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Learning Data Science 

Whether you are a student, a parent, or anyone interested in building your data science skills, the resources below can help you better engage in our increasingly data-driven world or build valuable professional skills. 

To start your data science education journey, consider first building an understanding for what data science is, then identify your goals for applying data science in  your studies, work or daily life, and pick the tools you need to learn. Spreadsheet tools like Excel and Google Sheets . 

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2Sigma School

2Sigma School offers FREE hands-on workshops for high school students to expand their knowledge and skills in topics like data science, Python, and Java. Workshops are offered in 2-hour time blocks on Saturdays & Sundays.

Grade: 

6-8, 9-12

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Mini Course

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Crash Course Data Literacy Study Hall

Crash Course Data Literacy is a 15-video series that explores data literacy fundamentals. By the end of the course, students will be able to define foundational statistical concepts, explain methods for visualizing data, locate datasets, analyze data, and recognize ethical issues connected to data interpretation.

Grade: 

6-8, 9-12, College, Professional

Category:
 

Mini Course

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IBM SkillsBuild: Data Science

IBM SkillsBuild features courses in a variety of lengths that introduce data science fundamentals including data science tools, methodology, and business applications.

Grade: 

9-12, College, Professional

Category:
 

Full Course, Mini Course

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MIT Professional Education Applied Data Science Program

This full course from MIT professors offers live weekly virtual sessions, personalized mentorship, and the opportunity for students to work on 7 guided projects (including a capstone) throughout the semester. Lesson topics include Python, deep learning, data visualization, machine learning and neural networks.

Grade: 

Professional

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Full Course

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Algo-Rhythm

Algo-rhythm is an interactive game that introduces kids to the world of data science through a medium we all love: music! Kids are encouraged to examine the data that creates and colors the music they love.

Grade: 

K-5

Category:
 

Game

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DataCamp

DataCamp has a deep catalog of courses focused on everything data-related: an introduction to data literacy, visualization methods, spreadsheet skills, and machine learning. DataCamp also offers courses to learn coding and practice in platforms including Tableau, R, and Python. All coding is done within the DataCamp browser so there is no need to install any external platforms.

Grade: 

9-12, College, Professional

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Mini Course, Full Course, Software Training

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Khan Academy

Khan Academy offers free online courses featuring videos and interactive practice questions on a wide range of data literacy topics. The options include introductory data fundamentals for early learners, 2nd, and 3rd grade; statistics, probability, and modeling courses for middle school learners; and full statistics and computer science courses for high school and college students.

Grade: 

K-5, 6-8, 9-12, College

Category:
 

Mini Course, Full Course

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NYC Data Science Academy

The NYC Data Science Academy's Introduction to Data Science course takes a project-oriented approach to teaching students how to utilize Python to solve data science challenges. This course starts with an introduction to Python so no prior experience is required.

Grade: 

9-12, College, Professional

Category:
 

Full Course, Software Training

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Coursera

Coursera offers full courses taught by leading professors and experts in the field. Courses include lectures and graded assignments, and topics include data science basics, introductions to different programming languages, data visualization, and practical applications. Students can earn academic credits or professional certifications for completing courses.

Grade: 

College, Professional

Category:
 

Full Course, Software Training

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Google Machine Learning Crash Course

Google's Machine Learning Crash Course is a self-study resource for students to learn and apply fundamental machine learning concepts and get real-world experience with an associated Kaggle competition. It features a series of lessons with video lectures, real-world case studies, and hands-on practice exercises.

Grade: 

Professional

Category:
 

Full Course

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LinkedIn Learning

LinkedIn's Learning platform has a large library of short courses centered around a specific data science topic. Courses vary from data science fundamentals to visualization to coding in specific languages. Many of the courses are geared toward business and professional applications, but the skills are still transferable to other contexts.

Grade: 

Professional

Category:
 

Mini Course, Software Training

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PyData

In Introduction to R, you will master the basics of this widely used open source language, including factors, lists, and data frames. With the knowledge gained in this course, you will be ready to undertake your first very own data analysis. Oracle estimated over 2 million R users worldwide in 2012, cementing R as a leading programming language in statistics and data science.

Grade: 

9-12, College, Professional

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Mini Course, Software Training