This Elixir Train-the –Trainer and Carpentries Instructor training course in collaboration with NBIS is a course open for PhD students, postdocs, researchers and other employees wanting to professionally develop their training/teaching skills, to become a better teacher.
Application opens: February 2019
Application closes: 2019-03-13
Confirmation to accepted students: one week after application closes
Responsible teachers: Allegra Via, Malvika Sharan
Helpers: Jessica Lindvall, Pascal Kahlem
If you do not receive information according to the above dates please contact:
NBIS Training coordinator Jessica Lindvall, firstname.lastname@example.org
Click here for application
This course is free of charge
The course is aimed at everyone who is interested in becoming a better teacher. In particular, this training is aimed at those who want to become Software Carpentry and Data Carpentry instructors, run workshops and contribute to the Carpentry training materials. You don’t currently have to be an instructor or a teacher to attend this workshop, but you do need to be willing and committed to becoming one and to improving your teaching techniques.
Software Carpentry and Data Carpentry‘s mission is to help scientists and engineers get more research done in less time and with less pain by teaching them basic lab skills for scientific computing. This hands-on two-day workshop covers the basics of educational psychology and instructional design, and looks at how to use these ideas in both intensive workshops and regular classes.
The workshop is a mix of lectures and hands-on lessons where you practice giving a short lesson using approaches learned and implement some of the teaching techniques which we will discuss. This is training for teaching, not technical training; you do not need any particular technical background, and we will not be teaching that. This workshop is based on the constantly revised and updated curriculum.
When possible, participants should bring a laptop that can be connected to Internet to follow teaching materials and developing shared note. </br> A device for recording audio and video (mobile phones and laptops are OK) will also be useful as throughout the two days, we are going to record one another teaching in pairs or threes. It does not have to be high-quality, but it should be good enough that you can understand what someone is saying.
Please note that after this course is over, you will be asked to do three short follow-up exercises online in order to finish qualifying as an instructor: the details are available at https://carpentries.github.io/instructor-training/checkout/. If you have any questions about the workshop, the reading material, or anything else, please get in touch.
All participants are required to abide by The Carpentries’ Code of Conduct.
We are committed to making this workshop accessible to everybody. Please contact the workshop organisers to let them know if need any assistance to make your participation at the workshop more comfortable.
Materials will be provided in advance of the workshop and large-print handouts are available if needed by notifying the organizers in advance. If we can help making learning easier for you (e.g. requirements related to mobility, dietary etc.) please please get in touch (using contact details below) and we will attempt to provide them.
Please read the following before the workshop begins:
Please also read through one of the episodes below carefully, so that you can do some exercises based on it on the first day of the class.
Spanish versions of some of the lessons
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