Exciting news today — Intel is announcing that the Intel Teach program has helped educate 10 Million teachers in 70 countries. That means the program has also transformed the lives of over 300 Million students.
It’s really exciting, and this subject is close to my heart. My M.A. thesis was on digital literacies. I believe it’s really important to support students’ use of technologies and to facilitate their learning experiences across the Web so they can become readers and creators in their interest areas.
The Intel Teach program helps K-12 teachers incorporate technology and digital resources into their curricula. Components of the program include effective communication, critial thinking, problem solving, and collaboration. So, it’s not just about using technology for technology’s sake. Rather, it’s about teaching vital 21st century thinking and learning skills.
The heart of the Intel Teach program is an 8 module, Essentials Course that helps teachers create a full unit, aligned to standards, incorporating technology and promoting 21 century skills. There are also short e-learning “elements” courses, as well as a global online community.
If you’d like to get more background and evaluative material, you can also read Intel Teach evaluations, case studies, and white papers.
I’m inspired by the Intel commitment to education and to helping people around the world use technology to improve their lives.
Visit 10 Million Teachers to read more from actual teachers on how they’re opening doors and transforming students’ lives. You can also share your own Intel Teach story.