USAID PRIORITAS is a five year USAID-funded project designed to improve access to quality education for children in Indonesia. USAID PRIORITAS is part of an agreement between the Governments of the United States of American and the Republic of Indonesia.

Creating a Model of a Madrasah

Akidin MPd, a math teacher at MTsN Tigaraksa, invited his Grade IX students to makes scale models of their madrasah in order to apply the concept of similarity in problem solving.

Photosynthesis Experiment: Counting Air Bubble

Students of Grade IX at SMPN 3 Cimahi, West Java, were asked to conduct an experiment on photosynthesis with the plant Hydrilla verticillata (10/10). This lesson aimed to teach students to observe the phenomenon of photosynthesis and present their observations.

Interesting Library Arrangement, Students' Books Published

To support the development of a culture of reading in the school, Aep Haerudin, head librarian at SMPN 6 Cimahi, has created a library that aims to be a fun place and to attract students to read.

Using Big Books Facilitates Students' Storytelling

I have made use of the big books provided by USAID PRIORITAS for teaching Bahasa Indonesia and especially to improve the reading skills of students.
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  • Developing Literacy Habits Through Peer Tutors

    Thursday, 20 October 2016 | 08:00 WIB
    Based on an initial survey, the majority of students in the Faculty of Education and Teaching at UIN Bandung did not have good writing skills. This is partly caused by poor reading habits, which are a result of several factors.
  • Novel Exchange Promotes Reading Among University Students

    Monday, 17 October 2016 | 08:00 WIB
    Very concerned, that's what I felt when trying to find preliminary information about the reading interests of students taking the Literary Criticism course in the first semester of 2015-2016.
  • Facilitating Students to Read Newspapers Every Day

    Thursday, 13 October 2016 | 08:00 WIB
    SMPN 2 Mondokan is a USAID PRIORITAS partner school that has been implementing an intensive reading culture program since July 2015. The program includes reading for 15 minutes before the lessons begin,...
  • The Cimahi Reading Habit (CRH)

    Monday, 10 October 2016 | 08:00 WIB
    To increase students' interest in reading in Cimahi, the Office of Archives, Libraries and Electronic Data Management (KAPPDE) launched a program called Cimahi Reading Habit (CRH).
  • Dissemination Training Through MGMP Activities

    Thursday, 06 October 2016 | 08:15 WIB
    Until now, dissemination training in Blitar has been funded by the participants themselves or from the local government budget. However, the disadvantage of this model of training is that there are too many participants...
  • Regions Create Regulations for Teacher Competency Improvement

    Monday, 03 October 2016 | 08:15 WIB
    Developing teachers' competencies needs to be organized so that teachers can get guaranteed easy access to training to improve both their competencies and their careers.
  • Educating Primary School Students in the Land of Uncle Sam

    Thursday, 29 September 2016 | 08:15 WIB
    We, the team from Yogyakarta State University (UNY), Ayu, Unik, and Yosita, are very grateful that we were able to join the participants in USAID's University Connect at Michigan State University, USA, between 1 February and 26 March 2016.
  • Learning about Talkshows in Indonesian Language

    Monday, 26 September 2016 | 08:15 WIB
    I designed material about interviews for an Indonesian language class for grade VIII by replicating the model of a talkshow. The purpose of this lesson was to help students learn about interviewing a guest while...
  • Learning about Volcano Monitoring Activities

    Thursday, 22 September 2016 | 08:15 WIB
    Mount Bumi Telong, which is about 10 km from the school, is one of the active volcanoes in the province. To reduce the risk of disasters, the government has set up a volcano monitoring office.
  • Creating a Three Dimensional Cross-Section of a Hydrologic Water Cycle

    Monday, 19 September 2016 | 08:15 WIB
    Dedah Juwaedah, a social studies teacher at MTs Al-Mukhtariyah, held up a glass of water. "Children, what am I holding"? The students answered in unison: "Water ...". The teacher asked again, "On this earth, why does water never run out?"...
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