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Intel® Teach Program

The Intel® Teach Program is a professional development program that helps classroom teachers effectively integrate technology to enhance student learning. For over a decade, Intel® Teach Program has been helping school teachers around the world understand how, when, and where to bring technology tools and resources into their classrooms. It is the most successful professional development program of its kind.

Intel® Teach Program, Sri Lanka

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed in October 2006 in between Ministry of Education, Government of Sri Lanka and Intel® EM Ltd – Sri Lanka Liaison Office. Through this MoU, Intel® has offered Ministry of Education the services at no cost a teacher professional development program specifically designed for Sri Lanka.

Intel® Teach in-service program is currently conducted in Western, Central, Uva and Sabaragamuwa provinces in Sri Lanka. Intel® Teach pre-service program too was recently introduced to National Colleges of Education (NCoE).

The response from the education administrators, principals, and teachers is exceptionally encouraging.

Some of the Quotes

"The Ministry of Education and Intel® have collectively undertaken this initiative to propel Sri Lankan Teachers and through them students to the highest levels of achievement. I believe that our teachers will use this opportunity as a stepping stone to enter the technology age." – Mr. Susil Premajayantha (Minister of Education, Sri Lanka)

"Intel Teach programme will supplement the already strengthened teachers in using ICT in teaching and learning especially in computer assisted learning by providing skills in the preparation of lessons using computer as a tool of teaching in the case of teachers and as a tool of higher order interactive quality learning in the case of students." – Mr. Ariyaratne Hewage (Former Secretary, Ministry of Education, Sri Lanka)

"Intel® Teach program gives a big opportunity for teachers to get a reputed in-house training for first time in Sri Lanka." - Mr. J.A.D.L. Hemachandra (Director of Education, WP)

"I never expected that teachers will start this training at their schools. This is a very great effort and creating a new era in the Sri Lankan Education." - Mr. J.A.D.L. Hemachandra (Director of Education, WP) - February 2007

"Intel® Teach is changing the way that teachers approach the classroom work and it is also changing teacher’s attitudes towards ICT." - Mr. Marcus Meegodage (Former Project Manager, SEMP, WP) - May 2007

"Initially we all thought that this was only a computer course but after we started we realized it something more than that and by using this program we can change the classroom." - Mr. Anura (Master Teacher, Chandrasekara MV, Moratuwa) - June 2007

"I think that Intel® Teach program is a very useful tool that can be incorporated in the local curriculum to better equip the learning process." - Mr. Y.A.D.S.K. Wickramasinghe (Project Manager, SEMP, WP) - 7th July 2007

"It’s good that Intel® Foundation has come to our help. I need to train all of my 16000 teachers in the Uva province. I was wondering how to do this? But now we have the approach, let’s do our best with Intel® Teach and at the end of the day our students will be benefited." - Mr. K. M. Jayasuriya (Director of Education, UP) - 3rd September 2007

"This is a good opportunity for Uva Province, We have done much training for GIT teachers, but we have done only few for the teachers who are not doing GIT. Through Intel® Teach Program let’s try our best to develop our teachers. I’ll give my word to Intel® that we will do our best and more than you will expect." - Mr. Anura De Silva (Project Manager, SEMP, UP) - 3rd September 2007

"For last 3 days I have spent some time to go through this Intel® Teach Binder. After that I felt I have to go back to a school and use these methods in our schools. These strategies will make the teachers life easier and more professional." - Mr. Anura De Silva (Project Manager, SEMP, UP) - 19th October 2007

"I have to travel more than 150 Km through 4 elephant passes (crossings) every day to take part in this training and for the last 6 days my wife has also been admitted to the ‘Girandurukotte’ hospital. But from the first day of this training I decided to leave all those stuff away and follow this valuable training. Thanks to Intel, I will definitely use this PBL method to overcome the ‘Human & Wild Elephant clash’ in our area." - Mr. R.M.G. Gunasekara (Computer Learning Center Manager, Rathkinda MV, Ulhitiya) - 19th October 2007

"I am happy to note that secondary education sector in Sri Lanka has already made remarkable success according to comparative studies in the South Asian region. Yet we firmly believe that we have a long way to go in reaching international ICT education standards which required by today's global knowledge society. As the teachers play a vital role in required transformation, I take this opportunity to extend my sincere gratitude for teachers who have successfully completed their Intel® Teach program in Sri Lanka." - Hon. Susil Premjayantha (Minister of Education, Sri Lanka) - MoE, Battaramulla - 29th October 2007

"I am happy to note that many of the teachers of Western Province who were trained as Master Teachers under Intel Teach program have completed teaching their colleagues at schools and earned their Master Teacher certification. I extend my sincere gratitude to all those teachers and strongly believe that they would use technology in their classrooms to improve the teaching and learning process in the schools and prepare our future generation for the 21st Century. I would also take this opportunity to thank Intel for their contribution to school education system in Sri Lanka including the recently launched Skoool.lk Web site with online interactive science and mathematics educational content." - Mr. Ariyaratne Hewage (Secretary, Ministry of Education) - Teacher Felicitation Ceremony, MoE, Battaramulla - 3rd December 2007

"I have organized several trainings for my teachers in Uva Province. But I have never seen one, as structured as Intel Teach. I will make it a success in my schools." – Mr. Anura De Silva (Project Manager, SEMP, UP) - November 2007

"I believe that this program could be easily implemented in the Sri Lankan Colleges of Education. Let’s get together and make this work." Mr. Mohamed Thamby (Chief Commissioner Teacher Education) - December 2007

"My intention is to increase the computer literacy of Central Province teachers and be a part of reducing the digital gap. Intel Teach program will help me a lot in this process." – Mr. Tilak Ekanayake (Project Manager, SEMP, CP) - 30th December 2007

"We are very happy to have been involved at this forum; Intel is well ahead in promoting the use of ICT for the quality improvement of education in Sri Lanka. We look forward to working in this direction in the interest of our 3.8 million future masters (students) in schools today." - Mr. Mohamed Thamby (Chief Commissioner Teacher Education, Ministry of Education) - South Asia Pre-service Forum - 4th January 2008

"Creating an environment among students to think critically and higher orderly will help our mother nation. Intel Teach opened the passageway for it." – Noel Sylvester (Master Teacher, Hatton) - 19th January 2008

"There will be no turning back now. We have done the pilot training last year and Intel Teach created huge changes in the teachers’ attitudes. We have observed it very clearly and we are glad about it." – Mr. Tilak Ekanayake (Project Manager, SEMP, CP) - January 2008

"The secret behind the fast expansion of Intel Teach program in Central Province is the confidence, trust and the relationship that we built by working with Intel team together." – Mr. Tilak Ekanayake (Project Manager, SEMP, CP) - 31st January 2008

"This approach is something different and is bridging the need in our education system. Hope we will be able to develop students with creative minds by this." – Mr. Jayasinghe (Chief Accountant, Central Province) - 31st January 2008

"Our students sacrificed their time for the last 8 days hoping that this technological innovation will be delivered to teachers and students of another set of schools. I hope that MTs’ have taken maximum advantage of that and will make sure that this program is a success in their respective schools." – Ms. Heedeniya (Principal, Swarnamali Balika MV, Kandy) - 31st January 2008

"Project based approach can do marvelous changes in the classroom. Students are becoming the stakeholders of their work. This is the change we need in our education system." – Mr. Piyadasa Rathnayake (Additional Director, UP) - 15th February 2008

"You have chosen very interesting topics for your projects. As a Sri Lankan and specially as Central Province citizen, I am looking forward to seeing the implementation of these projects. With the help of Intel Teach program, we can help our school community." – Mr. Tilak Ekanayake (Project Manager, SEMP, CP) - March 2008

"Thanks to Intel, now we know how to guide our children to help our community without disturbing the school activities." – Mr. S. G. S. Samarasinghe (Master Teacher, Pannampitiya MV, Dambulla) - March 2008

"I had a chance to participate at an international Teachers' conference. At that event, I observed the methodology that overseas teachers used to implement their projects. They talked about PBL and described the benefit of using PBL in the classroom. I was wondering, how they gained knowledge of PBL? At the end, I got the answer. It was “Intel teach program”. Those countries had a chance to start the program before us and now they are getting the benefits of it." – Mr. Tilak Ekanayake (Project Manager, SEMP, CP) - April 2008

"What I like most is the motivation that teachers get during this training. Normally we say that motivating teachers is very hard. But Intel Teach has proved otherwise." – Mr. Tilak Ekanayake (Project Manager, SEMP, CP) - 29th April 2008

"Even though it's past 4 pm, the teachers are still working and they are not showing any urgency to leave. This is the first time I saw something like this." - Mr. L.R.U.L. Weerarathne (Zonal Director, Denuwara, CP) - 29th April 2008

"Although I wasn’t Invited by Intel or SEMP, I was aware of the trainings called ‘Intel Teach’ and I spend some time to gather information and statistics about it. I’m glad to say this is the best method of training for Sri Lankan Education. The impact of this training is so great, that’s why I came today, to congratulate you. You had the chance to follow the best course in Sri Lankan education system." – Mr. Jayasinghe (Chief Accountant, Central Province) - 26th May 2008

"The Intel ISEF was exhilarating and memorable and we are sincerely grateful for the opportunity to attend and to compete in an international fair": Lokuge. "The scale of the event and the quality of the exhibits was impressive": Jayasinghe; "The experience was a learning curve and an enriching one": Hendurugoda (Sri Lankan Students) - Intel ISEF 2008, Atlanta, Georgia, USA - 27th May 2008

"I have heard a lot of good things about Intel Teach program and I was waiting to restart Intel Teach at Western Province. But with this all wonderful things done in other provinces, I feel we have missed a lot." - Mr. K. A. C. Dharmawardane (Project Manager, SEMP, WP) - June 2008

"I'm with Intel Teach because this is the best training I have seen throughout my life. Every teacher must follow it. There's no word, Intel Teach is the number one in teacher training." – Mr. Anura De Silva (Project Manager, SEMP, UP) - July 2008

"On behalf of the Ministry of Education, I thank Intel for implementing the Classmate PC donation project in Sri Lanka under its Global 'World Ahead' Education Programme. This novel initiative will certainly help in revolutionizing education in Sri Lanka, opening up the classroom environment to the limitless possibilities of the World Wide educational information Web. Access to this vast source of information will undoubtedly engender a thirst for knowledge in students and prepare them for the challenges of the future." - Hon. Susil Premjayantha (Minister of Education, Sri Lanka) - Launch of Classmate PC Lab at Sri Rahula BMV, Malambe, WP - 9th July 2008

"I was asked to follow this training a few months earlier. I thought it was something similar to our trainings. Someone else was trained as a Master Teacher at that time and I was glad about it. However, after the Master Teacher training that teacher used my lab and did a great work. I saw a remarkable change in my staff. They started coming to the computer centre without any hesitation. I was ashamed some times. I knew how to use a computer very well, but they used it as a tool to teach and learn. I decided to follow this training and take part in the revolution." – Mr. Lesley Kumara (Computer Learning Centre Manager, Hemamali BMV, Kandy) - 29th July 2008

"We live in a global, knowledge based society, where creativity determines the survival and prosperity of nations as well as individuals in order to march towards preparing our younger generation with 21st Century Knowledge Skills to compete in the global society, we certainly now focusing on e-Learning activities to bridge the educational divide between provinces." - Hon. Susil Premjayantha (Minister of Education, Sri Lanka) - Teacher Felicitation/Classmate PC Donation at Dharmaraja College, Kandy, CP - 10th October 2008

"We are privileged to have been selected for the second phase of this novel project and would like to thank all parties involved with this, especially the Ministry of Education and Intel. I’m sure that the Intel Classmate PC would help our students take their first steps towards getting themselves IT ready." - Mr. S. M. Keerthiratne (Principal, Dharmaraja College, Kandy, CP) - Teacher Felicitation/Classmate PC Donation at Dharmaraja College, Kandy, CP - 10th October 2008

"Secondary Education Modernization Project (SEMP) has given CAL/ICDL computer training to 6047 teachers in the Central Province. The Intel Teach Training Programme can be considered as a positive response to the request made by us to familiarize these teachers to the modern technology. It is a privilege for the teachers of the Central Province to receive in depth training on 'project-based-learning', which is currently being used in 44 countries all over the world. By this training programme school teachers get the opportunity to get updated on latest computer technology and to use computer as a productive component in their teaching programmes. As a result of this training programme and increased number of teachers and students have participated in central province software competition. I would like to express my gratitude to Intel for making this project possible, uplifting the IT literacy of children of the Central Province." - Mr. Tilak Ekanayake (Project Manager, SEMP, CP) - Teacher Felicitation/CMPC Donation at Dharmaraja College, Kandy, CP - 10th October 2008

"Now it’s cropping season. For the past 12 months we have been harvesting this program throughout Uva province. Now we are getting the fruit out of it." - Mr. Anura De Silva (Project Manager, SEMP, UP) - September 2008

"It is a privilege for the teachers of the Central Province to receive an in-depth training on “project-based-learning” though Intel Teach Program. By this training programme school teachers get the opportunity to get updated on latest computer technology and to use the computer as a productive component in their teaching programmes. As a result of this training programme an increased number of teachers and students have participated in the central province software competition. I would like to express my gratitude to Intel for making this project possible and up lifting the IT literacy of children of the Central Province." – Mr. Tilak Ekanayake (Project Manager, SEMP, CP) - October 2008

"I was in doubt when I completed the Intel Training. I thought I’ll train 20 teachers for sake of the community. After I did my first batch, I gained confidence. Same time I felt very happy. In our school we have only 7 computers in working order. Now I’m glad: I trained 60 teachers of my staff with Intel Teach Training. No wonder, they are enjoying the benefits of it. But I’m not satisfied; I’ll do more in the next term." - Mr. H.R.C. Alakolawewa (Master Teacher, Welimada Central Collage, Welimada, UP) - November 2008

"This is the first time I saw teachers attending for trainings during a vacation time. This is outstanding training and teachers are willing to participate in this without any hesitation." - Principal, Welimada Central Collage, Uva Province) - December 2008

"I’m sure majority of the winners of this year’s Innovative Teachers competition has got the benefit from Intel Training. It’s such a wonderful training and I think it’s only one in that kind. There is a huge demand for this Intel Teach Training in Sri Lanka." - Mr. Anura Dissanayake (Project Director, SEMP) - January 2009

"It is OUR ATTITUDE towards Life and Work that makes OUR Life 100%. This Intel Teach Training will help teachers to change their attitude. I have seen it throughout the South Asian countries and I’m glad you will have the benefit to go through it." - Dr. M. Mannan, (Consultant, ADB Mission – SEMP, University of Dhaka) - February 2009.

"We have given lot of trainings to Teachers. But, Intel Teach training gave the answer to lot of our questions. From Computer Center managements to Curriculum Development, it teaches us a lot." - Mr. Tilak Ekanayake (Project Manager, SEMP, CP) - March 2009

"Actually, before coming to this training I thought this will be another computer training. But, after the first day I realized I was wrong. Now, at the end of the training, we learnt a lot of new educational concepts. Majority of us discussed about this question throughout last few days: `how many new methods are there to implement in our classroom that we didn’t know and how these young trainers from Intel knew that?" - Mr. S. B. Keerthi (Center Manager, Gothami B.M.V., Kandy) - 2nd April 2009

"Government sector uses ICT and it is private sector who leads the technology. They have the resources and the ability to do inventions. We have to get the benefits from them. Because of that as the Ministry of Education Sri Lanka, we grab the opportunity given by Intel; the World leading technology firm. With the help of Intel programs we are looking forward to create an e-society in Sri Lanka. I think there were discussions all over the world like this, when we change from sand-board to black-board and now we are stepping from black-board to Digital World." - Mr. Anura Dissanayake (Director Secondary Education Modernization Project, MoE) - Directors Leadership Technology Forum in Sabaragamuwa Province - 21st April 2009

"We should start using English as a communication tool and not as a subject. Same should be done with the ICT too. ICT must use as a teaching and learning tool not a subject. With that we can create an e-culture in Sabaragamuwa province." - Mr. Kodituwakku (Chief Secretary, Sabaragamuwa Province) - Directors Leadership Technology Forum in Sabaragamuwa Province - 21st April 2009

"Today's world is totally different from our school days. Those days it was black and white. But, now it's totally colorful and digital. I think only place we can find black and white world, is in our classrooms. I hope with the help of this technology and trainings teaches will teach without been tired and students will learn in a colorful world. With that we will be able to the change living style of Sri Lankan people." - Mr. S. Kuruppuarachchi (Project Manager SEMP, SP) - Directors Leadership Technology Forum in Sabaragamuwa Province - 21st April 2009

"There are different types of students in the classroom. The teachers should be able to manage everyone to give them quality education. Intel Teach program will teach the teachers how to manage it with newest technology.” - Mr. Sepala Kuruppuarachchi (Project Manager, SEMP, SG) - 28th May 2009

"The teachers should not get tired in teaching, while the students should enjoy learning, Intel teach, teach the teachers how to do it joyfully." - Mr. Sepala Kuruppuarachchi (Project Manager, SEMP, SG) - 25th June 2009

"Although I was involved in pre-service and teacher training for more than 3 decades and with IT for more than 10 years I have never been gone through any training like this. This is much needed training for all of us (Teacher Educators) not only to improve our IT skills but also to recall our Education Technology." - Mr. S. D. S. Kumara (Lecturer, Siyane NCoE, Veyangoda) - 18th July 2009

"Lot of officers are asking me why are you implementing Intel Teach program so rapidly in Sabaragamuwa Province. Nothing else, it is the best training for the Teachers out of many programs conducted by us. Intel Teach will easily surpass all other programs like ICDL, CAL and IPICT." - Mr. Sepala Kuruppuarachchi (Project Manager, SEMP, SG) – MT batch at Thalduwa Buddhists MV - 31st July 2009

"Last time I was very jealous about the things that our lecturers explained about the Intel Training. According to them it was the best to follow as a Lecturer. As soon as I heard about the 2nd batch, without any hesitance I grab the opportunity. I’m Glad, I’m following the Intel Teach Program…" - Mrs. Preethi Karunathilake (Lecturer, Siyane NCoE, Veyangoda) – 01st September 2009

"I know that Intel Teach training is highly appreciated by our teachers. As our teachers do wonders with this training, I hope this is the time to take the best out of it." - Mr. Herath P. Kularathna (Provincial Secretary, SG) – PLTF at Kegalle BMV – 28th September 2009

"We’re living in a fast moving world and it’s not like our schooling days. Those days we had ample of time to spend. Now our children are moving fast. This Intel Teach program will help us to move faster with our students. If we didn’t adopt to this, students will ignore us." - Mr. Sepala Kurruppuarachchi (Project Manager, SEMP, SG) - Kegalle B.M.V. – 8th October 2009

"I like this Intel Teach program, because this is the best training I have seen throughout my life. I will do my best to get all of my teachers to follow it." - Mr. Karunaruwan (Zonal IT Coordinator, Kegalle) - Kegalle B.M.V. – 16th October 2009

"Normally we point our finger to our student teachers when we are teaching. We don’t keep our tolerance. But, these young trainers from Intel show how to do it with patience. They are far way ahead not only integrating Technology into classroom but also teaching to different levels of students with patience." - Mrs. T.L. Urshula Tharangani (Lecturer, Uva NCoE, Bandarawela) – 8th November 2009

"Intel is doing the teacher training in a different way than other companies. We are glad that they are helping us with the developments in Education." - Mr. Anura Dissanayake (Project Director, SEMP) – N&E DLTF in Polonnaruwa – 9th November 2009

"As per my observation, it seems that Intel Education team is ahead of us in new education concepts. I appreciate their knowledge and humbleness in sharing it with us." - Mrs. Amara Kumari (Zonal IT coordinator, Mawanella) – 11th January 2010

"According to your projects, I’m sure you have answers to all the questions that Sri Lankan teachers face in the classroom." - Mr. Sepala Kurruppuarachchi (Project Manager, SEMP, SG) – MT Showcasing at Mayurapada MMV, Mawanella – 22nd January 2010

"Thanks to Intel Teach training, we were able to change the way we think about teacher training. Not like other trainings, Teachers like to follow this training." – Principal (Bandaranayake MV, Kanthale, EP) – PLTF Trincomalee – 18th February 2010

"Seams we will get more work after this training. However, we love to work with technology. We welcome Intel Teach to our zone" – Rev. Bro. S. E. Reginold – (Principal, Nanattan MMV) – PLTF in Mannar – 22nd February 2010

"We don’t want any other examples to convince Intel Teach is the best training for teachers. This trainer shows it to us by keeping our selves involved in this forum with integrated technology." - Rev. F. Gerome – (Principal, Kaits CC) – PLTF in Jaffna – 24th February 2010

"Our teachers hate new reforms. But, Intel Teach will help us to get our teachers interested in new ways of teaching." - Mr. Mahendran (Project Manager, SEMP, NP) – PLTF in Vadamarachchi – 25th February 2010

"At last we got something worth for the teachers. I feel that we were looking for something like this, without knowing that Intel Teach is here." - Mr. Sivabalaguru (Deputy Director of Education, Vavuniya South, EP) – Planning Meeting – 13th March 2010

"Now I feel that teaching is easier with this kind of technology integrations." - Mr. Balachandran (Teacher Training Officer, Vavuniya, NP) – MT Batch at Rambaikulam MV - 24th March 2010.

"Before I came to this training program I really unaware of preparing subject-wise projects but now I am fully equipped with skills and knowledge of preparing the same. It is only in this training program I got a complete idea of using computers and related equipments in preparing projects. I must proudly say that this training is completely different conceptual training program by which I was fully benefited. All these were made possible by the untiring talented lecturers who handled effective way of lecturing." – Mr. K. Jeyabalan (Master Teacher, Elkaduwa TMV) MT Batch at Vijayapala MV in Matale - 31st March 2010.

"Thanks to Intel Teach training, we were able to change the way we think about teacher trainings. Not like other trainings, teachers like to follow this training." – (Principal, Bandaranayake MV, Kantale - PLTF in Trincomalee - 18th March 2010.

"During this training teachers spent lot of time to discuss about PBL. But, I think I have never seen training with such topics like education concepts, education psychology, education technology classroom management and lot more.” - Mrs. W. M. C. D. Kasthuriarachchi (Deputy Director of Education ICT, Matale) – Vijayapala MV, Matale - 1st April 2010 “Traditional teaching touches only the knowledge, but we have to get creative students with higher order thinking skills to suit modern century." - Mr. Mahendran (Project Manager, SEMP, NP) – MT Batch at Mannar CRC - 21st May 2010

"Traditional teaching touches only the knowledge, but we have to get creative students with higher order thinking skills to suit modern century." - Mr. Mahendran (Project Manager, SEMP, NP) – MT Batch at Mannar CRC - 21st May 2010

"Today we see the result of a successful public and private sector partnership and I thank Intel for their selfless service to develop the teachers in the Sabaragamuwa province which contributed immensely towards the schools of Sabaragamuwa province getting the 1st place in ICT." - Hon. Athula Kumara Rahubadda (Provincial Minister for Infrastructure Development and Tourism, Sabaragamuwa Province) - Teacher Felicitation Ceremony, Ratnapura, SG - 14th July 2010

"The skoool™ learning and teaching program has provided both teachers and students with an insight on how to improve the level of education in this country. The methods given are extremely user friendly and will go a long way in enhancing our students’ level of knowledge in the fields of mathematics and science and technology. I earnestly hope that all students will stand to benefit from this website as it provides various tools that will eventually make them better learners in due course." - Hon. Bandula Gunawardana (Minister of Education, Sri Lanka) - Skoool Launch at MoE, Battaramulla - 29th July 2010

"Intel has always found innovative ways to best address the level of education in Sri Lanka. The introduction of the skoool™ program has been deemed as successful by various parties that were fortunate to use it. The launching of the web site is undoubtedly a momentous occasion for all those concerned." - Mr. Sunil Sirisena (Secretary, Ministry of Education) - Skoool Launch at MoE, Battaramulla - 29th July 2010

"Through such a program teachers and students are being brought together in an environment that would not only benefit the students by offering various tools for study but also gives the teachers the opportunity to fine tune their skills and adapt to different situations they might not have faced some time back." - Mr. Anura Dissanayake (Additional Secretary and Director EKSP, MoE) - Skoool Launch at MoE, Battaramulla - 29th July 2010

"Within 11 months we managed to train almost 3000 teachers in ICT through Intel® Teach Program. To get this done we did not have to make any effort, we haven’t even sent any letters to schools. Now, everyone in our province knows that there are over 3000 highly motivated and committed teachers out there in Sabaragamuwa province. Because of Intel® Teach training now we know, if we deliver good things, teachers are willing to sacrifice their time, money and other work to learn.” - Mr. Sepala Kuruppuarachchi (Project Manager, EKSP, SG) - 18th August 2010

"I would like to commend Intel for its efforts in launching their unique skoool.lk program in Sri Lanka. I am happy that Intel is now working towards localizing this website in Sinhala and Tamil to ensure a more cohesive level of education in our beautiful island." - Mr. Sunil Sirisena (Secretary, Ministry of Education) - MoE, Battaramulla - 27th September 2010

"With these generous donations Intel has yet again renewed their commitment towards improving the education environment of our children. These facilities will prove vital in spreading the message of growth and development in these remote parts of the country where technology is finding its way through. Their efforts must be commended." - Mr. Anura Dissanayake (Additional Secretary and Director EKSP, MoE) - MoE, Battaramulla - 27th September 2010

"The efforts undertaken by Intel in Sri Lanka reiterate our commitment in this nation. Intel continues to remain focused on making effective use of technology to improve education levels in Sri Lanka. We believe that our strong partnership and relationship with the government and local ecosystem will help us put Sri Lanka on the global map." - Mr. Navin Shenoy (Vice President, Sales and Marketing Group, General Manager Asia-Pacific Region, Intel Corporation) - MoE, Battaramulla - 27th September 2010

"We are pleased that organizations such as Intel are investing in the youth of our country by training educators on how best to integrate technology with learning." - Mr. Anura Dissanayake (Additional Secretary and Project Director EKSP, MoE) - DLTF SP - 21st December 2010

"I am thankful to Intel for introducing a world class teacher training programme to Southern province of Sri Lanka." - Mr. Kithsiri Liyanagamage (Director of Education, Southern Province) - 21st December 2010

"As per my colleagues in other provinces, Intel Teach is the best teacher training programme they have received ever received." - Mr. B. Jayatissa (Additional Director of Education & Project Manager of EKSP, Southern Province) - DLTF at Unawatuna - 21st December 2010

"I’m sure this Intel® Teach program will help our teachers to improve the usage of our computer resources while integrating ICT in everyday teaching" - Mr. B. Jayatissa (Additional Director of Education & Project Manager of EKSP, Southern Province) - MT Batch at Sudharma M.V. in Galle - 21st February 2011

"The insight expanded through these programs will enable these teachers and their students to improve their level of knowledge." - Hon. Bandula Gunawardana (Minister of Education, Sri Lanka) - Mahinda Rajapaksa Vidyalaya, Homagama - 8th April 2011

"I would love to see these projects in action. This will reduce the gap of IT usage in schools allowing more teachers to use technology to enhance teaching learning process." - Mr. Thilak Waththuhewa Project Manager of EKSP, Southern Province) - Kadurupokuna Sri Piyadassi M.V. in Tangalle - 13th June 2011

"It’s seems that we were left behind. I was amazed to hear the work done by Intel® in government schools. We are glad to hear we are going to get some part of that resources from Intel. Hope we will take the best out of this and will be able to push Intel to open the gates for International schools too." - Dr. George Wareham (Director, All Nations School) - International School Event at Hotel Taj Samudra Colombo - 29th June 2011

"I have been working as an Educator for over twenty five years and have participated at so many training programmes. But after following Intel Teach training I realized that this was not just another such programme and felt like going back to a school classroom to teach again." - Mrs. S. R. Liyanamanage (Vice President Academic & Quality Assurance) - Nilwala National College of Education (NCoE) - 28th July 2011

"I won the 1st place at Asia Pacific Teacher Competition mainly due to Intel® Teach Program. The Lesson Plan I developed was the only Lesson Plan in the competition. It helped me to Leap Ahead." - Mr. Chamath (Master Teacher, All Saints College, Galle) - Master Teacher Forum in Galle - 3rd August 2011

"It seems Intel® Teach is amazingly organized. We are looking forward to experience the same in our province." - Mr. U. P. Uyangoda (Project Manager of EKSP, North Western Province) - DLTF in Kurunegala - 7th September 2011

"I thought I was the only one who wondered when will Intel Teach come to our province. It seems even Intel was keen to initiate training in our province." - Mrs. N. H. Premawathie (Additional Director of Education, North Western Province) - DLTF in Kurunegala - 7th September 2011

"With Intel Education team we did a lot of work in Central province during the last four years. Because of the quality of the training we were able to get the best out of other trainings conducted by us." - Mr. Thilak Ekanayake (Additional Director of Education, Central Province) - Master Teacher Forum in Kandy - 26th September 2011

"Intel® Created an ICT community in Central province schools. ICT became a popular tool in our schools after introducing Intel® Teach. We experienced it in the rapidly increased participation for the software competition. Last year we had over 15,000 entries." - Mr. Thilak Ekanayake (Additional Director of Education, Central Province) - Master Teacher Forum in Kandy - 26th September 2011

"After this training, we can change 'chalk and talk' concept." - Mr. Isuru Aberathna (ISA, Hambantota Zone) - MT Batch at D. A. Rajapaksa MV, Madamulana, SP - 29th September 2011

"Whoever wants to battle with our students should use Intel Teach resources." - Mr. Ramayya (Principal, St.josheps TMV, Maskeliya) - MT Forum in Nuwara Eliya, CP - 4th October 2011

"We have done lots of great work with Intel education programs in Central province. Although we haven’t taken any notice, we are leading." - Mr. B. N. W. M. N. Boragolla (Project Manager of EKSP, Central Province) - MT Forum in Nuwara Eliya, CP - 4th October 2011

"The insight gained through these programs will enable these teachers and their students to improve their level of knowledge. These programs have been tried and tested across the world and will go a long way in enhancing our students’ level of knowledge in the fields of mathematics and science and technology. I have no doubt that these students here stand to benefit from this website as it provides various tools that will eventually make them better learners in due course." - Hon. Bandula Gunawardana (Minister of Education, Sri Lanka) - Mahinda Rajapaksa College, Homagama, WP - 8th April 2011

"This is a good opportunity for students to enhance their education through the use of technology and showcase the results. Ensuring that local communities benefit from technology is an important step towards building a brighter future for Sri Lanka. We are working with local communities and educational institutions through our Intel World Ahead Program to ensure that these opportunities are realized," - Mr. John Davies (Vice President, Sales & Marketing Group and General Manager World Ahead Program, Intel Corporation) - Mahinda Rajapaksa College, Homagama, WP - 8th April 2011

"It is heartening to see the involvement of companies like Intel making headway in providing ICT to these areas which have been deprived of technology. This should be an example to others as well." - Hon. Shashindra Rajapaksa (Chief Minister, Uva Province) - MT Forum/Teacher Felicitation, Monaragala, UP - 4th May 2011

"The insight gained through these programs will enable these teachers and their students to improve their level of knowledge. These programs have been tried and tested across the world and will go a long way in enhancing our students’ level of knowledge in the fields of mathematics and science and technology. I have no doubt that these students here stand to benefit from this website as it provides various tools that will eventually make them better learners in due course." - Hon. Bandula Gunawardena (Minister of Education, Sri Lanka) - DLTF NWP - 20th September 2011

"The work Intel does with the government and policy makers to add quality to education is well appreciated. Our schools and its students benefit greatly by these initiatives and empower these students to face the world of technology with confidence." - Mr. Anura Dissanayake (Additional Secretary and Project Director EKSP, MoE) - Directors Leadership Technology Forum, NWP - 20th September 2011

"I thank to Intel for delivering ICT to the rural villages of Sri Lanka. During the past 5 years most our schools were granted with ICT and our the number of IT literates are rising, it's crucial that school children are equipped with IT skills that are fast becoming essential in almost any industry." - Hon. Bandula Gunawardena (Minister of Education, Sri Lanka) - INFOTEL 2011, BMICH - 2nd December 2011

"Intel has done an amazing job in the past five years in raising the standards of IT education in Sri Lanka. Intel has done a splendid work of taking IT to even the most rural villages in the past five years." - Mr. Anura Dissanayake (Additional Secretary to H.E. the President of Sri Lanka) - INFOTEL 2011, BMICH - 2nd December 2011

"Education is one of the key areas that need focus to ensure the development of the next generation of leaders in Sri Lanka. As such, Intel Sri Lanka's commitment to education in the past five years has been exemplary. IT is essential to succeed in the 21st century and therefore it is crucial that children all over the island receive the necessary exposure to IT. Intel's programmes have helped us achieve this goal." - Hon. Bandula Gunawardena (Minister of Education, Sri Lanka) - INFOTEL 2011, BMICH - 2nd December 2011

"Paving the way for creating tomorrow's leaders through education is my primary concern and IT education is an area that needs a lot of attention and needs to be developed in Sri Lanka. While our the number of IT literates are rising, it's crucial that we expose our younger generations and school children to IT at a young age to ensure that they’re equipped with the skills that are fast becoming essential in almost any industry or activity. The Education Pavilion highlights some of the ways in which the kids who have participated in Intel's IT programmes have utilized their IT knowledge and some of the creative and innovative ideas they’ve come up with, which has been heart-warming," - Hon. Bandula Gunawardena (Minister of Education, Sri Lanka) - INFOTEL 2011, BMICH - 2nd December 2011

"Intel has done an amazing job in the past five years in raising the standards of IT education in Sri Lanka. By enabling local children to have access to global resources and tools and training teachers to deliver IT education practiced by teachers around the world, they have made sure that Sri Lankans will be able to meet international standards both at home and abroad whenever required." - Discussing Intel's milestone, Mr. Anura Dissanayake (Additional Secretary to H.E. the President's Office Sri Lanka) - INFOTEL 2011, BMICH, 2nd December 2011

"This is great start to our teachers after this training they can go far away." - Mr. U. P. Uyangoda (Project Manager of EKSP, NWP) - MT Batch at U. B. Wanninayake MMV, Mahawa, NWP - 12th January 2012

"If you use this concepts I am pretty sure we will show commendable ranking from upcoming competitions." - Mrs. Anoma Weththasinghe (Director ICT, Mahawa, NWP) - MT Batch at U. B. Wanninayake MMV, Mahawa, NWP - 12th January 2012

"This is a very important effective training program that we can embed to our teaching process." - Mrs. Thapsara Meghani (Master Teacher, Ambalegoda MV, Mahawa, NWP) - MT Batch at Vijayaba National College, Mahawa, NWP - 12th January 2012

"I am sure that we will show worthy position from upcoming competitions if you use these concepts." - Mrs. Anoma Weththasinghe (Director ICT, Mahawa, NWP) - MT Batch at Vijayaba National College, Mahawa, NWP - 12th January 2012

"Even though the training is a bit fast as I go through the binder several time this is a well organized applicable content to Sri-Lanka education system." - Mr. Thilak Dhanawardana (Master Teacher, Karambe MV, Mahawa, NWP) - MT Batch at Vijayaba National College, Mahawa, NWP - 12th January 2012

"From this training we can enhance our teaching learning process and also our day to day life." - Mrs. E.M.N.R. Ekanayaka (Master Teacher) - MT Batch at Vijayaba National College, Mahawa, NWP - 23rd January 2012

"I do believe schools will get more resources by engaging with Intel Teach. It’s your chance to grab this opportunity." - Mr. S. T. Pieris (Project Manager EKSP, NP) - PLTF at Vavuniya - 1st February 2012

"I have learnt a lot and now I’m so confident about my teaching. My teaching is definitely going to take a new dimension with your guidance." - Mr. M. G. Nasrullah (Master Teacher, Al-Husna MMV, Uddappitiya) - MT Batch at Gothami BMV, Kandy, CP - 28th February 2012

"Before this training I had some knowledge about IT. But now I have much more knowledge about IT" - Mr. Subasinghe Banda (Master Teacher, Udupihilla M V) - MT Batch at Gothami Balika MV, Kandy, CP - 28th February 2012

"When I was in another training, the teachers were using only the mobile phones most of the time. But here teachers used the technology. Time management was good" - Mr. Dushyantha Sudamkumara (Master Teacher, Sri Pangngarama MV) - MT Batch at Gothami Balika MV, Kandy, CP - 28th February 2012

"I think we found the correct way after this training, so we can guide our teachers to go this way." - Mr. Jayasooriya (ISA, Nikawaratiya) - MT Batch at Bamunugama MV, Nikaweratiya, NWP - 18th March 2012

"This is very valuable training for teachers; additionally the Pedagogical thinking is very advanced." - Mr. D. A. H. G. Bandara (Master Teacher, Monnekulama MV) - MT Batch at Bamunugama MV, Nikaweratiya, NWP - 18th March 2012

"It is not just educational scaffolding. This will be a lifelong new approach for all of us. Thanks ESKP for guiding us to suite with updated technology." - Mr. R. M. T. Rathnayaka (Vice Principal, Vijayapala College) - MT Batch at Vijayapala College, Matale, CP - 15th March 2012

"Before I came to the training, I thought it’s a general software training. However, I got much help from Intel® Teach rather than a basics of software but also how to use this PC as a tool for our every day teaching activities." - Mr. K. P. J. Nihal Pathirana (Master Teacher, Katudeniya MV) - MT Batch at Vijayapala College, Matale, CP - 15th March 2012

"I have learnt about E5 concept earlier, but I didn’t know that E5 concept can be used as deep as this much. Now I know very clearly what is E5 concept." - Mr. Mahinda Karunathilaka (Master Teacher) - MT Batch at Vijayapala College, Matale, CP - 26th March 2012

"I commend Intel Sri Lanka for their active efforts in fostering a culture of innovative research and development at a very young age and the National Science Foundation and the Institute of Engineers of Sri Lanka for putting together the local competition to identify the winning projects. I’m confident that the four Sri Lankans students will perform brilliantly and wish them best of luck." - Hon. Bandula Gunawardana (Minister of Education, Sri Lanka) - Meeting with Intel ISEF 2012 Finalists, Ministry of Education, 8th May 2012

"The Intel ISEF has provided students from Sri Lanka and around the world the opportunity to share ideas, showcase cutting-edge technology and compete at the highest level. I’m sure this year’s participants will learn immensely from this experience and bring home some glory." - Mr. Anura Dissanayake (Additional Secretary to H.E. the President's Office Sri Lanka) - Meeting with Intel ISEF 2012 Finalists, Ministry of Education, 8th May 2012

"I have got very good experience in this workshop and also got more knowledge in teaching affective methods in Science." - Mrs. S. Mary Dheboral (Master Teacher, Tangakelle TMV) - MT Batch at Good Rest Convent, Nuwara Eliya, CP - 17th May 2012

"In this training we learn how to apply computer knowledge in class room and how to work with student." - Mr.V. M. G. C. I. Vijerathna (Master Teacher, Vimaladharma MV) - MT Batch at Good Rest Convent, Nuwara Eliya, CP - 17th May 2012

"IT is definitely the way of the future and we’ve made a strong commitment towards increasing IT literacy amongst the youth and empowering young Sri Lankans at a very early age. One of the key goals of the 1000 Schools Project is to equip each and every child with the necessary knowledge and training to use ICT for the development of the nation." - Hon. Bandula

Gunawardana (Minister of Education, Sri Lanka) - Donation of Classmate PCs at Mahinda Rajapaksha College, Maharagama, WP - 21st May 2012

"We want to make sure that Sri Lankan children can compete with their peers, and empowering our school children through IT is essential in accomplishing this task. The Classmate PC labs at this institution and the others that have received labs before this is the first step in reaching this goal." - Mr. Anura Dissanayake (Additional Secretary, H.E. the President's Office Sri Lanka) - Donation of Classmate PCs at Mahinda Rajapaksha College, Maharagama, WP - 21st May 2012

"I feel I heard the best news about my school in the history. Two of my students won a prize at Intel ISEF. It’s really a booster for my school. Without Intel’s help, it’s only a dream." - Rev. Bro. Bertrum Perera (Principal, De Mazenod College, Kandana, WP) - 22nd May 2012

"ICT education is vital to succeed in the 21st century and our work with Intel has helped make significant progress towards achieving this. Our initiative of launching 1000 schools across the Island is aimed at taking the benefits of good education to the rural children. Having trained over 23,000 teachers, island wide, the Intel® Teach program will help teachers in these 1,000 schools too to integrate ICT into their lessons and empower our students to keep abreast with the rest of the world." - Hon. Bandula Gunawardana (Minister of Education, Sri Lanka) - Signing of 1,000 Schools Development Program MoU at Ministry of Education Sri Lanka - 23rd May 2012

"Our work with Intel over the past five years has led to remarkable progress in ICT education in the country. We hope to take this further with the 1,000 schools project too." - Mr. H. M. Gunasekera (Secretary, Ministry of Education, Sri Lanka) - Signing of 1,000 Schools Development Program MoU at Ministry of Education Sri Lanka - 23rd May 2012

"The MoE’s 1,000 schools project is making strides in creating a workforce that will turn Sri Lanka into a knowledge hub. Integrating Intel’s Teach program with this will equip our teachers with the skills needed to achieve this goal." - Mr. Anura Dissanayake (Additional Secretary, H.E. the President's Office Sri Lanka) - Signing of 1,000 Schools Development Program MoU at Ministry of Education Sri Lanka - 23rd May 2012

"I was there at the Intel ISEF Awarding ceremony and jumped out of my seat. A fascinating event and absolutely fascinating achievement. I hope we will win more awards tomorrow. Thanks for everything making Sri Lanka contribute to world science." - Vidyajyothi Prof. Rezvi Sheriff (Senior Professor of Medicine, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka) - 31st May 2012

"Throughout my career, I haven't seen a program like Intel teach which motivates our teachers. Even it motivated me too although I didn't take part in any training." - Mr. S. K. Yokanathan (President, Jaffna NCoE) - English Day - 15th July 2012

"I would like to thanks Intel Team for creating the opportunity for Vavuniya NCoE to get a brand-new computer lab. I thought it will take years to get the work done. But, after the Intel Presidents meeting it took only few months. Now we have resources and patiently waiting for Intel to come and motivate our lectures too." - Mr. K. Bernard (President, Vavuniya NCoE) - English Day - 15th July 2012

"Actually you opened our eyes from 21st century discussion, nice session." - Mr. S. Sandanam (MT, Bloomfield TMV, Hatton, CP) - MT Batch at St. Gabriel Girls School, Hatton, CP - 18th July 2012

"I learnt more new teaching concepts from this Intel Teach training." - Mr. T. Rajasekaran (Master Teacher, Shannon TMV, Hatton, CP) - MT Batch at St. Gabriel Girls School, Hatton, CP - 18th July 2012

"We got eyes but we couldn’t see the world. After this Intel Teach training we can see the world." - Mrs. C. Kanapathy (Additional Zonal Director of Education Planning, Hatton, CP) - MT Batch at St.John Boscos College, Hatton, CP - 26th July 2012

"Seems this technology is easy to use and you can help us to connect our internship student teachers to present their programs. Also, I would like to get all our lecturers to use this method. Hope Intel will support with the technology and wish all the best for these Webinars" - Mr. Sujith Kumara (Lecturer, Pasdunrata NCoE) - Pilot Webinar - 3rd August 2012

"We are very glad to talk in this new interactive version of connecting four corners of Sri Lanka. As the lecturers of Sri Lankan education system we can share our knowledge and experience. Thanks you very much for conducting this type of innovative sessions for us."- Mr. S. Mugunthan (Lecturer, Jaffna NCOE) - Pilot Webinar - 3rd August 2012

"Seems this technology is easy to use and will help us to connect our internship student teachers to present their programs. Also, I would like to get all our lecturers to use this method. Hope Intel® will support with the technology and wish the best for these Webinars." - Mr. Sujith Kumara (Lecturer, Pasdunrata NCoE) - Webinar - 3rd August 2012

"We are very glad to talk in this new interactive version of connecting four corners of Sri Lanka. As the lecturers of Sri Lankan education system we can share our knowledge and experience. Thank you very much for conducting this type of innovative sessions for us." - Mr. S. Mugunthan (Lecturer,Jaffna NCoE) - Webinar - 3rd August 2012

"This is very valuable and very good training. I would like to train all teachers in my school." - Vice Principal of Sumangala MV, Wariyapola, NWP - MT Forum, Nikaweratiya, NWP - 5th September 2012.

"As the vice principal of a leading school, I face many problems in managing my work and communicating. After the first 2 days with Intel® Teach program, I got to know lots of simple things which can be done with technology." - Mr. H. A. G. Wickramasinghe (Vice Principal, Mahanama MV, Polpithigama, Maho, NWP) - MT Forum, Maho, NWP - 12th September 2012.

"By working together with IESL, Intel, and the NSF, we have made great strides in identifying and promoting local talent through the SLSEF. The competition’s affiliation with Intel ISEF has provided Sri Lankan students an opportunity to compete in the international arena, learning from and sharing ideas with their peers from around the world." - Mr. S. M. Gotabhaya Jayarathne (Secretary, Ministry of Education, Sri Lanka) - Renewal of SLSEF MoU - 19th September 2012

"In line with the vision of the Mahinda Chinthanaya development strategy of establishing a human capital foundation for the future Sri Lankan knowledge hub, forums such as the SLSEF identify and foster local talent. By sharing their technological expertise and global experiences, Intel, through this MoU, continues to help add value to the MoE’s initiatives." - Mr. Anura Dissanayake (Additional Secretary, H.E. the President’s Office/Ministry of Education) - Renewal of SLSEF MoU - 19th September 2012

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"What I like most is the Motivation that Intel® training gives to the teachers. In my long career as an educator I have never seen any program or Workshop that motivates our teachers as Intel® Teach does. I would like to describe Intel® Teach as ‘The Attitude changer’ for teachers." - Mr. U. P. Uyangoda (EKSP Project Manager, NWP) - Directors Forum, Provincial ICT Education Centre, Anuradhapura - 24th January 2013

"I have heard about Intel® Teach programs when we had our progress meetings. Other provincial mangers talk loudly about this training. We waited long time for Intel® to enter our province. Now I will make sure to get the best out of the program as we have to move fast." - Mr. S. M. R. Siriwardana (EKSP Project Manager, NCP) - Directors Forum, Provincial ICT Education Centre, Anuradhapura - 24th January 2013

"Really a valuable teacher training. I will do my best to take this course to my School teachers." - Ms. J. Krishnaveni (Master Teacher, Dolosbage TV, Gampola, CP) - MT Batch at Viharamahadevi BMV, Kandy, CP - 1st February 2013

"After the Intel training I strongly believe that the technology should be incorporated into day to day teaching" - Mr. A. M. Misfer (Master Teacher, Kalaimagal TV, Katugastota, CP) - MT Batch at Gothami BMV, Kandy, CP - 1st February 2013

“It is a useful Program, Actually we got a clear idea about how to use modern technology in our teaching career.” - A. C. M. R. Raziya (Master Teacher, Zahira College, Kurunegala, NWP) – MT Batch at Lakdasa MV, Kurunegala, NWP – 18th February 2013

"We are still training Our Teachers. Before we introduced Easy Typing Tools, it was very difficult for teachers to get something done from them. They also had no preference to Computing. But now they plan their lessons using Technology. They love to come to the Computer Lab" - Mr. Naresh Narasimman (Master Teacher, St. Anthonys College, Nuwara Eliya, CP) – MT Forum in Nuwara Eliya, CP - 28th February 2013

"In our school we already finished the Intel Teach training. Even though we do not have enough computers, we managed to finish trainings as two groups. Teachers are very keen on using computers. Our Principal is also happy about the progress of the staff. Actually, our Principal is the key factor for our two trainings to be a success. He also participated every day where the trainings were held and other teachers also got the motivation with this and finally in addition to the Intel Teach program training our staff had a nice collaborative team working experience from this after a long time." - Ms. S. P. G. R. L. Jayathilaka (Master Teacher, Agarapathana SMV, Nuwara Eliya, CP) – MT Forum in Nuwara Eliya, CP - 28th February 2013

“I think this Training is very valuable and appropriate program. We got the maximum motivation to use the Technology with our Students.” – Mrs. T. M. K. C. Thennakoon (Master Teacher, Gassandalupotha MV, Ibbagamuwa, NWP) – MT Batch at Kumbukgete MV, Kurunegala, NWP – 13th March 2013

“I would like to thank this Intel Teach Program which is a very important, useful and interesting program. It showed a new door to teach using technology.” - Mrs. R.P.Thushara Gunathilake (Master Teacher, Kiribamuna Vidyalaya, Ibbagamuwa, NWP) – MT Batch at Kumbukgete MV, Kurunegala, NWP – 13th March 2013

“I got many trainings in IT, but this is the most useful and suitable training that I have ever faced in IT training in our school system. Thanks for the Intel Teach Program.” - (Master Teacher, Kiribamuna Vidyalaya, Ibbagamuwa, NWP) – MT Batch at Kumbukgete MV, Kurunegala, NWP – 13th March 2013

“Very good teacher projects according to a practically applicable approach. I would like to see this in action. It is you responsibility to apply and continue this valuable content in the school.” - Ms. Shiranathi (Assistant Director IT, Kurunegala, NWP) - MT Batch at St. Anne’s College, Kurunegala, NWP – 13th March 2013

“Everyone came to this training with a dislike. Because of it will be a another traditional word-processing or spreadsheet training even though we were busy with heavy work ahead dealing in first term paper creation. But within two or three days we understood the value of this training. Again this training helped us deeper understanding of our most disliked 5 words of Sri Lankan education system (5E-Concept). Thanks for the Intel giving us a valuable and unforgettable training. We will help our teachers to make 21st century skilled student workforce.” - Ms. Sasika Fernando (Master Teacher, Sir John Kothalalwala MV, Kurunegala, NWP) - MT Batch at St. Anne’s College, Kurunegala, NWP – 13th March 2013

Program updates

In January 2006, Intel® Corporation Chairman Craig Barrett announced plans to educate ten million teachers in developing countries on how to integrate technology effectively into their classrooms and lesson plans. This initiative could potentially reach one billion students, and is a significant expansion of the Intel® Teach Program, Intel's global teacher professional development program. Centered around our belief that "computers aren't magic, teachers are," Intel® Teach helps teachers understand how, when and where to incorporate technology tools and resources into the learning environment, fostering their students' critical thinking, problem solving and collaboration skills, preparing them to thrive in the years ahead.

This program has now trained over ten million teachers in more than 70 countries since its inception in 1999.

With the signing of MoU with the Ministry of Education, several training programs are conducted in Sri Lanka as follows.

Program for Officials of MoE

A program to make the officials of Ministry of Education (MoE) aware of the Intel® Teach program was held in Colombo.

Directors Leadership Technology Forum (DLTF)

A program to make the Directors of Education aware of the Intel® Teach program. So far they have been held in the following provinces.

  • Western province
  • Central province
  • Uva province
  • Sabaragamuwa province
  • Northern province
  • Eastern province
  • Southern province
  • North Western (Wayamba) province
  • North Central province

Principals Leadership Technology Forum (PLTF)

A program to make the Principals of Schools aware of the Intel® Teach program. So far they have been held in the following zones.

  • Western Province:
    ○ Colombo
    ○ Gampaha
    ○ Homagama
    ○ Horana
    ○ Jayewardenepura
    ○ Kalutara
    ○ Kelaniya
    ○ Mathugama
    ○ Minuwangoda
    ○ Negombo
    ○ Piliyandala
  • Central Province:
    ○ Denuwara
    ○ Galewela
    ○ Gampola
    ○ Hanguranketha
    ○ Hatton
    ○ Kandy
    ○ Katugastota
    ○ Kotmale
    ○ Matale
    ○ Naula
    ○ Nuwaraeliya
    ○ Theldeniya
    ○ Walapane
    ○ Wattegama
    ○ Wilgamuwa
  • Uva Province:
    ○ Badulla
    ○ Bandarawela
    ○ Bibile
    ○ Mahiyanganaya
    ○ Moneragala
    ○ Passara
    ○ Welimada
    ○ Wellawaya
  • Sabaragamuwa Province:
    ○ Balangoda
    ○ Dehiovita
    ○ Embilipitiya
    ○ Kegalle
    ○ Kuruwita
    ○ Mawanella
    ○ Nivithigala
    ○ Ratnapura
  • Eastern Province:
    ○ Akkaraipattu
    ○ Ampara
    ○ Batticaloa
    ○ Batticaloa Central
    ○ Dehiattakandiya
    ○ Gomarakandawala
    ○ Kalkudah
    ○ Kalmunai
    ○ Kanthale
    ○ Kinniya
    ○ Maha Oya
    ○ Muthur
    ○ Paddirippu
    ○ Sammanturai
    ○ Thirukkovil
    ○ Trincomalee
  • Northern Province:
    ○ Jaffna
    ○ Jaffna Islands
    ○ Kilinochchi
    ○ Madhu
    ○ Mannar
    ○ Mulathiv
    ○ Thennamarachchi
    ○ Thunukkai
    ○ Vadamarachchi
    ○ Valikamam
    ○ Vavuniya
  • Southern Province:
    ○ Akuressa
    ○ Ambalangoda
    ○ Deniyaya
    ○ Elpitiya
    ○ Galle
    ○ Hambantota
    ○ Matara
    ○ Mulatiyana
    ○ Tangalle
    ○ Udugama
    ○ Walasmulla
  • North Western (Wayamba) Province:
    ○ Maho
    ○ Nikaweratiya
    ○ Ibbagamuwa
    ○ Kurunegala

In-Service Advisors (ISA) Training 

A program to make the In-Service Advisors of the Ministry of Education aware of the Intel® Teach program for them to monitor and supervise the progress. So far they have been held in the following provinces.

  • Western province
  • Central province
  • Uva province

Master Teacher (MT) Training

A program to help selected set of teachers to learn how to integrate technology into their classrooms and thereafter to teach their fellow teachers at their schools. So far Master Teacher programs have been held in the following zones.

  • Western Province:
    ○ Colombo
    ○ Gampaha
    ○ Homagama
    ○ Horana
    ○ Jayewardenepura
    ○ Kalutara
    ○ Kelaniya
    ○ Mathugama
    ○ Minuwangoda
    ○ Negombo
    ○ Piliyandala
  • Central Province:
    ○ Denuwara
    ○ Galewela
    ○ Gampola
    ○ Hanguranketha
    ○ Hatton
    ○ Kandy
    ○ Katugastota
    ○ Kotmale
    ○ Matale
    ○ Naula
    ○ Nuwaraeliya
    ○ Theldeniya
    ○ Walapane
    ○ Wattegama
    ○ Wilgamuwa
  • Uva Province:
    ○ Badulla
    ○ Bandarawela
    ○ Bibile
    ○ Mahiyanganaya
    ○ Moneragala
    ○ Passara
    ○ Welimada
    ○ Wellawaya
  • Sabaragamuwa Province:
    ○ Balangoda
    ○ Dehiovita
    ○ Embilipitiya
    ○ Kegalle
    ○ Kuruwita
    ○ Mawanella
    ○ Nivithigala
    ○ Ratnapura
  • Eastern Province:
    ○ Akkaraipattu
    ○ Ampara
    ○ Batticaloa
    ○ Batticaloa Central
    ○ Dehiattakandiya
    ○ Gomarakandawala
    ○ Kalkudah
    ○ Kalmunai
    ○ Kanthale
    ○ Kinniya
    ○ Maha Oya
    ○ Muthur
    ○ Paddirippu
    ○ Sammanturai
    ○ Thirukkovil
    ○ Trincomalee
  • Northern Province:
    ○ Jaffna
    ○ Jaffna-Islands
    ○ Kilinochchi
    ○ Madhu
    ○ Mannar
    ○ Mulathiv
    ○ Thennamarachchi
    ○ Thunukkai
    ○ Vadamarachchi
    ○ Valikamam
    ○ Vavuniya North
  • Southern Province:
    ○ Akuressa
    ○ Ambalangoda
    ○ Deniyaya
    ○ Elpitiya
    ○ Galle
    ○ Hambantota
    ○ Matara
    ○ Mulatiyana
    ○ Tangalle
    ○ Udugama
    ○ Walasmulla
  • North Western (Wayamba) Province:
    ○ Ibbagamuwa
    ○ Maho
    ○ Nikaweratiya

Participant Teacher (PT) Training

A program to help teachers to integrate technology into their classrooms by learning from Master Teachers (MT) at their schools. So far Participant Teacher programs have been held in the following zones.

  • Western Province:
    ○ Colombo
    ○ Gampaha
    ○ Homagama
    ○ Horana
    ○ Jayewardenepura
    ○ Kalutara
    ○ Kelaniya
    ○ Mathugama
    ○ Minuwangoda
    ○ Negombo
    ○ Piliyandala
  • Central Province:
    ○ Denuwara
    ○ Galewela
    ○ Gampola
    ○ Hanguranketha
    ○ Hatton
    ○ Kandy
    ○ Katugastota
    ○ Kotmale
    ○ Matale
    ○ Naula
    ○ Nuwaraeliya
    ○ Theldeniya
    ○ Walapane
    ○ Wattegama
    ○ Wilgamuwa
  • Uva Province:
    ○ Badulla
    ○ Bandarawela
    ○ Bibile
    ○ Mahiyanganaya
    ○ Moneragala
    ○ Passara
    ○ Welimada
    ○ Wellawaya
  • Sabaragamuwa Province:
    ○ Balangoda
    ○ Dehiovita
    ○ Embilipitiya
    ○ Kegalle
    ○ Kuruwita
    ○ Mawanella
    ○ Nivithigala
    ○ Ratnapura
  • Eastern Province:
    ○ Akkaraipattu
    ○ Ampara
    ○ Batticaloa
    ○ Batticaloa Central
    ○ Dehiattakandiya
    ○ Gomarakandawala
    ○ Kalkudah
    ○ Kalmunai
    ○ Kanthale
    ○ Kinniya
    ○ Maha Oya
    ○ Muthur
    ○ Paddirippu
    ○ Sammanturai
    ○ Trincomalee
  • Northern Province:
    ○ Jaffna
    ○ Jaffna-Islands
    ○ Kilinochchi
    ○ Madhu
    ○ Mannar
    ○ Mullaitivu
    ○ Thenamarachchi
    ○ Thunukkai
    ○ Vadamarachchi
    ○ Valikamam
    ○ Vavuniya North
    ○ Vavuniya South
  • Southern Province:
    ○ Akuressa
    ○ Ambalangoda
    ○ Deniyaya
    ○ Elpitiya
    ○ Galle
    ○ Hambantota
    ○ Matara
    ○ Mulatiyana
    ○ Tangalle
    ○ Udugama
    ○ Walasmulla
  • North Western (Wayamba) Province:
    ○ Maho
    ○ Nikaweratiya

Master Teacher (MT) Forums

A forum to update the Master Teachers on latest Intel education activities and new developments in Intel Teach curriculum. So far Master Teacher (MT) forums have been held in the following zones.

  • Western Province:
    ○ Colombo
    ○ Gampaha
    ○ Kalutara
  • Central Province:
    ○ Hatton
    ○ Kandy (2)
    ○ Matale
    ○ Nuwara Eliya (2)
  • Uva Province:
    ○ Hali Ela
    ○ Monaragala
  • Northern Province:
    ○ Jaffna
    ○ Mannar
    ○ Vavuniya (2)
  • Eastern Province:
    ○ Maha Oya
    ○ Trincomalee
  • Sabaragamuwa Province:
    ○ Kegalle
    ○ Ratnapura
  • Southern Province:
    ○ Galle
  • North Western (Wayamba) Province:
    ○ Nikaweratiya
    ○ Maho

Participant Teacher (PT) Showcasing

An event to showcase a selected set of Lesson Plans of Participant Teachers (PT). So far Participant Teacher (PT) showcasing have been held in the following zones.

  • Western Province:
    ○ Kalutara
  • Central Province:
    ○ Kandy
  • Southern Province:
    ○ Elpitiya

Teacher Felicitations

An event to felicitate Intel Teach Master Teachers (MT) who completed their Participant Teacher (PT) trainings and to give away the certificates to them and their teachers. So far Teacher Felicitations have been held in the following provinces.

  • Western Province:
    ○ Colombo
  • Central Province:
    ○ Kandy
  • Uva Province:
    ○ Badulla
    ○ Monaragala
  • Sabaragamuwa Province:
    ○ Ratnapura
  • Eastern Province:
    ○ Batticaloa