Intel® Teach Program
The Intel Teach Program is a proven, worldwide professional development program that helps teachers enhance 21st century learning through the effective use of ICT.
It promotes 21st century learning skills critical for student success in today’s knowledge economy: skills such as digital literacy, problem solving, critical thinking and collaboration.
The Intel Teach Program is a customizable set of offerings that range from basic ICT literacy skills to training on tools that support students’ development of 21st century skills. It also includes the training of school administrators on effective ICT implementation.
We believe students everywhere deserve to have the tools needed to become the next generation of innovators. Each year Intel invests USD 100 million to help teachers teach, students learn and universities around the world innovate -particularly in the areas of math, science and technology.
For a decade, the Intel® Teach Program has been helping K–12 teachers to be more effective educators by training them on how to integrate technology into their lessons, promoting problem solving, critical thinking and collaboration skills among their students. To date, the program has trained more than six million teachers in more than 40 countries, and is committed to reaching 13 million teachers by 2011.
Empowering 21st century teaching and learning
The Intel® Teach Program is a professional development program that helps classroom teachers effectively integrate technology to enhance student learning. With over 6 million teachers trained in 40 countries, Intel Teach has been driving systemic change in teaching and learning since 1999. Teachers learn from other teachers how, when and where to incorporate technology into their lesson plans, with a focus on developing students' higher-order thinking skills. As a result of the Intel Teach Program, 89 percent of teachers reported using technology with their students. Moreover, they also experience new approaches to create assessment tools and align lessons with educational learning goals and state and central syllabus guidelines.
In India, Intel® Teach Program was launched in February 2000 in the cities of Delhi, Bangalore and Mumbai. Within a span of eight years the program has impacted over 9 lakh teachers all over India in both In-service and Pre-service segments.
The Program has been impacting many more students and changing the way teaching and learning takes place in the classrooms. The program is receiving great support from all central and state education bodies like state education boards, SCERTs, universities, etc. for teacher and educationist reforms for technology supported project based learning in the schools and Pre-service institutions.
The Intel® Teach In-service Program offers K-12 classroom teachers a curriculum designed specifically for their needs. Teachers learn how, when, and where to incorporate technology tools and resources into their teaching. They also learn how to create assessment tools and align lesson plans with provincial learning outcomes. The goal is to prepare today's teachers and students for tomorrow's demands.
Under the program, trainings have been conducted for teachers from schools of Central Board of Secondary Education Board (CBSE), Indian Certificate of School Examination Board (ICSE), State Education Boards and Projects and Support Organizations under the administrative control of Union Department of Education.
Intel Teach program provides both face-to-face and online instruction to help teachers integrate technology into their classrooms. The Intel Teach trainings emphasize on the effective use of technology in the classroom, research, communications productivity strategies and working in teams to solve problems. Teachers learn how, when and where to incorporate technology into their lesson plans, with a focus on developing students' higher-order thinking skills. They experience new approaches to create assessment tools and align lessons with educational learning goals and state syllabus outcomes. Teachers are provided with all the necessary curriculum materials.
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Launch of the Intel World Ahead Program in Andhra Pradesh was held on 17th December 2008 at Gandhi Bhavan School Nampally, Hyderabad. The Launch event felicitated signing of MoU between Intel Technology India Pvt. Ltd and Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan, Department of School Education, Andhra Pradesh. The launch event was also a felicitation of donation of ClassMate PC’s by Intel to Gandhi Bhavan School in Hyderabad. So far, according to the MOU 137 SSA teachers have been trained from 109 schools.
“SSA has signed an MOU with Intel for this training in Hyderabad to compete with private educations system; the government will work whole heartedly to remove the difference in the education system between Government and Private schools. If this is successful in the city of Hyderabad, it will be expanded all over Andhra Pradesh. To ensure Govt. schools become model schools, this tie up with Intel has come about” - Mr. J. C. Sharma Prl Secretary Rajiv Vidya Mission, SSA Govt. of Andhra Pradesh
A Seminar on Technology in Education was conducted by Intel Education and Srujana – Sneha - the National Educators Network of Hyderabad on the 29th of August 2009 providing a forum to explore and synergize innovative approaches for incorporation of ICT in Education, as part of Intel’s ongoing efforts to address issues facing teachers and administrators of educational institutions in providing quality teaching and learning opportunities.
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