TGH Trainer FAQs
Can I or my class assistant purchase a machine along with the participant/families?
Unfortunately, no. At this time we are only able to subsidize machines for families and participants.
Can a family or participant purchase more than one machine?
No, it is one machine per parent/student in the school-based classes and one per household in the community-based classes. In other words, if in the school-based class a mother comes to the class with her two children, she can purchase ONE machine. If in the community-based class a husband and wife come together, they can purchase ONE machine.
For school-based trainers, when will we be paid?
After all forms are submitted to TGH, the turn-around time for the stipend is approximately two weeks.
As a trainer, do we need to cover every item in the curriculum?
No. In fact, that would be nearly impossible. The curriculum is like a buffet, you pick and choose based on what you think is best for your families/participants. The only item we require is the Gmail piece.
What are the age limits for students/participants?
In the school-based program, students must be in the 5th grade or higher. In the community-based program, participants must be 18 or older, unless accompanied by an adult.
Do all families/participants need to complete 15 hours of training?
Yes. If a family/participant misses a class, they must make it up before they can purchase a computer.
Does the computer come with Microsoft Office?
Yes. A basic version of Office comes with each computer. However, we ask all trainers to introduce Google Docs to families/participants. For more information on the machine, see the machine flyer HERE.
Do all families/participants need to complete a final project?
Yes. While the topic is mostly up to you, we do ask that all families/participant complete some sort of project that shows some of the skills and knowledge learned during the class.
I would like to conduct my school-based TGH class when the school is closed. Will TGH pay for a custodian?
Yes, TGH will cover the cost of the custodian for your class. When you submit the permit, write on it that it is for a TGH class and should be billed to:
Technology Goes Home
c/o Deb Socia
PO Box 961379
Boston, MA 02196