PPM: Training in Making Science Learning Plans for Teaching and Learning Activities (KBM) in Class as Implementation of the 2013 Curriculum for Middle School Teachers in Kalasan District, Sleman Regency

On Saturday, 22 October 2016, a community service program was carried out by the PPM team headed by Mrs. Rita Prasetyowati, M.Si at SMP Negeri 3 Kalasan, which is located at Jalan Sidokerto, Purwomartani Village, Kalasan District, Sleman Regency. This PPM involved four lecturers from the Department of Physics Education at UNY, one student and teachers at SMP Negeri 3 Kalasan as participants. The event began with the opening, remarks from the UNY lecturer team, reception from SMPN 3 Kalasan teachers, and continued with the main event.

The main event itself is divided into two sessions: The first session is a discussion and sharing about making a Lecture Implementation Plan (RPP) which must be made by every teacher and lecturer in carrying out their teaching duties. From the results of this discussion and sharing, it was revealed that teachers had difficulty creating lesson plans because the RPP format and/or the established curriculum often changed. Sometimes, the RPP with the latest format has not been completed, but it turns out a different format has been issued. It is also increasingly difficult for teachers to provide socialization regarding the preparation of lesson plans that are in accordance with the current curriculum. Therefore, it is proposed to invite competent resource persons who can provide enlightenment to these teachers in making appropriate lesson plans.

The second session was the delivery and explanation of a simple physics experiment kit that can be used for practicums in secondary schools. There were four kits submitted, namely: Ohm's Law, Electromagnetic Induction, Lenses and Force Loads. The team from UNY explained how each kit worked and the purpose of the experiment, as well as providing examples of Student Worksheets related to the experiment. The event ended with a symbolic handover of the four experimental kits, and plans for future collaboration.