Are you looking for free course content that you can integrate into your online or face-to-face professional development program? Intel® Teach now provides free content to facilitate the Intel® Teach Elements: Project-Based Approaches course in face-to-face or online formats.
We need help from a few of you willing to provide input to help us improve the sites and process (a mix of those familiar with Elements and those brand new would be ideal - so either way, we want you!).
Facilitation options are described at www.intel.com/education/elements (click on Facilitate the Course)
Then, you click on the "click here" links under each option (the links are buried in text, so that's one change we need to make - if you can't find the 'click here's, go direct to http://teachonline.intel.com/elements/
(you'll be getting a communication about this in the next few weeks - so consider this a 'sneak preview', but the materials are available now...)
Thanks for the link to the new Elements Materials Site.
A couple questions...
The site asks for facilitators to report teachers trained via e-mail to the Intel Teach Support Team. Will Intel forward ITAs this information?
Will ITAs get feedback from both the Facilitator and Participant surveys?
Thanks for your help.
Thomas, great questions - thank you.
We compile Elements teachers trained by state, so ITAs can absolutely have that information.
Currently, here's what we have:
Alabama = 145
Arizona = 49
Louisiana = 323
New York = 490
North Carolina =70
Texas = 243
Wisconsin = 121
For the surveys, if you would use the evaluation data, we could provide it. (We're not getting a lot filled in, so if you have an opportunity to encourage your teachers that you know are delivering Elements, that would really help!).
The survey is linked to from the CD, from the Elements Web site (www.intel.com/education/elements) and from the Facilitation Materials Web site.
We're hearing good things about the course - here are a couple recent comments from evaluations:
- It is extremely powerful and the knowledge and tools will definitely make a difference in our classes.
- I feel the material is excellent and even teachers who have used PBL would find useful information.
Remember, if you hear any good feedback, please share!
I think we do need to look at some options for facilitating the Elements courses. I just completed an Intel Leadership Forum training today and many of the administrators looked at the elements course online and want their teachers to go through the course. However, how do we support them and their schools if we do not know what districts and schools are involved in the online course.
Many are very interested in these courses due to release time for the teachers and personal time issues for the teachers. As they say now, "Anytime, Anywhere" fits all needs.