In this workshop, you'll learn two important skills to become a better programming teacher or mentor: how to conduct pair programming with junior developers and how to give feedback to other teachers/presenters.
Spots are limited, so please RSVP above — thanks!
3 pm • "Pair Programming for Teaching/Mentoring" • 90 min
This is a hands-on coding session where participants will learn how the basic principles in pair programming align with best practices for teaching. We’ll simulate what it feels like to be a developer confronted with writing code in an unfamiliar language, and discover when to use strategies like “driver-navigator” and “ping-pong.”
15 minute break
4:45 pm • "Giving Peer Feedback to a Teacher or Presenter" • 90 min
We’ll explore how to effectively provide feedback to an instructor or presenter using General Assembly's coaching methodologies. How should you observe someone teaching or presenting? How do you approach the instructor/presenter with your observations? Are there types of feedback that are more or less useful? This session will explore all of those questions and more, as well as give you general feedback methodologies that you can apply to a work or non-technical environment.
6:15 • Happy Hour & Wrap-Up
Chelsea Byers, Instructor Development Manager at General Assembly
Before coming to General Assembly, Chelsea spent several years as a Teach For America math teacher in Oakland, CA. After that, she went to England to earn a masters in quantitative analysis from the London School of Economics, where she also helped to train teachers and develop curriculum for a flagship outreach program at University College London. She then followed this line of work to Hong Kong and Italy. Now at General Assembly, Chelsea manages training and development for instructors.