Workshop preparation meeting¶
Each workshop should have a preparation call among instructors, experts, hosts, etc. This is separate from the helper training call.
Topics of workshop instructor meeting¶
Go over Instructor introduction and other pages in this section
New staff: go over in more details.
The role of expert helpers.
Everyone: discuss the roles in the workshop
For each lesson, a meeting between a former instructor and the current one (even if current one is experienced teaching it).
Set up any possible co-teaching arrangements.
Discuss hand-over times each day
Breaks should be descussed among instructors for each day, but default is 10 minutes between xx:50 and xx:10 each hour.
Practice instructor tech setup (screenshare, etc): can also be done in the one-on-one meeting.
Joining CodeRefinery: what comes next?
Update Zoom client (later than mid-October 2020) for breakout room features. Zoom alone isn’t enough.
Common CodeRefinery conventions to remember¶
Breaks are not negotiable, minimum 10 minutes
Sessions can’t be extended indefinitely, it’s OK to run out of time and skip things (in fact, we expect this: all lessons have op. All lessons have optional episodes. Not finishing is normal, in fact.
Emphasize to learners that we can’t cover everything and don’t expect to.
During workshop, we communicate via:
Zoom chat is minor and most people don’t need to watch.