The BLW Manual and Toolkit acts as a guide to those people working towards the success of the BLW Program and the key objectives of the Department of Education, Camarines Sur. The document details structures, processes, and tools that are used to implement the BLW Program. The methods in this document have been developed to ensure that the BLW Program is implemented in a sustainable way, and to ensure the continuous improvement of the BLW Program.
The BLW Manual and Toolkit is owned by the ALS Division Supervisor, Department of Education, Camarines Sur. This person is responsible for ensuring that the BLW Manual and Toolkit is reviewed at minimum on an annual basis. Any changes to the BLW Manual and Toolkit are to be approved by the ALS Division Supervisor.
Should there be changes to the document, the BLW Manual will be updated and reissued by the ALS Division Supervisor to all Education Program Specialists for ALS (EPSAs), District ALS Coordinators (DALSCs) and Mobile Teachers (MTs). Changes should be published on the ALS website at www.depedcamsur.com/for-dalscs-and-mts. Update and distribution should occur withinone month of any changes being approved by the ALS Division Supervisor. A subsequent follow up session should be held to brief all respective parties on the updates.
The next review date for the BLW Manual and Toolkit is March 2017. How to Update the DepED CamSur ALS Website
2.1The 1987 Philippine Constitution and Republic Acts 9155 and 10122 9
2.2Republic Act 10632 10
2.3UNESCO’s Education for All 10
2.4Provincial Ordinance No. 056 of 2015 Series 11
2.5DepEd CamSur Memorandum No. 40 s. 2016 12
3BLW Management Responsibilities 13
3.1ALS Structure 14
3.2BLW Operating Structure 15
4.1Provincial Annual Plan 18
4.2District Annual Plan 18
4.3Planning Cycle 19
5Awareness and Advocacy 21
5.1The Importance of Awareness and Advocacy 21
5.2Facebook Awareness and Advocacy 21
5.3Key Annual Activities 23
6BLW Funding 26
6.1Purpose of Funding 26
6.2Sources of Funding 27
6.3Funding Cycle 30
7BLW Recruitment 31
7.1BLW Key Competencies, Qualifications, and Personal Attributes 31
7.2Recruitment Process 32
7.3Recruitment Cycle 32
7.4Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) 33
8BLW Program Training 34
8.1Management Training for BLW Program 34
8.2Formal BLW Training 34
8.3Other BLW Training Methods 35
8.4Training Cycle 36
9Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E), and Reporting 37
9.1BLW Program Evaluation 37
9.2Monitoring Mechanisms 41
9.4M&E Cycle 44
Program Vision and Benefits
The purpose of this section is to outline how the ALS CamSur objectives relate to the implementation of the BLW Program. It illustrates the connections between the stated end goal of the Program – to ensure knowledge of, access to, and opportunity to participate in ALS programs– and the means of achieving it. Specifically, it traces relationships between the ALS CamSur objectives, program vision, expected program benefits, and program outcomes. After reading this section, ALS implementers should have a clearer understanding of how their activities can contribute to achieving the BLW Program vision.
The diagram below outlines the specific ALS CamSur objectives that relate to the BLW Program, and how its outcomes and benefits can assist ALS CamSur in achieving their objectives. It establishes the program vision, and what this means in terms of the real benefits sought.
Further information about how “implementation”, “effectiveness” and “impact” will be measured can be found in Section 9 of this Manual, Monitoring, Evaluation, and Reporting.