Teaching Skills for Technical Experts
Bad news: tech folks are not always the most compelling teachers. (It's not our fault; we're used to teaching computers how to do things, not people!) Good news: teaching people is a learnable skill. Best news: this talk is a quick primer on educational philosophy, curriculum development, and content delivery for technical experts. We'll cover learning styles, effective communication, and audience management (aka how to “read the room”), along with an introduction to some free, web-based teaching resources. Participants will leave ready to share their expertise with the world via more effective conference talks, workshops, and one-on-one mentoring.