TILT (Technical Immersion for Lemhi Tutors) is a program to immerse the Lemhi community in technology and technology concepts. It is primarily student run and provides opportunities to work with materials that might otherwise be inaccessible in the home. Moreover, TILT’s two fundamental objectives are to create interest and develop ideas in students. The first of these is to provide community immersion classes and hands on labs that will introduce students of various ages to technology. These classes will be taught by older students, tutoring in technical concepts in such a way that students can gain real-world experience. The second of these objectives is to provide projects for those tutors who are older students that will challenge them and build skill sets that can last a lifetime. These projects could range from autonomous robotics and drones to advanced imaging and display systems. These tutors do not have to have experience in order to participate in any project. It is an opportunity for a small group of friends and like minded individuals to choose a project and pursue it.
TILT is composed of mentors, tutors, and students. Inherently, the program is student driven, yet the involvement of adult mentors is not only appropriate but also highly appreciated. These mentors direct student projects and help develop accurate and effective curriculum for TILT students. TILT Tutors function as the backbone of the program. They are students 13-18 who actively participate in projects and events. Tutors teach TILT classes for younger students, enabling both the tutors and the students to engage in technology concepts. Besides gaining experience through teaching, tutors will have the opportunity to engage in personal and community projects that will push the abilities of both the tutors and mentors. At the foundation of TILT lies its patrons, anyone attending a class is considered a student. Because there are no age restrictions, students can be anywhere from elementary school to adulthood. Although the majority of classes will have a targeted age group, anyone is welcome.
This is a volunteer run project making use of the library as a meeting place for activities, however some projects may take us into the park or even nature. The target date for the first class is Wednesday, July 27th (more information will be provided as we get closer to that date) We look forward to your support and participation and please send any additional questions to Christian (Email: firstname.lastname@example.org)
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