with our collaborative lesson development methods. repository, and consists of narrative lesson material and an For your demonstration(s), you will screen-share and content vs. presentation, We’ve had people use the lessons in courses, to build new lessons, or use them for self-guided learning. During this period after lunch, we’ll be talking about some of the nuts and bolts Check out Carpentries Instructor Training's events, learn more, or contact this organizer. If you also have colleagues who are interested in teaching for the Carpentries, consider asking your institution to Partner with us! add a definition to an existing term in another language. An African Task Force was established in 2016, consisting of international mentors from the USA, UK, and Australia, and guided the first batch of trained African instructors through the checkout process as most of them were very isolated and new to the world of The Carpentries. please contact us. We want you to be actively involved request, which serves as a “request” to make changes, and can also The link to connect to the video conference is at the top of the Etherpad. Submiting a change (i.e. When you’re scheduling you may see extra information on some sessions. with our collaborative curriculum development process. Location: The UF … When your five minutes are up, Please use SVG (scalable vector graphics), so please take some time to write a good commit message to help them understand what you’re doing. You can indicate the lessons you are comfortable teaching when you update 2019-10-28 Greg Wilson. You can refer to the lists of Software Carpentry lessons, Data Carpentry lessons, and Library Carpentry lessons on the websites. “Issues” tab. ... Instructor Training Checkout requirement to include Community Discussions. led by an experienced instructor. New training request. the repository you are working in. The lesson pages can be found at: Please follow the guidelines in the appropriate CONTRIBUTING.md file when making lesson contributions. If contributing to Glosario, Time: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM. Was there anything that you found unclear in the material? signing up to be sure you sign up for a session that meets your needs and interests. People who have gone through the two-day instructor training course and completed the the checkout process are considered “certified” Carpentries Instructors and can teach curricula for any of the lesson programs (Data Carpentry, Library Carpentry, and Software Carpentries) as they feel able. 2018-12-19 Kari L. Jordan Tracy Teal. please let us know. If contributing on GitHub is new for you, see this guide These Complete the checkout process After you have finished the two-day training class, you must go through these steps in order to complete your training and be fully certified as a Data and/or Software Carpentry instructor: Make a contribution to a lesson’s content, exercises, or instructor’s guide. Schedule your community discussion session. This two-day workshop will certify you to teach Carpentries workshops, and its goals are to: Introduce you to evidence-based best-practices of teaching. Once learners finish this class and a few check-out steps (discuss & contribute to a lesson, teach a demo) they become a certified (badged) instructor in the carpentries. rather than open-air speakers and your laptop’s built-in microphone, They work as a team to maintain and teach the instructor training curriculum to prepare prospective Instructors to join The Carpentries community. If you haven’t already, please fill out the online application form. To certify, you must contribute to a lesson, take part in a discussion, and do a teaching demo within 90 days of your training event. lesson. two weeks after completing all the requirements. Did people adapt or modify the lesson material? since the latter often lead to audio quality problems. Carpentries Core Team will assign all applications to the relevant training event in AMY. As you are reading, make notes about the following: The first two questions are intended to help you become more comfortable Providing substantive feedback on an existing issue or pull request (preferred). Leave about 5-10 minutes for this exercise. If you do make a significant contribution to the discussion, send a link to The Carpentries project comprises the Software Carpentry, Data Carpentry, and Library Carpentrycommunities of Instructors, Trainers, Maintainers, helpers, and supporters who share a mission to teach foundational computational and data science skills to researchers. To prepare for a Pre- and Post- workshop Community Discussion, You may use whatever notes you want, Some lessons have supplementary modules. other than English. and are meant to give you a chance to apply some of what you’ve learned to these specific lessons. provided they are not visible on your screen. Most Carpentries lessons include a guide for instructors. These are great for novices preparing to teach a lesson for the first time. material in the lessons that they don’t understand, how teaching these workshops has helped people’s own work or careers, and. The lesson maintainers get many pull requests, Go to the GitHub page for the lesson you worked with over the past two days and click on the (Alternatively, how far did instructors actually get?). We We also appreciate improvements to our lessons’ learning objectives. If you were to list any prerequisites, what would they be? This exercise should take about 5 minutes. The link to connect to the video conference is at the top of the Etherpad. Practicing and confirming the skills you need to teach on your own. (e.g., “Learner will be able to do X”) rather than intangibles (e.g., “Learner will appreciate X”). During the session, The third and fourth question refer back to the instructor training course, our open source, multilingual glossary of data science terms. If you have already Click to enter Room 2: Instructor Training backup. What are some misconceptions that the learners may have when learning this material? Contribute to carpentries/instructor-training development by creating an account on GitHub. as well as other graphics programs. Congratulations! Some teaching demos may be focused for a specific sub-community, carefully read In small groups, read and discuss one of the three checkout procedures listed above and described in detail at this page. The final step is to sign up for a 5-minute demonstration online using The lesson materials are hosted on GitHub: and are developed collaboratively. Each room can have a host who will have privileges to mute people, create breakout rooms, etc. the Etherpad when you’re signing up. To help us track your progress through the checkout process and make sure you get the credit you deserve, you will need to submit an application in our database management system (AMY). These checkout steps aim to introduce you to key components of being a Carpentries instructor that are difficult to fully cover in the classroom from many instructors that one of their favorite aspects of being a visit the demo Etherpad and sign up there. just completed one of the three remaining steps in becoming a Carpentries Instructor. People who have gone through the two-day instructor training course and completed the the checkout process are considered “certified” Carpentries Instructors and can teach curricula for any of the lesson programs (Data Carpentry, Library Carpentry, and Software Carpentries) as they feel able. Visit the discussion Etherpad to sign up for a session. Our. Contributions to Software Carpentry materials, community developed lessons, and Glosario must be submitted through GitHub. Make sure that you have filled out The Carpentries After you have completed the two-day instructor training workshop, rather than open-air speakers and your laptop’s built-in microphone, Instructor Training March 2020 Carpentries Instructor Training. The course is aimed at everyone who is interested in becoming a better teacher. The instructor leading the session will post other information Trainees will have three months to complete the checkout exercises. A focused teaching demo may, for example, be offered in a language , be careful to select a session that matches your interests and needs. Our. in discussions about the lesson materials (and other aspects of The Carpentries community). and you were standing in front of a class. sessions may be themed (community discussions) or sub community focused(teaching demos) (or add yourself to the top of the pad if none of the available times work for you). in the Etherpad shortly before it begins. Did you get stuck anywhere? demonstration (An example for a segment could be: Data Structures), so you must be prepared to teach any part of your chosen lesson. and must be requested before the three months are up. Trainers can expect to acquire this skill set. that is customized to the Carpentries workflow. These lessons are distributed under the CC-BY license and are free for re-use or adaptation, with attribution. We are committed to increasing diversity among the Instructor pool in New Zealand so we welcome and encourage applications from candidates with a variety of backgrounds. Each lesson has a CONTRIBUTING.md file in its repository on GitHub. to that lesson. What pre- and during-workshop responsibilities did each instructor have? as issues, discussed by the community, and addressed via a pull we’ll address any questions about The Carpentries organization, running workshops, and Carpentries lesson programs. If you were not selected for this round of instructor training, don’t lose heart: we have kept everyone’s application in queue, and hope to revisit our offerings in the new year. Instructor Training Checkout Procedure After a lot of discussion, we have come up with a new procedure for completing instructor training for Data Carpentry and Software Carpentry. your instructor profile. You do not need to be prepared to teach the supplementary modules for your teaching demonstration. This repository generates the corresponding lesson website from The Carpentries repertoire of lessons.. Instructor Training Over the last hundred years, researchers have discovered an enormous amount about how people learn and how best to teach them. In fact, becoming an instructor is a good way to become more expert in one or more tools. As our materials are developed by the Please be sure to use a headset with a built-in microphone during the session Instructor training also does not cover creating lesson materials or curriculum development. Community Discussion may not leave you time to ask questions about your upcoming Note that people are required to give feedback on themselves as well as on others; pull request) to fix an existing issue. If for any reason the trainer leading the session feels that you should try again, The checkout process to become a fully-fledged instructor will be one way to start connecting to the community and find which area will allow you to contribute best. We believe meetings should be fun. A lesson corresponds to a single line in the lesson table and a single repository in GitHub. (An example of a lesson: R for Reproducible Scientific Analysis). If the discussion leader feels that you have adequately participated in the conversation, associated directory containing the data or scripts needed in the FIXME Lesson title. just as you will have done during the two-day class. if none of the available times work for you, If you want to do your demonstration in a language other than English, they will notify the training coordinator. The Etherpad is a widely used tools in Carpentries workshops and many other activities in the community. Check out our past workshops. Each lesson is in a separate By Chris Erdmann, John Chodacki. On April 29th-30th, we will hold a joint Carpentries Instructor Training at the University of Washington eScience Institute. you can complete them in any order. Through a membership with The Carpentries, Fred Hutch is able to periodically host a two-day Instructor Training workshop, which aims to introduce you to evidence-based best-practices of teaching and prepare you to use these skills in teaching Carpentries-style workshops. or if you need any special arrangements, Proof-reading a lesson and adding a new issue describing something to be improved. and about how our workshops are run in general. the teaching demo schedule Etherpad Be sure to format your submission in the same way as the content that’s already there. Lesson contribution is managed within the repository using “issues” Our instructor training classes are for people who wish to learn how to teach Carpentry workshops. In January, 2018, Software Carpentry and Data Carpentry merged their projects to form The Carpentries. you are expected to ask questions to show that you’ve thought about what you’re going to teach This file explains best practices for contributing Which bits of the lesson may be tricky and if poorly explained, We believe collaborating we can get further. you must go through these three steps to complete your training and be Where in the material are learners most likely to misunderstand things or get lost, The Instructor checkout webpage explains the procedure in detail. the point is to make sure that you understand the process and have met the people who review material. the trainer leading the session will call time, Also, be sure to check out an accompanying blog post by Humberto Ortiz Zuazaga about the combined Replicathon and Instructor Training events. Carpentry instructor is meeting and talking with other instructors in the community. For group name, please enter the name your instructor provides. Make notes in the Etherpad and when you’re done, report back to the full group about the requirements for that stage of the process. If you submit your contribution through GitHub, you need to send us What questions do you still have about the checkout process? What prior knowledge do learners need to have before participating in this lesson? note also that it’s useful to organize your feedback along the two axes of positive vs. negative Submitting a change to fix an existing issue. Instructor Training. For example: will make life much easier for the maintainer than: We do not want exercises or other material that introduce new concepts: The training is focused on learning more about the Carpentries instruction techniques including how to create a non-threatening and inclusive learning environment. Proof-reading a lesson and adding a new issue describing something to be improved. The CONTRIBUTING.md file in each lesson has guidelines We may not be able to accommodate all languages. Why become a Carpentries Instructor? and then you and everyone else taking part in the session will give feedback on your teaching and live code as if your computer was plugged into a projector These are: Contributing to our materials. since vector formats are easier to manipulate than raster formats. Did you feel like you would like to change the flow or present the concepts differently? Discussion sessions aren’t only for instructors-in-training working towards their certification. To make them all findable, the Carpentries manage a “pad of pads”. A contribution will be valid for checkout if it is made to: If contributing to a lesson, Upcoming, open Instructor training for librarians. Briefly, the three steps are: All trainees have 3 months (90 days) from the end date of your training to complete checkout. please see our Community Calendar for times. Click to enter Room 1: Instructor Training. Instructor application form. you plan on teaching pick one lesson that you plan on teaching and read the whole lesson. you will be told what to focus on extensions for up to a year may be requested by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Its goals are to ensure that people are familiar with the lesson material while introducing them to our community. community, we want to ensure that all instructors know where and how to contribute We use this form to register interest and build new communities of Instructors around the world. to them, particularly so that you can contribute in the future. New problems or suggestions can be introduced For more details on the workflow of how to contribute via GitHub, see this We teach impactful pedagogical techniques and prepare you to become an Instructor in our community. Instructor Training; Trainers. Describe the final steps required to qualify as an Instructor. SVG files can be produced using Inkscape Becoming a Carpentries Instructor allows you to learn about how to teach and to get practice teaching, as well as providing a way for you to share useful skills with others. Click to enter Room 3: Community events (teaching demos, discussion sessions, committee meetings, etc.) If all goes well, Instructor Training: Checkout Procedure. Suggested Lessons for Teaching Demonstrations, Suggested Rubric for Teaching Demonstrations, https://carpentries.org/community-lessons/. While non-badged instructors may also co-teach, every Carpentries branded workshop must have one badged Instructor to lead the way. You get to vote! and to clarify anything that may be unclear about our operations in general. getting involved in the community in other ways. Instructors are highly encouraged to participate in discussions before and after each of their workshops, To see what our curriculum covers, visit the instructor training course page. The Carpentries Instructor Training workshops are part of the ELIXIR-Carpentries programme aiming to help establishing a sustainable pool of professional Carpentry instructors within ELIXIR, who can then deliver high quality training across ELIXIR Nodes. and why? Historical support¶. trainees must introduce a relevant new term to the glossary or Our community discussion sessions are run as video conferences several times per week: our lessons are already full to bursting. Participating in the larger Carpentry instructor community. workshop. so this part of the checkout procedure gives you a chance to familiarize yourself You can sign up for a session on the community discussions Etherpad; What does this mean? and to be framed in terms of observables Once you have completed all checkout steps, within about 2 weeks you will receive an email with your Instructor badge! since the latter often lead to audio quality problems. You can start hosting Carpentries events on your own campus or within your own organisation. The first Carpentries workshops in Africa were run in 2013 but it only really kicked off in 2015. Before the issue to email@example.com. We facilitate and develop lessons for Data Carpentry workshops. (and improvements to these guidelines are welcome). Contributing. Open call for instructor training For more information about The Carpentries please contact firstname.lastname@example.org Carpentries Instructor Training is using Eventbrite to organize 12 upcoming events. Check out our past workshops. As an example, see the instructor notes for the Software Carpentry Unix Shell lesson. All Carpentries Instructor badges are acceptable to teach any Software Carpentry, Data Carpentry, or Library Carpentry lesson. Please, drop us an email to email@example.com if you are part of ELIXIR-ES or working in Spain and you are willing to be a Carpentries instructor. There are etherpads about a many topics, like the two linked in the checkout instructions above. list of suggested episodes. If you wish to make a pull request, be sure to examine the contribution guidelines for For even more support, consider I've been thinking about ways that we can encourage engagement in instructor discussion after the requirement for attendance is removed from the training checkout process. we would like our current learning objectives to be checked against the actual lesson content, Your contribution doesn’t need to be accepted in order for you to become an instructor: to the conversation! This is a great one to bookmark and use as a reference throughout your checkout process and as a newly minted member Our lessons are maintained and improved by the people who teach them, On November 1, 2018, The Carpentries Executive Council approved Li… You’ve We are a global community teaching foundational computational and data science skills to researchers in academia, industry and government. How long did lessons actually take to teach? The Carpentries is a fiscally sponsored project of Community Initiatives, a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organisation based in California, USA. be discussed before changes are merged. GitHub’s “gh-pages” feature. We can not track your progress and make you an official Instructor without it. Providing substantive feedback on an existing issue or pull request (preferred). include the community discussion session in the checkout because we hear need to take after this training to become a fully certified Instructor. Unfortunately, much of that knowledge has not yet been translated into common classroom practice, especially at the university level. Take part in an online community discussion session. How did instructors test installation of the required software? Suggested Lessons for Teaching Demonstrations, Suggested Rubric for Teaching Demonstrations. If you’d prefer to do your teaching demonstration before your discussion, These sessions give you a chance to ask questions about the material 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. Please be sure to use a headset with a built-in microphone during the session Tracking Trainee Checkout Progress ¶ Accepting Trainee Applications ¶ All trainees will be reminded before and during the training event to complete the instructor application. Community Discussions can take many forms, read the Etherpad carefully when Blog Posts In addition to the posts below, find out what's happening in our community through The Carpentries blog , a great resource that collates posts from Data Carpentry, Library Carpentry, and Software Carpentry, and publishes updates of general interest to the community. Read through some of the discussions and, if you have anything to add, please add it the content of one lesson repository). If you have any questions or suggestions about any of the above, Carpentries instructors are better equipped to refine lessons, workshops, and to enhance the movement. A themed of getting involved in The Carpentries. The Carpentries subscribes to a shared Code of Conduct. Take the Instructor Training course The training course runs over two full days and covers the basics of educational psychology, instructional design, and how to apply both to teaching workshops for The Carpentries. The host of the session will pick a segment of the lesson for you to teach on the day of the fully certified as a Carpentries instructor: Tasks are listed in the order most of our instructor trainees complete the checkout process, but For your teaching demonstration, you will prepare to teach a lesson from one of the Dates: Monday and Tuesday, March 9 and 10, 2020. community contributed guide. of The Carpentries community. a link to the pull request or issue so that we can track your progress through checkout. A new book elaborates on the Carpentries instructor training material and more. You can access a lesson’s GitHub repository by clicking on the GitHub kitty icon in the “Repository” column for that lesson on the lesson page. filled out this form, you do not need to submit another application. (including questions you had while reading through your chosen lesson), The Carpentries is a non-profit organization that teaches computing and data skills to researchers worldwide. If so, what and why? in the session’s Etherpad. This source material is also then served as a website, using As an instructor, your voice is important! The next step is to take part in an hour-long community discussion session If you need more time, trainees must make a contribution to the lesson’s content, exercises, or instructor’s guide by doing one of the following: Contributions to Data Carpentry and Library Carpentry materials may be submitted through GitHub or by email.
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