Developing Data-Literate Students

Data compile every second of the day. These "big data" can be used to better understand and constructively shape the world around us. The top emerging jobs will require professionals to understand how to locate, analyze, and leverage data. Data competence is now an essential life skill. This fully online course serves as an accessible introduction to data literacy in the classroom. Teachers in this course will develop practices to support students as they examine real-world data, interpret data visualizations, and evaluate statistical arguments. Drawing on Common Core Mathematics Standards, the Next Generation Science Standards, and the ISTE Standards for Computer Science Educators, this course will equip teachers to prepare students for the data literacy demands and opportunities of the 21st century.