ADAPT PA: Curriculum Development Program
Through the ADAPT PA program, PSC is working with partners at community colleges and PASSHE schools across the state of Pennsylvania to enhance curricula, provide learning resources, and collaborate on new programs.
The goal of this program is to give students practical skills for the workforce and create tools that can be used by learners across the state. PSC will provide training, curriculum, and consultation services to educators and computing resources to educators and students.
ADAPT PA is supported by funding from the PA Department of Education.
What programs are supported?
We’re focusing on traditional coursework and credential programs in the following areas:
- Data Analytics
- Data Science
- Computer Science & Information Technology
What does PSC provide?
- Content modules for flexible integration into coursework
- Instructor training sessions
- Pre-packaged virtual machines per module, with datasets, software packages, and code samples included
- Administrative and technological support
How can I get involved with ADAPT PA?
It’s easy! Email Megan Carroll at firstname.lastname@example.org to say you are interested. Then:
- Meet with members of the PSC team
- Create ACCESS accounts. Instructors and all students must do this. See the instructions for creating an ACCESS account.
- Share the following with Valerie Rossi at email@example.com:
- Your name and course title
- ACCESS IDs for you and your students
- After you receive a confirmation email from PSC, set your PSC password, using your PSC username. Instructors and all students must do this. See the instructions to set your PSC password.
Instructors and students will need software for connecting to Bridges-2:
- Windows Users: MobaXterm (preferred) or Windows PowerShell
- Mac Users: Terminal (built in application)
- Linux: ssh (built in application)
Is there a cost to participate in this program?
There is no cost to participants.
What background knowledge should faculty have to get involved in this program?
Faculty will benefit from having a basic understanding of Python. No additional prerequisites are required for faculty or students.
Can the content be adjusted to fit different courses or projects?
The content is flexible – the modules being provided account for approximately 6 hours of in-class time, but can be adjusted to fit existing curriculum or shorter lesson plans.
What modules will be provided?
For Fall 2023, modules in basic data science and basic machine learning are being provided. Advanced modules and additional topics are being explored for 2024.
How long is this program going to last?
We have plans to extend this program into 2024. However, once faculty and students gain access to our platforms, they will be able to extend this access beyond the lifetime of our program. In other words, we will provide resources as long as they are being used!
Where can I gain additional HPC skills?
Check out our free HPC workshop series – https://www.psc.edu/resources/training/hpc-workshop-series/
How can I get more information?
Email Megan Carroll, firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Information for Instructor Training – August 10, 2023
Workshop participants can download MobaXterm for Windows and XQuartz + FileZilla for Mac at the following links:
- Introductory Modules for Data Science and Machine Learning
- Intro to Data Science with Pandas and SQL
ADAPT PA is supported by funding from the Pennsylvania Department of Education.