TEAL Mobile Computer Lab Program
The Technology Expertise, Access and Learning for All Texans Project (TEAL) is hitting the road with three mobile computer labs staffed by experienced technology trainers. And they’re coming to a library near you!
Our expert trainers are ready to teach classes on topics like computer basics, email and resume writing at your library for your patrons free of charge. They can provide Spanish language support if your patrons need it. And while in town, they can even teach you some tricks of the trade if you are willing to learn.
TEAL can provide the following for your library:
- Computer and work skills classes for your patrons! Pick up to 4 topics from this list of courses.
- Course handbooks and other resources for your patrons to take home!
- Promotional materials to help you advertise classes!
- Course curricula and fun activities to help librarians become trainers too!
And the best part is that TEAL provides all equipment and training at your library for your patrons free of charge. Our trainers will even take care of set-up and break-down of labs.
Participating libraries must agree to provide the following to ensure success:
- Ample space to host classes within the library or at another community venue
- Local promotion with our guidance and using our promotional materials
- At least 5 students to participate in each class (maximum of 4 classes)
- Administrative support (signing up patrons and communicating with TSLAC as needed throughout the planning process)
If you have additional questions about how this program works, check out the TEAL Mobile Computer Lab FAQs or ask a trainer. We look forward to working with you to bring technology training to your library!
Our technology trainers are scheduling classes now for the summer and fall of 2012.
Due to the extraordinary response from libraries so far, we can no longer schedule classes for libraries that register after May 9th. However, if your library would like to be on the class schedule wait list, you may fill out this simple survey. If after signing up for the wait list and a space in the upcoming schedule opens up, we will contact your library.
TEAL is funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act- Broadband Technology Opportunities Program.