Thousands of programmers teach coding, web design, robotics, and other skills in the workplace or after-school programs and bootcamps, but most have never been taught how to teach well. Just as knowing a few basic facts about germs and nutrition can help you stay healthy, knowing a few things about cognitive science and instructional design can help you design better lessons and deliver them more effectively. This webinar presents a handful of evidence-based practices you can use right now, explains why we believe they are true, and points you at other resources that will help you go further.
Dr. Greg Wilson has worked for 35 years in both industry and academia, and is the author or editor of several books on computing and two for children. He is best known as the co-founder of Software Carpentry, a non-profit organization that teaches basic computing skills to researchers, and is now part of the education team at RStudio.