Collaborative Lesson Development Training Pilot Description
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13-16 June + 27&28 July 2022
- Dr Aleksandra Nenadic, Training Lead at The Software Sustainability Institute
- Dr Mateusz Kuzak, Training Program Lead, The Netherlands eScience Center
- Dr Sarah Stevens, Data Science Facilitator, University of Wisconsin-Madison
- Dr Toby Hodges, Director of Curriculum, The Carpentries
Collaborative Lesson Development Training is a new program being piloted by The Carpentries, teaching the skills required to collaboratively create open source lessons using The Carpentries infrastructure. The training will focus on three main topics:
- Good practice in lesson design and development
- Creating lesson websites with The Carpentries Workbench
- Collaboration skills
Spread over six half-days, with an extended break between sessions 4 & 5, participants will learn how to prepare an effective lesson to suit a defined target audience, how to implement that lesson as an open source website using The Carpentries lesson infrastructure, and how to collaborate and build community around a lesson project. Participants will apply these principles as they are introduced during the training, creating a sound foundation for their lesson in a series of hands-on exercises, trialling newly-developed content, and preparing their lesson repository for collaboration.
The pilot is aimed at teams of 2-4 people, wishing to collaborate on a new lesson. At least one member of each team should be a certified Instructor, having completed The Carpentries Instructor Training, or another training covering similar topics, e.g. an RStudio Instructor.
This training will take place virtually, combining video and screen sharing on Zoom with a collaborative notetaking document for sharing notes, responses to exercises, and links to further resources. The first pilot will take place 13-16 June 2022 (12:00-16:00 UTC) and 27&28 July 2022 (12:00-16:00 UTC).
There is no fee to join the pilot, but spaces are limited. To apply to participate in the training, please fill out this short form: https://forms.gle/9ZXZEjgJGWNQmxY47
For more information and to ask questions, please contact Toby Hodges