Intel® Teach Program in Partnership withNavodaya Vidyalaya SamitiA Program ReportGlobal economic and social trends over the past few decades have had profound implications oneducational reform and the use of technology in schools. The pervasiveness of Information andCommunication Technologies (ICT) have changed the way people live and made it necessary foreducational systems across India to reinvent teaching and learning to prepare students with 21st centuryskills.Perceiving this need for change and leading the movement for inculcating 21st century skills in thecurriculum, the Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti (NVS) joined hands with Intel and signed an MOU with theobjective of: Support the vision of NVS for Schools of Excellence (JNV Smart Schools) by sharing innovative ICT integration usage models under the Intel® Teach program. Conduct capacity building workshops for Principals and Teachers using the relevant Technology Tools. Support JNV Teachers in integrating ICT into teaching strategies using various Intel® Teach curriculum assets. Support the vision of NVS for institutionalizing JNVs as Pace Setting institutions through their community outreach programs. Empower the learners (8-16 years old) develop 21st century skills as technological literacy, critical thinking, problem solving, and collaboration through the Intel® Learn Program. Help enhance the relationship between the Jawahar Navodya Vidyalayas and community through engaging project-based approaches. Promote and nurture an aptitude for scientific research amongst the students of Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas by guiding them in creating innovative science projects and providing a platform to compete at national and international events like Initiative for Research and Innovation in Science (IRIS) and International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF)Key highlights of Intel® Education and Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti Collaboration Intel and NVS joined hands in the year 1999 with the joint initiative starting a pilot project on Integration of Technology in 2 select JNVs (JNV Manpur and JNV Rangareddy) 502 Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas covered across India under the Intel® Teach Program All Intel Curriculum Assets being implemented in Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas Over 6000 teachers from Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas have been trained to date across India 480 Principals oriented on Intel® Teach Program One-to-One Computing was Piloted at JNV, Mothuka. 40 Tablet PCs (Classmate PCs) were provided to vidyalaya for the students of Class 6 and 7 specially to enhance their math and science skills.
A computer laboratory comprising of 13 desktops; 1 server and 1 laptop with all necessary accessories has been set up at JNV Jaffarpur Kalan, New Delhi for the professional development of teachers of NVS. There has been 8 winners from Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas at IRIS National Fair to dateProgram Activities 2011Number of Teachers Trained in 2011Intel® Teach Offering Teachers TrainedIntel® Teach Getting Started Course 82Intel® Teach Essentials Course (v10.1 f2f) 38Intel® Teach Essentials Online Course 192Intel® Teach Elements 620Key Highlights of the Year 2011Joint contest for Best Integration of Technology in EducationNVS and Intel Joint Contest 2011 announced for acknowledging Teachers, students andPrincipals in using ICT in most innovative way to impact teaching and learning Processes. Morethan 300 entries were received from teachers and students.Evaluation process consisted of 3 rounds; where in the final round of evaluation was done inNVS respectively forming a committee headed by Joint Commissioner (Academics). The resultsgot announced and were posted on NVS website. Awards Ceremony is being planned in 2012.Empowering Subject Teachers with ICTPartnering in In-Service WorkshopsTotal of 76 Teachers trained on Intel Assets during NVS In-Service training workshops therebyempowering them on integrating vital 21st century skills to enhance their teaching and learningprocesses.As a part of regular Professional DevelopmentTrainings, 312 teachers got trained on different Intelofferings that helped them to explore possibilities ofweb-based collaborative technologies and developstudent-centered approaches. During such trainingworkshops at each location, a blog was created thatdocumented each participant’s personal reflections adcomments/suggestions on the training course. The URLs of these blogs are:
Jaipur Region: http://teojnvpaota.blogspot.com JNV Mandi: http://teachonlinejnvmandi.blogspot.com Bhopal Region: http://onlineessentialsjnvratibad.blogspot.com/New Curriculum Pilot20 Master Trainers from 10 JNVs of Lucknow Region gottrained on new curriculum Intel® Teach Essentials CourseVersion 10.1.URL of the Blog for participants feedback/comments:http://essentialscoursejnvmoradabad.blogspot.com/Initiative for Research & Innovation in Science(IRIS)IRIS - Initiative for Research & Innovation in Science, is the merger of ‘Intel Science Talent DiscoveryFair’ (ISTDF) and Department of Science & Technology (DST) – Confederation of Indian Industries (CII)“Steer the Big Idea”.In an attempt to drive scientific research capabilities amongst student participants, Intel provides aninternational platform for young students to participate in the world’s most prestigious sciencecompetition IRIS. The national winners of IRIS represent India at the largest pre-college science fair inthe world – the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF) held in USA, and also theInternational Exhibition for Young Inventors (IEYI) held in various countries every year. In the pastseven years, international winners have helped focus global attention on India’s potential in the newcentury.In 2009-10, Kaushik Srivatsan, a young researcher fromJawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya, Mandya has made India proudby wining Second Award of $500 U.S. savings bond, AVASC-Ashtavadhani Vidwan Ambati Subbaraya Chetty Foundation ;Third Place Grand Award, Plant Sciences--$1,000.00 . Hisproject was on Investigation of Antimicrobial Property ofErvatamia coronaria Flower to cure Conjunctivitis.Other National Level ‘Participant’ from NVS in 2009-10 IRIS National Fair:
1) Ms. Sharanappa Kallappa Kadabinakatti from Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya, Gadag- Karnataka was a participant in subject Botany. The Title was “Leaf Extract of Clerodendrum Inerme (Forest Jasmine): A Potential Pesticide ?” The objective of this project is to explore the use of the extract obtained from lerodendrum inerme (common hedge plant) leaves as a potential pesticide. The experiments show that Clerodendrum leaves are potential pesticides.2) Mr. Darshan Nagaraju from Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya, Shivaragudda, Mandya- Karnataka was a participant in subject Environmental Science. The Title was “Green Plastics”. The project aims at preparing vegetable origin plastic.3) Mr. Manjunath Chatti from Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya, Koppal, Karnataka was a participant in subject Physics. The Title was “Increasing the Life of a Burning Candle.” The project aims at finding the most suitable conditions under which a candle can achieve 70% or more extra life giving life of similar intensity.3) Mr. Sarangamath Sangamesh from Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya, Koppal, Karnataka was a participant in subject Physics. The Title was “Squeezing Cotton Cloth: Drying Faster or Does it Harm the Cloth?”Winners from NVS in ISEF International Fairs & ISTDF / IRIS National Fairs from past years: 1) Mr. Sumit Kumar Pranav from JNV, Purnea, Bihar for his project on “Magic Brush” in subject – Computer Science. He was ISTDF winner in 2003. 2) Ms. Lavanya H Giriraj from JNV, Mandya- Karnataka for her project “Natural Colour from Ixora Flowers” in subject –Botany. She won ISTDF National Fair Winner award- 2007 and also ISEF winner- 2008. 3) Ms. P R Anitha from JNV Mandya- Karnataka for her project “Parthenium a friendly plant ?” She was winner at ISTDF-2004 and participant at ISEF- 2005. 4) Ms Mallika Desai & Ms Suvvata Desai from JNV, Canacona, Karnataka for her project “Traditional Spices as Bio Pesticides”. They were winners at ISEF-2005 and ISTDF-2004.The Road AheadThe mission of Intel Education Initiatives is to Accelerate 21st century education for the knowledgeeconomy as be a trusted partner for governments and educators.As a staunch partner for NVS, Intel will continue providing learning opportunities to help young peopledevelop skills and make connections that enrich their lives and prepare them to succeed in theknowledge economy.Quotes:
“It was great to attend this course. It was amazing the course was so smooth, hats of to you for makingit so simple and understandable, regarding implementation in the classroom it will depend upon theinfrastructure available but Ill do it at my personal level”. - Manju Srivastav, JNV,Faridabad“It was a Great learning Experience. I learnt so many new techniques and got well versed with the newstrategy about lesson plan and 21st Century learning skills. Help Guide is really a Great help making usindependent user”. - Santosh Soni, JNV, SikarIntel Teach Essential Course training is very effective in promoting construction ofknowledge from existing knowledge as required by our National curriculum Framework 2005as it demands teacher as a facilitator and student an active learner - SB Singh, JNV, Rudrapur, US Nagar“I am much benefited by this Online Essentials Course. It is designed very effectively for the schoolteachers and would certainly bring about positive feedback from each corner.The objective of educating the teachers on this online course is really worth of praise”. - Titu Gogoi, JNV, Shivsagar, Assam“It was a Great learning Experience. I learnt so many new techniques and got well versed with the newstrategy about lesson plan and 21st Century learning skills. Help Guide is really a Great help making usindependent user”. - Mridula Chutia, JNV, Nalbari, Assam