Northland Pioneer College's (NPC) annual Kids College summer program is back this summer, and it's gearing up to be better than ever. In-person classes and workshops are offered to 6-14-year-olds on a variety of topics. The program runs June 6 through July 14 at NPC's nine campus or center locations. NPC is seeking instructors to make it all happen. "No professional teaching experience is necessary. Anyone in the community may offer their expertise and skills," notes Katie Matott, NPC community and corporate learning specialist.
"We understand that your time is valuable, especially your summer break, but we would love for members of the community to lead a course with us this summer," says Matott. "We're looking for anyone who may be interested in sharing their creativity and talent. Join us in encouraging continued education among our youth and within our communities."
We are making it easy for instructors. You choose your course fee, 70% of which goes to the instructor, with the remainder applied to course expenses. "Think about your passions, your hobbies, and your interests – anything that could potentially be turned into a fun learning experience for kids," states Matott. Courses can be completely customized to fit your needs. You can choose to utilize NPC's pre-packaged STEM project kits as subjects for your instruction. "We have a selection of fun activities and projects for those who may be interested in using those for courses," Matott notes.
The program is very flexible. You pick the days/times you would like to teach. Your classes can vary in length, so long as there is ample time for students to enjoy the subject and material. "Once you decide on a subject, you design a learning experience based on your education, skill, and passion for the topic," says Matott. For example, she explains, "you could opt to teach a 2-hour class on three different days, or a 3 to 4-hour class once a week. It's completely up to you. You supply your time based on your schedule."
If you are interested in Kids College instruction, submit a course proposal no later than April 30, 2022. Proposals can be found online at https://bit.ly/3NN6Lm2. For more information visit www.npc.edu/kids-college, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call (928) 536-6244.