Data Literacy and Maps in the Classroom
Thursday April 4, 2024 8:30 am – 3:00 pm
Location: Waltham, MA
April, 2023 (Asynchronous)
Location: Asynchronous Virtual Session: April 10-30
Partnership educators: no cost
Non-partnership educators: $200
Especially for grades 8-12
Learning from data, in whatever form it appears, is one of the fundamental literacy skills of our time. In this hybrid program, we will learn from experts in making sense of data — and in understanding how presentations of data can sometimes mislead. Join us in this hybrid in-person/online course for work with several educational organizations whose data or map tools can enhance humanities and social science education. These include educators from the Leventhal Map & Education Center, EconoFact, What’s Going on This Graph? (from the New York Times), and Calling Bull (Data Reasoning in a Digital World). We will practice interpreting data in its various forms, consider how to integrate these tools into classrooms, and discuss how data can change narratives.
This program will be particularly relevant for teachers of civics, history/social studies, and economics.
[8.T7.5] Explain methods for evaluating information and opinion in print and online media (e.g., determining the credibility of news articles; analyzing the messages of editorials and op-ed commentaries; assessing the validity of claims and sufficiency of evidence)
[Practice Standard 1] Demonstrate civic knowledge,
skills, and dispositions
[Practice Standard 5] Evaluate the credibility, accuracy,
and relevance of each source