SSS Class Proposal
This form is for those interested in teaching a class at the 2019 Sustainability Skill Share in Cooksville, Wisconsin. Thank you for your interest. We are looking for classes teaching a craft or skill that minimizes our dependence on fossil fuel and/or makes us more self-sufficient. We accept a broad interpretation of this mandate and will consider everything from fiber arts and traditional woodworking to alternative energy and food provisioning.
Classes are in 1-hr increments. They could be a single hour, two hours, all morning or afternoon, or all day. Two-day courses will also be considered. Saturday and Sunday will each have three hours of courses before lunch and three or four hours after lunch. Instructors will be paid per hour of instruction. Classes that fill up may be offered twice, if the instructor is willing.
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Name (First and Last)
Course Title and Description (about 100 words)
Tell us about yourself and how you are well suited to teach this course (about 100 words)
We are currently reviewing compensation options, but instructors can expect at least $50 per instructional hour, likely depending on number of students. Note, that if you would like to attend the Sustainability Skill Share when you're not teaching, your compensation can be applied towards half-price class and camping fees (as well as regular-priced materials, meals, and childcare fees).
Courses with hands-on components may charge a materials fee. If applicable, what materials will be provided and what costs should be charged to students in your course? We suggest that if you charge a materials fee, students should have something to take home with them at the end of the class.
What is the maximum comfortable class size?
Instructors can have a table provided in a covered area to sell items and/or promote their business. The table will be in a controlled area and need not be "manned" at all times. A cashier will be on hand to process sales (if you choose to sell items) for a nominal 5 percent fee (8 percent with a credit card). Will you want a table space?
How long is this course?
All morning (3 hr)
All afternoon (3--4 hr)
All day (6--7 hr)
Two days (12--14 hr)
Type of Course
Discussion or Lecture
Availability (Check All that Apply)
Morning, Saturday, June 1, 2019
Afternoon, Saturday, June 1, 2019
Morning, Sunday, June 2, 2019
Afternoon, Sunday, June 2, 2019
What do you need from us to run your class?
Tables and Chairs
Electricity (available, but limited)
What sort of venue or space do you prefer?
Cooksville Commons (a park area with an oak grove) - outdoor
A one-room schoolhouse - indoor
A church now used as a meeting space - indoor
The Badfish Creek Wildlife Area - outdoor, 4 miles away
A small woodshop - indoor
A kitchen - indoor
A private garden, yard, or prairie in the village; some village residents will allow classes on their property, such as building garden beds, removing invasives, or other beneficial activities - outdoor
A blacksmith shop - indoor
We try to avoid canceling classes if at all possible. Can you provide us with the name and contact information of a person who is willing to act as a substitute (name, email, phone) in case you are ill or unable to teach? It is not required, but strongly encouraged.
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