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About this event

Being able to analyse data and problem solve are already critical skills in the workplace. These skills will become even more vital for your students growing up in an ever-advancing, digital world.

Dr Linda McIver from the Australian Data Science Education Institute. ©  Arek Rainczuk

Join us as data science education expert, Dr Linda McIver provides a crash course to boost your confidence in using data and support students to do the same.

In this session, you will explore the fundamentals of data science, including data cleaning, analysis, and visualisation. From there, you will find out how to engage students to help solve authentic problems using real world datasets, and build their critical thinking and essential STEM skills.

Linda will introduce a range of existing data science projects and provide insights to help you build your own.  

About our guest speaker

Dr Linda McIver pioneered authentic Data Science and Computational Science education with real impact for secondary students and founded the Australian Data Science Education Institute in 2018. 

She is the author of Raising Heretics: Teaching Kids to Change the World, and is an inspiring keynote speaker. She regularly delivers engaging Professional Development for educators across all levels and disciplines.

As a passionate educator, researcher and advocate for STEM, equity and inclusion, Linda has a PhD in Computer Science Education and extensive teaching experience.

Date and time

Wednesday, 18 October 2023

4:30 - 5:30pm AEDT

Event format

Webinar with interactive Q&A

Topics covered

  • Bringing real world data into your classroom in an interesting way
  • Understanding key data science skills
  • Making data science relevant to students’ experiences

Who is this event designed for?

While some content may be relevant to late primary and secondary school teachers, the event is open to educators at all levels. 

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