Identified by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) as Center of Training and Development for Teacher Education, Manuel S. Enverga University Foundation College of Education (MSEUF-CEd) in coordination with the Department of Education (DepEd) and Teacher Education Council (TEC) supervised a series of training sessions on the core elements of K (Kindergarten) to the 12 basic education curriculum (BEC) among 2,721 public school teachers of Grade 7 from divisions of Quezon, Laguna, Lucena City and San Pablo City, May 14-19 for first batch and May 21-26 for second batch at Enverga University main campus in Lucena City.

MSEUF President Naila Leveriza welcomed the trainors and participants via video presentation while Dr. Joselina Baylongo, Dean of the MSEUF College of Education explained the statement and purpose of the regional training. DepEd Secretary Bro. Armin Luistro FSC, DepEd Undersecretary Dr. Yolanda Quijano and K to 12 Program Consultant Dr. Paraluman Giron gave a message for the trainors and participants, also via video presentation. The five-day training in all learning areas featured plenary session, demonstration teaching per area and evaluation.

Grade 7 teachers underwent extensive training in English, science, mathematics, Filipino, values education, araling panlipunan, Music-Arts-Physical Education-Health (MAPEH) and Technology and Livelihood Education (TLE) according to MSEUF VP for Academics Dr. Benilda Villenas.

The identified trainors for the different learning areas are as follows:

English: (MSEUF) Fe Bartiana, Reina Pasumbal, Hezron James Sedaria; (DepEd) Cherry de Mesa, Babylyn Pambid, Cherrilyn Taleon, Erma Valenzuela

Science: (MSEUF) Josephine Belen, Gilbert Garcia; (DepEd) Christian Balino, Marietta Cabuyao, Esteban Casauay, Owen dela Peña, Edeneia Librande, Rowena Oblea

Mathematics: (MSEUF) Ryan Alemania, Ernesto Tibayan, William Verzo, Carlos Villaester; (DepEd) Theresa Esconde, Albert Saul, Angelo Uy

Filipino: (MSEUF) Gina Catalig, Elizabeth Garcia; (DepEd) Ofelia Ano, Teresa Barcelo, Jeaneve Nonan, Sharon Villaverde

Values Education: (MSEUF) Rowena Carpena, Jessica Dimailig; (DepEd) Cristina Mercado, Zenaida Rellama, Maribel Zubieta

Araling Panlipunan: (MSEUF) Jose Giron Jr., Dr. Rogel Limpiada, Dr. Regina Marino; (DepEd) Arlene Abdula, Maribel Cueto, Joyous Dapilos, Fernando Seño

MAPEH: (MSEUF) Michael Villamayor, Marie Grace Jasolin, Darios Virrey; (DepEd) Jayson Antazo, Agrifina Capistrano, Erlita Mandin, Rowena Pascua, Julius Ryan Quine, Ansel Guillen Samson, Menandro Zubieto

TLE: (MSEUF) Leo Untalan; (DepEd) Rolando Calimag, Celeste de Ungria, Roel Gerente, Joel Natividad, Meriam Rendon, Gippie San Antonio, Dr. Catherine Talavera

The training program aims to enhance teachers’ knowledge, attitudes and skills to become more efficient and effective teachers/facilitators of the K-12 program, successfully operationalize the curriculum, adhere to its principles, observe standards and develop the expected learners' competencies.

The DepEd geared up to implement the Grades 1 and 7 curricula in all public elementary and high schools nationwide when schools open this June.

The DepEd proposal K-6-4-2 model, known as K-12 model covers one year of kindergarten, six years of elementary education (Grades 1 to 6), four years of junior high (Grades 7 to 10) and two years of senior high (Grades 11 to 12). A new curriculum for Grade 1 and first year students will take effect beginning this school year with senior high will be offered starting SY 2016-2017. Students must complete the twelve years of enhanced K-12 education system before they can be admitted to college.

Manuel S. Enverga University Foundation-Lucena City is one of the three training venues of the Regional Training for Grade 7 Teachers on the K to 12 Basic Education Curriculum in CALABARZON.