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Freeside offers many different classes and workshops.  Some are recurring, informal meet-ups and others are more formal lectures or hands-on activities.
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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.
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[[File:26926835702_76012066b8_k.jpg|thumb|400px|Freeside is the place to go for fun and approachable classes. We're always looking for more teachers!]]
  
[[Joining | Freeside members]] are eligible to receive a '''20% discount''' from the posted cost of the class. All classes are '''open to non-members''', and non-members may teach a class as long as they partner with a member to open up the space for them.
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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.
  
All of our classes are organized through our '''[http://www.meetup.com/Freeside-Atlanta/ Meetup page]''', with associated groups on Facebook. Contact Kendra at [mailto:vp_ac@freesideatlanta.org vp_ac@freesideatlanta.org] if you have any questions.
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Some of our events also have Facebook pages.
  
[[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!]]
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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!
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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.
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[[Joining | Freeside members]] are eligible to receive a '''20% discount''' from the posted cost of the class.
  
 
== Teaching at Freeside ==
 
== Teaching at Freeside ==
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Our classes are taught by volunteers, so they are fairly inexpensive.  
 
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 (ex. 3D print or laser cut part)
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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 a full 50% of the class revenue. The other 50% goes to Freeside, which covers fees for taking payments, running equipment, advertising the class, offering member discounts, and running the shop. Though we typically don't do free classes, some teachers opt to donate their 50% back to the space. Free workshops are called [[Events]] and are covered under a different section.
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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.  
  
== How to register as a Teacher at Freeside ==
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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.
 
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.
  
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.
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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.
  
Next, you can 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.
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== How to register as a Teacher at Freeside ==
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Next, register to teach a class by emailing ac@freesideatlanta.org 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 ==
 
== Why Classes are important to Freeside ==
  
Freeside's mission is to provide a place for education and research in the Atlanta community. It's important to make our space and community more approachable to newcomers. Bringing them in with classes and giving them the tools they need to be successful in our space is key to growing and changing with new members and participants.
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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 roganized classes this way because we feel it is the most best way for everyone involved:
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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
 
Good for students
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*Reliable and organized instruction
 
*Reliable and organized instruction
 
Good for teachers
 
Good for teachers
*50% take of all class income (fees are deducted from Freeside’s portion)
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*50% take of all non-materials class income
 
*Teachers benefit from Freeside’s network of interested students
 
*Teachers benefit from Freeside’s network of interested students
 
*Free advertising and promotion
 
*Free advertising and promotion
 
*Administration of class is taken care of
 
*Administration of class is taken care of
*Space and materials are provided (classroom, projector, equipment, etc...)
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*Space and equipment are provided by Freeside
 
Good for Freeside
 
Good for Freeside
*More support for more materials, space, resources
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*More support for more materials, space, and resources
 
*Better skills = cooler projects for members
 
*Better skills = cooler projects for members
 
Good for Freeside Members
 
Good for Freeside Members
*Freeside members get a 20% refund on class fees (taken from Freeside’s portion)
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*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
 
*More diverse classes bring more diverse people to Freeside
  
 
== Open to non-members ==
 
== 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 [mailto:no-reply@freesideatlanta.org?Subject=gatecode gate code] for the Metropolitan complex.
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If you are interested in attending a class and are not a member, either email ac@freesideatlanta.org 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.
 
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.
 
Contact [mailto:vp_ac@freesideatlanta.org Kendra] to set up an event or class.
 

Latest revision as of 03:38, 23 August 2016


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

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.

[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

Next, register to teach a class by emailing ac@freesideatlanta.org 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 ac@freesideatlanta.org 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.

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