In Spring 2017,
the SPARC project developed a new training course for our experienced,
highly effective, yellow sashes.
The training progream entitled them to become Peer Computing
PCEs will take on more advanced roles in our courses.
They will train new yellow sashes,
help students in the classes at a higher level,
create videos and other educational materials,
and exercise more independence during classes and labs.
New PCEs receive a signed certificate,
a great additional bullet to add to a resume,
and a guaranteed promise for future recommendations from
PCE candidates must have already completed one semester as a SPARC
and received a nomination from one of the classroom instructors.
They completed a half-day Certification Course
and created a 1-minute video summarizing one concept
from the course.
We gratefully acknowledge the materials shared by
Heather Pon Barry
Mount Holyoke College.
training course for the Peer Computing Experts
lasts about four hours and is very interactive.
We hope the materials may be useful for other institutions,
thus freely distribute them.