Here are some common questions about TEPHE.
What is TEPHE?
TEPHE is an online platform that offer two things for two groups of people:
- Schools – With TEPHE schools (teachers, admin, coaches, counselors) can access the professionals and experts in their community by signing up, logging in, and searching for “experiences”. Once they find a desired experience they can request, modify, and schedule the experience.
- Community – With TEPHE individuals and businesses now have a safe way to offer their skills, knowledge, expertise, and resources to schools in their community. Individuals and businesses can signup and create “experiences” once TEPHE approves the experience it becomes accessible to local schools. When a school request a community members experience they are notified and can use our platform to modify and schedule the experience.
Who is TEPHE FOR?
1. K-12 school staff who want to provide their students with transformational experiences
2. Community individuals and businesses who want to offer their expertise to schools
TEPHE is not for students or parents to use.
What is an "Experience"?
TEPHE refers to professional driven events as “Experiences”. We currently offer two types of experiences:
- Expert/Professional – This is for individuals and business who want to help out but don’t have a specific lesson to teach. They are open to schools requesting their skills, knowledge, expertise, and/or resources to help with a lesson or other experience that the school creates. (e.g. A science teacher requests a doctor to come in and help with an anatomy lesson she has created. A math teacher invites a financial analysts to evaluate stock pitches in a group project he assigned to his students)
- Speaker/Presentation – Are Pre-structured experiences that are created by the individual or business. These include workshops, academic lessons, speeches, performances, etc. (e.g. A Talent Resource exec. puts on a resume building workshop for high schoolers. A yogi puts on a 60 minute yoga session.)
How are "Experiences" approved?
How are Exerience Providers vetted?
I'm interested, how do I start?
Schools – If you are a school staff member simply sign up and once approved start searching for experiences in your area!
Community – Individuals and Businesses interested in helping the schools in their communities should signup and create an “Expert/Professional” Experience immediately. This Experience is an open profile that lets schools know you’re open for them to request you to help with a lesson or experience. You don’t have to have any teaching experience whatsoever.
How much does TEPHE cost?
Can I charge for my experiences?
What is an 'Experience Ticket'?
Experience Tickets are TEPHE’s unique way of managing experience requests. When a school requests an experience both parties are notified and an ‘Experience Ticket’ is created in each user’s ‘Experience Log’. ‘Experience Tickets’ contain all the necessary information needed for the event to occur, this includes, school name, number, location, directions for entering, requester contact info, description of experience, requirements, group size, date, and time. All details of the experience are edible by both users and the experience isn’t confirmed until all details are approved by both parties.
How can I communicate to the other users?
What if a school request my experience and I can't come (or don't want to)?
What schools can access my experience?
Can I edit/delete an experience once created/requested?
Yes! Community members can edit/delete any experience they created. Editing will require the experience to be approved again.
Schools that request an experience can delete it in the experience ticket at anytime.
I approved an experience request but now I can't make it. What do I do?
No problem. Things happen. Best practices are to notify the other party as soon as you know you won’t be able to make the time. If early enough you will be able to reschedule or cancel the experience all together.
If it’s within 24 hours of the scheduled experience time you should notify the other party via phone and email (provided on the experience ticket). You should NOT delete the experience ticket. This information is helpful for TEPHE to evaluate to learn how we can remove more of the barriers preventing schools and their communities from collaborating more effectively.