Are you a Northern California educator who is passionate about shaping the future of science and engineering education in the informal learning environment? The Tech Interactive is currently recruiting educators for our Educator Advisory Committee, a group of 25-35 educators who will contribute insight, expertise, and feedback to improve the field trip experience for students and educators visiting The Tech.
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Educator Advisory Committee 2022-2023
The purpose of the Tech’s Educator Advisory Committee is to engage educators in the prototyping and iteration process behind new programs, exhibits, and/or operational experiences related to educational field trips. Participants will not only engage in new experiences before anyone else, they will also provide critical feedback to shape the development of these experiences. Your participation on this committee will help shape the future of The Tech’s field trip programs as we work to continue evolving to meet the ever changing needs of California educators.
- Minimum of one-year commitment to the committee
- Participation in 2-3 online surveys (no more than 15 minutes each)
- Participation in quarterly meetings at The Tech (virtual participation will be available if needed)
- Each meeting will be approximately 2 hours in length
- Refreshments will be provided
- Parking expenses will be covered by The Tech
- Wednesday November 9, 2022, 5 to 7 p.m. (tentative, date subject to change)
- Committee kick-off including introductions, review of The Tech’s evaluation project, and more.
- Help us choose our next educational IMAX film with a special preview of the upcoming film Trains.
- Wednesday March 29, 2023, 5-7 p.m. (tentative, date subject to change)
- Review results from field trip evaluation focus groups and help us brainstorm solutions.
- Prototype and provide feedback on the updated Social Robots Innovation Lab featuring computational thinking strategies.
- Wednesday June 21, 2023; 5-7 p.m. (tentative, date subject to change)
- Prototype and provide feedback on our new field trip experiences for the 2023-2024 school year.
- Celebrate the end of the school year!
In addition to helping shape the future of field trips at The Tech Interactive, participants will receive the following benefits:
- An educator membership to The Tech
- Includes free admission to The Interactive and discounts on educational IMAX films, the gift store and cafe. Plus invitations to member only experiences, and much more!
- One free educational IMAX film or science lab for your class (up to 40 students and 5 chaperones).
- A $50 Amazon gift card upon participation in 2 advisory committee meetings plus virtual feedback surveys.