Intel recently concluded the 'South Asia Intel Teach Programme Forum' on pre-service teacher training held at Colombo and organised in collaboration with the Ministry of Education, Government of Sri Lanka.
The objective of the forum was to bring together practitioners and policymakers from the three South Asian countries of India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka to share best practices, exchange ideas and opinions provide insights into possible ICT integration models and set a vision for the future. This was a regional cross country collaborative event related to Intel Teach Pre-service training in South Asia.
Mohamed Thamby, Chief Commissioner of Teacher Education, Ministry of Education, Dr. Shironica Karunanayaka, Head, Department of Teacher Education from the Open University of Sri Lanka (OUSL) and Indika De Zoysa, Regional Manager, Intel Sri Lanka, were some of the people who attended the forum.
The forum also served to meet various country-specific objectives. Sri Lanka wanted to invite participants from Ministry of Education, National Colleges of Education (NCOE), National Institute of Education, and Universities to build awareness of Intel Teach pre-service training in other countries and discuss the value of integrating Intel Teach training into curriculum.