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For Fall 2022, Stanford Splash will be held in-person on December 3rd and 4th! Sign up below!

Starting this year, you must be LiveScanned to teach at Splash. Please hold onto your receipt so we can reimburse you. LiveScan FAQ

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About Teaching at Splash

Teaching at Splash is all about sharing your knowledge and excitement with eager students. The class topic can be anything you are passionate about (your major, your hobbies, etc.) and you have the freedom to design your own class.

As a Splash teacher, you can:

  • pick the topic you want to teach and design your own curriculum
  • co-teach with your friends and colleagues
  • select the duration and size of your class
  • determine the grade levels of your class (between 8th and 12th)
  • request to have class supplies funded

Who Can Teach at Splash

Current Stanford affiliates are eligible to teach. All first-time teachers are required to attend teacher training.

Here are some past course catalogs for inspiration. Our greatest classes come from teachers sharing their passions--anything from 18th century literature to ultimate frisbee. In addition, here are subject areas that students have requested classes in:

Drawing Music Hands-On Chemistry Political Science
Sewing Knitting Marine Biology Economics
Medicine Pottery Movie Making Magic and Illusions
History Physics Origami Law
Psychology Poetry in Modern Songs Materials Engineering Writing

and many more!

Once you've come up with a great idea and registered the class, we can help you get prepared to teach it! First-time teachers are required to attend a teacher orientation session, but returning teachers may feel free to come to improve their teaching ability.

Want to try something different? Lead a Walk-in Activity!

Walk-in activities are fun and generally educational activities that students can join at any time during the class period. Walk-in activities are not traditional classes as students do not register for these classes. However, walk-in activities are a great experience for students who sometimes deal with cancelled classes or holes in their class schedules.

Time Commitment

Teaching at Splash doesn't have to be a huge time commitment. In addition to your class, all we ask is a one-hour teacher training session for all first-time teachers. More information about training sessions can be found here. Returning teachers are more than welcome to attend teacher training as well if they choose to.

The Fine Print

We aim to create a safe place where kids can feel inspired and excited about learning. As such, you can't exactly teach anything at Splash. Here are some examples of classes we do not allow:

  • Classes that include activities that pose any sort of physical or mental danger to our students.
  • Classes that are illegal, or that explicitly promote illegal activities (e.g. How to Deal Drugs 101).
  • Classes that promote only a single viewpoint on a sensitive topic (e.g. a pro- or anti-abortion class).
  • Classes that exist to advertise an outside organization, service, or product.
  • Classes that gather data for outside research purposes of any kind.
  • Classes that promote religious proselytization or disrespect a person's religious beliefs.
  • Classes that discriminate against students of a certain gender, race, or religion. (See Stanford Nondiscrimination Policy)
  • In general, adults should be positive role models for minors and all members of the Stanford community are expected to follow the University’s Code of Conduct, Stanford Risk Management Guidelines, and the Haas Center’s Principles of Ethical and Effective Service.

Please know that the Splash team and Stanford University reserve the right to reject or cancel any class. In addition, Splash teachers must be Stanford affiliated and at least 18 years of age.


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Last modified by hthaman on Sept. 29, 2022 at 05:46 p.m.