I do actually do a bit more here than bike around, sweat, and cook with my solar oven.Â This school year I have some fun projects.Â
I am doing the “Training of Trainers” again at Lycee Technique.Â Like last year, I will give 5 teachers who are computer novices a year long course on basic computer skills.Â The idea is that next year they will be teaching students.Â 4 teachers passed my class last year, but I decided it was good to continue.
I’m also giving a programming, database, and web site class to 5 other teachers of math and accounting.Â We have had one class soÂ far so I am curious to start getting feedback.
Another school is run by an American nun.Â They have a computer lab and all students have one hour a week in front of the computers. I am working with the existing teachers, alternately sitting in on classes or leading them.Â In this way we are all learning something new.
Not lastly, I am working with aÂ teacher on a “mini-enterprise” club.Â Once a week after school, the students gather to plan their business and implement it. I think this year they will make and sell soap.Â Sometimes we go into the computer lab so they can do the budgets in Excel or logos in a drawing program or whatever else is relevant.
So those are my big projects.Â They keep me busy!