Next Thursday, “Introduction to Co-ops” will begin. This course will take place on March 13th and March 20th from 4:00 – 6:30 PM EST.
As a part of the Academy (Toolbox for Education & Social Action » TESA Academy), there will be online courses that focus on cooperatives, which have been in development for over a year now. As a result of a grant, three co-op related courses will be offered for $20 – $80 on our sliding scale. In addition, there will be the popular education course that focuses on helping participants develop the same kinds of skills we use to teach our workshops and courses and to build our resources (such as Co-opoly). All of the online courses will be engaging and discussion-based, participants will not just watch videos and respond to quizzes. Rather, they will interact with guest speakers, other participants, activities, and dialogue sessions.
In this first phase of the Academy, there will be four courses: Intro to Cooperatives, Worker Co-ops 101, Creating a Cooperative Food Economy, and Popular Education Methods and Practices. For more details regarding timing and cost of the courses you can go here.
We view these courses as both a great way for people to learn more about co-ops and to get involved with the cooperative movement, as well as a way for those who already have co-op experience to develop new skills and techniques. We know there are a lot of people out there who are hungry for this information, and we would be so appreciative if you could help us spread the word
This is an exciting program that will create a lot of opportunities for co-op education across geographical boundaries. We would love your help in getting the word out, and hope you can join us.
The TESA team