ADSEI is running a Seagrass Data Science Teacher Education Teacher Professional Development Day in Mackay on Thursday October 24th at Holy Spirit College from 9am until 2:30pm. Supported by a Great Barrier Reef Foundation Citizen Science Grant, Science Under Sail Australia, and The Australian Data Science Education Institute.
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The workshop will teach teachers how to use Citizen Science and real projects to empower students to create change in their communities, at the same time as covering the curriculum and building links to other subjects. We will focus on the Seagrass data collected by Science Under Sail’s Citizen Science program.
Teachers from all disciplines and year levels are invited to participate.
Introduction to Data Science, including finding data, making sense of it, analysing it, and communicating results.
Using Real Projects to Create Positive Change in Your Community.
Seagrass Data Science
The workshop will be facilitated by Dr Linda McIver, Founder and Executive Director of the Australian Data Science Education Institute.
Dr Linda McIver started out as an Academic with a PhD in Computer Science Education. When it became apparent that High School teaching was a lot more fun, Linda began a highly successful career at John Monash Science School, where she built innovative courses in Computational and Data Science for year 10 and year 11 students.
Nominated one of the inaugural Superstars of STEM in 2017, Linda is passionate about creating authentic project experiences to motivate all students to become technologically and data literate.
While Linda loves the classroom, it was rapidly becoming clear that teachers in the Australian School system were keen to embrace Data Science, but that there was a serious lack of resources to support that. That’s why Linda created ADSEI – to support Data Science in education.
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