The Department of Education is preparing printed modules for students without gadgets or internet access, as the school year is set to open using blended learning and distance learning methods.

“Kahit po walang gadget at internet, kami po ay naghahanda din ng mga printed learning modules at gagawan natin ng paraan na ihatid sa mga tahanan o kaya merong coordinated na pag-pick up nitong mga printed learning modules na ito,” Education Undersecretary Nepomuceno Malaluan said in a televised briefing.

Learning will hugely depend on parents’ assessments of their children, based on DepEd’s recommended use of printed modules.

According to DepEd, every start of the month, teachers will distribute modules to students, who will then be guided by their parents as they read through the materials. Parents may also consult with teachers via text message.

“During the week, parents will take note of which strategies worked and what support they still need for modular learning,” DepEd said.

The teachers will collect the outputs of the students every end of the week.

A survey for parents to determine their preferred learning mode for their children will be conducted during the enrollment period.

Enrollment in public schools will be held the entire month of June, while classes will start on Aug. 24. John Ezekiel J. Hirro