I do actually do a bit more here than bike around, sweat, and cook with my solar oven. This school year I have some fun projects.
I am doing the “Training of Trainers” again at Lycee Technique. Like last year, I will give 5 teachers who are computer novices a year long course on basic computer skills. The idea is that next year they will be teaching students. 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. We have had one class so far so I am curious to start getting feedback.
Another school is run by an American nun. 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. In this way we are all learning something new.
Not lastly, I am working with a teacher on a “mini-enterprise” club. 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. 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. They keep me busy!