DepEd TV, the Department of Education’s (DepEd) platform for multimedia classes, officially airs new episodes on GMA’s digital channel starting Monday, May 24. Students staying safe at home can watch educational programs every Monday to Saturday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. via Channel 7 on GMA Affordabox and GMA Now as well as on other digital TV receivers.
GMA Network, as it helps make education more accessible to Filipino learners in the new normal, provides this Kapuso digital channel for free in cooperation with DepEd on its implementation of its blended learning program. DepEd TV has been airing on test broadcast since early this year.
On May 24, DepEd TV will air new episodes with programs designed for Grades 1 to 10. Each episode runs for 20 to 30 minutes which are both available in English and Filipino, with five-minute breaks in between.
The fresh episodes will be lessons in Filipino, Math, English, and Science, with different time slots for each grade level. Select episodes and lessons will also be Mother Tongue-Based (MTB) to make learners better understand their lessons.
DepEd TV will also broadcast quick tips on COVID-19 throughout the day to keep students informed on the safety protocols amidst the pandemic.
Prior to the roll-out of the DepEd TV episodes, the teachers went through the Teacher-Broadcaster Training Program to equip them in effectively delivering lessons using TV as medium. GMA News pillars Jessica Soho and Arnold Clavio, and veteran broadcasters Kara David, Sandra Aguinaldo, and Atom Araullo also took part in sharing their skills to the teachers through a series of workshops.
Students and parents can catch DepEd TV via Channel 7 on GMA Affordabox, GMA Now, and other digital TV receivers.