Are you one of the 10 million Teachers that have been trained? If you are we would love to know when and where you participated in your first Intel Teach Training.
For instance- I was first trained in the Essentials Course in Phoenix, Arizona. Shelley Shott was my trainer and it was summer of 1998.
Share your ideas between September and January 31, 2011 and be entered into a monthly drawing for a 4GB BunnyPeople™ Flash Drive. The drawings will end on January 31, 2012, but this thread will remain active after the incentive period. We do need a minimum of 10 participants must respond and engage in this discussion for the drawing to be held. We look forward to your contributions.
I'm also 1 of 10 million!! I started this journey in Summer, 2002 as a participant teacher, under Dyane Smokorowski. By 2004, became a Master Teacher, and have have continued my journey, spreading the good work of Intel, becoming a Senior Trainer in Summer, 2010. What an awsome journey, and I'm not through yet!!!
I became a Master Trainer in 2001. My Senior Trainer was Jeanne Butcher. The training room had only enough computers for each participating teacher. My computer had difficulties and the support staff was unable to get it to work. Jeanne invited me to use her "trainer" station. This was a nice fix - even though I could only work on my Unit Plan when she was not directly instructing the group. I've lost count on the exact number of people I've trained ... the last time I kept count, it was close to 250. I'm thrilled to have been a part of helping reach the 10 million mark.
I'm so proud to be one of a million teachers trained in the Intel Teach Programs. I became a Master Teacher in 1999 in Texas. The following year I became a Senior Trainer and Paige Johnson and Judi Yost were my trainers. They instilled in me quality training with high expectations that I still use every time I deliver a training. I can't remember exactly how many teachers I have trained, but I remember that I once won a laptop for training the most MT's in the U.S.
Intel Education:a quality program for educators!
I became a Master Teacher in 2002. I was trained in Denver by Judi Yoist and Dan Morris. I have taught many Essentials, Thinking with Technology and Seeing Reason courses. This past November, I became a Senior Trainer. I traveled to Richardson Texas and my trainer was Vanessa Jones. What a wonderful experience!!
I am proud to be among these 10 million teachers whose thinking and pedagogy practices are revolutionized by intel courses. My journey with Intel started with TEO and Essentials course and Mrs. Bushra Saeed was my Senior Trainer. Now, I wish to take part in every course Intel is offering as it helped me a lot in developing the sense of creativity, curiosity, critical thinking, collaboration and communication among students having lesser resources.
My first Intel Teach Training was four or five years ago (I'm getting to the point where four years ago is the same as five years ago). Vanessa Jones was, and still is, my trainer. Each training has been an eye-opening experience and V has been a superstar leader. I remember that when I was taking my first on-line class, the lessons didn't seem to match up with Vanessa's prompts and updates. I realized that I had been taking the wrong course. Anyway, I ended up doing two classes instead of one.
It doesn't really matter to me who was my first trainer and I think the better question in my case is what trainer made that Intel difference to me....mine would be Glen Westbroek with TwT. I have always considered him not just a colleague but a friend. I actually was a little scared of him at first (especially when I heard his say UNIT PLAN) but that is ok because I am sure my best Intel friend Quentina gave him a run for his money in the scare category...LOL. He is such an inspiring educator and I love his enthusiasm for his curriculum and technology. He made the Intel training FUN and isn't that what every student wants.
PS: I am not saying the year because that only dates both of us but I can say it was a few years back.
Thanks for telling me I made the "Intel difference" for you! That's a MasterCard moment . I well remember how nervous you and Q seemed. My personal belief is the Fried Pickles helped us get over the challenging aspects of the training. I'm glad my enthusiasm did not scare you off - I guess it's kind of my trademark both at school and Intel trainings.
If I remember correctly, your training was ... last year ... !
My first intel workshop was this year in November of 2011. The trainer was Faye Gore, who is one of the Social Studies curriculum specialists for the state of NC. I absolutely loved the intel community set up where the group could collborate and share ideas and projects in an online environment. This makes all of the information available to everyone in the workshop anytime it is needed and a way to continue to share ideas. It brings teachers from different areas together to share what is happening in different school systems to share teaching strategies that will best serve students