Madrasah Working Group (Kelompok Kerja Madrasah, or KKM) of MIN 1 Bima conducted Teaching at the Right Level (TaRL)-based Learning Replication Workshop  and Socialisation of the Implementation of Kurikulum Merdeka on Monday (26/09/2022) at MIN 1 Bima Meeting Room, Belo sub-district, Bima district.

The activity, also supported by INOVASI, was attended and officially opened by the Head of Ministry of Religious Affairs Office (MoRA Office) of Bima district, Drs. H.A Munir. In his remarks, H.A Munir said that this activity was an effort to improve the quality of madrasah teachers in Bima. The hope is that the provision gained from the training will improve the quality of learning in the classroom and bring a positive impact on students. Given the importance of the briefing materials provided, he hoped the teachers could be serious and take part in this activity with their full attention.

Meanwhile, according to the chief executive of the activity, Bismark, S.Pd, this briefing training aimed to encourage madrasah teachers to become creative, innovative and fun teachers through the application of learning based on students’ ability levels. In his notes, the number of participants who took part was 50 people, with 5 male participants and 45 female participants. Bismark added, all financing for the implementation of these activities came from the independent funds of the madrasah that were members of KKM MIN 1 Bima.

Three learning district facilitators in Bima, Rukmini, Ihwan, and Siti Rahmah, were chosen to become the speakers in this briefing training. During the two-day sessions, they presented a series of important materials related to the effort to improve teaching competencies and to improve students’ basic literacy in Madrasah as well as to introduce Kurikulum Merdeka.

The participants were enthusiastic in attending the two-day workshop and they asked a lot of questions. According to the participants, TaRL approach is a solution to their existing questions which previously were not properly answered.

The participants showed their commitment in creating a Follow Up Plan after the workshop. One of the follow up points was that they were going to conduct early assessments during the first week of October 2022. This would be followed by student groupings and carrying out learning in groups according to the level of students’ ability. They were determined to eradicate student illiteracy in their respective classroom by the end of 2022.