This school year marks a significant beginning as millions of Filipino students go back to the classroom—some, for the first time—after two years of studying from home.
During the pandemic, private schools saw a 50 percent decline in enrollment from pre-pandemic numbers, according to Joseph Noel Estrada, managing director of the Coordinating Council of Private Educational Associations of the Philippines (COCOPEA). With the constant efforts of various champions of education, the numbers have started to go up again.
As of August 2022, data from the Department of Education show that over 27 million students across the country have enrolled for the school year (SY) 2022–2023. DepEd spokesperson Michael Poa said that roughly 24,175 public and private schools have adopted the system of conducting in-person classes five days a week, while the rest are experimenting with hybrid, hyflex, and blended learning modalities.
The increase in enrollment is a step in the direction of ensuring quality education for every Filipino learner. True to its promise of being every learner’s partner in education, Rex Education is ensuring that its products and services are tailored to the needs and demands of the times—whether in-person or online. The goal is to make the back-to-school experience as seamless as possible for the students and their parents.
REX’s suite of learning solutions makes the transition more seamless
Over the past years and during the pandemic, REX has released and finetuned an array of resources that parents, teachers, and learners can utilize to help them adjust to the new demands of this transition period.
As parents continue to take a hands-on approach to their children’s schedule and learning environment, it could become increasingly difficult to discern when they should intervene or let their children be on their own to learn. Additionally, schedule changes due to online and on-site classes could disrupt the study habits and practices learners and their families have previously established.
Addressing these challenges is the HOMES Guide, a competency-based learning companion grounded on DepEd’s Most Essential Learning Competencies. Available for the five major subject areas of grades 1 to 10 and the core subjects and applied track subjects of grades 11 and 12, HOMES is meant to assist parents in monitoring and supporting their children’s progress. On top of that, the easily downloadable guide provides instructions on how to use REX’s various printed and online resources geared toward home-based learning opportunities and experiences.
If the concern is related to mastering essential competencies and skills, the Learning Pathways mobile app offers a personalized approach to help learners from different backgrounds, skills, motivations, and learning styles. The app brings interactivity to the forefront by making learning more digital, personalized, and stress-free for students. It is available for download on Android and iOS devices and is compatible with all REX worktexts for Science, Math, English, Filipino, and Araling Panlipunan.
Schoology has been a popular learning management system (LMS) during the peak of online distance learning, and its usefulness and features can enhance the hybrid or hyflex learning experience. Designed to support teachers, students, and parents, Schoology has seamless synchronization, classroom management options, and over 800 learning materials on grade school and high school subjects to make learning more engaging for today’s learners who are also digital natives.
Classroom management, assessment, and communication among teachers, students, and parents are all made easier through a dedicated LMS. With apps such as Personalized Courses, Calendar, Messages, Dropbox, Online Tests, Integrated Apps, Groups, and Grade Book embedded into Schoology, learners and educators can efficiently switch between online and face-to-face instruction. Schoology is accessible on PCs and laptops and is also available as a downloadable app on mobile phones and tablets.
“In this crucial transition period, to help parents and students overcome both the persisting and new challenges of hybrid and hyflex learning, REX vows to continue providing you with the support, expertise, and evidence-based practices, so our learners can continue to thrive in this new learning environment,” said Don Timothy Buhain, Rex Education chief executive officer.
Amid the ever-changing landscape of education, REX’s learning solutions, programs, and initiatives are a testament to the company’s commitment to championing education—supporting learners and parents every step of the way. Be it in the pandemic or the new normal, REX strives to be part of every Filipino child’s lifelong learning journey.
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