The only Filipino named as one of the Intel® Education Visionaries (IEV) in the world, Prof. Amelia T. Buan, attended the annual global event, the Intel® Education Conference on June 24-29, 2016 in Denver, Colorado, USA.
“I loved hearing about how technology makes a difference in classroom and schools around the world. Although we have varied contexts on how we use technology to transform learning, one common characteristic of innovative educators is the one who mentor and inspire students to augment learning with technology and challenge them to be creative thinkers and agents of their own learning,” said Buan.
Being an active and valuable member of the IEV program, Buan was invited by lead educator advocate of Intel Corporation, Elizabeth Crawford, to participate, share and collaborate with peers and experts from around the globe on the theme “STEAM Inspire What’s Inside.” The conference included discussions on relevant topics in education such as inspiring creativity in students, global collaborations, empowering girls, programming, and makers and apps for learning and teaching.
Buan talked on “There is an App” for that session which is a 5 – minute talk of visionaries sharing an app for classroom instruction. She shared on how students and teachers use My.IIT app for teaching and learning.
With her experience in Denver, Colorado, she thinks the Institute should improve on education technology. “Although we have limited ICT infrastructure, MSU-IIT faculty members and students should maximize the use of available technology tools that we have on our My.IIT app such as MOLE, Google applications, and more to empower students to become problem-solvers, innovative designers and computational thinkers,” she commented.
Intel Education has been working with educators who inspire other educators and policy makers about technology in education, share experiences and ideas, provide new opportunities for school system and assist Intel Education in designing the future of educational technology.
Prof. Amelia T. Buan is one of the Intel® Education Visionaries (IEV) from around the world in designing the future of education technology.
In a kickoff event on October 11-14, 2015, 40 educational leaders were gathered at Intel’s headquarters in Santa Clara, California, US with the objective of inspiring and sharing ideas and opportunities among policy makers, administrators, and fellow educators about the power of technology in education.
Buan, the only Filipino IEV, was chosen for her insight, passion, and proven experience as an agent of change in education.
In the year 2000, Buan was previously trained by Intel on the implementation of technology in the classroom. It is only later, Buan notes, that leaders and administrators were addressed, especially in the promotion of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) resources.
John Galvin, during the Santa Clara kickoff event, presents Intel’s Education Transformation Model which integrates the factors of student success—professional learning, curriculum and assessment, ICT, sustainable resourcing, research and extension—in the policies and leadership of educators. Galvin is the General Manager of Intel Education.
With such insights, Buan together with fellow educators at the MSU-IIT’s College of Education (CEd) plans on improving the conduct of trainings to teachers. Instead of contending with teaching competency as enough of an indicator to student success, the plan is to assess and enhance the mapping of teaching tools including ICT resources in maximizing the creativity and critical thinking of students.
Amelia T. Buan, an Assistant Professor of the College of Education – Department of Science and Mathematics Education, has been named one of the Intel® Education Visionaries (IEV).
The IEV is an elite group of approximately 40 education leaders from all over the world who will be exemplars for global education transformation; inspire and share best practices with other educators, administrators and parents worldwide; and help Intel design the future of educational technology.
Buan was selected as an IEV on the basis of her insight, passion and proven experience as an agent of change in education. From Oct. 11-14, she will attend the Intel Education Visionaries kickoff event at Intel’s headquarters in Santa Clara, California, which will serve as the official launch of the program. The event will bring the Visionaries together to collaborate with other educators and leaders, participate in immersive professional learning sessions, and hear from industry experts.
In addition to being invited to the IEV kickoff event, the program will provide Buan with opportunities to meet and collaborate with other Visionaries worldwide; attend global conferences, events and webinars with Intel Education as appropriate; receive unique professional learning opportunities; and be featured in Intel’s global education communications.
“We are honored and excited to launch the IEV program. We believe great educators and technology can transform learning and prepare students to become the leaders and innovators of the future,” said John Galvin, vice president and general manager of Intel Education.
“We look forward to working closely with these Visionaries to inspire student success around the world,” he added.
The Intel Education Visionaries program is part of Intel’s long-standing commitment to education. For over a decade, Intel Education has worked with more than 15 million teachers and 300 million students in more than 100 countries to help educators inspire students, support schools in achieving educational excellence, and enable better manageability by administrators.
For more information about the Intel Education Visionaries program, visit intel.com/Visionaries.