Building Data Literacy

We're delighted to see the article 'Building Data Literacy' by Dr Serdar Abaci  (Lecturer in Data and Digital Literacies) included in Issue 97 of the GTCS digital publication 'Teaching Scotland'.

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Forthcoming ‘Teach Data Literacy’ events

The Data Education in Schools team are inviting primary teachers to join them online w/c 28th August. The two events will bring the team together with teachers from across Scotland to discuss 'Teach Data Literacy: a guide for primary teachers' share ideas, answer questions and think about how teachers are already using the resource.

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SXSW conference panel

We’re thrilled to support Kate Farrell, Director of Curriculum Development and Professional Learning, as one of the speakers for the “Strength in Borders: Sourcing Global Data Science Innovation” session for SXSW EDU 2024.

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Spreading the word on data education

The DES team had a very busy June! In addition to the Borders Inspire Festival and the launch of our Teach Data Literacy Handbook, Kate and Jasmeen have travelled near and far to spread the word on data and its importance in the lives of children and young people.

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Launch of ‘Teach Data Literacy: a guide for primary teachers’

'Teach Data Literacy: a guide for primary teachers' is a resource developed by the Data Education in Schools team to support teachers to enhance opportunities for all to build the skills and habits of mind relevant to data problem-solving.

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Inspiring data science in the Scottish Borders

The Inspiring Learning Festival has been running in the Kelso this week, with 2500 learners travelling from every Primary and Secondary school to try out exciting STEM and creative digital activities, including a couple of data science activities run by the Data Education in Schools Team.

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Winner! British Data Awards

Kate Farrell from the Data Education in Schools team collected the award for 'Data For Good Initiative of the Year' at the British Data Awards held last night in London.

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British Data Awards

We have reached the final of the 'Educational Initiative' and 'Data for Good' categories of the 2023 British Data Awards for our work creating British Sign Language gestures for Cyber Security, Computing Science and Data Science. 

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Drawing with AI at Cramond Primary

Drawing with AI at Cramond Primary By Valentina Andries

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