The Institute is running two in-person Carpentries’ instructor training sessions this autumn:
25-26 September 2019 in Leeds, in collaboration with Martin Callaghan from Research Computing at the University of Leeds, and
8-9 October 2019 in Manchester, in collaboration with Gerard Capes from Manchester’s Central Research IT.
The Carpentries' Instructor Training is an intensive two-day workshop that explains evidence-based approaches to effectively teaching computational skills to novices. It is also part of official training for people who wish to become Carpentry instructors.
The workshop will:
teach you how to create a positive environment for learners at workshops and classes;
provide opportunities for you to practise and build your teaching skills;
prepare you to use these teaching skills in teaching Carpentry workshops;
tell you more about the Carpentry community and how to work with the Carpentry infrastructure for setting up and running workshops, contributing to training materials and interacting with the instructor community, and help you become integrated into the Carpentry community.
It is strongly encouraged that the attendees have had some previous exposure to Carpentry workshops, either as learners, helpers, observers or co-instructors.
The Carpentries community teaches computing and data skills to researchers across all disciplines, allowing them to undertake computational or data-intensive research that they wouldn’t be able to do otherwise. Researchers learn to develop software that allows reproducible, reusable research, and also to understand the benefits of open development, sharing and collaborating with a community.