Call for Coding Tutors

Produced By  , Date: May 17, 2022
 
Call for Coding Tutors

eSkills Malta Foundation is seeking to recruit Coding Tutors to deliver robotics, coding or code related sessions during SkolaSajf 2022 from July to August 2022 and the EU CodeWeek during October 2022.

If you are passionate about exciting young students or even members of the society with coding and robotics then we would like to hear from you. If you are interested but don´t know where to start, do not worry, we have tools to introduce you to coding before bringing it to your students or audience. https://codeweek.eu/resources/teach​. No previous experience of coding is needed to follow the learning bits! Your interest and passion for teaching are essential!

This year the Foundation is pleased to announce that it will be collaborating with the Foundation for Educational Services (FES) to provide fun robotics/coding sessions during SkolaSajf 2022.   This initiative is in line with the Foundation’s purposes which include actions aimed at promoting and increasing interest in ICT among school children. 
 

Section A: Instructions 

 
1) Responses to this call for Coding Tutors are to be submitted through e-mail: info.eskills@eskills.org.mt​ by 27th May 2022 close of business.

All submissions will be dealt with in the strictest of confidence.

Section B:

 
General Information
 
1. EU CodeWeek
 
EU CodeWeek is a grass-roots movement that celebrates creativity, problem solving and collaboration through programming and other tech activities. The idea is to make programming more visible, to show young, adults and elderly how you bring ideas to life with code, to demystify these skills and bring motivated people together to learn.

EU CodeWeek was launched in 2013 by the Young Advisors for the Digital Agenda Europe. The European Commission supports EU Code Week as part of its strategy for a Digital Single Market. In the Digital Education Action Plan the Commission especially encourages schools to join the initiative.
The goal is to help more young people to master the basics of coding and computational thinking.

eSkills Malta Foundation is responsible for the promotion of the EU CodeWeek in Malta, it is also the official National EU CodeWeek Ambassador for Malta. 
 
2. SkolaSajf
                              
SkolaSajf provides children aged between 3 and 16 years with the opportunity to engage in a series of cultural, artistic and physical activities, and outings, during the Summer months.
 
3. Beneficiary
 
eSkills Malta Foundation is the point of contact for this call. 
 
4.  Scope and Terms & Conditions
 
In line with the digital skills skilling, upskilling and reskilling mandates, the Foundation would like to receive quotations from tutors to deliver robotics/coding sessions, during the following weeks:

15th July 2022 to 29th August 2022

8th October to 23rd October 2022

All EU CodeWeek initiatives can target any of the following:

  • ​​Children, Youth, Adults 18 and over and Pensioners
 

Section C

 
The Training Providers shall be responsible for advertising and promotion for sessions scheduled during EU Code Week OR ANY OTHER DATES AGREED WITH THE FOUNDATION. The eSkills Malta Foundation will register potential candidates and publicise the selected sessions on social media and through its network.

The sessions should take place during the times listed in 4 above. Sessions for SkolaSajf will take place between 0830 and 1200 hours. During EU Code Week, the Training Provider chooses the days and times of the sessions, which can be held in person or online, and with their own equipment and venue.

The Foundation has the right to accept, limit or refuse any session proposal submitted.  In particular the Foundation has allocated a specific budget for the project and due to this the Foundation will select the sessions that are most advantageous and address the established criteria.

Tutors will be paid at the rate of 20 euros per hour.

Quotations can be sent with the following information, using the attached template​.
  • Target Group of the Sessions
  • Number of sessions (if applicable)
  • Maximum number of attendants per session
  • Main contents of the session
  • Prerequisites (if applicable)
  • Suggested ages and/or sectors
  • Duration and frequency of sessions
  • The platform used must show and record all the attendees during a live session.
  • No lengthy videos should replace interaction with students during sessions.  Videos and other props may be used in moderation but not replace interaction.
  • Advertising should be carried out by the Training Provider at no extra cost beyond the original quoted cost.
  • All sessions delivered are to be registered on the EU CodeWeek website using the following link:https://codeweek.eu/add​
     

Section D

 
Response Format 
 
Responses are to be straightforward, clear, concise and specific to the information requested. In order for submissions to be considered complete, Training Providers must provide all the requested information mentioned in this document as well as any other comments, observations or suggestions which potentially may assist the Foundation in the Call for Quotations. The attached template is to be duly used and filled out for the response.
 
Any queries may be submitted at info.eskills@eskills.org.mt by not later than the 25th May 2022. These and relative responses shall be made public at the same website -  www.eskills.org.mt​  of this Call for Coding Tutors.

eSkills Malta Foundation 
Gattard House 
National Road
Blata l-Bajda HMR 9010
Malta 

Clarifications

Q: Firstly, how are the number and length of sessions determined? I saw that there are 2 ranges of dates and that sessions can be given from 08:30 - 12:30, however, is it in control of the tutor to choose the dates and times within those dates?

A: Yes the tutor has the facility to choose dates.  With regards to time for SkolaSajf, this is pre-determined, however, time for sessions during EU Code Week can be chosen by the tutor.
It is important that the attached template is completed for submission to be taken into consideration. 
https://eskills.org.mt/en/Pages/Call-for-Coding-Tutors.aspx
 
Q: Secondly, do the tutors choose what material they'd like to teach? If for instance, I'd like to teach an Introduction to Python to a certain age range, would this be possible? Or are the tutors given the material to teach? And if the tutor chooses the subject they'd like to teach, are they fully responsible for how the syllabus is laid out, or are they given certain topics that must be taught?

A: Tutors can choose any coding topic. These are then approved or otherwise by the Foundation.
 
Q: Lastly, when it comes to giving the lessons in-person, is a venue provided? And can the tutor have certain lessons online and certain lessons in-person?

A: Online sessions are permitted.  No venue is provided by the Foundation.

Q: For the EU Code Week, is the same exact material expected to be covered? And how many sessions are expected to be given in the code week?
A: In both instances these are determined by yourself

Q: Finally, when submitting our application, is the template enough or must all class resources be provided?
A: At this stage only the template is submitted