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Canadian Carpentry Instructor Training Course - April 30 & May 1

Are you interested in becoming a Software Carpentry and/or Data Carpentry instructor, running workshops, and contributing to the Carpentry training materials? A two-day online course to train Canadian Carpentry Instructors is now accepting registrations. The course is aimed at everyone who is interested in becoming a better teacher of research computing skills. You don't currently have to be an existing 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. 

Monday, April 30 and Tuesday, May 1
9:00 am - 5:00 pm Pacific (both days)
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER 

General Information

Full course details can be found here.

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.

Requirements: 

Participants should bring a laptop that is Internet connected and has a functioning browser. If you have it, a device for recording audio and video (mobile phones and laptops are OK) is 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.

Accessibility: 

We are committed to making this workshop accessible to everybody.

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. sign-language interpreters, lactation facilities) please please get in touch (using contact details below) and we will attempt to provide them.

Contact:

Please email john.simpson@computecanada.ca for more information or visit the course information page.