The curriculum was piloted in six half-days, with an extended break for lesson trial runs between half-days 4 & 5.
Lesson Development as a Learning Process
A recurring theme in this training is the discussion of the benefits of piloting a new lesson and treating teaching as an opportunity to learn and improve the lesson. We have found it helpful to frame the discussion this way and to draw on our own experience when talking about the ways in which piloting a lesson can help to improve it. For example, when teaching the assessments or narrative section you might discuss a time when you piloted a workshop and realized there was a concept missing in the demo/narrative that learners needed in order to be able to complete the exercise.
You might like to make a copy of the template CodiMD notetaking page and share your link with trainees so that you can take notes together during the training.
Identifying Your Target Audience
Defining Lesson Objectives/Outcomes
Markdown Table Template for Exercise
You may find this template of a Markdown table useful to share with your trainees before they complete the next exercise.
| Objective | Action verb? | Specific | Measurable | Attainable | |-----------|--------------|----------|------------|------------| | 1 | | | | | | 2 | | | | || 3 | | | | |
Note: if you are using the template CodiMD for notes, you will find this template table for the exercise included there.
If you are using Etherpad for collaborative notes in your training, you can use the template table for Etherpad instead.
The Carpentries Workbench
Remind learners to paste URL of their lesson repository and the rendered version of the lesson to the collaborative document.
Be careful here to ensure that participants who are collaborating on the same repository do not create conflicts e.g. by editing the same file or creating files with identical names.
Defining Episode Objectives
Stay on Target
Example Data and Narrative
Outline covering the above paragraph - also used in codiMD template.
- Ethical use (see prompts below)
- License - CC0 Recommended
- Complexity - Is it easy to understand? Is it sufficiently authentic?
- Number and types of variables
Questions about Ethical Use of Datasets
- Does the data contain personally identifiable information?
- Was the data collected without permission from the groups or individuals included?
- Will the data be upsetting to learners in the workshop?
How to Write a Lesson
This is the hidden note! Thanks for developing new incubator lessons for others to use!
May want to point out that the answers in the current version of this exercise do not have diagnostic power.
How we Operate
Preparing to Teach
Reflecting on Trial Runs
Collaborating with Your Team
When preparing to teach this section, you should check that you have admin privileges on your example repository.