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Website Construction (CMS-Based)

Help EnCorps STEM Teachers Program communicate their work with a content management system (CMS)-based website, so that they can easily manage and update site content on a regular basis.
EnCorps STEM Teachers Program
Los Angeles, CA, USA

Posted May 21st

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Website Construction (CMS-Based)

Project Details

What We Need
  • Development of a new website using a Content Management System (CMS)
  • Training to ensure Organization's staff members can update content and manage the site post-launch
  • Note: This project is for a website built with a Content Management System (CMS), such as Wordpress, Squarespace, Joomla, or Drupal. A CMS-based website can be maintained and updated easily (no coding required!)
What We Have In Place
  • We already have a running WordPress website with a slightly outdated theme (about 3.5 years old). We have all the content, photos, video, etc that we need, and simply need help transitioning to a new theme. We would love our new Wordpress theme to be mobile responsive and feature many of the same layouts and options as the current site, to make the transition easiest. In the process, we'd like to update some of our navigation and features, and add some student impact stories to our site.
How This Will Help
This project will save us $16,822 , allowing us to transition more professionals into middle school and high school classrooms. Each teacher will impact over 100 students per year throughout their teaching career.

We recruit science and math professionals to teach in high needs schools, and need a way to more clearly communicate our program so that we can attract these new teachers to the field. In addition, being able to communicate our impact on the classroom and students will help us with fundraising. All of this leads to more highly qualified STEM teachers in high needs classrooms - giving high needs students access and opportunity they might not normally have.

Project Plan

Prep: Share Information
  • Volunteer Manager provides Professional with an outline of the Organization’s needs and goals for the new website, which should include any specific features that are required (e.g., contact forms, mobile responsive design, member sign in, etc.)
  • Volunteer Manager provides approved content and images to be used for the new website (e.g., About Us copy, Mission Statement, staff bios and images, etc.)
  • Volunteer Manager provides Professional with links to any existing online presence that the Organization has (e.g., social media, blog, existing website, etc.)
  • Volunteer Manager registers Organization's domain name with a web host, if necessary
Milestone 1: Kick-off Discussion
  • Volunteer Manager and Professional connect to discuss the timeline and scope of the website project, including: the number of pages or sections for the new website, specific features and plugins requires, look and feel for the website (themes), target date for initial review, target date for website launch
  • Professional reviews information provided and makes recommendations for which CMS application to use
  • Volunteer Manager signs up for the selected CMS application, and provides Professional with credentials to create the website
Milestone 2: Build & Review
  • Professional uses the materials provided and agreed upon timeline to build the website
  • Volunteer Manager reviews the in-progress website and provides feedback
  • Professional completes any required functional QA
Milestone 3: Website Launch
  • Professional provides final website for approval to launch
  • Volunteer Manager approves the website for launch, or requests approval from any stakeholders
  • Professional launches the site on Organization's domain name
  • Professional troubleshoots any issues that may arise immediately after launch
  • Professional instructs the Volunteer Manager on how to update content and maintain the website going forward
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About The Org

Posted by
Bethany O.

Communications & Recruitment Director

Our Mission

The EnCorps STEM Teachers Program empowers science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) professionals to transform public education by teaching in high needs K-12 schools.

What We Do

According to California State University and the California Teachers Association, California's demand for new STEM teachers in the next decade is expected to be over 33,000; the current rate of teacher production in our state cannot come close to meeting the projected demand.

As an innovative solution, EnCorps recruits career changing and retiring STEM professionals from the private industry into our award-winning Teaching Fellowship; instead of retiring, STEM experts are "re-wired" to become effective teachers in the classroom and pass their knowledge to the next generation.

EnCorps has recruited, selected and supported 900+ STEM professionals making the transition to K-12 teaching and impacts 30,000 underserved students annually. EnCorps partners with public schools and charter management organizations to place STEM experts as guest teachers and full-time credentialed instructions in math, science and Career and Technical Education (CTE) subjects.

EnCorps has been recognized regionally and nationally for its work; we received the US2020 STEM Mentoring Award (2016), Annenberg Challenge for Innovation in Technology Award (2017), Silicon Valley Education Foundation STEM Innovation Award (2017), Carl and Roberta Deutsch Foundation HALO Award (2018), and was a Semifinalist for the Drucker Prize (2018).

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