CHAPTER - 10
COLLABORATIVE PROGRAMMES WITH NON-GOVERNMENT ORGANISATIONS
Intel® Education Initiative Overview - Karnataka
Mission and Objectives:
As a global technology leader, Intel is committed to enhancing lives by accelerating access to uncompromised technology for everyone, anywhere in the world.
- We are actively involved in education programs, advocacy, and technology access to enable tomorrow’s innovators.
- Intel has invested over US$1billion in the past decade towards improving education in 50 countries.
- More than 6 million teachers have been trained in over 50 countries, and 7 million more teachers will be trained by 2011
- Intel works with governments, local NGOs and academic institutions through public private partnership for improving education around the world.
Improving teaching and learning through the effective use of technology
Intel® Teach Program
The Intel® Teach Program is a professional development program that helps classroom teachers effectively integrate technology to enhance student learning. It is the most successful professional development program of its kind.
In India, the Program has impacted over 10.8 lakh teachers across 17 states governments and Union territories, 74teacher education universities, 8 SCERT’s and Central govt relationships like NVS, KVS & NCTE.
Brief Update for Karnataka:
- Program Started in: July ,2001
- State Govt organizations we work with: Education Department, DSERT and SSA
- Number of districts covered: 32
- 35,612 teachers trained across Govt and private schools .
- Over 33,264 Teacher Educators and Student Teachers trained across 27 DIET’s in Karnataka, Regional Institute of Education, Mysore, University of Mysore, Kuvempu University, Gulbarga University, Bijapur University and Tumkur University.
- DSERT & Intel jointly developed Project Based Learning handbook for teachers to facilitate implementation, a significant curriculum improvement initiative .
- Developed an ICT in Education Policy Frame work for e-Governance unit of the state.
- Intel and DSERT had been jointly conducting contests since last six years for schools and teachers as motivational tool for technology implementation.
- Signed MoU with SSA, Karnataka to train 1000 Block Resource Persons on Getting Started Course, which is open office based training.
- Released case study of Intel Education Program in Karnataka.
- Supported SSA, Karnataka in capacity building training for education department officials.
- Intel - NCTE Seminar on “Enhancing ICT Usage in Teacher Education Program” was conducted in Bangalore with representation of 5 universities, NCTE, NAAC, RIE and IASE, Bangalore to share ideas and strategies on ICT integration in the teacher education program
- In association with “Prerana” MT Club, National Educators’ Network has been reaching out to a large number of private schools in the city via training workshops, PBL Contests and Seminars.
- Working with SSA Karnataka in training CALC schools in supporting SSA by providing training to the resource persons in the districts and also supporting in developing the content for the training.
- Inspiring Young Innovators(IYI) School Program launched in June’09 with selected private schools of Bangalore to kindle the scientific and technological spirit within the entire school system via year round collaboration with these schools
IMRB evaluation of impact of Program reveals that:
- 90% of the Principals believe the program has a positive impact on teachers, students and on overall school functioning.
- 80% of the teachers reiterate that after completing the Intel Teach program they present the information to the students using computers.
- 87% percent students assert that Computer Aided Learning is more beneficial than traditional teaching method as they are able to understand the lesson more effectively and easily when taught through the use of computers.
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Computer Academies set up by Microsoft
Microsoft in collaboration with DSERT has set up computer academies at Gulbarga, Dharwar and Bangalore for training of teachers in using computer skills for class room teaching.
Each academy is equipped to train 80 teachers per batch for a period of 2 weeks. This training enables class room teachers to prepare their lesson plans and use resource material from internet to improve their class room teaching.
Microsoft has deployed initiatives that are meant to motivate the teachers to deploy the skills acquired in the training program when they return to their schools, thus contributing to the overall success and impact of the project.
After 5 years the equipment and infrastructure created by Microsoft becomes the property of the department.
Microsoft organizes annual event “Innovative Teachers Leadership Award” for all teachers who have measurable impact of their innovative handling of academic endeavors. The teachers first compete at the national level and the winners get an opportunity to participate in Microsoft’s Regional Meet internationally. The winner of the Regional Meet gets an opportunity to showcase his/her work in the final Meet in the US.
In Karnataka, Project Shiksha training has touched 18 districts, 992 schools, 5658 teachers and reached 3,13,748 students in Karnataka since commencement of operations.
Click here for Microsoft Innovative Teachers Leadership Awards (ITLA) 2009-10 application form and details
American India Foundation
In collaboration with the American India Foundation , Digital Equaliser Programme has been implemented in 216 Government High Schools of 18 districts.
This Programme envisages -
a) Capacity Building and Collaborative activities by developing Course Modules and Providing inputs for Technical and academic developments, students and Teachers
b) Training Programme for Teachers and activity programme for students
c) Material development for Teachers and students.
d) Documentation of all activities
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