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Teachers: Please fill out our teacher survey to let us know about your Splash teaching experience.

All teacher reimbursement requests need to be submitted here before November 25, 2014.


About Teaching at Splash

Teaching at Splash is all about sharing your knowledge and excitement with eager students. The class topic can be anything you are passionate about (your major, your hobbies, etc.) and at Splash, you have the freedom to design your own class. You decide the class format, the class length, the number of students you want, and what grade range these students should be in.

All registered teachers receive a free t-shirt and food during Splash. In addition, all teachers are invited to attend an appreciation dinner on the Sunday evening of Splash.

Need Ideas?

Here are some past course catalogs for inspiration. Our greatest classes come from teachers sharing their passions--anything from 18th century literature to ultimate frisbee. In addition, here are subject areas that students have requested classes in:

Drawing
Music
Hands-on Chemistry
Political Science
Sewing and Knitting
Marine Biology
Economics
Medicine
Pottery
Movie Making
Magic and Illusions
History
Physics
Origami
Law
Psychology
Poetry in Modern Songs
Materials Engineering
Writing
and more...

Once you've come up with a great idea and registered the class, we can help you get prepared to teach it! First-time teachers are required to attend a teacher orientation session, but returning teachers may feel free to come to improve their teaching ability.

Want to try something different? Lead a Walk-in Activity!

Walk-in activities are fun and generally educational activities that students can join at any time during the class period. Walk-in activities are not traditional classes as students do not register for these classes. However, walk-in activities are a great experience for students who sometimes deal with cancelled classes or holes in their class schedules.

For more information, click here.

Time Commitment

Teaching at Splash doesn't have to be a huge time commitment. In addition to your class, all we ask is a one-hour teacher training session for all first-time teachers. More information about training sessions can be found here. Returning teachers are more than welcome to attend teacher training as well if they choose to.

The Fine Print

You can't exactly teach anything at Splash. Here are some examples of classes we do not allow:

  • Classes that include activities that pose any sort of danger to our students.
  • Classes that are illegal, or that explicitly promote illegal activities (e.g. How to Deal Drugs 101).
  • Classes that promote only a single viewpoint on a sensitive topic (e.g. a pro- or anti-abortion class).
  • Classes that exist to advertise an outside organization, service, or product.
  • Classes that promote religious proselytization or disrespect a person's religious beliefs.
  • Classes that discriminate against students of a certain gender, race, or religion. (See Stanford Nondiscrimination Policy)
Please know that the Splash team reserves the right to approve all classes. In addition, Splash teachers must be at least 18-years-old and college freshmen.

If you have never taught before at Splash AND if you are not a current Stanford student, you MUST have a current Stanford student as a co-teacher.

Questions?

Check our FAQs or contact us.



Last modified by alfredz on Nov. 10, 2014 at 10:35 p.m.