BTL3 Implemented in Schools
DBE3 target schools have received their third round of training in Better Teaching and Learning (BTL). You can read about the implementation of BTL3 training inside. Even though the training has only recently taken place, the positive impact can be seen clearly in many schools such as SMPN 1 Pinrang.
There will be follow up by workshops in each district to display and discuss the results of the BTL3 training. The workshop will be followed by a District Showcase, to which both DBE3 partner schools and non partner schools will be invited to see the results of the DBE3 program in the partner schools.
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Learning Mathematics in a Laboratory!
"At our school, when the students learn Mathematics they have to move class," says Daryanto, S.Pd, Principal of SMPN 19 Purworejo. He added that the school has been insipired by Eko Juli Sarwono, who has been instrumental in introducing active and creative learning in Mathematics.
The Mathematics classroom or laboratory is designed to bring Mathematics closer to the students. The students are surounded by mathematical objects with displays outside the classroom, on the door, on all the walls of the classroom and on several shelves at the back of the class. All the displays are of the studentís own work and are used to help the children with learning new comcepts.
Besides this Mathematics laboratory, the school also has laboratory for Social Studies. The laboratory contains stones found locally, maps, a TV set and DVD player. There are also films about the area around Purworejo, some of which they have bought and some of which the school has made itself.
You can read more about SMPN 19 Purworejo on pages
2 and 3.
Disseminating DBE3 in Non Target Districts
DBE3 is working directly to support 330 schools in 44 districts. Training has been conducted with teachers in those schools and many positive changes are visible in these schools. As a result there have been many requests for training from non-partner schools. To satisfy this demand, DBE3 has agreed to provide facilitators to conduct training on the condition that local government or the schools themselves agree to cover the costs of the trainees.
DBE3 programs have become so well known that a number of non-target district have requested training. In such cases DBE3 normally trains local teachers to become training facilitators in order to build up local capacity to train their own teachers.
You can read more about DBE3 dissemination activities in non-target schools and districts inside.