Teach at Splash!

Teacher Registration for Fall 2021 has not begun yet. 

If you taught for Spring 2021 please fill out our feedback form to help us make the program better for you!

To register, edit your class, or view status, go to this link: not applicable at this time

As a Splash teacher, you can inspire eager high school and middle school students by sharing your passions with them. You design your own class and can teach any topic you think is interesting. You can lead a workshop, give a lecture, teach a skill, or run an activity. You can teach for 1 hour or more, and you set the size of the classes. Registration for teachers is CLOSED.

What can I teach about?
Anything works! You can teach any class from partial differential equations, to swordplay in the medieval ages, to how to knit a scarf. As long as the course is appropriate for high school and middle school students, we're open to everything! We offer reimbursements as well for class supplies. See courses from our most recent past programs with these links: Fall 2020 and Spring 2019.

We also hold two workshops per semester to help teachers either create class ideas or refine their class structures. Here are the slides for those workshops for those who cannot attend:

As a club, we are committed to providing the best resources at our disposal! Therefore we have created a google drive folder where teachers can find our best teaching resources for Splash and beyond. Take a look here.

What is the time commitment?
Small. Teaching at Splash has a big impact but it takes very little time. Besides the actual time it takes to teach your class (50 minutes), you may be asked to attend a 15-minute session with a Splash organizer to go over any questions you have and receive feedback on your class idea. 

If you are in need of a verification letter please send us an email and we will help take care of that for you!

Program Essentials
Who we are teaching: 9th-12th graders
WhenStill being determined for Fall 2021
Where: Online through Zoom
How: Teacher registration is open yet for Fall 2021.

Program Registration: Anyone interested in Splash at Berkeley (parents, teachers, community activists, potential students, etc.) can always create an account for our website. Just click here to sign up. By making an account, you will receive emails from us regarding our programs. You are also encouraged to like us on Facebook. Registration for specific programs will be opened about a month before the program date. Lunch: We usually offer teachers free lunches however, this semester will be remote!

Teacher Code of Conduct

By registering to teach for Splash! at Berkeley, you agree to the following codes of conduct:

  1. Conduct yourself professionally, prepare for your class, and treat fellow teachers, students, and other participants with respect. Aim to be a role model for your students.
  2. Teachers cannot perform, nor condone anyone else to perform, any activities that may cause harm to anyone.
  3. Your classes cannot include you or your students doing illegal activities, nor can you explicitly promote illegal activities (e.g. “How to deal drugs 101”). 
  4. We allow our teachers to cover religious, controversial, and politically charged topics as long as they do so in a manner that does not make students feel targeted, unduly uncomfortable, or unable to disagree. While the material may be the same, there is a difference between “preaching” and “teaching” and we require that teachers cover such controversial topics in an open-minded and informative manner.
  5. We do not allow Splash classes to be used as vehicles for advertising or recruitment. Teachers cannot use Splash classes as an opportunity to sell products to students or pressure students to join outside organizations.
  6. We do not allow Splash classes to be used as a platform for gathering data. In-class surveys are permitted as long as that information is not taken or used outside of the classroom.
  7. All communication with students must occur through the mailing lists provided by Splash. Teachers should never share their personal contact information, nor request that of their students. Teachers should exercise extreme caution when directly messaging a student, or a group of students, and do so only if necessary. 
  8. Due to the nature of video conferencing, teachers need to be mindful of the content they share to their students. For example, screen sharing may unintentionally reveal sensitive information (email messages in a tab or window.) To avoid accidentally sharing sensitive information, teachers should prepare for classes such that only the material they will be using for the class is open and accessible.

Ready to teach? Registration is open for new classes. Sign up for an account using the link above and like us on Facebook to keep up to date on volunteer opportunities and upcoming programs. As always, let us know if you have problems or questions. Once registered you should receive an email confirmation. If you do not receive a message then check your Spam or Junk.

General Schedule (PST) 

9:40 am - 10:00 am: Welcome Ceremony for students, teachers optional 
10:00 am - 1:00 pm: Classes
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm: Lunch Break
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm: Classes

Last modified by shivanijpatel on March 19, 2021 at 09:57 a.m.