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Intel celebrates training of 10 million teachers

Intel Corporation recently celebrated 10 million teachers trained through Intel Teach, a professional development programme that enables educators to promote problem solving, critical thinking and collaboration skills among their students and to effectively integrate technology into their lessons.

Working with national, regional and local educators and governments in more than 70 countries, including Thailand, Intel Teach is the largest and most successful programme of its kind.

According to Intel’s estimates, more than 300 million students have been prepared to learn, lead and succeed by teachers trained in Intel Teach.

"We invest in teachers so that they will inspire our students to be innovative, creative and prepared with the critical thinking and problemsolving skills that are imperative to our future. While we celebrate reaching 10 million teachers through Intel Teach today, we continue to focus on developing the next generation by improving the quality of educational opportunities around the world," said Intel President and CEO Paul Otellini.

Intel Teach started as a simple idea, in which education is centered on student learning through projectbased experiences instead of lecture and memorisation. It included technology not just because technology was fun and different, but because computers and software appropriately integrated into the classroom can promote students’ problem solving, critical thinking and collaboration skills, areas called 21st century skills by educators.

Intel Microelectronics (Thailand) has collaborated closely with the Thai Education Ministry on the Intel Teach program since 2003.

So far, more than 130,000 teachers in Thailand, from primary, secondary, vocational schools and universities, have been trained by the program Intel expects to reach the goal of 150,000 teachers trained in Thailand by the end of this year.

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