The 2nd Training of Computational Thinking in Science Learning for Senior High School Teachers

 

Around 49 science teachers of senior high schools in West Java attended the second training of Computational Thinking (CT) in science learning. The participants are teachers who teach Physics, Chemistry, or Biology which has followed the first training in 2021. This event was conducted virtually from 22 to 24 March 2022 by the Programme and Training Division of SEAQIS. The purpose of this second training is to strengthen the concept of computational thinking and its integration into science learning, in order to prepare the selected teachers in disseminating their knowledge to their colleagues in MGMP (Musyawarah Guru Mata Pelajaran). 

Dr Indrawati as the Director of SEAQIS officially opened this three-day training. She expected the teachers to disseminate their knowledge to junior high school teachers as well because children aged 12-15 years old has been the target of PISA. The next agendas on the first day of training were the orientation of CT program delivered by Reza Setiawan as the Deputy Director for Programme in SEAQIS and the empowerment of MGMP in disseminating CT integrated learning delivered by Dr Indrawati. For the third agenda, the participants were divided into three breakout rooms on Zoom meeting based on their taught subjects to do some reflection on the first CT implementation with SEAQIS facilitators. 

On the second day, Dr Poppy Kamalia Devi as the Head of Programme and Training Division in SEAQIS shared her insight regarding dissemination strategies in MGMP. After that, the participants had to join again in the same breakout room on day one of training to discuss the CT training reflection and gain the materials’ reinforcement with SEAQIS facilitators. The reinforcement of materials was also be held on the last day of training. After that, the participants should do their independent tasks in approximately a month and will meet again virtually in May.