Intel is committed to creating a better world through the power of its technology and the expertise and passion of its employees. Intel and the Intel Foundation have a strong legacy of partnering with community organizations, governments, and academia to catalyze action in communities around the globe. As part of Intel’s 2030 RISE strategy and goals, the company has committed to expanding the inclusive pipeline of talent for the industry through innovative global education initiatives and Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) programs.
“Changing the future of technology isn’t something we can do alone,” says Intel Foundation President and Director of STEM Education Pia Wilson-Body. “That’s why Intel is proud to partner with organizations like KIPP to expand access to skills needed for current and future careers in STEM fields.”
To reach more students and increase access to high-quality STEM education in more communities, Intel recently partnered with KIPP, supporting our efforts to give students in grades K-8 a strong foundation in science.
Today, nearly every KIPP school uses the Amplify Science curriculum. Amplify is a robust, hands-on curriculum designed to fulfill 100% of the Next Generation Science Standards. Amplify is literacy rich and invites students to investigate phenomena with the purpose of solving authentic problems.
Throughout KIPP’s history, we have experienced what research confirms—great student outcomes are the result of great teaching. Too often in education, however, teachers are handed a curriculum and once the classroom door closes, they receive little support. What we know for sure is that a great curriculum without proper training, resources and tools is unlikely to realize its full impact.
With Intel’s support, we are not only expanding access to Amplify to more students, but also providing high-quality training and professional development so that KIPP teachers and leaders can internalize Amplify’s lessons and content, teach it effectively, and analyze student performance data.
“A zip code doesn’t determine brilliance, but it does determine access,” shared Pia Wilson-Body. “Together with KIPP, we are removing barriers and enabling and inspiring the innovators of tomorrow.”
At KIPP, we want students to create, innovate, experiment, and wonder — every day and in every grade. By delivering high-quality science instruction across our schools, with the support of Intel, we believe KIPP can become a leader in reversing the STEM diversity gap. We are excited to partner with Intel to support KIPP students in building their identities and skills as makers, designers, problem solvers, and leaders positioned for 21st century careers.view ALL POSTS