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Looking for help Educating kids technology related subjects

Jonah The E.
Toronto, ON
Post #: 70
Greetings Girl Geeks!

Okay, I'm not a girl but I am interested in promoting tech learning to women. Way too much testosterone in our fields.

I'm looking for some passionate (okay, any tech person is bound to meet this qualification, right) tech people with backgrounds in programming (Java, C, LiveCode or Scratch a bonus), mechanical engineering, Network Admin/Engineering, robotics or web programming, preferably with some minor (or major) experience in teaching a classroom. I've designed and implemented courses in Robotics (We use Multiplo, people can Google this word, arduino compatible), Minecraft Science(teaching computer science, electrical circuits and network security) and Computer Programming from Scratch (Mit learning tool). Also designing a course to focus on Gears/Torque/Levers using Karakuri (Making toys using Paper to create cam shafts). If anyone is interested please have them e-mail or call me. I can be reached at (416) 898-7719 or at jlibster at evolveit dot ca. The school would be in North York. Hours may vary in weekends/evenings but only classes the applicant has time to teach. Rates negotiable. I'm currently teaching all the classes myself and my hands are full (Full time Software Developer) but I want kids to benefit from what I think would be a real head start in STEM related subjects.

In addition: We are noticing most of our student enrollment are boys. We'd really love to find way to have more balanced enrollment. So any ideas you can come up with to help get more girls interested in learning technology would be appreciated. I believe this is a great opportunity as the programs being taught at this school I'm certain few (if anyone) is currently teaching in Toronto in a formal class setting right now. Ideas to increase interest for girls would be awesome!

Thanks everyone!

Jonah A. Libster
Technology Consultant/Instructor
Focus Learning Toronto Inc.
President, Evolve IT
jlibster at evolveit dot ca
(416) 898-7719
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