Intel CorporationPresented to President & CEO Paul Otellini
As a global leader in technology and a company reliant on a skilled workforce of engineers and innovators, Intel understands the important role that education plays in fostering such talent. Accordingly, Intel’s primary philanthropic focus is on improving science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education through the effective use of technology. In 2008, Paul Otellini, Intel’s President and CEO, made the largest long-term grant to education in the company’s history by approving a $120 million, ten-year commitment to engage more young people in math and science and prepare them for addressing global challenges in innovative ways. In the past decade, Intel has invested a total of over $1 billion and its employees have volunteered close to three million hours towards improving education.
|INTEL® TEACHIntel® Teach helps teachers engage students with the effective use of technologies, preparing them to succeed in an increasingly complex work and life environment.|
Intel’s signature program, Intel® Teach, provides in-depth professional development for K-12 teachers, helping them to effect concrete changes in their teaching methods through the use of technology. Involving both face-to-face and online instruction, the program embraces a train-the-trainer approach and is comprised of courses and resources adaptable to different educational environments.
Intel Teach has trained more than seven million teachers in over sixty countries and is attuned to the current reality of each country’s infrastructure, offering basic courses in developing countries and more advanced courses in highly developed nations. In many countries, the program is the primary Information Communications Technology (ICT) training program, and the national government awards certification and promotions to educators based on their completion of its courses.
Owing to its rigorous evaluation of Intel Teach in developing countries, Intel has been able to identify local challenges and quickly address them. For example, preliminary evaluations revealed training gaps among teachers with limited computer skills. In response, Intel developed an introductory “Getting Started” course specifically for those teachers. Evaluations after six months of training reveal that teachers who participated in the program use technology to enhance their own productivity and professional development and to engage their students with more varied approaches, such as project-based learning and formative assessment.
Intel’s original goal was to reach one million teachers around the world with the Intel Teach Program. Its training model, content-localization strategies, and global evaluations have enabled Intel to surpass that initial goal sevenfold. Intel Teach is a critical component in the global effort to provide students with the education, resources, and opportunities they need to become our next generation of innovators.