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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

Category:
 

Mini Course

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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

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Full Course

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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

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Mini Course, 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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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

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Mini Course

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IBM SkillsBuild: Data Science

IBM offers free resources for students to learn what data science is and how it’s used in different industries through their SkillsBuild program.

Grade: 

9-12

Category:
 

Mini 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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Calling Bullshit: Data Reasoning in a Digital World

Calling Bullshit is a syllabus offered by the University of Washington. The syllabus includes a 12 week long reading list that is dedicated to helping learners develop the skills needed to identify bullshit through the use of data interpretation, visualizations, and more.

Grade: 

College

Category:
 

Full Course

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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

Category:
 

Mini Course, Full Course, Software Training

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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