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Intel felicitates Uva teachers

Chief Minister - Uva Province Shashindra Rajapaksa handing over a certificate to an Intel Teach Master. From left, R.M.B. Rathnayake (Provincial Director of Education, Uva Province), Shashindra Rajapaksa (Chief Minister - Uva Province) Indika de Zoysa (Country Business Manager, Intel EM Ltd. - Sri Lanka Liaison Office) Anura de Silva (EKSP Project Manager, Uva Province).

Pushing its agenda of imparting 21st century skills to teachers and students, Intel said it has trained over 2500 teachers in the Uva Province.

Marking the culmination of the Intel Teach program at Mahanama College, Moneragala, Chief Minister Uva Province, Shashindra Rajapaksa gave away certificates to 150 new Intel Teach Master teachers who completed the program.

Special plaques were also presented to Principals of high performing schools and Master Teachers.

The program improves teacher effectiveness through professional development, helping teachers integrate technology into their lessons and promoting students' problem-solving, critical thinking, and collaboration skills. Working with the National Colleges of Education around the country to train Teacher Educators and student teachers. Intel Teach is the largest, most successful program of its kind and has, to date, trained over 19,000 government teachers around the country and over 2,500 teachers in Uva province.

An End of Training (EoT) Analysis of the program for 2010 conducted by Lanka Market Research Bureau (LMRB) revealed that over 95 percent of the teachers benefited through integration of technology into their teaching and passed on illustrated effective uses to students and their school work.

 

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