by Marissa C. Montehermoso

Rivera Village Elementary School strongly supports every program of the Department of Education. One of it is the implementation of BRIGADA ESKWELA 2021. It promotes unity and social mobilization among stakeholders to support the school in attaining and sustaining all its project for the betterment of the quality of service it could offer. While everyone is busy preparing the physical attributes of the facilities of the school, one area to be taken care of is the readiness of the teaching force.

To ensure quality of instructions, teachers were being prepared by conducting a weeklong webinar as part of the BRIGADA ESKWELA 2021. It started from September 6-10, 2021. This webinar was actively attended by the 46 energetic teachers of RVES. Livelihood Program, was attended by both parents, learners and teachers.Ms. Bianca Camille San Pedro demonstrated in her talk on how to do Tshirt printing as a small business.

Another equally important topic about Promoting Family Earthquake Preparedness for Pupils was presented and discussed by Mr. Paul Vinzyl Ditalo. He presented some guides on what to prepare and how to react before, during and after earthquake. Aside from the pandemic we are facing, natural calamities must be address equally important as it also brings threat among humans. Mr. Joselito Turbanada presented the DRRM (Disaster Risk reduction Management) Organizational Chart Duties and Responsibilities. To enlighten the community regarding the command responsibility in terms of urgency in the community.

Dr Renelyn T. Pinapit presented some strategies on how to teach reading in distance learning. She showed a model on the process of conducting teaching reading especially for those strugglinglearners who have difficulty in reading. In connection to this Ma’am Anicia E. Monton presented the school project of Grade 1 teachers the project R.E.A.D. (Reading Enhance to Address Difficulties) alignment to BE Pagbasa. The target of this project is to help struggling learners in reading.

To ensure the psychological state of every teacher is healthy, webinar on Stress management for teachers was conducted. With the speaker Ms.Josie B. Lapid a guidance teacher, RVES teachers were able to refresh and
inspired for the opening of classes after undergone a series of sharing their experiences their outlook in the current situation turns to positive one.

Drawing near to the new opening of classes Ms Jane S. Caballeda one of the School ICT teacher patiently guide all the teachers in using the new division platform the used of TEAMS app. This new platform is new to all and to make sure that every teacher can follow she demonstrated as she navigates online the features of the said application as an avenue of new online classes.

The Brigada Eskwela weeklong webinar was indeed productive with functional learning as teachers now ready to face the school 2021-2022 equipped with knowledge, dedication, determination and most of all confidence.