REPORT ON 1 ST APSCHE-INTEL BEST INTEGRATION OFTECHNOLOGY IN EDUCATION AWARD CEREMONY
1. Event Details Date: 30th July, 2009 Time: 6.30 pm to 7.30 pm Venue: Durbar Hall, Rajbhavan, HyderabadParticipants:Govt. officials: • Shri. N D Tiwari, His Excellency, The Governor of Andhra Pradesh, Chief Guest of the event • Prof. K C Reddy, Chairman, Andhra Pradesh State Council for Higher Education (APSCHE) • Dr. Ramesh Kumar, Principal Secretary to Governor • Mr. Aryendra Sharma, OSD to GovernorIntel • Mr. Suryanarayan B, Director, SMG, South IndiaOther Invitees/ Audience • Prof. K. Nirupa Rani, Vice Chancellor, Adikavi Nannayya University • Prof. U Tatagi, Vice Chairman, APSCHE • Prof. P Jayaprakash Rao, Vice Chairman, APSCHE • Dr M D Christopher, Secretary, APSCHE • Dr P S Reddy, Asst. Director, APSCHE • Mr. S Linga reddy, Asst Registrar, Acharya Nagarjuna University • Prof. Ramesh Ghanta, Dean, faculty of Education, Kakatiya University • Mr. Tulasidas, MIS Coordinator, SSA • Mr. B Bimbadhar, MIS Coordinator SSA • Mr. Srinivas Thadigadappa, Manager World Ahead • Mr. Ramana, BDM, AP • Correspondents, Principals and Teacher Educators from APSCHE - Universities, Govt Officials from Department of Education AP Core committee members • Awardees • Representatives from Nannaya University • Press1. Background The "APSCHE-Intel Best Integration of Technology in Education" event organized by Intel with support from APSCHE for felicitating Colleges of Education, Teacher Educators, and Student Teachers who have done exemplary work in innovative use of technology in their respective filed of work. This is the first "Best Integration of Technology in Education" contest is held in association with APSCHE. All the 8 Universities of AP are covered in this contest to integrate innovative teaching methods to promote 21st century skills and enhance student learning. The APSCHE and Intel Joint Contest acknowledge the best Practices of Technology Integration in Education and felicitate the 3 Best Colleges of Education, 3 Best Teacher Educators and 3 Best Student Teachers who have successfully brought about a remarkable change in the Teaching - learning Process.
The contest was launched on 4th February 2009 at a exclusive Deans, Dept of Education of all 8 Universities of AP. The Contest details were uploaded on the APSCHE website for registration and detailed entry submission. All the universities uploaded the details of the contest on their respective university websites and conducted exclusive principal sessions to promote participation in the contest. More than 700 registrations and more than 350 detailed entries were received for the contest across 8 universities. Intel with support from APSCHE evaluated the detailed entries and short listed the entries. The short listed principals, teacher educators and student teachers were interviewed telephonically to finalize the winners. Post telephonic interview, 3 outstanding Colleges of Education, 3 Teacher educators and 3 Student teachers were selected as winners for Best Integration of Technology in Education contest. The awards are spread across 4 Universities across the state. The awards included a cash prize of Rs. 6000 each for college of education, Rs 4000 each for teacher educators and Rs. 2000 for each student teacher along with a joint citation from Intel® Teach Program and APSCHE. All the qualified detailed entries submitted receive a joint participation citation from Intel® Teach Program and APSCHE.2. Objectives: • To celebrate the successful association between Intel and APSCHE • To recognize best practices adopted by Colleges of Education, Teacher Educators and Student Teachers on best use technology and the Internet to enhance student learning. • To encourage Colleges of Education, Teacher Educators and Student Teachers of AP to integrate innovative teaching methods to promote 21st century skills among students. • To showcase the impact of effective technology integration in AP.4. Agenda: 6.30 pm Arrival of His Excellency Sri N D Tiwari, Governor of Andhra Pradesh 6.32pm Vande Mataram 6.34 pm Lighting of the lamp 6.37 pm Welcome Address - Ms. K Radha Chary, Intel Teach Program 6.42 pm Address by Prof. K Nirupa Rani, Vice Chancellor, Adikavi Nannaya University 6.45 pm Distribution of Gold Medals 6.49 pm Address by Prof. K C Reddy, Chairman, APSCHE 6.52 pm Intel Education initiatives in India by B Suryanarayan, Director, SMG, South India 6.55 pm Distribution of Best Integration of Technology awards 7.05 pm Address by His Excellency Vote of Thanks by Dr. Christopher, Secretary, APSCHE National Anthem
5. DetailsAward winners Projects showcasing: Before the commencement of function, audience, chief guest and other dignitaries interacted with the winners over the project showcase. Three student teacher projects were showcased. Dignitaries were impressed and appreciated the enthusiasm of student teachers while explaining.Welcome and Inauguration: Award ceremony started by rendering vande mataram by Teacher Educators. Ms. Radha Chary, Intel Teach program on behalf of APSCHE and Intel welcomed Shri Narayan Datt Tiwari, His Excellency, the governor of Andhra Pradesh and other dignitaries, participants. His Excellency Sri N D Tiwari, Governor of Andhra Pradesh inaugurated the Award ceremony by lighting the lamp.Address by Prof. K C Reddy, Chairman, APSCHE: Prof. K C Reddy, Chairperson, APSCHE while addressing the gathering stressed the importance of technology in teacher education program and appreciated the efforts by Intel education program in taking various initiatives to promote technology usage in teacher educator institutions in AP. Teacher should become the facilitator and guide the students in Teacher Education program and empower them to use technology effectively. APSCHE Intel collaboration is the best example of Public Private Paternership in Andhra Pradesh.
Intel Education initiatives in India by Mr. Suryanarayan B, Director, SMG, Intel, South Asia Mr. Suryanarayan. B, Director, SMG, Intel, South Asia thanked Govt. of AP and APSCHE for their support in taking the Intel education program forward in AP and emphasized the importance of 21st century skills and the role of technology in education. He said that Teachers role is very pivotal to shape the minds of children. Distribution of Best Integration of Technology awards Best Integration of Technology awards have been distributed for three categories. • Colleges of Education • Teacher Educators • Student teachersDr. C L Naidu College of Education,Fatima College of Education, ,Vidyavan College of Education received awards under"Best Colleges of Education" category.Shri Shaik Achukatla Khajavali, teacher educatorfrom St. Pauls College of Education, AcharyaNagarjuna University, Ms A.Suhasini,teacher educator from SPMH College of Education,Acharya Nagarjuna University andDr. Telugu Chinnappa, Teacher Educator fromFatima college of Education, Kakatiya UniversityReceived awards under Teacher Educator category.P. Sudha Bindu of Vidayavan Womens CollegeOf Education, Andhra University, N. Sreevallifrom Sri Padmavathi Mahila MahilaVishwavidyalayam,Sri Padmavathi Mahila Universityand P.Jhansi Lakshmi Bai from.DR C. L. Naidu College of Education, AndhraUniversity received awards under "BestStudent Teacher" Category
Address byShri Narayan Datt Tiwari, His Excellency the Governor of Andhra Pradesh Shri N D Tiwari, His Excellency Governor of Andhra Pradesh said benefits of IT should not be confined to the privileged few or the urban masses and it should be integrated into education to reach everyone. He appreciated the efforts of corporate like Intel saying that Intel APSCHE partnership has added value to the community through improved learning process. Training of the teachers is an important step as they are the change agents. The initiative of Intel in association with APSCHE is a sterling example of Corporate Social responsibility. I commend the sincere efforts of Intel as well as the APSCHE and various Government bodies, administrators and educators involved. It should be our collective endeavour that AP should stand out as the bestmodel to behold to the rest of the country.Vote of Thanks byDr M D Christopher, Secretary, APSCHEHe thanked all the dignitaries who were present at the ceremony.. He emphasizedthe teachers role in community development. He congratulated the awardwinners for their success. He thanked His Excellency for sparing his valuable time for theaward ceremony. The program concluded with the National Anthem and group photo.Quotes:"The initiative of Intel in association with APSCHE is a sterling example of Corporate Social responsibility. TheIntel APSCHE initiative is a protean step in harnessing the benefits as well as methodologies of InformationCommunication technology to bring about systematic transformation and improvement." - Shri N D Tiwari, His Excellency the Governor of Andhra Pradesh"Intel - APSCHE ICT initiatives is guiding the Teacher Education Institutions in transforming the teachingmethodology." - Prof. K C Reddy, Chairman, APSCHE
Press & Media Coverage • Well coverage in print and electronic media. • Award ceremony featured in TV 9, E TV, Gemini TV, other news channels as part of the news coverage. • Following article has been covered in The Hindu Education Plus page which is common page for all the districts in AP.Benefits of IT should reach all: GovernorGovernor N.D. Tiwari said benefits of IT should not be confined to the privileged few or the urban masses and it shouldbe integrated into education to reach everyone.He was speaking at a function after giving away prizes to teachers, students and institutions that took theinitiative in integrating technology into education and used IT in day-to-day learning. The Best IntegrationTechnology in Education awards is a joint effort of Intel and A.P. State Council of Higher Education.APSCHE Chairman K.C. Reddy and B. Suryanarayanan, Director Sales and Marketing, Intel South Asia also spoke.Award winnersAwards were given in three categories. In the College of Education category awards went to SwaranalathaKarthaka of Dr.C.L.Naidu College Of Education, AU; V.Vidyavathi of Vidyavan Womens College Of Education, AU andRayapa Reddy of Fatima College of Education, Kakatiya University.In the Teacher-Educator category, winners are Telugu Chinnappa of Fatima College of Education, ShaikAchukatla Khajavali of St.Pauls College of Education, ANU and A.Suhasini of SPMH College of Education, ANU.In the Student-Teacher category the winners are P. Sudha Bindu of Vidayavan Womens College Of Education, AU; N.Sreevalli of SPMVV and P.Jhansi Lakshmi Bai of Dr.C.L.Naidu College of Education, Andhra University.http://www.hindu.com/edu/2009/08/03/stories/2009080351030300.htm IT profits to reach villages to fulfill Gandhian dreams and philosophy - Governor Everyone responsibility to develop AP as best stateGlimpses of the Award ceremony Vaartha, Regional (Telugu) Newspaper Andhra Prabha, Regional (Telugu) Newspaper
Glimpses of the Award Ceremony Audience Award winners project showcasing Mr. Suryanarayan greeting Prof. K C Reddy Welcoming Governor Mr. Suryanarayan addressing the gathering Governor interacting with the audience