Intel receives National Governors Award for Arizona education program
NGA selects Intel Teach for public-private partnership award
Governor Jan Brewer today announced Intel Teach, a professional development program linking technology with education in the classroom, has been selected by the National Governors Association (NGA) to receive its Public-Private Partnership Award.
Governor Brewer nominated Intel Teach for this national award.
“I am thrilled to announce that NGA has chosen the Intel Corporation for its 4th Annual National Governors Association Public-Private Partnership Award for its partnership with the State of Arizona on the Intel Teach program,” said Governor Brewer. “This partnership is an important professional development tool in integrating technology directly to Arizona’s classrooms.”
Intel Teach helps teachers learn how to effectively incorporate technology in their classrooms, including how teachers teach and how students research, communicate, learn and present their work. This blended model of face-to-face and on-line professional development helps teachers to ensure that students develop critical thinking, problem solving and collaboration skills that will be applicable to any area of study and help prepare them for careers in the 21st century.
Since the beginning of the Intel Teach relationship almost 10 years ago, more than 17,500 Arizona educators have participated in this professional development. While Intel Teach has a common model for professional development, Arizona, like every state partnering with Intel, customizes the delivery model to best meet its needs.
In Arizona, that means using our existing infrastructure of 15 regional education agencies and Technology Integration Specialists, to deliver Intel Teach. This regional approach allows us to further customize the delivery with the support of district and school administrators to meet their needs.
Because Intel Teach is so closely aligned with Arizona goals, it has been designated as one of the state’s key initiatives for increasing the use of education technology in Arizona classrooms and is incorporated into Arizona’s Long-Range Strategic Educational Technology Plan.
Intel was presented with the award today at the NGA Winter Meeting in Washington, D.C.