First Code Academy
Country : China
  • Internship

2019 Winter Internship: STEM/Coding Course Instructor (Shanghai and Shenzhen)

First Code Academy is empowering Asia’s next generation to become creators of technology by teaching kids age 4 to 18 about programming, design and entrepreneurship. Since 2013, we have taught thousands of students in various Asian cities and are continuing to expand our global presence.

Responsibilities

About the role

First Code takes pride in providing top-notch education technology courses. Our instructors teach, inspire and mentor our students and guide them from zero programming background to a general proficiency.

This role requires a high degree of autonomy, entrepreneurial drive and passion toward technology. It is not a regular teaching role, nor a programming role. You take your passion in building and making things, and spread it to the next generation. You have a natural knack in engaging an audience, patience to work with active inquiring minds, and the ability to break down complex problems into smaller digestible pieces. This role provides a first hand experience in shaping the minds of our next generation.

All instructors go through a comprehensive training program conducted by our lead instructors in technical knowledge and classroom management before leading a class.

"Coding + Children = My passion. First Code Academy has impacted me in such a positive manner that just two months of my time here has helped me discover this. As an instructor, I get to play with robots and learn new technology everyday and then try to pass over the skill sets to the kids. Watching them use their boundless imagination put to the test creating new apps and websites stuns me every single time and has made me realise how much potential lies within each and every child to use coding to change the world. It has been a great experience for me working (having fun) at FCA, interacting with the kids on a daily basis and learning from them as well. The environment set up for them at FCA is absolutely brilliant - they are given full authority to build whatever they want and use failure as a stepping stone to success which lines with our motto - "Done is better than perfect."" - Kowshik, Instructor, 2016

 

Training Program

Classroom quality is our top priority. All part-time instructors are committed for long-term teaching and have to go through a comprehensive training program designed collaboratively by First Code lead instructors and professional educators. Through our program, each prospective instructor picks up design philosophy of our programs, teaching strategies, classroom management strategies, and last but not least, technical concepts.

The entire program takes about 15 to 20 hours, including group discussion, self-study, lecture, activity, mock teaching, and shadowing in actual classrooms. The sessions will be hosted on weekdays and weekends, and each prospective instructor is expected to complete all the sessions before becoming a STEM Course Instructor.

Requirements

  • Passion in Computer Science / Software Engineering: You have a desire to learn about computer science. You frequently read up on news in the field, and light up when talking about new technology. Bonus: You either studied, or have worked (or both) in Computer Science / Engineering / Science / Mathematics field

  • Maker's Mindset: You like to build things. Either a weekend side project or an open source project, you are actively exploring new ideas to build and contribute to

  • Communications Skills: Instructors are responsible for communicating often complex and abstract programming concepts to young students. You are fluent in English and are good at communicating your ideas verbally, through analogies and repetition if necessary. At the same time you are able to adjust your presentation depending on the audience​

  • Experience in, or an Interest in Teaching Kids: You like spending time with kids and are patient to get through your ideas to them


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