I think the concept of "doors" is appropriate for the 10 Million Teachers site. I know my classroom opens doors for my students. I would be the first to share how much Intel Teach has done to open doors for me. I really like how it opened the doors of innovation in teaching methods. I enjoy the addition of technology as a true pedagogy tool in my classroom. I enjoy having former students return and share how much they appreciated using technology in my class (and wish their High School teachers allowed them to use technology as a method of showing knowledge.) I guess there are still doors to be opened.
Congratulations to the first weekly winners!
Jianhua Zhong, China
Nasira Gardezi, Pakistan
Are you going to be next? Please share your story! Your stories demonstrate what Intel Teach is, we can't explain the program without your stories!
-“Story of the Week” ($50 prize each week)
-“Story of the Month” ($200 each month)
-“Most Inspiring” (3 Ultrabooks at the end of the campaign)
You just need:
(1) a photo of a door
(2) a photo of you (some classroom photos that don't show students' faces are wonderful) and
(3) A brief summary (150 words) of your experience with Intel Teach, and the benefits you've seen in the classroom.
Tell us about the transformation you've seen in your classroom as a whole – or with a specific student. Tell us about the progress your students are making. Tell us about the specific needs of your community or region or country and how Intel Teach is helping you better meet those needs. The more personal, passionate, and specific you can be, the better.
How can you increase your odds of winning?
Criteria for selecting the winning stories:
• Story is specific about Intel Teach (how Intel Teach has transformed teaching and learning).
• Story offers descriptive, compelling examples of
- How students are learning differently (specific examples that demonstrate 21st century skills (such as critical thinking, problem-solving, and collaboration), better classroom engagement, academic improvement, taking on leadership roles, more motivation for future/careers,…)
- How teachers are teaching differently and what that means for their students (specific examples that demonstrate change in pedagogical practices in the classroom, focus on 21st century skills, more excitement about profession, more collaborative with other teachers, taking on leadership roles…)
Every story is important! Please take the time to share yours, we truly appreciate it!
> Share your story here: http://10millionteachers.intel.com/
> And then let us know on our Teachers Engage FaceBook page which stories are your favorites!
I am in a computer lab at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University in Port Elizabeth right now training 3rd year student teachers in Essentials. They have been a great group and are working really hard. When they get into the classroom in 2013 they will already be well prepared for 21st century learning and teaching. Thank you Intel!