Possession of 21st century skills to create new knowledge are a requisite for students today. Therefore the capacity to collaborate, communicate, create, innovate, and think critically have become almost mandatory to deal with challenging issues around us.
In this context, teachers model the learning process for students while also serving as model learners through their own ongoing professional capacity building for developing 21st century skills.
My school is implementing technology
successfully from the last few years, it is
only because of the motivation through
Intel Teach Program, the technology
contest is motivation tool. Every year
our school teachers and students
participate in the contest. We are coming
out with lots of new successfully
implemented projects every year. I thank
Intel bring a change in our school, this
award goes to all the teachers and
students. – Sunitha Kumari, Principal –
Shri Narayana Sanil Government P U
College Haleangadi, Mangalore Tq,
Supported by successful educational initiatives like Intel @Teach Program the government of India is making endeavors to train teachers across the country for enhancing the teaching and learning process through innovative technology integration in the curriculum.
The state of Karnataka has been spearheading the educational initiative for teacher training. A very successful collaboration in this regard has been the association between Intel, DSERT and SSA in Karnataka. Since 2004 the
‘Technology in Education’
contest is being organized to motivate and felicitate teachers, students, Principals and Block Resource Persons (BRP) who have been involved in the integration of innovative teaching methods.
This contest has proved a very successful tool for encouraging and felicitating participating teachers, schools, Block Resource Persons and student teachers of Karnataka government who have done exemplary work in innovative use of technology to promote 21st century skills among students. The “6th Intel – Government of Karnataka Technology in Education Contest Award Ceremony” for 2010 was held in March, 2010, in Bangalore.
To showcase the impact of effective technology integration in Karnataka’s schools and to recognize the key contributions from partners and individuals for their support and contribution to the Intel Teach program
A total of 450 entries were received for the competition from government schools across the state with a large number of teachers and students from rural parts also participating in the contest.
The winners in different categories were decided upon after an intensive evaluation, jointly conducted by DSERT and Intel Teach Program. The awards included a cash prize along with a joint citation from Intel® Teach Program, DSERT and SSA, Karnataka.
The Keynote Address of the event was delivered by Rahul Bedi, Director, Corporate Affairs, South Asia, Intel who began the proceedings by Honoring of key contributors to Intel Teach program. In his message he motivated the younger generation to use technology as a challenge.
Mr. Visveswara Hegde Kageri Minister for Primary & Secondary Education, Karnataka, was the Chief Guest of the function. He gave away the awards to the winning persons in each category. In his address the he expressed his delight at the efforts being made by Intel . “I am really impressed with the Intel initiatives in motivating the Government schools in the state through their different programs. Intel has set an example for other MNC's by taking so many initiatives. I will support all the initiatives taken by Intel for the Government schools children's”
The teacher participants at the program were also very enthusiastic about the benefits of the program "Intel Teach Program taught me new approach of teaching, which is helping both students and also community. I am professionally grown the program and I thank Intel for all their support and motivating me in every step – Priya Kumari Hegde, Teacher GPUC Muniyal, Udupi Distrct."
I started using technology successfully
after getting trained through Intel Teach
Program. I am grateful to Intel for
identifying and motivating me for
conducting the projects. Through
technology I reached out community. It
gave me lot of confidence now. – winner,
Mamatha G Aithal, Block Resource Person
– Dakshina Kannada District.