The Data Education in Schools project is developing an interdisciplinary data education curriculum, mapped closely to existing maths and computing curriculum topic, as well as a set of engaging real world data science teaching materials for teachers.
The Data Education in Schools project has been devised in consultation with teachers across the region and aims to provide a balance between practical computing skills and data literacies.
The first professional learning workshops for the 2019-2020 academic year began on 21st September with 'Scratch: Coding for Art and Maths' which introduces Scratch, a block-based programming language that can be used by learners to make art and develop numeracy skills through coordinates, shapes, angles and spirograph drawings.
To date, Kate Farrell, Director of Curriculum Development and Professional Learning has developed ten workshops suited to teachers who may be new to teaching computing science. The workshops will run in three venues between September 2019 and June 2020 - Moray House School of Education and Sport, Wester Hailes Education Centre, and Newbattle High School.
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Forthcoming events (links to Eventbrite or Moray House School of Education and Sport professional learning):
The Data Education in Schools project is part of the Data Driven Innovation initiative. Find out more