ACTC Community Education is looking for people who would like to teach others about their favorite subject.
Your hobby, your area of expertise at work, or your experience with a particular topic can qualify you to teach others. And if you enjoy working with people, your knowledge or skill can become an enjoyable activity as well as a source of income.
Previous instructors have been professionals, arts/crafts specialists, hobbyists, elementary through post-secondary instructors, and elementary education majors who have skills and interests to share.
People who want to help others learn can be effective teachers, even without previous teaching experience.
Classes are short term, usually requiring one to three sessions to complete. Most are offered in the evenings to help people fit classes into their busy schedules.
Previous personal interest topics have included art, photography, prose and poetry writing, stained glass, musical instruments, cake decorating, couponing, woodworking, theater, genealogy, retirement planning and investment strategies.
Professional development classes have included resume building, grant writing, sign language, foreign languages, and computer classes in basic skills as well as specific software programs such as Quick Books, Excel, Photoshop and MovieMaker.
“We would also like to find instructors for new classes requested by area residents,” said Karen Coburn, Community Education Coordinator. “These would include classes on iPod or mobile phone apps, growing house plants/horticulture, sewing and knitting, recycling, healthy eating, yoga/easy fitness, crafts and do-it-yourself home improvement projects.”
To explore your teaching options in Community Education, contact Coburn at 606-326-2129 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.