Teacher Short Project

Congratulations on making it to the next stage of the Strive Teacher application process. In this stage, you will record a 5-minute video of yourself explaining a P5JS, Python P5 or Scratch concept.

From this video we will evaluate two things

  1. How well can you engage a student? Are you excited, smiling and friendly?
  2. How well you can explain a topic? Can you break a problem down? Do you use clear and concise language that a 12-year-old could understand?

Be mindful of the above two points when recording your video.

What to teach

You will explain the concept of P5 transformations, with a specific focus on three types.

  1. Translate
  2. Rotate
  3. Scale

or, you can explain either of these 2 concepts in Scratch.

  1. Broadcasting messages
  2. Variables

You will need to explain and illustrate what these functions/concepts do to a student who has never seen these functions/concepts before. You can assume the student is in grade 8 (14 years old) and understands the coordinate system. You can also assume the student has a basic understanding of programming and P5 (variables and animation), or how blocks can be used to control behavior (sprite based control).

Use this video as inspiration as to how to teach the concept:

How to record

You can use https://editor.p5js.org/, https://code.strivemath.com/, or https://scratch.mit.edu/ to create the code during your explainer video.

You will need to register for Loom to record your video. It is free for up to 5 minutes of recording which is the maximum video time for this submission in any case.

Once you have recorded it submit your application using your unique applicant ID in the email sent to you.