As a Hello Ruby Fellow you will learn about a wide variety of subjects in the realm of play and programming, and get to practice hands-on curriculum building, as well as design and testing of new exercises. If Maria Montessori, Loris Malaguzzi and Seymour Papert make your heart beat, apply now!
Hello Ruby Spring 2016
Come build Hello Ruby’s new curriculum! We want to reach kids and their teachers around the world. To do so, we are building a comprehensive curriculum for Hello Ruby.
We’re looking for teachers especially within these broad focus areas:
- Science / math / technology education
- Intercultural education
- Arts / crafts / physical education
The Fellowship takes place in our Helsinki headquarters, starting in early March and ending in June. The Fellowship ends with a two-week testing period for around 30 kids in June with our Summer School. Working hours per week are 15-20, and the schedule is mostly flexible. The Fellowship is compensated.
How to apply?
Instructions and more details for the Fellowship are available here.
- February 14th. Application deadline.
- February 15th-19th. Interviews.
- March 7th - June 24th. Fellowship program.
We've run so far two Fellowships, one production & design and one on communications. Hello Ruby Fellows participate in a wide range of projects and develop broad exposure to children's pedagogy, learning, community management and research. The end result of the project varies in each fellowship. Typical tasks during the fellowship include for example:
- Conducting research on our stakeholders such as children, educators and parents.
- Ideating, producing and designing content such as exercises, lesson plans, curriculums and communications material.
- Developing new skills and perspectives in the field of computational thinking.
What happened with the A15 Fellows?
The Fellowship A15 was a combination of innovative communications, community management, research and content production. The Fellows researched children with a cultural probe kit, parents with surveys and teachers with interviews. After defining Hello Ruby’s stakeholders the Fellows designed new exercises for kids, created a website for educators, wrote a big bunch of blog posts, planned and made two wonderful videos, created an analytics process, came up with a restructuring plan for our website and petted our office dog Haru a lot. Read also the post Fellowship blogposts:
What happened with the S15 Fellowship?
The Fellows organised a playtesting session with kindergarteners in a museum, designed an exercise around keyboards, formalised the brandbook of Hello Ruby, made a new exercise around remote controls, shared tons of inspiring links on Slack, planned a Hello Ruby Code Birthday Kit and a party to go with it, started the documentation for Hello Ruby content production development cycle, pondered over the right metrics to follow with playtesting and feedback gathering. And giggled a lot. Whole lot.