2OBJECTIVESDifferentiate the form of delivering technical assistance by the RO and DO before and what is now required by the DepEd;Explain the need for delivering technical assistance;Explain the Technical Assistance Mechanism process framework; andDemonstrate skills in analyzing TA needs from a given set of issues and concerns.
3Activity 1.Recall one significant experience in providing Technical Assistance to schools or school heads that you felt very satisfied with and why.Share this with your colleagues in your regional/division group.
4QUESTIONS What are the commonalities among your experiences ? What are the major reasons that made you feel satisfied with your experience ?Is there anything about Technical Assistance that you want to be clarified ?
5TA Expected from the Regions Stakeholders networking, stakeholders mobilizationDevelopment of standards and indicators of progress, impacts and processesSupervision by Monitoring and Evaluation of regional Standards and learning outcomesBESRA PIP 2006
6TA Expected from the Regions Technical Assistance through training, performance evaluation, and accreditation processDecentralization of functions and budgets in terms of localization, integration of plans and best practicesEnsuring that all programs & projects of DepEd is managed and supported by the divisions (eg. SBM)BESRA PIP 2006
7TA Expected from the Divisions Stakeholders networking ,i. e. organization of SGC, revitalization of LSBStakeholders mobilization and resource generationSchool-based resource management and installation of finance and administrative systemsBESRA PIP 2006
8TA Expected from the Divisions Technical guidance by Division Superintendents and supervision by division education/subject specialistsDevelopment of standards and indicators of progress, impacts and processesEnsuring SBM is continuously being practiced in schools.BESRA PIP 2006
9TA Expected from the Divisions Training programs for school heads and TeachersProcurement of textbooks through Division Annual Procurement Plan based on school’s procurement plansBESRA PIP 2006
10Activity 2. Group Activity (TA GAME) What comes to your mind when you hear or read the phrase Technical Assistance?Give as many answers as you can.Write your answers on the colored meta-sheets provided per groupDo not repeat an answer. The group that repeats an answer earns a (-1) point.The group that can provide the most number of correct answers wins the game
11Questions : What about TA ? Why conduct TA? Who conducts TA? When to conduct TA?How to conduct TA ?
12What is Technical Assistance (TA)? TA is any form of professional helpTA is a processTA is a journeyTA aims for client’s improvement
13What is Technical Assistance (TA)? Any form of professional help, guidance or supportFor “ others” to be more effective in the performance of their functions
14Who are these “ others” ? For the RO - Schools Divisions For the DO – Schools & Learning Centers
15What is Technical Assistance (TA)? As an active process -With steps to follow; makes use of toolsVia process consultationRequires specific skillsFocuses on achieving set goals
16What is Technical Assistance (TA)? As a journey -Reminding the clients of their prime responsibility and accountabilityRespecting their capability and paceProviding alternativesLeaving decision-making into the hands of the clients
17Why conduct Technical Assistance? TA is conducted to help :Solve problemsImprove performanceGet resultsGather data to inform policy formulation
18Guiding Principles of Technical Assistance Each organization is responsible for its own growth and development.Technical assistance is aligned with the organization’s vision and mission and is based on the organization’s needs.Learning is a cooperative and collaborative process.
19TYPES OF TA Direct sharing of expertise Providing information where to secure what the client needs
20MODES OF PROVIDING TA Information Sharing Policies Guidelines DirectionsInstructionsVia – conferences, Memorandum, DepEd Orders, Referrals, etc…
21MODES OF PROVIDING TA 2. Capability Building – via . . . Training WorkshopsCoaching/MentoringSeminars of ConferencesJob Aids
22MODES OF PROVIDING TA 3. Help in group & Work Management Coaching Workshops
23AREAS OF TA 3. A Work Management Coaching, Workshops on : Planning the workStandards settingMonitoring implementationAssessing & adjusting implementationEvaluating Work Accomplishment
24AREAS OF TA 3. B Group Management Coaching, Workshops on : Giving of assignmentsBuilding & sustaining teamsMonitoring work and time utilizationManaging performance of people
25SKILLS IN PROVIDING TA Facilitation skills Giving feedback skills Coaching skillsMonitoring and analysis skills of TA ProgressSummative evaluation of Providing TA
26STAGES IN PROVIDING TA AGENDA Identifying TA agendaIdentifying TA interventionPerformance contractingTA planningTA implementation/Monitoring/Feedback/AdjustmentTA Results Evaluation
27IN SUMMARY : Always come prepared with data when providing TA Accomplish a performance contact between the client and the TA providerDevelop the TA plan based on the consolidated performance contracts with individual target clientsTreat clients according to their needs – from planning, to monitoring and evaluating.
28Successful people have at least one thing in common Successful people have at least one thing in common Somewhere , somehow, someone cared for their growth and development Miller