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: 05:30 pm

The Truth About AI. Royal Institution Christmas Lecture 2023 Livestream

Join us at The University of Edinburgh on 12th December for one of the first livestream recordings of this year’s CHRISTMAS LECTURES from the Royal Institution of Great Britain.

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Time: 10:00 am

Numbers in the Fast Lane – Data Skills Live @ Maths Week Scotland

Interactive hands-on lesson where pupils discover the mathematics behind winning a Formula 1 Championship

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Time: 11:00 am

Locked in the DATA base

Join us on 10th Nov (11am) as we showcase our Escape room live lesson activity ‘Locked in the DATA base’ as part of Computer Science Scotland week. 

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Time: 02:00 pm

LIVE LESSON: Unmasking Data Disasters | Data Science lesson for schools

Try out the newest Digital Skills Education interactive lesson for learners interested in tech, data, and being ethical digital citizens.

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Time: 01:00 pm

An Introduction to ‘Teach Data Literacy: A Guide for Primary Teachers’

Find out how you can make the most of ‘Teach Data Literacy: a Guide for Primary Teachers’ in your school.

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Time: 04:00 pm

An Introduction to ‘Teach Data Literacy: A Guide for Primary Teachers’

Find out how you can make the most of ‘Teach Data Literacy: a Guide for Primary Teachers’ in your school.

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Time: 09:00 am

Data Science at BGE and NPA Levels (SSERC)

Teachers across all subject areas welcome! Participants will discover ways to integrate data literacy and data science across BGE as well as the senior secondary curriculum in their subject.

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Time: 05:00 pm

Handbook Launch ‘Teach Data Literacy: A Guide for Primary Teachers’

Join the Data Education in Schools team to mark the launch of ‘Teach Data Literacy: A Guide for Primary Teachers’

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Time: 01:00 pm

‘Alexa doesn’t have that many feelings’: Children’s understanding of AI

Professor Judy Robertson & Dr Valentina Andries share research exploring children’s understanding and opinions of conversational assistants.

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Time: 05:00 pm

Teaching primary learners how to be data citizens

All researchers, academics, educators, and students with an interest in computing education research are welcome! 9th May, 5-6.30pm

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4 day Data Science course (secondary)

This course, developed by experts in the field of digital and data literacy is an innovative and exciting opportunity for professional development (secondary teachers). Feb 2023-May 2023

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Time: 01:00 pm

Decarbonising CS: Making sustainability a key component of our curriculum

In this online event Professor Vanderbauwhede (University of Glasgow) will explore the need for a sustainable computing science curriculum.

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