basic education;

• Reduces high school drop outs  and increases participation rate

Who are qualified to enroll?

The program is open to Filipino learners who can demonstrate capacity for independent learning and are willing to undertake self-directed learning to finish secondary education.

Where to enroll?

          The students shall be enrolled by the Mobile Teacher to the nearest secondary school where the barangay is situated.  All the necessary records shall be secured and kept by the school.

How is the MOHSP Organized and Managed?

          The overall management of the MOHSP shall be the office of the Schools Division Superintendent (SDO). The school head shall be responsible in the management of the mobile classes in her / his school service area. After determining the number of students to reach the ideal class size of 25, the school head shall request from the SDO a mobile teacher item or to reassign excess teacher.   After an item is secured the school head will commence the process of enrolment and class organization in partnership with various stake holders. A Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) or a permit shall be secured for the use of learning facilities. Mobile teachers shall be designated to facilitate all the activities of the program. They shall adopt the flexi- time based on the agreement of the students and the teachers; taking into consideration the required number of hours for teachers.as contained in DepED Manual. The work of the mobile teachers shall be purely outside the school except in the preparation of grades and reports which are in line with the Mobile Open High School Program.

The following are the specific roles and responsibilities in the implementation of the MOHSP.

Program Supervisor

· Oversees the over-all operation of MOHSP including the monitoring and evaluation of the program and sees to it that the mobile teachers are given workloads directly inline to the MOSHP

· Assist the school head in the organization of mobile classes and or distance learning.

· Represent the SDO in the Local School Board and stakeholders meeting and other advocacy activities.

· Exercises instructional supervision over the mobile teachers.

School Head

· Provides instructional and administrative supervision over the mobile teachers.

· Insure that the program has the resources needed.

Mobile Teachers

· Facilitate enrolment, class organization and the learning session in the community learning center by using the self-learning modules provided for the students.

Enrollment and Class Organization

          The enrolment and class organization is one of the primary functions of the MT. However the support and cooperation of various stakeholders as indicated below are needed for the success of the program:

Mobile Teacher

Students

LGU

Parents

Coordinate with the barangay officialsand conduct School Mapping

 

Facilitate School mapping

 

Home visit to target clientele/students and enrolment

 

 

Provide necessary information

Conduct of orientation

Attend Orientation

Facilitate the orientation

Attend orientation

Conference with the parents for commitment

 

Facilitate the conference

Attend in the conference

Facilitate students’ birth certificate and f 137/138(if necessary; visit the school last attended and the LCR Office) and get/give Learners Reference No.

Submit Birth Certificate and Forms 137/138

 

 

Facilitate the submission of birth certificate and f 137/138

Conduct Informal Reading Inventory (IRI) and Independent Learning Readiness (ILRT)

Undergo Informal Reading Inventory (IRI) and Independent Learning Readiness Test (ILRT)

 

Support he conduct of IRI and ILRT

Class organization

Fill up learners profile & agreement

Support the needs of the students

Support the class organization activity

Finalize class/consultation session schedule

Attend sessions

 

 

Finalize venue (MOA, permit)

 

Facilitate MOA/Permit

 

Conduct of home visits/consultation sessions/distribute modules

Attend consultations/

independent study

 

Support class sessions and consultations

The Modules

          The Modules used in this program are adopted from the Regular Open High School Program which were patterned after the Program EASE of the Department of Education. Currently these modules are undergoing adjustments in the regional level with the advent of the K-12 curriculum. Video Learning Modules in CDs were developed in the eEducation center and available to beep up instructional materials to supplement learning resources of the students.

Grading System

1.    Evaluation of learning in each subject can include written and oral tests and the assessment of required outputs. The learner should get at least 50 % of the total number of items in the posttest in each learning module. The formula below shall be used in computing the grades of the learner after completion of each module.

Raw Score             x        100    +        60      = Grade

                   Total Score                      2.5

2.    Students’ Progress Report shall be made by the mobile teachers to track students’ module accomplishment and performance.

3.    Promotion is based on the fulfillment of requirements and mastery of at least 75% of the competencies in each subject area. This is based specifically on the result of the teacher-made summative test during the last quarter of the school year.

4.    The components used in computing the final grade shall be 60 % (average grade) from the learning modules and 40 % from the summative test result.

5.    Year-end reports shall be submitted to the school in accordance to their existing schedule set for submission. (e.g., Grade sheets, Students Progress Report, List of Promoted Students, List of Graduating Students, etc.)

6.    Acceleration by learning area and by year level shall be determined in highly meritorious cases upon fulfillment of the requirements and mastery of at least 90% of the competencies in the subject area. In case of acceleration the MOHSP Program Supervisor shall review the updated portfolio.  The following shall constitute a portfolio: Answer Booklets (Records Activities, Test Items, Pretest and Posttest per module per subject area)

7.    Retention of the learner in the program is for a maximum period of six years with the option to be mainstreamed in the regular program anytime within the period of study.

Partnership with Other Out-of-School Youth Programs 

1.   Students who are currently enrolled in the MOHSP can also take the Acceleration and Equivalency (A & E) Exam of the Alternative Learning System (ALS) provided that the students meet the age requirement (15 and above).

2.   The program is linked with the e-Education project sponsored by the Japan Aid. This project provides digitization of the lesson of the open high school self-learning modules. The video lesson shall serve as an effective and accessible instructional material for the students.

3.   The class can also be organized as an association and register it to Security Exchange Commission (SEC) for possible partnership in the implementation of livelihood programs. The following agencies are strongly recommended: PESO, DTI, DA, DOST, LGU, TESDA, DOT, DENR, PCDA, NGOS and religious organizations.

Evaluation of the program

To determine the results of the program, the following shall be evaluated:

1.  Performance of the learner/student.  The learner shall be evaluated by the subject teacher.

2. Performance of the mobile teachers.  The Performance of the mobile teachers shall be looked into to determine areas for improving the implementation of the program.  The assessment shall be undertaken by the program supervisor.

3. Overall Implementation of the MOHSP (Summative Evaluation).  The Division Office through the program supervisor shall evaluate the overall implementation at the end of the school year in terms of the following:

· Learners’ performance

·  Support of the community and LGU

 

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