What do you think about offering workshops to students out of hours?
Due to the timings of curriculum and assessment in the classroom I am finding that students can get through several years of IT and still not be exposed to some software that could be good for them to learn to use. And if they are, not to the level of detail that I would like. I am also seeing students not studying IT wishing to learn to use software, particularly PhotoShop, Illustrator, InDesign and Dreamweaver. They seem to know that it is worth their while having some experience with these tools.
So I am thinking of offering student workshops after school for students to get exposure to a range of software at different levels. Encourage them to do a little self-learning and work in a creative environment without the drive of assessment and time constraints.
Wondering if anyone is doing this already or if anyone has started to think about this. Might be great to collaborate with others on this.