I am happy to report that I have had the great fortune of teaching a variety of information literacy classes at the Chatham Community Library (CCL) for the last 6 months. This exciting opportunity has allowed me to expand my instruction and public speaking skills and impart my technology knowledge to others in the community.
In February 2016, I began with Internet Basics, Part 1 and 2, then in March and April, respectively, I taught Online Privacy and Security and NC LIVE courses. Most recently, I taught PowerPoint Basics, Part 1 and 2 in July, and all along I've worked in conjunction with Dana, my supervisor and the CCL Reference Librarian, to provide monthly drop-in computer assistance on the second Wednesday of each month since January.
Since that fateful first class on February 1st, I have been receiving feedback from students right after the class ends, stored in a shared staff document with instant access to survey answers. I have received regular positive feedback since my very first class. Here are a few examples of comments I've received:
"Even though I use the Internet a lot, I didn't know the shortcuts or how to find the menu or how to print. I found this class helpful. Thank you!" - Internet Basics, Part 1
"This was a very informative class... Thank you very much." - Internet Basics, Part 2
"Thanks so much for offering this class. It opens up WORLDS!" - NC LIVE
"Kai was extremely knowledgeable." - Online Privacy and Security
"Thank you for teaching this class. I feel very confident in what I can do to make a nice presentation." - PowerPoint Basics, Part 1
"Instructor knowledgeable, accessible and well prepared." - Online Privacy and Security
"Like Kai a lot - knowledgeable, friendly, and approachable. Class was the appropriate amount of time and material. Thanks!" - PowerPoint Basics, Part 2
I have enjoyed teaching each class so far, and I look forward to what the future will bring for me!