Trainer Duties and Agreement¶
As of May 2017, the Trainers group adopted a Trainer Agreement outlining Trainer duties. Only active Trainers are voting members of the Trainer community. An inactive Trainer may re-activate their Trainer status at any time by resuming Trainer activities.
I understand that the secondary learning outcomes of workshops are as important as their stated goals. I will:
Communicate The Carpentries community values to trainees and model that behaviour myself in how I teach
Provide a welcoming and supporting environment for trainees
Model our “show, don’t tell” policy in instructor training
Connect the principles used in The Carpentries workshops with other teaching contexts
I understand that it is important to keep up to date and in touch with the Trainer community so that my teaching will reflect current practices and curriculum. Therefore, to be an active Trainer, I agree to:
Teach at least two instructor training events per year
Host on average four teaching demonstrations per year (1 per quarter)
Regularly attend Trainer meetings when possible and read meeting minutes/notes when I am not able to attend
Read emails sent to the Trainer listserv
Keep up-to-date with the instructor training curriculum
Teach a curriculum that fulfills all of the current requirements for instructor certification
Provide feedback to other trainers and Carpentries staff about training events to help continue developing our offerings
I understand that The Carpentries staff need an accurate understanding of Trainer availability in order to plan instructor training events. If at any point I am no longer able to serve as a Trainer, I will let The Carpentries staff know. I understand that only active Trainers are voting members of the Trainer community, but that I will be able to re-activate my Trainer status at any time by making arrangements with staff for re-onboarding.