Difference between revisions of "Classes"

From Freeside Atlanta
Jump to: navigation, search
 
(19 intermediate revisions by 5 users not shown)
Line 1: Line 1:
[[File:WayneClassroom.jpg|thumb|250px|Our classroom is ready]]
+
Freeside offers public events, including classes and workshops, using Meetup ('''[http://www.meetup.com/Freeside-Atlanta/ Freeside's Meetup page]'''). All events listed on our Meetup page are open to non-members. Some are recurring, informal meet-ups, and others are more formal lectures or hands-on activities.
  
We offer many free classes and workshops.  Some are recurring, informal meet-ups and others are more formal lectures or hands-on activities.
+
Some of our events also have Facebook pages.
  
== Taught by volunteers ==
+
Non-members, also, can give classes and run workshops here, by cooperating with a Freeside member. If you are interested in giving a class or a workshop, let us know!
  
Our classes are taught by volunteers, so they are fairly inexpensive. If you are interested in teaching a class, all you have to do is answer a few questions and we'll get with you to work out the details on scheduling and promoting it. Alternatively, you can come to the Activities and Culture team meetings on the third Saturday of the month to work it out with us one-on-one. Make sure to check Meetup to confirm that it's still on.
+
We try to focus on classes that can teach basic skills and make some of the tools and technology in the space more approachable. We want to give people the info they need to get started, so that they can develop using the tools and knowledge-base available in our space.
  
== Customized to members ==
+
[[Joining | Freeside members]] are eligible to receive a '''20% discount''' from the posted cost of the class.
  
We try to build schedules for classes and project meeting that work for the highest number of interested members. If you fill out this form, we will consider you in scheduling meetings and upcoming events. We will also contact you for short-term or one-time events if they fit into your schedule. If you'd like to show
+
[[File:Front_Classroom_3.JPG|thumb|250px|Freeside is the place to go for fun and approachable classes. We're always looking for more teachers!]]
your availability, but wouldn't like to be contacted, just leave the email field blank.
+
  
== Open to non-members ==
+
== Teaching at Freeside ==
  
If you are interested in attending a class and are not a member, either email the group ([mailto:freesideatlanta@googlegroups.com freesideatlanta@googlegroups.com]) or contact the member contact for the particular class you're interested in.  We can ensure that you get the [mailto:freesideatlanta@gmail.com?Subject=gatecode gate code] for the Metropolitan complex, and that we are able to let you into the space (and that the class is still happening, of course).
+
Our classes are taught by volunteers, so they are fairly inexpensive.  
  
Freeside is always looking for volunteers! If you're interested in speaking or giving a talk at Freeside, please fill out or application form. We'll contact you to help you schedule and promote your class, lecture, or workshop.
+
Classes are typically taught at a rate of around $5-$20 per hour. If materials are used, then an additional materials fee is included. If a materials fee is charged, the students must either use it in hands-on class work (ex. welding or mold-making) or leave the class with something to take with them (e.g., a 3D print or a laser cut part)
  
 +
Teachers receive 50% of the non-materials portion of class revenues.  The instructor also receives the materials fee if he or she provides the materials.  If Freeside provides the materials, Freeside retains the materials fee. Though we typically don't do free classes, some teachers opt to donate their 50% to Freeside.
  
 +
Free workshops are covered under a different section.
  
<shtml version="2" hash="9fd8ec75e69f4485ddac6b5cb545c689dec67b294812fe1fbc21543178363978"><div class="sites-embed-border-off sites-embed" style="width:30%;"><h4 class="sites-embed-title">Upcoming Meetup Events</h4><div class="sites-embed-content sites-embed-type-ggs-gadget"><iframe title="Upcoming Meetup Events" id="1041324697" name="1041324697" allowtransparency="true" class="igm" src="//r23bvd7t5ce9baarv54m5so197a7eoap-a-sites-opensocial.googleusercontent.com/gadgets/ifr?url=https://sites.google.com/site/freesideatl/meetupgadget.xml?attredirects%3D0&amp;container=enterprise&amp;view=default&amp;lang=en&amp;country=ALL&amp;sanitize=0&amp;v=87f8bde577bfbce9&amp;libs=core&amp;mid=232&amp;parent=http://wiki.freesideatlanta.org/#st=e%3DAIHE3cA46ioI72Ddy5SUEE2jMM%252FGfWHdYN1yZx6DLRklk2ZB9PCOI6hZUaATlJPlQw6EABih4YedIwGTHSLeVf%252BO9k3SYGEZ8oEg9iewll4DdK89sbhBynlzoKEoVD%252Btqb9wFo3sLyJg%26c%3Denterprise&amp;rpctoken=-8375436087024984947" frameborder="0" height="400" scrolling="auto" width="100%"></iframe></div></div></shtml>
+
Teaching at Freeside is a great way to share your skills with the community, get more people involved, and make a real, positive impact on the space.
 +
 
 +
Would you like to teach a class, but you're not sure what? Here are some [[Class Ideas]] to give you an idea of what we've heard people request classes on.
 +
 
 +
== How to register as a Teacher at Freeside ==
 +
 
 +
To register as a Teacher, first fill out the [https://docs.google.com/forms/d/13q4lWqn3EXZmvmOO-l84AuXej_B8wA8nvCoJUhVjPvY/viewform Teacher Registration Form] and we'll get with you to set you up as a teacher.
 +
 
 +
Next, register to teach a class by filling out the [https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1Z_oBfRl_2Obk46BxtiALcbkYIoQt-jLwM8IO-QRWoOQ/viewform Class Registration Form] and we'll get with you to look over the lesson plan, discuss the details of the class relevant to scheduling and promotion, make any necessary adjustments, and then launch the class on Meetup and Facebook.
 +
 
 +
== Why Classes are important to Freeside ==
 +
 
 +
Freeside's mission is to provide a place for education and research in the Atlanta community. We know it is important to make our space and community more approachable to newcomers. Bringing them in with classes, and giving them the tools and knowledge they need to be successful, is key to keep Freeside growing and changing.
 +
 
 +
To achieve these goals, our class structure has to take everyone's needs into consideration. We've organized classes this way because we feel it is the most best way for everyone involved:
 +
 
 +
Good for students
 +
*Basic information and a network of help
 +
*Reasonable pricing ($5-$20 per hour of instruction recommended + materials fees if applicable)
 +
*Reliable and organized instruction
 +
Good for teachers
 +
*50% take of all non-materials class income
 +
*Teachers benefit from Freeside’s network of interested students
 +
*Free advertising and promotion
 +
*Administration of class is taken care of
 +
*Space and equipment are provided by Freeside
 +
Good for Freeside
 +
*More support for more materials, space, and resources
 +
*Better skills = cooler projects for members
 +
Good for Freeside Members
 +
*Freeside members get a 20% refund on class fees (taken from Freeside’s portion, not the instructor's portion)
 +
*More diverse classes bring more diverse people to Freeside
 +
 
 +
== Open to non-members ==
 +
 
 +
If you are interested in attending a class and are not a member, either email the group ([mailto:freesideatlanta@googlegroups.com freesideatlanta@googlegroups.com]) or contact the member contact for the particular class you're interested in.  We can ensure that you get the [http://goo.gl/we3eWP Gate Code] for the Metropolitan complex.
 +
 
 +
Freeside is always looking for volunteers! If you're interested in speaking or giving a talk at Freeside, please fill out or application form. We'll contact you to help you schedule and promote your class, lecture, or workshop.

Latest revision as of 22:04, 22 April 2016

Freeside offers public events, including classes and workshops, using Meetup (Freeside's Meetup page). All events listed on our Meetup page are open to non-members. Some are recurring, informal meet-ups, and others are more formal lectures or hands-on activities.

Some of our events also have Facebook pages.

Non-members, also, can give classes and run workshops here, by cooperating with a Freeside member. If you are interested in giving a class or a workshop, let us know!

We try to focus on classes that can teach basic skills and make some of the tools and technology in the space more approachable. We want to give people the info they need to get started, so that they can develop using the tools and knowledge-base available in our space.

Freeside members are eligible to receive a 20% discount from the posted cost of the class.

Freeside is the place to go for fun and approachable classes. We're always looking for more teachers!

Contents

[edit] Teaching at Freeside

Our classes are taught by volunteers, so they are fairly inexpensive.

Classes are typically taught at a rate of around $5-$20 per hour. If materials are used, then an additional materials fee is included. If a materials fee is charged, the students must either use it in hands-on class work (ex. welding or mold-making) or leave the class with something to take with them (e.g., a 3D print or a laser cut part)

Teachers receive 50% of the non-materials portion of class revenues. The instructor also receives the materials fee if he or she provides the materials. If Freeside provides the materials, Freeside retains the materials fee. Though we typically don't do free classes, some teachers opt to donate their 50% to Freeside.

Free workshops are covered under a different section.

Teaching at Freeside is a great way to share your skills with the community, get more people involved, and make a real, positive impact on the space.

Would you like to teach a class, but you're not sure what? Here are some Class Ideas to give you an idea of what we've heard people request classes on.

[edit] How to register as a Teacher at Freeside

To register as a Teacher, first fill out the Teacher Registration Form and we'll get with you to set you up as a teacher.

Next, register to teach a class by filling out the Class Registration Form and we'll get with you to look over the lesson plan, discuss the details of the class relevant to scheduling and promotion, make any necessary adjustments, and then launch the class on Meetup and Facebook.

[edit] Why Classes are important to Freeside

Freeside's mission is to provide a place for education and research in the Atlanta community. We know it is important to make our space and community more approachable to newcomers. Bringing them in with classes, and giving them the tools and knowledge they need to be successful, is key to keep Freeside growing and changing.

To achieve these goals, our class structure has to take everyone's needs into consideration. We've organized classes this way because we feel it is the most best way for everyone involved:

Good for students

  • Basic information and a network of help
  • Reasonable pricing ($5-$20 per hour of instruction recommended + materials fees if applicable)
  • Reliable and organized instruction

Good for teachers

  • 50% take of all non-materials class income
  • Teachers benefit from Freeside’s network of interested students
  • Free advertising and promotion
  • Administration of class is taken care of
  • Space and equipment are provided by Freeside

Good for Freeside

  • More support for more materials, space, and resources
  • Better skills = cooler projects for members

Good for Freeside Members

  • Freeside members get a 20% refund on class fees (taken from Freeside’s portion, not the instructor's portion)
  • More diverse classes bring more diverse people to Freeside

[edit] Open to non-members

If you are interested in attending a class and are not a member, either email the group (freesideatlanta@googlegroups.com) or contact the member contact for the particular class you're interested in. We can ensure that you get the Gate Code for the Metropolitan complex.

Freeside is always looking for volunteers! If you're interested in speaking or giving a talk at Freeside, please fill out or application form. We'll contact you to help you schedule and promote your class, lecture, or workshop.

Personal tools
Namespaces

Variants
Actions
About Us
Support Us
Activities and Culture
Membership
Outreach
Leadership
Teams
Organization
Toolbox