I just wrapped up my second semester of teaching social media for small business at Phoenix College. The business department wanted to have an intro class, so I developed a 14-week curriculum that included four guest speakers, an online quiz, hands-on learning, reading assignments, writing assignments and an oral presentation. Oh, and they had to create a social media plan for a small business they hoped to one day start.
A special thanks to the professionals that gave up a Wednesday evening to impart knowledge on my students – Ilana Lowery from Common Sense Media, Eric Olsen from Fasturtle, Adrian McIntyre from Valley Business RadioX and Ashley Richards from E Squared Marketing.
And as I was teaching these students about social media, I learned a few things along the way as well:
The email came earlier this week from the program chair asking all the adjunct teachers to confirm if they will be coming back next semester. I said I would – already reserved Wednesday evenings on my calendar.