Quipper Holds Appreciation Event for Inspiring Indonesian Teachers
For almost 9 months, students throughout Indonesia have been studying from home. Through a virtual meeting held by the Ministry of Education and Culture regarding the announcement of the Decree of the Four Ministers held virtually on Friday (20/11), the Government has issued a face-to-face learning permit which can be done simultaneously in one regency/city or in stages per sub-district and/or village/sub-district.
Face-to-face schools are still implemented in stages, starting from determining the granting of permits by the local government/regional offices/Ministry of Religion offices, fulfilling the checklist by education units, and readiness to carry out face-to-face learning.
There are several considerations and steps that must be implemented by each local government regarding the implementation of face-to-face schools, including the readiness of health service facilities, the readiness of education units in implementing face-to-face learning according to the checklist.
During the implementation of Distance Learning (PJJ), it is not uncommon for teachers to also make innovations and creative ways to provide PJJ practices for the past 9 months and up to now. One of the teachers from SMAN 53 Jakarta, Refina Hadinurjana, made a lesson for students to make a poem related to COVID-19 to be uploaded to an online music platform.
In commemoration of National Teacher’s Day on November 25 and also as a form of support to the government, Quipper as an ed tech company with a mission to provide access to quality education throughout Indonesia in collaboration with Fruit Tea Sosro held an activity called Inspirational Teacher Appreciation for Indonesia 2020 / 2021 (AGII).
This activity aims to give appreciation for teachers who have innovated in student teaching, especially during the pandemic, as well as to seek inspirational teacher figures from all over Indonesia.
Appreciates Teachers in the Distance Learning Period
In order to commemorate National Teacher’s Day some time ago and as a form of support to the government, edtech startup Quipper held an activity entitled Appreciation of Indonesian Inspirational Teachers 2020/2021 (AGII).
In collaboration with Fruit Tea Sosro, this activity aims to give appreciation to teachers who have innovated in student teaching, especially during the pandemic, as well as to seek inspirational teachers from all over Indonesia.
The aim of the 2020/2021 Indonesian Inspirational Teacher Appreciation activity is as an event for teachers to convey and share inspiring innovations that have been made in an effort to adapt to distance learning methods during this pandemic, said Business Development Manager of Quipper Indonesia, Ruth Ayu Hapsari in a written statement.
In addition, Ayu said, through this event, it is hoped that the methods used by these teachers can be used as a reference for other teachers throughout Indonesia.
Create Short Videos to Participate
To be able to participate in the 2020/2021 Indonesian Inspirational Teacher Appreciation activity, teachers are required to make short videos related to creative and innovative teaching and learning practices during the PJJ period and their impact on students.
Ayu also hopes that many teachers will participate in this event and get the highest appreciation. Meanwhile, the Chief Marketing Officer of PT Sinar Sosro, Sabrina Kharisanti also shared the reasons why the company participated in collaborating to hold this event.
We believe that if we treat each other well, support each other, and sow goodwill, then that good intention will produce good results, said Sabrina. The registration period for the 2020/2021 Indonesian Inspirational Teacher Award will be held from January 1 to 15, 2021.
Every teacher who wants to register must have the status of an active teacher at school and make a short video with the theme Teaching Inspiration in the Pandemic Era. The teachers who will be selected as winners will be entitled to a total prize of 50 million rupiahs.