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helpful tips in creating an effective and sustainable school community partnership. a ppt created for the the teachers' INSET (Oct 2014)

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  • 1. Creating aCommunity ofLearningPartnersin SchoolMarilu S. BandolonFacilitator

2. School & Community PartnershipThe problem of education is everybodys problem. Asbuilding literacy is our collective responsibility, so too isimproving of our schools, our collective responsibility. We mustbuild bridges between the school and the community.Former DepEd Secretary FlorencioAbad 3. Session objectives:At the end of the session, the participants are able to:1. identify community resources as context of learning andteaching;2. identify and establish areas of linkages between the schooland the community for mutual linkages;3. describe the various roles of teachers in the communitywhere the school is situated;4. recognize the roles and elicit the support of the LSB, PTA andother organizations and institutions, both GOs andNGOS 4. SCHOOL 5. Lets revisit the communities where our schools are located:Lets do a resource mapping of the community where yourschool is located. Answer each questions orally:1. Give at least 5 resources in the community where your school islocated.2. Where does the community gets its financial resources?3. Do you think the community has rich financial resources? Why?4. What are the rules/norms and traditions practiced by thecommunity that help the school attain its objectives? 6. Below are community norms/traditions/practices that contribute tothe attainment of specific goals of a school. Identify additionalpracticesSchoolGoals/ObjectivesCommunityPractices/norms/traditions that canheld reach the objectiveTo raise theacademicachievement of thepupilsExample: Honor graduates are looked upto in the communityYour own example: ________________To prepare schoolfor the opening ofclassesExample: Bayanihan/Brigada EskwelaExample: ________________To maintain schoolcleanlinessthroughout the SYExample: Clean and Green movementYour own example:______________To provide securityExample: Pagroronda ng mga Brgy tanod 7. Every community has resources that surround the school. Thesecan be: Human Social Material Financial Natural resourcesHuman resources refer to the skills, talents, qualities and attitudesof the people living in the community 8. Social assets the relationships, rules, established course of action,and practices that can serve as instruments in attainingspecific school goals in a given situationMaterial resources man made things such as equipment, property,facilities, tools, and the like which can be used by thecommunity anytimeFinancial assets monetary, income or cash resourcesNatural resources refer to the physical environment of thecommunityTeachers who are skillful in tapping these resources have thepower to break the cycle of financial difficulties of the school. 9. Learning and the areas to be learned should not haveboundaries. Education, as a public property, should belong everyone,not just the academically successful but also those who have wisdomoutside the school.Sayer and Williams, 1989 10. Tapping community resourcesPupils learn through discussion, simulation, reading, writing,field trips, listening speakers, etc. These are common activities insidethe classroom when a teacher is teaching a lesson. There are alsolessons that can be effectively taught and learned by going to thecommunity and observing, asking experts and actively participating in,or even initiating, community activities (Lardizabal, 1988). 11. Go over this table that lists down lessons which can involve thecommunity:Lessons Learning Method UtilizingCommunity resourcesJustice Simulation of a court proceedingHealth (AlternativeMedicines)Interviewing local healers about theirherbal medicinesPeace and Order Visiting barangay headquarters or policeprecinctEntrepreneurship Interviewing local businessmanEnvironmentalJoining the clean and greenprotectionDescriptive Writing Writing descriptions of the scenic spots inthe community 12. Think of some more lessons in your subject area. Tell whetherthey can be effectively learned in school or in the community.Identify a community resource that can be tapped to help you teach alesson that you believe is best learned in a community, and how it willbe done. 13. Tapping community members in teaching the pupilsCommunity members maybe tapped in the education of ourpupils. Lessons in history, geography, social studies, and valuesmaybe learned from community members. Below are the suggestedways by which we can tap community members in teaching our pupils:a. Organizing field trips so students can learn from communitymembers in their institutional settingb. Inviting community members to come to school to serve asresource persons/lecturers/demonstratorsc. Involving parents directly or indirectly in the learningprocess 14. Community expectations of the teachersTeachers play various roles beyond the boundaries of theschool. Local communities from the school turn o teachers for a lot oftheir needs. They expect teachers to perform other functions besidesteaching. They act as:a. Agents of change (making people understand and observepolicies, programs, and DepEd & govt programs)b. Legal counsel (informing/advising community ofactions/decisions to make based on the countrys lawsand that of DepEdc. Person in authority (knowing & exercising authority withregard to students discipline & working relationshipswith others based on existing laws and DepEd Orders)d. Source of knowledge (knowing current events/issues; abilityto share information with others) 15. Analyze the caselets below. Answer the questions thatfollow.Caselet AMrs. Guevara, a new teacher in Ma. Lopez ES noticed that oneof her pupils was unusually quiet, and hardly recited in class. Shewould not participate in group activities and seldom interacted withher classmates. The teacher noticed also that she was untidy andshabbily dressed. She was habitually absent. So she talked to her andasked her if she had a problem. The pupil hesitated but after someprodding, she confided her problem which shocked the teacher thegirl was sexually harassed by her own father.1. In caselet A the teacher is expected to be____________. 16. Caselet BThe Brgy Chairman of Brgy Poblacion 2 wanted to initiate aninformation campaign about illegal drugs. But he and his councilmenlacked the knowledge and resources to do the campaign. To helpthem, they asked one of the teachers in Brgy Poblacion 2 to help themdo the information campaign.What role must the teacher assume in caselet B 17. Caselet CMr. Buenafe was informed by one of his pupils that a fraternityinitiation was being conducted at an abandoned building within theschool vicinity. He hurriedly went to the alleged place and found thattwo of his pupils were being initiated.What role must the teacher in caselet C assume?Do you think you can do away with the roles that thecommunity is expecting from you? Why? 18. The School Partners and Key StakeholdersQuality education is the responsibility of the school and thecommunity, hence it is important that the school and the communitymust build a partnership in bringing about quality education to allchildren.The teachers have social partners and fellow stakeholders whowork with them in attaining their goal of developing and improvingthe education process. These partners are: the parents, GOs, NGOs,and civic organizations. 19. Quality education is the responsibility of the school and thecommunity, hence it is important that the school and the communitymust build a partnership in bringing about quality education to allchildren.The teachers have social partners and fellow stakeholders whowork with them in attaining their goal of developing and improvingthe education process. These partners are: the parents, GOs, NGOs,and civic organizations. 20. How can the schools foster effective and sustainablepartnership with the community?PRODED has enumerated the following areas that teachersmust nurture in order to develop an effective and sustainablepartnership with the community:1. develop intelligent public understanding of the school on allaspects of its operations2. help citizens feel more responsibly for the quality ofeducation the school provides;3. earn the goodwill, respect and confidence of the public inthe professional and personal services of the school4. involve the community in the work of the school and insolving educational problems 21. 5. promote a genuine spirit of cooperation between theschool and community for the improvement of the community6. secure community support for the school and its program7. keep the community informed of developments andeducational trends8. secure an unofficial but honest evaluation of the schoolprogram in terms of educational needs as thecommunity sees them 22. How can schools/teachers effectively coordinate with thecommunity on the use of its resources?1. cultural sensitivity2. sincerity/gratitude3. integrity/honesty/humility4. follow up5. good public relations6. two way communications7. proper channeling 23. Harnessing school support from PTA`The PTA is a vital force in linking the school to its service area,the community. The PTA is founded on the spirit of volunteerism andserves as a means by which funds maybe generated and communitysupport to the school maybe mobilized. If properly organized anddirected, the PTA can be a strong partner in improving the welfare ofthe pupils. 24. Ways by which schools/teachers can use to effectivelyenlist the support of PTA1. Home visits-get to know them well. This is the rule of thumb in starting andnurturing relations with parents. Provide time to find out moreabout the pupils home conditions2. Parenthood seminars-invite parents to attend seminars on parenting, responsibleparenthood, child development and proper guidance andconnecting-seminars on helping parents help their better help their children indeveloping good study habits may also be conducted-organize PLAC to help parents develop the skill of guiding theirchild