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Education Transformation: Curriculum and Assessment

Ensuring students learn the critical skills to succeed in the global economy

To prepare students to succeed in the global economy, curriculum standards must include eLearning environments with rich digital media and powerful tools. They must also work hand-in-hand with a balanced assessment approach that measures students’ knowledge and skills, while tracking individual progress.

Attributes of a 21st century learning environment

  1. Student-centered systems
  2. Clear standards and objectives
  3. Robust formative and summative assessment systems
  4. Continuous feedback improving students’ learning
  5. Support for 21st century skills
  6. Inquiry-based learning approaches
  7. Personalized learning
  8. Digital media curriculum resources
  9. Advanced open-ended learning tools
  10. Online Managed Learning and Assessment Systems

See how Intel collaborates with government and industry leaders to improve curriculum and assessment standards in education systems around the world:

New Pedagogies for Deep Learning

New Pedagogies for Deep Learning

How can educators design and practice teaching and learning that leads to more successful futures for all students? This international, multi-faceted collaboration aims to articulate and demonstrate how the true potential for learning can be realized through new pedagogies in a technology-rich society.

Read a whitepaper: Towards a New End: New Pedagogies for Deep Learning

Learn more about New Pedagogies for Deep Learning >

Assessment and Teaching of 21st Century Skills (ATC21S)

Assessment and Teaching of 21st Century Skills (ATC21S)

Intel, Microsoft, Cisco and the University of Melbourne successfully completed this global Assessment Research initiative with more than 60 leading scholars focused on how to define, measure, and teach the skills students need to compete in a global knowledge economy.

Learn more about this international effort >

Collaborative Assessment Alliance

Collaborative Assessment Alliance

Extending the research and outcomes of the global ATCS project, Intel formed the Collaborative Assessment Alliance with partners as part of our long-standing commitment to focus on assessment of the skills today’s students’ need to succeed. The mission of this alliance is to help education systems provide the measures to guide teaching and learning of 21st century skills.

Learn about the alliance and how you can take part >

International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE)

International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE)

ISTE has defined a set of standards that position technology skills in the context of school subjects. These standards have been adopted by a number of countries and the United States.

Learn more about ISTE >

London Grid for Learning Trust (LGfL)

London Grid for Learning (LGfL) Trust

LGfL was established to create a reliable and safe broadband learning network for London’s 1.2 million students. LGfL provides digital content solutions from leading publishers and not-for-profit organizations supporting the national curriculum.

Learn more about LGfL >

UNESCO ICT—Competency Standards for Teachers Project

UNESCO—ICT Competency Standards for Teachers project

Intel has joined with UNESCO, Cisco, ISTE, and Microsoft to develop the ICT Competency Standards for Teachers. These standards help educational policymakers and curriculum developers prepare a country's citizens for the challenges of the 21st century.

Learn more about the project >

Partnership for 21st Century Framework

Partnership for 21st Century Skills framework

This framework provides tools and resources to integrate reading, writing, and arithmetic with collaboration, creativity, and innovation. Intel helped define this framework and uses it to promote 21st century skills worldwide.

Learn more about the partnership >

“Common Core Standards” Initiative (CCSI)

“Common Core Standards” Initiative (CCSI)

CCSI was created by U.S. government and business leaders to ensure all students receive college-and-career-ready education. It provides rigorous internationally benchmarked K–12 standards and graduation requirements to improve assessments and strengthen accountability. Intel co-chairs the Achieve Board and provides funding through Intel Foundation.

Learn more about the initiative >


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