Thursday, February 28, 2013

Program Evaluations

The 5-Year Development Program (SY 2009-2013) of the Program for Deaf Learners states that after 5 years the PDL shall undergo an evaluation that includes assessment of Admission Process, Homeroom Concerns, Co-Curricular Concerns, Academic Concerns and Community Partners. The PDL will consider outcomes in determining a new set of 5-Year Development for school year 2013-2018. As soon as the beginning of the Third Trimester, the Moderator and the PDL Staff started collecting possible criteria for evaluation which will be participated by Deaf students, teachers and PDL staff. With the supervision of our Principal, a battery of evaluations were conducted on the 2nd (for SLIs evaluation) and 3rd (Program evaluation) week of February. These evaluation results are important as it demonstrate program effectiveness and enable the PDL to collect data that will be used for modifications and innovations.

Sign Language Interpreters Evaluation helps the PDL Team to assess the quality and skills of each SLI. This tool will be used to identify the strengths of our SLIs. The Areas for Improvement is also something that we discuss and recommend remediation for future improvements.

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Happy Teachers and Support Staff Day


   Teacher's and Support Staff Day is celebrated as a tribute to the valuable contribution made by teachers and support staff to the ANHS students by imparting knowledge and enlightening and shaping the career of all students.

   For students, this occasion pay reverence and gratitude to teachers for their selfless effort in shaping their career and enriching the education system in the process. In return, the Student Council had a program called Student-Teachers/Administrators Program where in selected students acted as teacher-for-a-night. Our Deaf Buddies also became student-interpreters and tested out their skills in signing in front of a mainstreamed class.

   All of us have been students at some stage of our life and have benefited from our teachers. This celebration of Teacher's Day is a wonderful opportunity especially for all of us to show our gratitude and appreciation to our teachers.