The Indonesian Extensive Reading Association (IERA) is established on October 21, 2016 with the help of the Extensive Reading Foundation (ERF). The foundation has a big concern in helping educators, practitioners find ways to help their students to be more literate. Thus, ERF affiliates with numerous countries to spread awareness of the importance of literacy. The newest member to the affiliation is IERA, based at the English Education Study Program Sanata Dharma University, Indonesia. IERA accommodates workshops that provide insights, ideas, and ways to increase literacy awareness in schools and help policymakers in the schools to understand the importance of establishing libraries along with reading programs.
Here are some activities we have:
Workshop Membaca Intensif dan Membaca Extensif untuk Pembelajaran
Membaca Intensif dan Membaca Extensif untuk Pembelajaran workshops are our recent activity collaborating with Direktorat Jenderal SMP. Prior to these events, we composed a module consisting of 5 chapters. We hold 1 TOT workshop and 17 workshops for SMP (junior high school) teachers around Indonesia.
IERA Book Club
IERA has a brand new book day format and now we call it “Book Club”. We want those who are interested in reading to share their favorite books and discuss them.
Extensive Reading Workshop for MGMP English Teachers
MGMP English Teacher Association invited us to give training and some insights on teaching extensive reading. We gave them some ideas like story arrangement, using dice for discussion and some technology used in the class.
IERA x EEC Speaking Club: Ngabubu-Read
We got a chance to collaborate with EEC Speaking Club to tell what IERA is and also to give some participants knowledge of what ER is. We gave them some activities such as blackout poem making, reading graded books and playing dice.
The workshop on Extensive Reading is finally over. We have visited some places such as Jakarta, Bandung, Jombang, Surabaya and Malang.
The First Workshop: UMY
24 March 2019 – The workshop on Extensive Reading was finally started! We are so excited to share some activities done in this first workshop at Ruang Sidang, Gedung Pascasarjana UMY.
Press Conference on Extensive Reading Workshop 2019
23 March 2019 – We held another event: “Extensive Reading Workshop 2019”. It was started by holding the Press Conference on Extensive Reading Workshop 2019 in collaboration with RELO and ERF. This event was held at Ruang Kadarman, Gedung Pusat, Universitas Sanata Dharma.
IERA Goes to Solo
20 March 2019 – We conducted again #IERAmembaca after some teachers in Focus Independent School were interested in our activities in Ganjuran. We had almost the same steps but this time, we focus on children stories and some facts. We wanted to help students be able to retell the story and at the same time, think critically.
Here are some pictures taken on that events:
For more further information, please feel free to check their IG @ierausd and their website http://iera-extensivereading.id