Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Intel Teach to the Future


This year we are participating in the Intel Teach to the Future program. We have 15 teachers in our district that received 40 hours of training last summer and are now certified Master Trainers. Their commitment is to each train 10 other teachers using the Intel Curriculum. That will leave us with 150 teachers trained in the 40 hour Intel curriculum.

The Curriculum includes 10 modules:
  1. Understanding By Design Framework
  2. Gathering Resources
  3. Student Multimedia & Productivity
  4. Student Multimedia & Productivity
  5. Teacher Productivity
  6. Teacher Websites
  7. Teacher Newsletter
  8. Timelines and Lesson Plans
  9. Organizing Unit
  10. Sharing Unit
The Teaching Strategies used in the Intel Curriculum include:
  • Pair & Share
  • Scaffolding
  • Best Pedagological Practice
  • Various Activities
  • Revisiting & Review
At the end of the 40 hours all participants will have completed 3 major products
  1. Powerpoint
  2. Newsletter or Brochure
  3. Website
After viewing the materials and listening to my Master Teachers, I think Intel has significantly improved their curriculum to more closely match the Teacher Leadership Project (TLP) approach to professional development; that is moved the focus from technology integration to simply good instruction.

Last night Instructional Technology Facilitator Jeremy Tvedt & Building Learning Specialist David Sunich taught the first class of the first module to a group of 20 eager teachers.

Stay tuned for more info on this exciting project.

Do we have any Intel Master Teachers out there?

2 Comments:

  • Now that's a good looking crew!

    By Blogger dave, at 1:29 PM  

  • I have to agree with you Dave! They are good trainers too!

    By Blogger JER, at 1:16 PM  

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