Cloud Rainstorm Summer 2021



Current Program
Rainstorm Summer 2021 teacher registration is now open! The program will be taking place on August 14th and 15th 2021! Several guidelines for this program have changed, please check the FAQ below for more information!





About Teaching at Splash

Teaching at Splash is all about sharing your knowledge and excitement with eager students. As a teacher, you offer a "class" on anything you are passionate about (major, hobbies, etc.) Classes can be in the form of workshops, discussions, activities, presentations, demonstrations, or any other format!

When is Splash?

Spring Splash Spring 2021 will be held August 14th and 15th 2021. Each day there will be 4 teaching periods in addition to time for a break halfway through the program. In registering for the program you will be able to see the slots available for teaching and select those that work in you schedule. This year the program will be offered from 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm ET which is 9:00 am - 3:00 pm PT. This is slightly subject to change.

What Can I Teach?

Our mantra is that you can teach anything! Many of our most popular classes are rooted in academic topics like neuroscience or coding, but we encourage all sorts of classes! Want to provide a guided meditation on the music of Kendrick Lamar? Foster a debate on veganism? Run a workshop on soccer dribbling techniques? Splash classes can be on anything!

I'm ready to teach! What next?

First! Go register for the program. Then all you need to do is register your class on the registration page.

By signing up to teach for Rainstorm, you commit to:

  • Registering a class, submitting a lesson plan, and signing the Teacher Acknowledgement
  • Signing up for and attending an online Teacher Training
  • Showing up (virtually) and teaching your class!



Additional Logistic Information

(Updated!) Classes can be 1 hour 15 minutes, 2 hour 30 minutes. Teachers may decide to end their classes early.

Classes will be hosted on Zoom

A program admin will host and moderate each course to provide technical and logistical support.

(New!) Teachers can teach a single class for a maximum of 4 block. Exceptions to this rule can be may in specific circumstances mainly if the desired class is small and interactive (email: cloud@learningu.org for exceptions)

(New!) Due to moderator shortages we require teacher to moderate sections equivalent to the amount they are teaching. This requirement can be bypassed by bringing a moderator or coteaches to moderate classes.


FAQ For Teachers

Who is allowed to teach?

Anybody beyond the age of secondary education is encouraged to teach at Rainstorm! While most teachers at Splash programs across the country are undergraduates, Rainstorm is a great opportunity for graduate students, Splash alumni, professional adults, or experts in any field!

What technology can teachers use?

All classes will be hosted on Zoom. Teacher Training will primarily be practice with using the features of Zoom to ensure hands-on, interactive classes. A Zoom tips sheet will also be provided to teachers.

How big can classes be?

Classes can include as many as 150 students at Rainstorm Summer 2021!

How long can my classes be?

Classes can be taught for either 1 hour 15 minutes or 2 hour 30 minutes. Most classes fall in the category of the former to allow our students to take as many classes as they can! If you don’t see your class lasting quite this long, it is perfectly acceptable to sign up for the 1:15 block and end early.


A teacher lectures on "Stupid Looking Birds" as a sample Splash class


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