The Teach-A-Thon is back — VIRTUALLY!
The Teach-A-Thon is a public awareness campaign, a walk-a-thon with a twist, a networking opportunity, a team-building exercise, and more...
The Teach-A-Thon connects business professionals to the education field by having them step into the shoes of current educators for at least one virtual lesson. The business professionals are matched with a teacher in a grade level and subject of their choice. All business professionals become ambassadors for public education. This year, we encourage business professionals to teach a STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math) or financial literacy lesson. Help students close the COVID achievement gap!
It's a campaign.
The Teach-A-Thon is an exciting campaign, with the goal of making a difference in our children’s futures while educating the business community and others about the joys and challenges of teaching.
It's a walk-a-thon with a twist.
The Teach-A-Thon uses a walk-a-thon strategy with an innovative twist. Instead of walking, running, or climbing stairs, volunteers train for a "teaching day." As part of the training process, participants learn about why students need more support in STEAM fields.
It's a networking opportunity.
Training is simple, fun, and a great way to network with other professionals. Business professionals either work on their own or are teamed up with a colleague. They gain an understanding of what the community can do to improve teaching quality while learning how to create a stimulating lesson plan. Equipped with this insight, you will spread the message to colleagues and friends while seeking support for your teaching day.
The campaign includes a three-month window during which business professionals spend one-to-two hours teaching virtually in their assigned classroom. A victory party soon follows where our participants and their teacher partners celebrate and share stories of success about the experience.
Past Teach-A-Thons raised more than $500,000 from the efforts of 2,622 Business Professionals and their teacher partners in public school classrooms across Miami-Dade.
Utility executives taught science classes, bankers taught engineering, and journalists challenged themselves by teaching financial literacy. Students from kindergarten through 12th grade learned from the entire community. More importantly, our participants learned the importance of supporting public education. And, they were quick to spread the word. Whether sponsors pledged $1 or $100, each was touched by the message that teaching is one of the most important professions in our community.
For more information, contact Marilen Marnett:
305.298.9099 or firstname.lastname@example.org