On Solar Learning
What is Solar Learning?
Solar Learning is an educational foundation that aims to bridge the gaps in Philippine education to make it more accessible, more inclusive, and more up-to-date with the 21st century. In particular, Solar Learning utilizes media and technology-based learning solutions to address the gaps in the issues of delivery, content, and access. The foundation offers an alternative learning structure through a virtual academy for learners in Primary School, Junior High School, and Vocational.
What are the objectives of Solar Learning?
With ‘Bridging Gaps, Changing Lives through Educational Technologies’ as Solar Learning’s battle cry, the foundation desires to provide long-term solutions to Filipinos who dream of a better form of living through: 1) distance learning via television and the Internet; 2) helping out-of-school-youth and adults complete Junior High School; and 3) training individuals to acquire skills for better employment.
What are the Solar Learning offerings?
Solar Learning has three offerings:
K-3TV Project is a partnership between Solar Learning, DepEd NCR and Thames International to produce DepEd-approved modules for television for Key Stage 1 pupils which include children in Kinder to Grade 3 levels. Launched in September 2021, the project aims to address the loss of academic skills or skills when children are not in school. Kids, most especially, must be regularly engaged so that they can acquire knowledge and become more inclined to learn. Thus, the K-3TV Project addresses loss of learning through TV instruction. Video lessons for the Key Stage 1 pupils are aired on the DepEd NCR Prime Channel, initially available on Digital Free-To-Air TV Channel 21 in Metro Manila, with plans for this channel to be replicated in provinces outside Metro Manila.
Solar Learning Tuklas Digital ALS developed in partnership with La Salle Green Hills
Solar Learning Tuklas Digital ALS developed in partnership with La Salle Green Hills — an enhanced, digital and asynchronous program delivered through the Tuklas mobile app. Solar learning Tuklas Digital ALS is patterned after the Department of Education’s curriculum for the Accreditation and Equivalency Program, an alternative pathway for learners who are literate but are unable to complete 10 years of basic education. Through Tuklas Digital ALS, learners can study and complete Junior High School by way of blended learning (Internet, Pay-television, videos, and individualized instruction).
Solar Learning is also offering skills-based courses to educate and train individuals on specific skills required by the labor market. This program also offers job placement assistance for the graduates of the vocational courses.
Who are the partners of Solar Learning?
Solar Learning’s partners include media company Solar Entertainment; Department of Education Alternative Learning System (DepEd ALS); DepEd NCR Prime; AidED Philippines which is a consortium composed of La Salle Green Hills, Nanama Social Ventures and KlikEd Open Learning System; the country’s first entrepreneurship college, Thames International; and Sandiwaan Center for Learning.
On Solar Learning Tuklas Digital ALS
What is Solar Learning Tuklas Digital ALS?
Tuklas Digital ALS is a program developed by Solar Learning in partnership with La Salle Green Hills. Tuklas Digital ALS is an enhanced, digital and asynchronous program delivered through the Tuklas mobile application. Solar Learning Tuklas Digital ALS is patterned after the DepEd’s curriculum for the Accreditation and Equivalency Program, an alternative pathway for persons who are literate but have not completed the 10 years of basic education mandated by the Constitution. Through Tuklas Digital ALS, learners have a chance to study and complete Junior High School by way of blended learning (Internet, Pay-television, videos and individualized mentorship). The learners’ video lessons, activities, tests and assessments are administered by teachers of La Salle Green Hills.
What are the different platforms to access Solar Learning Tuklas Digital ALS?
The Tuklas Digital ALS can be accessed through an online educational platform wherein the DepEd ALS modules are digitized and enhanced by the faculty of La Salle Green Hills through an exclusive Learning Management System (LMS).
The modules are also accessible offline through video lessons that can be seen on the Solar Learning DepEd ALS Channel on digital Free TV in Metro Manila Channel 21 and Channel 30 and in over 175 PayTV operators nationwide.
What are the features of the Solar Learning Tuklas Digital ALS Learning Management System?
The Solar Learning Tuklas Digital ALS Learning Management System features
- An enhanced Alternative Learning System Curriculum containing tests, activities and assessments developed in partnership with La Salle Green Hills.
- Exclusive learning videos produced in partnership with La Salle Green Hills featuring members of the school’s faculty. These videos have topnotch production values and give the learners and environment of being in an enjoyable and interactive learning academy.
- Online tools that can compile and produce the learner’s portfolio and track report cards in just a few clicks.
What benefits can I, as a learner, get from the Tuklas Digital ALS?
The Tuklas Digital ALS is the learner’s gateway to higher education, formal training programs, and opportunities for better employment. In particular, the learner will acquire the necessary knowledge and skills to qualify to take the DepEd ALS Accreditation and Equivalency (A & E) exam. If the learner passes this exam, he or she will receive the Certificate of Completion for the Secondary Level from DepEd and be able to proceed to Senior High School.
Prior to taking the DepEd A&E exam, the learner can receive micro-certificates from Solar Learning signed by all of the foundation’s partners including partners from premiere school La Salle Green Hills.
Do I get certification when I finish the Solar Learning Tuklas Digital ALS?
A learner must complete the requirements prescribed in the Tuklas Digital ALS, take the DepEd Accreditation and Equivalency exam and pass this exam before receiving a Certificate of Completion for the Secondary Level from the DepEd. Prior to taking the DepEd A & E exam, the learner will receive micro certificates from Solar Learning signed by all of the foundation’s partners.
Are quizzes and assessments required in the Solar Learning Tuklas Digital ALS?
Yes, quizzes and assessments are part of the learner’s Tuklas Digital ALS educational journey. The ALS teacher will specify and communicate all the requirements that a learner must complete within a given learning calendar.
What if I do not have regular access to the Internet?
The Tuklas Digital ALS learners can still access the learning platform in offline mode and attend asynchronous classes. Video lessons aired on the Solar Learning DepEd ALS Channel on digital Free TV and Pay-TV also give learners opportunities to watch and catch up with lessons even without Internet access.
On Tuklas Digital ALS Voucher Redemption
I was given a Scholarship Voucher. How do I use my Voucher?
Redeem your Voucher through the Solar Learning website. Click this link: https://solarlearning.ph/redeem.
Until when can I redeem my Scholarship Voucher?
A Scholarship Voucher can be redeemed within a year from the day that it was issued.
What do I need to do to redeem my Scholarship Voucher?
One needs the Voucher Number found on the unredeemed Scholarship Voucher.
On the Solar Learning DepED ALS Channel
Where can I watch the Solar Learning DepED ALS Channel?
The learner can watch the Solar Learning DepED ALS Channel on Solar Learning (DepEd ALS) Channel 21 and 30, and through the TV channels of 175 PayTV operators nationwide.
What can I see on the Solar Learning DepED ALS Channel?
Video lessons based on the DepEd ALS digitized modules are aired on the Solar Learning DepED ALS channel available nationwide.
On K-3TV Project
What is the K3-TV Project?
K-3TV is a TV-based instruction for children in primary grades. Through this project, the Digital Free-to-Air TV Channel called DepED NCR Prime Channel has been operated and managed by Solar Learning in partnership with DepEd NCR and Thames International. DepEd NCR provides the learning modules and channel’s content while Thames International is the consultant for content both for printed student modules and aired video lessons.
What are the programs aired in K-3TV?
The target viewers of DepED NCR Prime Channel are Key Stage 1 pupils – children in Kinder to Grade 3 levels. As such, the channel presents age-appropriate video lessons for the first key stage of learning.
I do not live in the National Capital Region, how will my child be able to watch K-3TV?
While DepEd NCR Prime Channel is initially available in Metro Manila, there are plans to replicate the concept in areas outside NCR with each provincial channel localizing and tailor-fitting the lessons for their respective Kinder to Grade 3 learners. Example: K-3TV DepED Cebu, K-3TV DepED Calabarzon, etc.