Talk:Build Instructor Guide

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Build Instructor Training Itinerary (August 4th, 2010)


  • everyone say how long they've been Build instructors, what their favorite thing about it is or why they want to be a Build instructor.
  • Statistics on how many computers we've built & given away since March
  • Comments from LimeSurvey (1 constructive criticism & 2 compliments)


  • How the Lucid upgrade is coming along/discussing recurring issues (Caitlin)
  • Reminder to have Builders take the online survey when they've completed their take home boxes

Recap from last training

  • Has anyone tried some of these things? If so, how did it go?
    • Inviting the Build room in
    • Making the Builder "drive"
    • Encouraging Builders to seek out information on their own

Brainstorming Sessions

  • When some one is new, what do you tell them to orient them?
    • If you had more time, what would you tell them?
  • Ideally, we would like to be able to teach people how to build computers without relying on the Free Geek infrastructure. As a first step, what are our learning objectives for our Builders?
    • What things are you surprised people don't know by their 6th box?

Q & A

  • If there's time


  • Pizza!

Build Instructor Training Itinerary (March 9th, 2010):


  • everyone introduces themselves and describes how they became a build instructor/why they are interested in becoming a build instructor.
  • Share feedback from surveys
  • Share statistics showing computers granted/given away. Not possible without our build instructors

Training Objectives

  • to present strategies for making our build program as educational as possible
  • to collaboratively create best practices for working with volunteer builders
  • to better prepare new instructors
  • share acquired knowledge and wisdom
  • avenue for communication between build instructors
  • bring everyone together on the same page regarding changes and basic procedures
  • to workshop challenging scenarios

Review Build Instructor and Assistant Duties

  • disbursing systems: make sure builders know about tech support and receive an ubuntu new user faq.

workshop challenging scenarios

  • in this section, ask instructors how they handle these scenarios
  • teacher tips within this section

this should be the bulk of the training

Q and A

Snacks to get

  • fruit salad
  • cheese and bread
  • salami
  • (maybe) sandwich fixins
  • soda
  • dessert