There are two steps to becoming an instructor:
Take the instructor training course: This course runs over two full days and covers the basics of educational psychology, instructional design, and how to apply both to teaching Software Carpentry and Data Carpentry materials.
Complete the Software Carpentry checkout process: You must complete three short tasks after the course in order to complete certification.
Most of our instructors are trained through organizational agreements with affiliated institutions. If you have been asked to provide information associated with this type of training, please fill in this form. If you are not affiliated with one of our partner organizations, we offer limited scholarships to attend online instructor training. Please fill out the form above to indicate your interest in participating in an upcoming instructor training.
If you are already an instructor and would like to let us know that you have moved, changed your email address, or are able to teach new lessons, please fill in this form to update your information.
There are many opportunities to join community lab meetings, sub-committees and de/briefing sessions. Subscribe to the below calendar to watch all that is going on throughout our community.
Meetup at Conferences
Going to an event where other Software Carpentry instructors might be? Add an entry to the meetup etherpad and try to arrange a meetup.
|discuss||(archives in Mailman or on Gmane)||The main channel for discussion of direction and technology.||30-40 messages/week||unmoderated|
|instructors||(archives)||Advertisements for workshop instructors and helpers.||1-2 messages/month||moderated|
|mentoring||(archives)||Working mailing list of the Mentoring subcommittee.||5-20 messages/week||moderated|
|maintainers||(archives)||Working mailing list of the Lesson Development subcommittee (which includes all active lesson maintainers).||5-20 messages/week||unmoderated|
|r-discuss||(archives)||Disucssion of our R lesson and related matters.||1-5 messages/week||unmoderated|
|aus-nz||(archives)||A sub-list for discussion of activities in Australia and New Zealand.||5-20 messages/month||unmoderated|
|seattle||(archives)||A sub-list for discussion of activities in the Seattle area.||5-10 messages/month||unmoderated|
|vancouver||(archives)||A sub-list for discussion of activities in the Vancouver area.||5-10 messages/month||unmoderated|
Dialogue & Discussion
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