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Intel Teach To The Future Program Receives Formal Accreditation From Deakin University

  • 09 November, 2004 12:43

<p>- Course to count as credit towards teacher postgraduate study in Victoria -</p>
<p>SYDNEY, Australia, 9 November 2004 – Intel Corporation today announced that the Intelâ Teach to the Future program has received formal accreditation from Deakin University, allowing teachers that complete the program and undertake assessment tasks to receive credit toward postgraduate study.</p>
<p>“The formal accreditation of the Intel Teach to the Future program gives recognition to the importance of integrating technology into the classroom curriculum to improve student learning, creativity and achievement," said Annett Gough, director of the Faculty of Education’s consultancy and development unit at Deakin University. “The program will provide our teachers with the theoretical frameworks and practical components to teach the leaders of tomorrow.”</p>
<p>Launched in Australia in mid-2004, the Intel Teach to the Future program is designed to improve teaching and learning through the effective use of technology. Through course materials, teachers learn from each other on how, when and where to incorporate technology tools and resources into their lesson plans. The aim is to help students develop the higher-order thinking skills needed to succeed in a knowledge-based economy. By the end of the year, more than 2,000 teachers from over 100 Australian government schools will be using technology to motivate and engage students following completion of the Intel Teach to the Future program.</p>
<p>In Victoria, the program sits within the Framework for Accredited Teacher Professional Development, a statewide framework for the delivery and formal recognition of teacher professional development formed through an agreement between the Department of Education and the Deans of Education in Victoria. As a result of its accreditation by Deakin University, the program is now recognised by all Victorian universities for credit under this framework and may be accepted as prior learning in other Australian states and territories.</p>
<p>"One of the best ways we can prepare students for a world driven by technology is by training teachers to effectively use information and communications technology in the classroom to improve student learning,” said Ludmila Fedorovitch, education program manager, Intel Australia. “This program will enhance students' technology experiences and develop the knowledge-based workforce that will be necessary for Australia’s future.”</p>
<p>The Intel® Teach to the Future program is a worldwide initiative designed to improve teaching and learning through the effective use of technology. To date, more than 1.8 million teachers in more than 30 countries have completed the Intel Teach to the Future program.</p>
<p>Intel’s sponsorship of the Intel Teach to the Future program is part of the Intel® Innovation in Education initiative, a collaboration with educators around the world to improve the quality of science, mathematics, engineering and technology education to help students develop the higher-level thinking skills they need to participate and succeed in a knowledge-based economy. For more information, visit www.intel.com/education.</p>
<p>About Intel</p>
<p>For more information on Intel Teach to the Future program and/or on Intel’s commitment to education, please visit www.intel.com/education</p>
<p>Intel, the world’s largest chip maker, is also a leading manufacturer of computer, networking and communications products. Additional information about Intel is available at www.intel.com/pressroom</p>
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<p>*Other names and brands may be claimed as the property of others. Intel is a trademark or registered trademark of Intel Corporation or its subsidiaries in the United States and other countries.</p>
<p>For more information, please contact:</p>
<p>Daniel Anderson
Intel Australia Pty Ltd
Tel: +61 2 9937 5886
Mob: +61 0418 686 775
Email: daniel.anderson@intel.com</p>
<p>Debbie Sassine
Spectrum Communications
Tel: +61 2 9954 3299
Email: debbies@spectrumcomms.com.au</p>

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