After earning the approval from the Department of Education (DepEd)-Bulacan to open limited face-to-face classes next school year on March 16, the Montessori De Sagrada Familia, Inc. (MDSF) pilotted its Campus Reopening for Authentic and Transformative Education (CREATE) Program, April 25-28.
Seventy-six students from the different departments of MDSF participated in the pilot class. All of the students were welcomed by the teachers as they entered the campuses. The participating students and teachers including school personnels followed the prescribed health protocols and standard operating procedures of the CREATE Program.
“The pilot class made me excited for next school year. Learning face-to-face is really different from online class because learning is more enjoyable if you can see your friends studying with you face-to-face,” shared Alexis Robert Nuesca, one of the participants in the dry-run.
In each class, the students listened to the discussions and participated in learning activities of the different learning areas facilitated by the teachers and teacher-apprentices.
“The CREATE Pilot class was a very moving experience. It was as if taking a big leap after being stuck in front of the computer for online class into facing the students physically. It somehow made me feel as if it was my first time teaching with all the anxiety and pressure of being able to communicate to my students. But then, overall, It was a happy and exciting experience and I really hope not to get stuck back in front of the computer for online class. ,” said Sir Urek T. Pondare, one of the teachers in the CREATE pilot class.
In connection to this, the school administration is set to conduct CREATE trial classes for reserved students in June for preschool department and July for elementary and high school departments.