LatinR - Carpentries teaching practices for R users

Sep 5, 2018

09:00 - 13:00

Instructores: Florencia D'Andrea, Rayna Harris

General Information

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 at the university level.

In addition to teaching foundational coding and data science skills to researchers worldwide, The Carpentries organizations lead an instructor training program focuses on evidence-based best-practices of teaching.

This LatinR workshop will focus on the highlights of the two-day Carpentry instructor training program. Attendees will learn how to create a positive environment for learners at workshops, have opportunities to practice and build your teaching skills, become integrated into the Carpentry community, and prepare you to use these teaching skills in teaching Carpentry workshops.


This workshop is open to 30 people who are registered for 47JAIIO. If you are registered for 47JAIIO and you are interested in attending this workshop, please register.

September 5, 2018

Time Description
9:00 Welcome
9:15 The Carpentries and The Carpentries teaching practices and
9:45 Synthesis How Learning Works
10:30 Morning Coffee
11:00 Synthesis Building Teaching Skill
11:45 Synthesis Creating a Positive Learning Environment
12:35 How to be part of the Carpentries and become an instructor
13:00 Lunch

About the instructors

Dr Rayna Harris is a postdoctoral research at the University of California, Davis. She is involved with training and communication for The Data Commons Pilot Phase Consortium, a large group of researchers that are building and supporting scaleable biomedical data anlaysis platforms. Since 2015, She has been a contributor to the Software Carpentry and Data Carpentry open-source lessons, taught workshops, organized meets up, mentored instructors, trained instructors, and served on leadership committees. Rayna has also helped build Latin American based R communities by co-hosting bi-lingual meetups and translating materials for UNIX, R, and Git.

Maria Florencia D’Andrea is a biologist received from the University of Buenos Aires and is currently finishing a PhD on pollution of water resources. She also has a degree from the University of Buenos Aires in science education and is part of the organizing team of R-Ladies Buenos Aires.