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School Principals participate in 21st Century Skills Seminar

Under a memorandum of understanding the US Department of State, Relief International and Intel are working together to train schools and madrassas in Bangladesh affiliated with the Global Connections and Exchange (GCE) network.

This program is designed to train teachers on the use and integration of 21st century ICT skills in today’s classrooms, and on the adoption of a student centric approach in education.

At the beginning of 2010 a ‘ Teacher Professional Training: Intel Teach Getting Started Course ’ was rolled out amongst teachers nominated as ‘Master Trainers’, who were keen to understand and then spread best practice amongst their colleagues. Attendees learned about the importance of collaborative and group working and the use of technological software, before preparing Action Plans to help them deliver the new approaches to students. All the Master Trainers then went back to their schools and conducted the Participant Teacher’s training sessions for their colleagues, targeting a total of 70 teachers from 7 institutions.

Intel Teach Education mobilizes principals   Intel Teach Education mobilizes principals

Intel Teach Education mobilizes principals   Intel Teach Education mobilizes principals

Following this successful stage, Intel and its partners organized a workshop to further motivate principals of the schools and madrassas who have adopted these new techniques.

Mr. Mohammad Mohiul Hoque, Principal of Naziria Naymia Mahmudia Madrasha, Chandgaon, Chittagong, said “Thank you very much for delivering us a great insight into technology on teaching efforts. Your sincere cooperation will help a lot of students to become Technical and Global. I would like to pay a gratitude to Relief International and Intel and hope you will continue to run the Intel Teach Program in our Madrassas.”

In total, Relief International is targeting 27 schools in 21 districts; they have successfully completed 3 Master Trainer batches and the Participant Training cycle has already started. Relief International is the implementing partner of Intel Education Initiative, and together Intel and the NGO have successfully launched Intel Teach Education training in Ghazi pur, Commilla, Chittagong, Jessore and Dhaka.