Hello - I thnk that is a great idea! I think that a short training for government folks - something like the Leadership Forum we do for administrators, would be excellent. We've recently begun to introduce our preservice faculty to Engage during our Faculty Review and they really liked the possibilities. I coordinate the Intel program at my university - Cal State Fullerton - so let me know if I can be of assistance.
I think its a good idea to make the govt, focal persons a part of teachers community. They may be invited to take part in discussions.They can share their views with govt. personales of other countries and benefit from their strategies.I think other people like education officers and heads of the institutions should also be invited on this forum. It will give them a chance to watch how teachers are enhancing their abilities with the help of Intel Teach program.