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The Department of Education (DepEd) was caught off guard, just like many other institutions, by the sudden surge of the pandemic crisis. A flexible learning modality is implemented to continue the teaching and learning process in response to the difficulties brought about by the COVID 19 crisis. Hence, this study assessed the level of preparedness and competency of teachers in the four (4) integrated schools of Tagudin district, Tagudin, Ilocos Sur. The research design used was a descriptive–developmental design. Further, the study used mode and ordinal regression analyses to treat and interpret the data.
Teacher-respondents showed both high competence and preparedness in implementing flexible learning modalities. The result showed room for improvement to achieve competence and preparedness at their highest level. Finally, analyzing the significant differences across schools reflected that other schools are less competent and less prepared. These prompted the researchers to develop a strategic capability or retooling program on flexible learning to enhance the needed skills of the respondents for a more successful teaching-learning process in this new normal. This program is then recommended to be implemented as an extension program of the Ilocos Sur Polytechnic State College (ISPSC).