Once on Tuesday, January 26th, 2010 morning I came to SMP 1 Kajen to open the SMP ICT MGMP Meeting which supported by DBE 3 (Decentralized Basic Education) Central Java. It held a workshop about 'ICT Toolkits' which 2 facilitators from Jepara and Semarang. They have been trained by DBE - USAID(United States' Aid). I appreciated to the ICT MGMP Committee that has workd hard to hold the workshop to increase the members competences, especially in professional competence. And this is the second workshop supported by DBE3. The first one held on last November about Basic Modul of effectiveness n collaborative learning process. Hope the teachers of ICT-who most are young teachers- have good competencies in doing their jobs as professional teachers, and we know that nowadays teachers have to develop their competencies continuously.
After I opened the workshop, I passed the room where the SMP English MGMP held their activities in 'BERMUTU (Better Education through Reformed Management and Universal Teacher Upgrading) Program'. The SMP 1 Kajen's principal whispered to me that the activities couldn't be hold effectively , she said that the participants came less and less. It made me coming into the room n I met about 8 teachers who were still busy working with their laptop. And we chatted in English, as Pak Aris (the committee of MGMP) reminded me that I ever told him, wherever and whenever the English teachers meet me please speak in English. It is not only because they can speak it but also to make me keep practicing my English. Beside that to show that the English teachers have the speaking competence as they have to teach the speaking skill in their duty.
And I chatted with Bu Hari , she told me that she sometimes open my blog and suggested me why I don't write some topics in English. That is a good idea I think. I promised to her to write some information or report in English. And this little report I wrote to fulfill my promise to Bu Hari. Hope she and other teachers would like to comment and give suggestions in English too.
When I met Pak Basuki (the head of SMP English MGMP) and told him about English activities that worried his principal he reported me that the teachers comes late, they came after my visiting there and at that time they still work to finish their proposal of CAR(Classroom Action Research). Ya ..I hope they and also all the teachers would like to use MGMP meeting as the place to develop their competencies continously..... Good luck...Hope in the end of this year there will be hundreds of CAR made by teachers of Kabupaten Pekalongan and we can send to the province or national competition of CAR or Teacher's Learning Success. We really hope it....