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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Good Practices
  • Supporting Special Needs Students with Picture Cards

    Thursday, 08 December 2016 | 08:15 WIB
    Qoriatul Azizah, a district training facilitator and teacher at SDN Punten 02 Batu, has just been awarded outstanding teacher rank III for the Province of East Java in 2016.
  • Good Teachers from Good TTIs

    Thursday, 08 December 2016 | 08:00 WIB
    Training attended by lecturers from Teacher Training Institutions (TTIs) needs to cause them to reflect upon whether they have been providing good training for their students in order to produce good prospective teachers.
  • TTIs Need To Train Teachers Continuously

    Monday, 05 December 2016 | 08:00 WIB
    The Rector of Syiah Kuala University, Prof Dr Samsul Rizal Meng, stated that Teacher Training Institutes (TTIs) need to train teachers continuously so that they are always up to date with new knowledge.
  • Here's How to Enliven KKGs/MGMPs

    Thursday, 01 December 2016 | 08:00 WIB
    KKGs and MGMPs, which implement a variety of activities to address the needs of teachers to improve their competencies, need to make teachers interested in attending regular meetings and have an impact on improving the quality of learning in the classroom.
  • Assisting 34 Districts to Synergize Education Strategic Plans

    Monday, 28 November 2016 | 08:00 WIB
    In order to ensure the sustainability of good practices, USAID PRIORITAS has been supporting 34 partner districts in reviewing their strategic plans for education. The program was aimed at partner districts that recently held regional elections.
  • Reform of Islamic TTIs to Make Use of USAID PRIORITAS Program

    Thursday, 24 November 2016 | 17:18 WIB
    MORA's plan to reform Islamic Teacher Teaching Institutions (TTIs) will build on the experience of the USAID PRIORITAS program which has been conducted with 17 TTIs, including seven Islamic TTIs.
  • “Lots of Reading Helps Students Learn"

    Monday, 21 November 2016 | 17:24 WIB
    The reading culture program that has been implemented at SDN Jelupang 2 in the last year is starting to bear fruit. Each student reads an average of 3-8 books per month.
  • Preparation of Prospective Teachers, USAID Supports MORA to Reform TTIs

    Thursday, 17 November 2016 | 08:00 WIB
    The Ministry of Religious Affairs (MORA), through the Directorate General of Islamic Education, is working with USAID PRIORITAS to improve the quality of the pre-service education of teachers in Islamic Teacher Training Institutions (TTIs).
  • US Deputy Ambassador Observes Use of Leveled Reading Books

    Monday, 14 November 2016 | 08:00 WIB
    "Come on children, let's read together!" exhorted Deputy US Ambassador, Brian McFeeters, who speaks Indonesian fluently, as he tried out a leveled reading reading book entitled 'The Zoo'.
  • 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.
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