ERIC Number: ED475941
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002-Jun
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Intel Teach to the Future: A Partnership for Professional Development.
Metcalf, Teri; Jolly, Deborah
This paper describes a public/private partnership program designed to provide staff development to help classroom teachers integrate technology in the curriculum by using the train-the-trainer model. The Intel[R] Teach to the Future Project was developed by Intel[R] in collaboration with other public and private sector partners, and has been implemented it in United States and in several other countries. Texas partners include the Telecommunications Infrastructure Fund Board (TIF), the Center for Distance Learning Research at Texas A&M University, and the Texas Center for Educational Technology at the University of North Texas. Texas A&M University and the University of North Texas serve as regional training agencies (RTAs) for the Intel[R] Teach to the Future Project. The program is designed to staff development to help classroom teachers integrate technology throughout the curriculum by using the train-the-trainer model. In 2000 and 2001, nearly 600 Master Teachers (MTs) participated in the training program in Texas. Each MT then provides training for approximately 20 participating teachers in their districts and regions each year for up to 3 years. This research attempts to answer three key questions: How well is this program increasing the effective use of technology in the curriculum? How effective is such a public/private sector partnership in bringing about systemic educational change? How are partners learning to collaborate? (Contains 11 references.) (Author)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Cooperative Programs, Curriculum Development, Educational Technology, Partnerships in Education, Professional Development, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Staff Development, Teacher Education, Technology Integration
For full text: http://confreg.uoregon.edu/necc2002/.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: In: NECC 2002: National Educational Computing Conference Proceedings (23rd, San Antonio, Texas, June 17-19, 2002); see IR 021 916.