Intel's new courseware for Jordan

With over 5,000 teachers already trained and plans for another 14,000 to be reached by end of the year, Intel today announced the launch of the Jordanian Intel 'Teach To The Future' curriculum in Amman.

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By  Maddy Reddy Published  February 26, 2004

With over 5,000 teachers already trained and plans for another 14,000 to be reached by end of the year, Intel today announced the launch of the Jordanian Intel Teach To The Future curriculum in Amman. The new 80-hour course includes courseware and exercises to assist easy understanding and future use by teachers, and features an extra CD containing work by Jordanian educators. Roth also announced that Jordan would be the first Arab country to be represented at various Intel education events, with the participation of Jordanian delegations and academics at the Intel Academic Forum in Spain and the International Science and Engineering Fair in the US later this year. “We hope to expand the programme into the North and the South of the Kingdom and train 14,000 more teachers by the end of the 2004,” says Martina Roth, Intel Teach to the Future director for EMEA. The programme is being conduction in conjunction with the Ministry of Education headed by His Excellency the Secretary General Mohammad Bazbaz Hiyari. “Intel understands that a country's capacity to grow is through its citizens' ability to create and use IT. This is where we believe that we can play a role in providing expertise by continuing to improve our education initiatives to help students and teachers develop the skills they need to be successful in the digital world and the global economy of the future,” adds Roth. In a recent survey conducted by the Jordanian Ministry of Education revealed that 92% of master trainers and 87% participating teachers believed that all of the 11 objectives of the programme were accomplished. According to the survey, 97% of the participating teachers were now capable of incorporating activities such as integration of ICT, coop learning, unit enrichment and Intellectual Property protection into their teaching practices. Created by teachers for teachers, Intel Teach to the Future is built on ‘train-the-trainer" model that trains teachers how, when and where to incorporate technology into their current teaching and to create lesson plans based upon new methods. The teacher-led workshops include the use of the internet, web page design and multimedia software into content-focused unit portfolio and projects. Roth also announced that a three-person delegation from the Jordanian Ministry of Education would participate in Intel's Educator's Academy. Furthermore, Intel will host the participation of two Jordanian professors at the Intel Academic Forum in Barcelona, Spain to discuss the latest technology and research directions in April this year.

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