Get Involved with GirlDevelopIt DFW

Getting involved

Below is some information avout getting involved with GDI as a teaching assistant (TA) or instructor. If you're interested in becoming either, email us at: dallas@girldevelopit.com.

Teaching Assistants

We are so delighted that you want to join the GDI team! Please review this guidelines and requirements below.

About TA'ing for Girl Develop It

Girl Develop It teaching assistants are awesome people who love sharing their knowledge with others and helping people one-on-one. You're not afraid of difficult questions, saying "I don't know", or Googling it. You don't have to be an expert, just an enthusiastic person with experience in the field.

TAs are required to be present for the entire workshop unless otherwise requested. Note that some workshops take place in a single day session, while others are multi-week.

Curriculum

GDI uses nationally cultivated curriculum with modifications made by each class teacher. Materials will be emailed to you a week prior to class.

You are required to review the material prior to volunteering as a teaching assistant for the course.

Payment

GDI teaching assistants are volunteers and are not paid. But we still love you!

After TA'ing successfully for GDI several times, you will become eligible to take classes at a discount or for free.

Commitment

We ask that you commit to TA'ing at least one class per calendar year. Classes are taught in person in DFW. We may ask you to TA several times a year, but you are only required to TA one course. You may be required to provide (informal) feedback on course instructors.

Cancellations

If, for any reason, you are unable to TA your class (or a portion of your class), you are required to notify the chapter co-leaders at least five days in advance. This will give us time to find a replacement, reschedule, or issue cancellations and refunds.

Onboarding policy

Pre-requisites

Prior to TA'ing your first class, you must meet with at least one chapter co-leader (preferably at a GDI event).

Commitment

  • TA one class per calendar year
  • Provide feedback to co-leaders on class teachers (as requested)
  • Take roll from class roster

Teachers

Girl Develop It instructors are awesome people who love sharing their knowledge with others. You don't have to be an expert, just an enthusiastic person with experience in the field. Class format varies, ranging from a two-hour lecture to an eight-hour workshop format. You are required to teach the entirety of the workshop.

At least one member of GDI staff (a co-leader of volunteer) will be present at the beginning of your workshop.

Curriculum

GDI uses nationally cultivated curriculum. The chapter co-leader will provide you with links and download instructions for the class materials and exercises are least one month prior to your class. Minor changes to the curriculum for your course are allowed, however, any substantial changes must be approved by the chapter co-leaders. What you teach is up to you, please make your preferences known to the chapter co-leaders.

You are required to review the material prior to teaching the course. If you have any questions about the materials, please notify the chapter co-leaders prior to the workshop.

Curriculum is typically presented in a slideshow format using reveal.js, a special JavaScript library. You don't need any technical knowledge to run the slideshow, just open the index file in your browser and zoom away.

Payment

GDI teachers are paid. Hooray! You will receive 50% of the student fee for the course. Optionally, you may choose to waive your fee and donate it back to the local chapter scholarship fund. Unless otherwise requested, instructors will be paid. Payment is issued by check and typically arrives 2-6 weeks after your course (depending on when forms are submitted).

Commitment

We ask that you commit to teaching one class per calendar year. Classes are taught in person in DFW. We may ask you to teach several times a year, but you are only required to teach once. You may be required to provide (informal) feedback on course TAs.

Cancellations

If, for any reason, you are unable to teach your class, you are required to notify the chapter co-leaders at least one week in advance. This will give us time to find a replacement, reschedule, or issue cancellations and refunds.

Onboarding policy

Pre-requisites
  • Complete TA onboarding
  • TA at least two classes with positive feedback from instructor
  • Give a lightning talk at a GDI event on a technical or non-technical topic of your choice, or provide one-on-one assistance to a member at a GDI event such as Code and Coffee
  • Approval to teach from co-leader based on feedback from instructors
Payment *Optional*
  • Complete GDI payee form
  • Send W9 to HQ
  • Commitment

  • Teach one class per calendar year
  • Provide feedback to co-leaders on class TAs (as requested)