We’re thrilled to be working with SSERC to deliver a new professional learning course for teachers. ‘Saving the world with data: Data literacy across the BGE curriculum‘ will run across 5 evenings (7-9pm) on Wednesdays from 21st Feb. The course cost is £50 and includes a range of learning materials that you’ll receive in advance of the course.

Data literacy is the ability to ask questions, collect, analyse, interpret, and communicate data. As technology makes it easier to collect vast amounts of data, the skills to use data to solve problems fairly and sustainably will become even more important for all citizens. This course, developed by experts in the field of digital and data literacy and primary teaching, is an innovative and exciting opportunity for professional development.

About the course

There will be five online sessions on Wednesday evenings, from 7pm – 9pm. You must commit to attending all five online sessions, plus engage with the self-study parts of the course.

Session 1 (21st February): Introduction to Data Literacy and the PPDAC data problem-solving cycle. This session will provide an overview of data literacy across the BGE curriculum, using hands-on activities to introduce the core ideas.

Session 2 (20th March): Data visualisations and STEAM. We’ll look at how to get creative with plugged and unplugged data visualisation activities.

Session 3 (24th April): Community data and mapping. How to collect, map, and access local and global data, including topics around sustainability.

Session 4 (22nd May): Fun with data in fictional worlds. Play with data using a deck of ‘Dragonistics’ cards, or in one of our data-themed escape rooms!

Session 5 (12th June 2024): Sensing our world. How to use sensor technology to collect data that matters to your learners. This session will also include information about how to take part in SSERC’s Young STEM Leaders Programme.

Course details and registration link


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