Data Science in the Classroom

A workshop for TC students and TC connected educators to explore ways to teach data science.

This is a private event

Aug 13

11:00 AM - 2:30 PM

Smith Learning Theater

Gottesman Libraries 4th Floor

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Data is all around us but what does it mean when we say data is driving the future or we are doing data science? How do we demystify data science and make it accessible to our K-12 students across the curriculum?

Come learn some practical concrete strategies for introducing data science into the elementary and secondary school classroom at this hands-on, interactive workshop.

* No background in statistics, computer science, or programming is necessary to participate in this event.

* A box lunch will be provided to attendees who RSVP before August 13, 2019


Leveraging Personal Data to Cultivate Care in Computing Education

Dr. Benjamin Shapiro, Postdoctoral Fellow, School of Interactive Computing at the Georgia Institute of Technology

The Dog Data Scientists and Citizen Science

Dr. Ipek Ensari, Postdoctoral Fellow, Data Science Institute, Columbia University in the City of New York

Ameya Karnad, Student, Master of Science in Data Science, Columbia University in the City of New York

A Fourth Grade Science Project

Sela Rozov, Orr Rozov, Ursula Rozov, Michael Scarantino, F.E. Bellows Elementary School

Featured Speakers

Jeannette M. Wing, Avanessians Director of the Data Science Institute and Professor of Computer Science at Columbia University

Tian Zheng, Professor and Chair, Department of Statistics at Columbia University and Associate Director for Education at the Data Science Institute

Sharon Sputz, Executive Director of Strategic Programs at the Data Science Institute

This activity is co-sponsored by the Learning Analytics Program at Teachers College and the Data Science Institute at Columbia University.

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Last Updated: 5:24 pm, Monday, Aug 12 , 2019