Integration of Data Fluency
into 6th-12th Grade Education

Workshop on Integration of Data Fluency into 6th-12th Grade Education

July 11-12, 2024

Golden, CO

Overview: Data analytic skills, i.e. leveraging data to improve decision-making, are increasingly needed to be competitive in the workforce across numerous industries. It is therefore important to increase the data fluency of students starting from the K-12 level. The purpose of this workshop is for data science and domain experts across biology, Earth science, chemistry, physics, and engineering from academia and industry to collaborate with 6th-12th grade teachers to design curricular materials that include data collection, analysis, modeling, or inference for use in 6th-12th grade classrooms. Participants will develop learning modules in a hackathon environment which will be piloted and iterated throughout the workshop. All developed learning modules will be made publicly available at the end of the workshop.

Workshop Structure: The workshop will include:
– Keynote talks
– Working/breakout groups
– Hackathon style environment

Participants: The event aims to bring together 6th-12th grade teachers, educators, pedagogy specialists, district administrators, and scientists/engineers.

Financial support: This workshop is supported by the NSF Institute for Data Driven Dynamical Design (ID4). There is no registration fee, and we anticipate being able to cover the majority of participant travel costs using NSF funding.

If you would like to attend this workshop, please apply here:
Applications are due by April 26, 2024. 

Organizing Committee

  • Brad Beadell, Wilcox High School, Biology and Physiology Teacher
  • Emily Freed, Colorado School of Mines, ID4 Project Manager and STEM Outreach Coordinator
  • Matthew Graham, California Institute of Technology, Research Professor of Astronomy
  • Alex Pak, Colorado School of Mines, Assistant Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering