The alternative classroom observations for RPMS are considered only for SY 2021-2022 due to the absence of or limited capacity for face-to-face learning. The selection of alternative classroom observation shall depend on the adopted Learning Delivery Modality (LDM) of the school.
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Alternative Classroom Observations and Their Corresponding Guidelines
|Alternative Classroom Observations||Guidelines|
|1. Observation of real-time teaching (online synchronous learning or two-way radio instruction)||This applies to teachers who will adopt online synchronous learning or two-way radio instruction regardless of the number of classes and learners.|
|2. Observation of a video lesson or an audio lesson||• Consider this mode of observation when option 1 is not possible.|
• This applies to teachers who will adopt online asynchronous learning or audio lesson in any of their classes and learners.
• A video lesson or audio lesson shall be used in lesson delivery as part of the supplementary materials or as one of the learning materials for online asynchronous learning or two-way radio instruction. It is not the same as the video lesson for TV-based instruction or audio lesson for radio-based instruction that the Central Office/Regional Office/Division Office produces.
• A video lesson or audio lesson must be SLM-based or MELC-aligned. A teacher can use any recording device to record herself/him self while teaching a lesson.
• A video lesson or audio lesson can be stored in a cloud (e.g., Google Drive) or any storage device (e.g., flash drive), or uploaded to an online classroom (e.g., Google Classroom) or a Learning Management System.
|3. Observation of a demonstration teaching via Learning Action Cell (LAC)||• Consider this mode of observation when options 1 and 2 are not possible.|
• This applies to teachers who will adopt pure modular learning (print/digital), radio-based instruction (e.g., DepEd Radio), and TVbased instruction (e.g., DepEd TV).
• In DepEd’s BE-LCP in the time of COVID-19, “a support mechanism shall be established for teachers and school leaders to have access to relevant on-demand technical and administrative advice and guidance which come in many forms. . .including professional learning communities through the LAC” (DepEd Order No. 12, s. 2020, p. 41). In support of this mechanism, the LAC policy states that school LAC “primarily functions as a professional learning community for teachers that will help them improve practice and learner achievement” (DepEd Order No. 35, s. 2016, p. i).
|4. Observation during limited face-to-face classes in low-risk areas||This shall only apply to authorized public and private schools that are located in minimal- or low-risk areas based on the criteria set by the Department of Health (DOG), and passed the school safety assessment of DepEd.|
• Authorized public and private schools that are allowed to conduct limited face-to-face classes shall follow the usual classroom observation protocols subject to strict observance of COVID-19 health and safety precautions and prevailing community quarantine
There should be two (2) classroom observations for the entire school year. Hence, ratees should submit 2 classroom observation tool (COT) rating sheets/inter-observer agreement forms as MOV for objectives that require such (i.e., Objectives 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 9 and 10). The alternative classroom observations should follow this timeframe:
• CO 1 – between September 2021 and February 2022
• CO 2 – between March 2022 and July 2022
See Appendix 6 for the FAQs (frequently asked questions) on the alternative classroom observations.
Classroom Observation Processes in the New Normal
Given the implementation of different teaching-learning modalities, various classroom observation processes can be done depending on the applicable context and modalities adopted by the school. The pre-observation, observation, and post- observation are still to be followed with minimal modifications as shown in the table below.
Table 7. Alternative Classroom Observation Process
- For highly proficient teachers, a proof of attendance during observation is part of their MOV. Hence, the following protocols should be observed:
1) Online synchronous learning or two-way radio instruction – (i) Invite your colleague/s to sit in your synchronous class, (ii) Have an attendance sheet signed after the class.
2) Observation of a video or audio lesson – (i) Give a copy of your video or audio lesson to your colleague/s which they should view, (ii) Have an attendance sheet signed afterwards. (Note: Observer/s must ensure that colleague/s view the video lesson or listen to the audio lesson.)
3) Observation of a demonstration teaching via LAC – (i) Invite your colleague/s to observe your demonstration teaching during a LAC session, (ii) Have an attendance sheet signed afterwards.
4) Observation during limited face-to-face classes in low-risk areas – (i) Invite your colleague/s to sit in your limited face-to-face, (ii) Have an attendance sheet signed after the class.
- Implementation of the RPMS-PPST for School Year 2021-2022
- Download DepEd RPMS Tools for SY 2021-2022
- RPMS-PPST Performance Objectives, Indicators, and Means of Verifications for SY 2021-2022
- RPMS Teacher Reflection Form (TRF) Rubric for Master Teacher I-IV
- RPMS Teacher Reflection Form (TRF) for Teacher I-III
- RPMS Teacher Reflection Form (TRF) Rubric for Teacher I-III
- RPMS Teacher Reflection Form (TRF) for Master Teacher I-IV
- Self-Assessment Tool for Teacher I-III (Proficient Teachers) for SY 2021-2022
- Self-Assessment Tool for Master Teacher I-IV (Highly Proficient Teachers) for SY 2021-2022
- Classroom Observation Tools-RPMS Inter-Observer Agreement Form
- Classroom Observation Tools-RPMS Observation Notes Form
- Classroom Observation Tool (COT)-RPMS Teacher I-III Rating Sheet
- Classroom Observation Tool (COT)-RPMS Master Teacher I-IV Rating Sheet
- Classroom Observation Tools-RPMS for Highly Proficient Teachers (Master Teacher I-IV)
- Classroom Observation Tools-RPMS for Proficient Teachers (Teacher I-III)