Based on the skills that you wish to focus on, you may leverage freely available online resources to help build your curriculum. Building a curriculum is more important for the Data Clubs than it is for the Data Clinics, as the Data Clinics are informed by specific topics that the participants would like to discuss. Nonetheless, some useful resources are:

These are just a few free resources you may wish to use to build your curriculum. You should cite and credit them as needed. 

It is important to identify topics of interest prior to outreach and participant registration, as this may directly impact who registers. Once topics are decided, subject matter expects should be identified to help facilitate the sessions. We recommend 1-2 subject matter experts to facilitate the sessions, along with 2-3 subject matter experts to sit with the participants and help answer questions as the sessions go along, depending on the class size - see next section for details. 

We also recommend creating a slide deck for each Data Club session. For the Data Clinic sessions, a slide deck isn’t necessarily needed. In-class demos are also helpful, for both Data Clubs and Data Clinics, alongside some take-home exercises for participants to spend more time with after the sessions. In addition, where possible, we encourage leveraging online courses (like the ones listed above) to support learning. That way, you can offer a blended learning methodology that combines synchronous lectures (either in-person or online) with the completion of asynchronous e-learning courses or toolkits offered by the TGHN training centre or partner e-learning platforms.

All course material should be uploaded to a shared folder that participants have access to. Participants should be encouraged to download all the materials on their own laptops and follow along as the sessions progress. 

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