Data Education in Schools - Professional learning workshops

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 SportWester Hailes Education Centre, and Newbattle High School

Follow the project on Twitter @data_schools

 

Professional Learning workshops:

Scratch: Coding for Art and Maths

Unplugged: Computing Science

Scratch: Animations and Stories

Microbits: Monsters & Moving Sculptures

Scratch: Create Simple Games

Unplugged: Computing through Games

Unplugged: Explore the Data Around Us

Bot Pedagogy: STEM with robots

Fun Data: Beyond Bar Charts

Scratch: More Games

 

Forthcoming events (links to Eventbrite or Moray House School of Education and Sport professional learning):

November

Scratch: Animations and Stories, Moray House School of Education and Sport, 23rd Nov

Scratch: Animations and Stories, Newbattle High School, 26th Nov

December

Scratch: Animations and Stories, Wester Hailes Education Centre, 4th Dec

Microbits: Monsters & Moving Sculptures, Newbattle High School, 6th Dec

Microbits: Monsters & Moving Sculptures, Moray House School of Education and Sport, 7th Dec (TBC)

Microbits: Monsters & Moving Sculptures, Wester Hailes Education Centre, 10th Dec

January

Scratch: Create Simple Games, Newbattle High School, 29th Jan

Scratch: Create Simple Games, Wester Hailes Education Centre, 31st January

February

Scratch: Create Simple Games, Moray House School of Education, 1st Feb

Unplugged: Computing through Games, Newbattle High School, 27th Feb

Unplugged: Computing through Games, Moray House School of Education, 29th Feb

March

Unplugged: Computing through Games, Wester Hailes Education Centre, 3rd March

Unplugged: Explore the Data Around Us, Newbattle High School, 26th March

Unplugged: Explore the Data Around Us, Moray House School of Education, 28th March

April 

Unplugged: Explore the Data Around Us, Wester Hailes Education Centre, 1st April

 

 

The Data Education in Schools project is part of the Data Driven Innovation initiative. Find out more

 

Research areas
Data Education in Schools
Research team

Professor Judy Robertson, Principal Investigator

Jo Spiller, Strategic Programme Director

Kate Farrell, Director of Curriculum Development and Professional Learning 

Tommy Lawson, Schools Technology Advisor

Jenni Doonan, Business Development Manager

Key contact
Professor Judy Robertson
Funding

Integrated Regional Employability and Skills programme (Edinburgh) and South East Scotland City Region Deal

£2.4M

Dates
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