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Intel program continue after seven years of success
Intel program continue after seven years of success    
 

Intel has signed a new memorandum of understanding (MoU) with The Office of Basic Education Commission (OBEC) to extend the Intel® Teach programme in Thailand. The program seeks to enhance the teaching skills of Thai teachers in IT and has been underway for the last seven years, successfully training a generation of local educators.

As part of the initiative a new curriculum is being introduced which includes ‘Web 2.0’ technology and online training tools. Intel Teach Elements are new courses which include ‘Project-based Approaches’, 'Assessment in 21st Century Classrooms' and ‘Collaboration with Web 2.0 Tools’. These Intel Teach Elements will be used alongside animated tutorials, audio dialogues and interactive knowledge-checking exercises, providing a lively, interactive way for participants to perfect their skills.

The OBEC secretary-general, China-pat Bhumirat, said, “The collaboration with Intel to extend the Intel Teach program is part of our commitment to improve our education standards in Thailand. The Office of Basic Education Commission would like to express its gratitude to Intel for its continual collaboration since 2003. By the end of this year, there will be 130,000 trained teachers nationwide.”

 
Intel program continue after seven years of success
 

Accharas Ouysinprasert, Intel’s Country Manager for Thailand said, “Intel’s commitment to collaborate with education agencies in various countries stems from the belief that quality education is a foundation for opportunity and innovation that will benefit the student themselves, the society and the country as a whole. The innovative global economy needs young people capable of analyzing information, collaborating with others and communicating their ideas using technology.”

In addition to the new courses, Intel and the OBEC will organize a national teaching plan competition open to teachers of primary and secondary level. This competition will encourage teachers to apply what they have learnt in the training sessions to the classroom.