University of Toronto Libraries, in partnership with the Critical Digital Humanities Initiative and Faculty of Information, is pleased to announce available funding to train 50 Instructors to teach technical skills workshops through The Carpentries, an organization dedicated to teaching foundational coding and data science skills to researchers. Their programming encompasses three streams that can be customized for a wide range of disciplines—Data Carpentry, Library Carpentry, and Software Carpentry.
The plan for this year’s Carpentries membership is to train 50 instructors to teach technical skills workshops*, two cohorts of approximately 25 participants each. The first cohort was trained in Summer 2022, and the next is planned for this Winter term on February 23-24, 2022.
The Carpentries Instructor Training is a part of the Technical Skills Outreach Project (2021-2022), a project that aims to foster an inclusive environment for teaching and learning foundational technical skills across the tri-campus at the University of Toronto.
Call for Applications
If you are interested in learning pedagogy for effectively teaching basic technical skills, please consider this call for applications for the Winter 2022 cohort of Carpentries Instructor Training and save the dates. The call is open to students, staff, faculty, librarians, and community members in any area of research, study, or interest across the three campuses. Other considerations will include the applicant's 1) willingness to complete certification and 2) capacity to respond to emerging coding and data science needs at the University of Toronto. Read more about the Carpentries community at the University of Toronto.
Successful applicants will be immersed in a virtual two-day workshop on the pedagogy of teaching foundational coding and data science skills to novice learners. Participants will also learn more about The Carpentries community and the process of completing certification. To learn more about the curriculum for the Carpentries Instructor Training course, please visit the course page and the Instructor Training Checkout Page.
Instructor Training - Event Details
Dates: February 23-24, 2022
Time: 9am-5pm each day
Instructors: Jordan Pedersen, Greg Wilson
Location: Virtual (Zoom). Details will be confirmed with successful applicants closer to the training dates.
Deadline: February 6, 2022. Applicants will be notified of their status no later than Februrary 9.
Please contact May Chan from the Technical Skills Outreach Project (2021-2022) Team for any questions.
Funding and Partners
This project is made possible by the 2021-2022 Chief Librarian's Innovation Grant, the Critical Digital Humanities Initiative and the Faculty of Information.