ELIXIR-UK and Software and Data Carpentry are organising two instructor training workshops that offer trainees an insight into how to train a life science audience in computing:

  1. 8-9 October, UCL, London: http://anenadic.github.io/2015-10-08-instructor-training-ucl-london/
  2. 23-24 November, Manchester: http://anenadic.github.io/2015-11-23-instructor-training-manchester/

The workshops are led by Greg Wilson, the founder of Software Carpentry and a Steering Committee member of its sibling Data Carpentry currently on sabbatical in the UK. The workshops aim train volunteer instructors to deliver computing training to their fellow life scientists by presenting best-practice on how to deliver training in programming. The workshops are suited for people who have already gone through a Software or Data Carpentry workshop, either as a trainee or as a helper.

Greg will introduce basic concepts from educational psychology and instructional design, and look at how to apply these ideas in both intensive workshops and regular classes. The workshops also actively encourage the potential instructors to develop networks that they can later use to share experiences, good and bad, and so collaboratively refine the training that they offer.

Event date: 
Thursday, October 8, 2015 (All day) to Tuesday, November 24, 2015 (All day)
United Kingdom