I am not even going to try to stay with the "i" words - as I know it will be "Impossible!"
As a science teacher, I had to go with my heart and what I have seen in my own classes as well as professional development I have delivered. Intel Teach encourages:
You did a good job with "i", so I am going to see what I can do with "e"
engages (motivates and collaborates and integrates)
elicit (arrives at truth through logic and higher order thinking skills)
evaluates (ongoing assessment of tools, courses and resources)
evolves (changes to stay abreast of technology and user needs)
extends (takes education to the next level)
The features of the Intel® Teach Program are:-
Intel ®Teach program have the power to stimulate the developmentof intellectual skills such as
I have attached some pic. which was taken during the Intel Teach Program,........at the platform Inspector of Schools and Head of the Institution ,including me were present ........plz. see it.
IT IS A PROGRAM BY THE TEACHER TO THE TEACHER FOR DEVELOPMENT OF PROFESSIONAL SKILL. I THINK AIM OF INTEL TEACH PROGRAM IS ENABLE TEACHER TO EFFECTIVE USE OF COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY IN THEIR CLASSROOM TO DEVELOP 21ST CENTURY SKILL AMONG STUDENT.
Bijoy, Is that you in the picture? Your posting and photograph encouraged me to embed a photograph of a seven year old student I worked with this week. Many of the teachers in the school he goes to have taking Essentials (some teachers took the program way back when it was called Teach to the Future.) What's interesting is that his class routinely uses PowerPoint to present. I'm amazed. Seven year-olds presenting to the class! If you care to, you can see his most recent PowerPoint at http://sites.google.com/a/tomdiener.com/tom/friends/jonathan
I have also added some points with you like
..............find here a shot of teachers engage in the technology
For those who liked the Wordle on the Teachers Engage main page, but like me, missed seeing it here... I've created the Wordle using the RSS feed on this page as of this evening. Note that I included the URL in the image http://wordle.net. Wordle asks that you reference their site if you use an image you create. You do not have to include it in the image as I did. If you have not used Wordle much, when you visit the site - you can paste text into a box ... OR ... paste an RSS or atom feed in a different box to get a Wordle created from what is on that page.
I've used Wordle often in my classes. Students say it is one of the best tools they have utilized to remember material in studying for a test. (I've not figured out yet how or why this would be the case.) Just before Thanksgiving, students created a Wordle of things they are grateful for. Our Assistant Superintendent over Junior High Schools came by and saw these Wordles posted in the hallway outside my classroom. He spoke with me about them for about 5 minutes. It appeared he had an intense desire to understand how students had created them and to understand their thinking process. He left impressed!
Thanks for the tip about being able to complete a Wordle using an RSS feed. I think it's neat. I also liked the story that you shared about your students and your Asst Supt taking interest. How wonderful it feels when unexpected moments like that happen on their own! In a staff development session regarding 21st century skills, groups were asked to describe the elements of a 21st century learning environment and some of us used Wordle to create our maps. There were plenty of words that connected tightly to the way I feel about the Intel® Teach program.
Here are some I'll share:
Think, Take a Stand
Assess, on demand
Workaround, Use Sound
Evidence, Show, Astound
I'm thrilled to hear you had such a great 21st Century Learning training for Staff Development. I am hoping to start such professional development at my school with our new principal next year. He seems quite open to our school's technology needs. I like the list of words you've included. That list goes into Marzano's deeper levels of thinking as we see embedded in 21st Century Skills we want students to learn.
Glen- thanks for sharing your Wordle- we hope to collect all of the words that actually describe the program - so that words that we use to set up our response are not include- I have a running list in Word- and it is interesting to see how things are taking shape. So in coming weeks watch for the Wordle to change.
I greatly appreciate all of your indepth descriptions of the Intel Teach Program. You can definitly tell that each and everyone of you are so very passionate about the program itself- but also how you have infused seamlessly your own teaching and learning experience and expertise throughout the program to ensure it is a success. I still find it amazing how so many teachers have not been exposed to the quality resources the Intel Teach Program has to offer. In Wisconsin we are offering another 4 day back to back training with TwT in June, and it is marvelous to see the excitement in the teachers eyes and expressions of the wealth of teaching materials and resources at their fingertips.
So to summerize "How would you describe the Intel Teach program" - I would need to use a series of descriptive action verbs:
I have enjoyed reading everyone's responses to this question. What more can I say? I did Intel Teach to the Future in 2003 and I have to say it opened up so many ideas and possibilities for me in my work as a computer lab teacher. Since then I have worked at integrating my lessons with the classroom curriculum using pbl. Intel Teach is a life changing educational experience for educators and learners. Here are some of my learners researching and collaborating in the computer lab.
Okay, I am not as creative as the Glens and Toms of this group. All I can do is tell you the impact Intel has had on my teaching, philosophy and training.
The first thing I will point out is that Intel makes you step back and evaluate your teaching. Boy, did it open my eyes to what I was missing in some of my classes. Yes, I taught using technology, I was creative, but I was missing something. Seeing the Intel model and the way it seamlessly places all thinking tools, 21st century tools, and discovery methods into one program makes it an invaluable tool. Probably the most important thing I have learned is the fact that teachers need to step back and facilitate instead of teach. It is very hard for teachers to accept that role, but the results are outstanding. Once you teach with the Intel model, you have tools to integrate into every other training you conduct.
Jill- I think that all members of the community are creative - I just did an updated feed of this discussion thread in Wordle and here is how this discussion thread has changed - I love te the key words that are jumping out- Teaching, Learning, engage, Collaboration, students- it is a great list and with this group I can only see it growing