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Carpentries Clippings, 21 April 2021

Tweet of The Week

Sarah Stevens, PhD @microstevens 
"Your helpers are there to help the learners but also to help you [the instructor]"

Loved this quote by
@TLAdamus during @thecarpentries instructor training today about co-teaching.
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Community News & Updates from Our Committees / Task Forces

The Carpentries Year 1 Strategic Plan Update
In January of 2020, The Carpentries published our Strategic Plan for 2020-2025. Read our recently published update on progress towards the Strategic Plan

African Carpentries Community Monthly Meetups
The African Carpentries Community monthly meetups have been running since 2017. Here we discuss topics that are of interest to our instructors in the African context, including available resources, opportunities, events, and more. Join our first session, on 22 April 2021 12:00 - 13:00 SAST/10:00-11:00 UTC. You can signup on our Etherpad. To join the conversation about The Carpentries in Africa, sign up at Topicbox and join the Slack channel #african-carpentries.

Highlights from the Carpentries Community Calendar

Community Discussions and Themed Discussions in The Carpentries are a great way to interact with, learn from and share your knowledge and experiences with other Carpentries community members from around the world. Subscribe to our community calendar for updates on community calls that may pique your interest and are in a befitting hour depending on your timezone and schedule. You can also watch some of our recorded community calls on our YouTube channel.
  • Carpentries Community Discussion with Preethy Nair - 26 April, 15:00 UTC
  • Carpentries Community Discussion with Paola Corrales - 28 April, 21:00 UTC
  • Carpentries Community Discussion with Scott C Peterson - 4 May, 18:00 UTC
If you have suggestions for topics for our next themed discussion sessions, please consider filling out the The Carpentries Community Discussions: Call for Themed Discussion & Carpentries Conversation Facilitators Form with your ideas

What You May Have Missed on The Carpentries Blog

Carpentries Trainer Training May-July 2021
Apply to become an Instructor Trainer and shape the next generation of Carpentries Instructors!

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Foundations of Astronomical Data Science - Call for Beta Pilot Applications
Apply to host or teach a beta pilot workshop for the newest Data Carpentry curriculum

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Teaching Tips from The Carpentries Instructor Trainers
“Display the results of the pre-workshop survey during your workshop introduction. This helps set learners reflect on how their prior knowledge of the tools/skills compares with those of the rest of the group, and helps set their expectations for the coming days.”

The Incubator Lesson Spotlight

The Incubator Lesson Spotlight is a regular feature in The Carpentries blog and Carpentries Clippings newsletter, highlighting the great work our community is doing to develop new lessons in The Carpentries Incubator. Developers of any lesson in the Incubator are encouraged to submit details about their material for inclusion in the series.

This edition’s featured lesson is Python for Business
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If you would like to increase the visibility of your lesson and encourage Carpentries community members to contribute to its ongoing development, fill in this short form.

Community Opportunity Postings

Toolshed (Posts from Our Past)

On April 21, 2020, The Carpentries announced Dr. Kari L. Jordan as the new Executive Director of The Carpentries. Congrats to her on one year as the Executive Director!
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