Thursday, May 15, 2008

Intel's Thinking with Technology Training

I just finished a very intense 40 hours of Intel's Thinking with Technology master teacher training at our Regional Service Center. The 10 modules focused on higher-order thinking skills through the use of online tools. During the course, we learned researched based instructional strategies for teaching and assessing thinking skills using technology. We created individual curriculum units that integrate the use of Intel's online thinking tools, are aligned to our state standards, and support a project based approach to learning. Once you are trained as a master teacher, you're required to train 10 other teachers in this course. I think the online tools in this training are more appropriate for teachers in grades 4 and up than for the primary grades. Overall, this training was beneficial, and I plan on enrolling in Intel's Essentials Course.

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