March 1, 2004
This report summarizes responses of Participant Teachers to selected questions in a program application form and a survey administered at the conclusion of every Intel Teach to the Future "Classic" training in the United States between July 2000 to December 2003. The data reported here demonstrate that teachers' responses to this training have been highly positive throughout the life of the program. Findings reported here include the following:
- Teachers give high ratings to their trainers and to the curriculum itself.
- Teachers report that the program focuses heavily on topics that are the core intended themes of the training.
- Teachers say the training has prepared them to integrate technology into their teaching.
- Teachers would recommend the training to a friend or colleague.
The data summarized here are referred to in other reports discussing findings from the evaluation of Intel Teach to the Future. Education Development Center's Center for Children and Technology (CCT) has been conducting an independent evaluation of the U.S. implementation of Intel Teach to the Future since March 2000. CCT will continue to collect and report on End of Training data throughout 2004, along with continuing other evaluation activities.
Subjects.. All teachers who completed the 40-hour Classic Intel Teach to the Future training were expected to complete this survey. Master Teachers from this program completed a slightly different version of this survey at the conclusion of their training, and those results are presented in a separate report. The total number of valid responses to this survey was 49,329. In addition, paired t-tests were used to calculate change in teachers' responses to some questions included both in the application to the program (prior to training) and in the survey administered at the conclusion of the training. The valid number of matched pairs varies for individual questions from 45,584 to 45,643.
Instruments. The survey is presented in Appendix A. The survey was developed by CCT in consultation with the ICT and Intel staff involved in the development of the curriculum. Minor revisions were made to the survey in Spring 2001.
Procedures. This survey was administered via the World Wide Web. Specifically, the survey was mounted within an extranet maintained by Intel for Intel Teach to the Future participants. Teachers were asked to complete the survey at the conclusion of their training. The data reported here were collected between July 2000 and December 2003, with 90% of submissions being made between June 2001 and June 2003. The largest number of submissions in a single month was 5,178, in November 2001.