Bandung – In the beginning of 2019, SEAMEO QITEP in Science organizes The Coordination Meeting of Grand Design, STEM Implementation Strategy and Digital District Settlement in West Java Province. This Meeting is a follow up event from STEM implementation in 2013 Curriculum programmes which conducted in 2018.

Conducted on Thursday, 3 December 2019 at PPPPTK IPA Bandung Hall, the meeting was attended by Director of SEAMEO Secretariat Dr Gatot Hari Priowirjanto, Head of Learning Department, Research and Development Agency, Indonesia Ministry of Education and Culture Dr Suprananto, Head of West Java Provincial Education Office Dr Ir H Ahmad Hadadi, MSi, Director of SEAMEO Center Indonesia, Dr. Irdika Mansur, M.For.Sc, Director of SEAMEO BIOTROP and participants from management of City/District Education Office in West Java, Principals and Teachers in West Java.

As a Key Note Speaker, Present Governor of West Java Province Mr H M Ridwan Kamil, ST, MUD delivered speech about the West Java Provincial program to prepare all over sub-district and village proficient technology and becoming the digital area. Using the digital technology, community in the sub-district/village will easier to be entrepreneurs with larger market not only in local area, so they will get bigger profits. On that occasion, Mr. Ridwan Kamil also officially opened the Coordination Meeting.

This Coordination Meeting were aimed to formulate the grand design of STEM implementation in all level of education accordance with West Java Provincial Education Office Policy corridor, establishing strategy in STEM learning on aspects entrepreneurship for high school and vocational school level, and set the strategy about integration of STEM learning in the national curriculum related with the learning process at the elementary and junior high school level.

Through this Coordination Meeting education practitioners are expected to have reference related with STEM implementation in West Java and could resolve various issues and challenges they’re facing. Besides that, hopefully stakeholders Policy education in the West Java Province and districts/cities could support the process of implementing STEM Education comprehensively and efficiently at all level school and class as an effort to support the digital village programs in West Java.