實習名稱：Part-time STEM/Coding Course Instructor
公司名稱：First Code Academy
First Code Academy was founded with the mission to provide students with digital literacy and computational thinking skills and empowering them to become creators with technology. Using proprietary curriculum adapted from Silicon Valley high schools, our after-school learning programs are incorporated in learning environments designed to stimulate inquiry based learning, logical thinking and creative problem solving.
In 2012, Michelle was working in Silicon Valley as a software engineer and volunteered to teach programming to primary and secondary school students at a program operated at Stanford campus. During that time, she observed how the millennials (digital natives) interact and create with technology and reflected upon her education in Hong Kong.
Moving back to Hong Kong in 2013, Michelle then began to offer coding and STEM courses and develop curriculum for primary and secondary students to learn not just coding skills, but also computational thinking. Since then, our team has taught mobile applications, games, 3D Printing and animation to over 10,000 students from age 4 and above in Hong Kong, Singapore, and Taiwan.
We are excited to empower our next generation to become creative leaders in the digital era, for their future career and for driving social change. Join our journey! :)
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.
Why teach with us?
This unique opportunity allows you to:
Learn: Apply and deepen software development and computer science knowledge to solve problems in community
Teach: Shape young minds and inspire teenagers to solve problems using technology
Build: Be part of a fast-growing organization and lead an expanding instructional team
"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 the new technology every day 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 realize 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
Fluent in English and Chinese
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
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
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
You care about the learning progress of our students like we do. You can commit for a minimum of one-year period and a minimum of 3 hours a week, particularly on Saturday. Also, you can devote time to participate in all sessions of the training program
● Join us in revolutionizing the concept of education in Asia
● Be a part of a compassionate team that treats you like family and emphasizes open communication
● Be part of the fun - our Summer video :)
● Get involved in large-scale events such as AppJamming Summit , a regional app competition for kids from age 8 to 16 to showcase their app creation. We host Semi-Finals in Hong Kong and Singapore and a Final in Hong Kong with students joining us from all over Asia.