Join us for a hands on exploration of integrating STEM into education by using real Data Science projects across all curriculum areas, presented by Dr Linda McIver, Executive Director of the Australian Data Science Education Institute. Participants will gain an understanding of what Data Science is and how it is relevant to all areas of the Victorian Curriculum.
Researchers and STEM professionals will showcase their work, and teachers will learn about the STEM Professionals in Schools programme, and other opportunities to collaborate with research organisations.
You will have the opportunity to conduct a guided search for datasets specific to your own subjects, and a chance to build a project or set of lesson plans to use the data in your classroom, with guidance from Dr McIver and workshop facilitators. There will also be opportunities to attend presentations at the conference, to see some real life applications of Data Science. This workshop is suitable for teachers at all levels and all curriculum areas.
Introduction to Data Science
- Applications of Data Science
- Dangers of Data Science, ways it can be misleading
- Relevance to different areas of the curriculum
- Example projects and lesson plans
Building Data Science into your own curriculum
- Finding relevant datasets
- Making sense of them
- Finding questions the data can answer
- Spreadsheet skills
- Telling the data’s story
Feedback from the last ADSEI Integrated STEM workshop, held at the Collaborative Conference on Computational and Data Intensive Science:
- “An absolutely essential workshop for all STEM teachers to attend!”
- “It was great to confirm the importance of teaching and getting students dealing with Data”
- “It was great to be able to have some hands on experience with using datasets in a practical exploration.”
This professional development opportunity is provided by the Australian Data Science Education Institute
Date: Thursday 18 October 2018
Time: 09:30am – 4:30pm
Cost: $250 (incl GST)
Induces arrival tea and coffee, morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea.
Attendees are invited to stay for the eResearch Australasia Conference Poster Session following the workshop.
Please contact us if funding prevents you from attending. Scholarships are available to low SES schools.