TeachTeam is a Carbondale, IL based 501c3 nonprofit educational organization that provides affordable home internet access and educational resources to K-12 students living in rural tech-deserts in an effort to remove socioeconomic barriers in education. We endeavor to revolutionize the field of education by creating free education centers in community housing projects, libraries, and recreation centers that utilize AI tutors, automated workflows, and cloud-to-on-prem internet of things devices to deliver high quality supplemental coursework to students who visit them.
1. Free educational tools such as Office 365 for education, OneNote, Windows 10, and Minecraft for education. Approved TeachTeam members are automatically provisioned with licences and training materials after signing up at https://teachteam.org/join-us
2. A robust collection of online courses available at http://classroom.teachteam.org/
3. Affordable home computers, internet access, and school supplies.
4. Volunteering opportunities for students from over 500 universities across the united states through Amazon Educate and Handshake.
TeachTeam has partnered with PCs for People, Mobile Beacon, Mobile Citizen, and Microsoft for the Bridging the Gap program which provides students living in rural areas/ tech deserts access to computers and internet for as little as $11 - $16 dollars a month and computers for less than $400.
All members have access to our catalog of affordable new and refurbished desktops, tablets, and notebooks for as low as $99.
TeachTeam members can use their @teachteam.org email address and password to download and play Minecraft Education Edition for free.
TeachTeam members with a @teachteam.org email address are preapproved to recieve the Github Student Developer Pack which includes
Unlimited free public and private Github repositories, $100 worth of Microsoft Azure Credits, $150 AWS credits, coding courses through Github Classroom, and much more.
We have been approved to become an Internet Service Provider in Microsoft's Airband Initiative and are preparing to provide affordable internet access to individuals living in rural communities. We are currently building the infrastructure to enable our members to access the internet via TV white-space no matter where in the United States they are.
We are in the process of creating AI tutors and instructors to guide our members through K-12 courses using Microsoft's Azure Cognitive Services.
We are creating partnerships with low-income housing associations to provide students with free internet access, computers, our AI guided educational resources, and in person tutoring.