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      Software & Data Carpentry Instructor Training (December 2019) in Urbana

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      December 12, 2019

      Thursday   9:00 AM

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      Software & Data Carpentry Instructor Training (December 2019)

      Over the last hundred years, researchers have discovered an enormous amount about how people learn and how best to teach them. Unfortunately, much of that knowledge has not yet been translated into common classroom practice, while many myths about education have proven remarkably persistent. This two-day class will introduce participants to a handful of key research findings and show how they can be used to help people learn better and faster. We will look at the cognitive differences between novices, competent practitioners, and experts; why those differences require different pedagogical approaches; how to design formative assessments to provide feedback to both instructors and students while learning is taking place; how to mitigate cognitive load during learning; how concept maps can be used both to design lessons and to communicate those designs; how practices similar to pair programming and test-driven design can be used in education; and how teaching is a performance art. We invite you as well to participate in the local Software Carpentry and Data Carpentry instructor community.  We offer workshops regularly on data management, task automation, version control, and basic programming. We have a limited number of seats, so priority decisions may have to be made (for instance, if multiple people from the same organization apply).  Please apply as early as you can so that we can notify everyone in time of their application status in the case of having a waitlist. Software Carpentry has run variations on this course since 2012 for over 500 people, and the present material is relevant to anyone trying to teach basic programming skills to adults. The class will be hands-on: short lessons will alternate with individual and group practical exercises, including practice teaching sessions. Those who complete the two full days and some short follow-up exercises online will be certified to teach Software Carpentry and Data Carpentry workshops.

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