Our Events for the Data Education in Schools program aims to deliver a wide range of information about data science and digital literacy to teachers. Events will take the form of seminars, live interactive lessons and professional discussions all held online.

Recordings of past events  (where available) can be accessed via the event pages below.

Current events

Time: 02:00 pm

Data Skills Live: Defend the Rhino

Save the rhino with data science Data Skills Live: Defend The Rhino 🦏

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Time: 04:00 pm

Data Nation

Find out how to use Data Nation with your learners. Data Nation has been developed by EDINA, a centre for digital expertise at The University of Edinburgh, and combines official 2011 census data with contemporary and historical mapping.

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Time: 11:00 am

Data Skills Live: Data Selfie

Use data visualisation software to create an abstract drawing based on data you choose to share.

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Time: 12:00 pm

Anticipating educational futures through data – targets, predictions and probabilities

Dr Lyndsay Grant will draw on the ethnography of a secondary school, showing how educational data practices worked to predict, anticipate and intervene in pupils’ futures.

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Time: 04:00 pm

Count and Be Counted: Exploring census and election data in Scotland

This session will look at how to ask questions about your community using existing Scottish census datasets.

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Time: 11:00 am

Data Skills Live: Defend the Rhino

You’ll use data science skills to analyse CCTV data from across a South African national park. Then create your own machine learning model that recognises images of poachers, and work together to catch them before it’s too late.

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Time: 04:00 pm

Tune Into Data!

Music data and data music – tune in to find out more about the ways you can use music and data within the curriculum.

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Time: 04:00 pm

Physical Fitness and the Pandemic: what the data can tell your learners

What data tells us about the importance of physical activity for learners during the pandemic.

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Time: 07:00 pm

Dive into Data Science with the new NPA

Find out about delivering the NPA in Data Science in your school.

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