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Teaching Data Science 

While K-12 data education is a relatively nascent field, there are already a variety of resources for teachers who want to implement data science in the classroom today. Here, schools and teachers can gather resources for implementing data science education into their classrooms ranging from year-long courses to short activities. 

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2Sigma School

2Sigma School offers introductory and advanced classes in high school Data Science with an interactive approach to data exploration. Their online classes are live, cohort-based, and are taught using tools and technologies used by real world data scientists. The courses are accredited and approved for A-G credits by the University of California, so students can even earn credits on their high school transcripts. 2Sigma School offers cohort-based as well as independent-study classes year round. Their ‘summer of code’ program even allows students to complete the full year course in just 6 weeks.

Grade:

9-12

Category:
 

Full Course

Software & Tools:
 

None Required

BSCS Invitations to Inquiry

The Invitations to Inquity initiative provides lesson plans that allow students to work with community and citizen science data from projects hosted on the FieldScope platform. Teachers and students use FieldScope to collect, visualize, and analyze environmental data.

Grade:

6-8, 9-12

Category:
 

Datasets, Lesson Plans, Software & Tools

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FieldScope

Callysto

Callysto is a software tool that helps students and teachers learn and apply data science skills including data analysis, visualization, coding, and computational thinking. Their online PD Course provides teachers the tools to bring data literacy to their classrooms. Grade levels are 5-12 and courses cover all subject areas.

Grade:

K-5, 6-8, 9-12

Category:
 

Lesson Plans, Professional Development, Software & Tools

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Jupyter Notebook, Python

CourseKata

CourseKata is an interactive online textbook designed for beginners in data science and algebra. It includes hands-on activities to practice manipulating and analyzing data using Jupyter and R. CourseKata also provides office hours and workshops for teachers as well as an introductory 12-session training to support their curriculum implementation.

Grade:

9-12, College

Category:
 

Course Curriculum, Professional Development

Software & Tools:
 

Jupyter Notebook, R

A Tale of Two Graphs: DS4E Lesson Plan Winner

A Tale of Two Graphs: Education and Immigration in the U.S. is the 2nd place winning lesson plan selected from the DS4E Bite-Sized Lesson Plan Competition. The lesson plan is designed to push students (grades 7+) to apply graph interpretation skills to a current social issue through data analysis and visualizations. It includes slides, a detailed facilitation guide, worksheets, and external resources for students.

Grade:

6-8, 9-12

Category:
 

Lesson Plans

Software & Tools:
 

None required

Bootstrap World

Bootstrap offers a course curriculum, lesson modules and professional development workshops focused on learning the fundamentals of coding and data analysis. The lesson plans are ready to implement across disciplines, including presentation slides, worksheets for students, and mock datasets when applicable.

Grade:

6-8, 9-12, College

Category:
 

Course Curriculum, Lesson Plans, Professional Development

Software & Tools:
 

None required

Census Academy

The Census Academy is a resource provided by the US Census Bureau. It includes an internal data analysis platform to review, filter, and visualize census data, as well as instructional videos with step-by-step guides to different types of data analysis.

Grade:

All

Category:
 

Datasets

Software & Tools:
 

R, ArcGIS

Data Literacy

Data Literacy offers reduced-rate professional development for educators focused on data literacy fundamentals.

Grade:

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

Category:
 

Professional Development

Software & Tools:
 

None required

AI Education Project

The AI Education Project provides instructional resources for teachers to introduce AI concepts to students in an interdisciplinary way, emphasizing the humanities and project-based learning while building on STEM concepts. Lessons include facilitator guides, supplemental materials, and training resources for teachers.

Grade:

6-8, 9-12

Category:
 

Lesson Plans

Software & Tools:
 

None required

CDC / NCHS Data Visualization Gallery

The CDC & NCHS's Data Visualization gallery contains interactive graphics drawn from datasets related to health outcomes and indicators in the US. This tool provides a collection of high-quality data visualizations that can act as a base for introductory data science lessons, or a deep dive on data visualization.

Grade:

All

Category:
 

Datasets

Software & Tools:
 

None required

Concord: CODAP (Common Online Data Analysis Platform)

CODAP is a data analysis platform offered by the Concord Consortium and available for use by teachers and students. The platform includes sample datasets, and allows for visualization, summarization, and interpretation of data, and offers games and modules for students to practice data reasoning skills.

Grade:

6-8, 9-12, College

Category:
 

Datasets, Lesson Plans, Software & Tools

Software & Tools:
 

None required

Data Stories through Street Photography: DS4E Lesson Plan Competition

Telling Local Data Stories through Street photography is a lesson plan selected from the DS4E Bite-Sized Lesson Plan Competition. In this lesson plan, students engage with principles of photography to make sense of data and think critically about how data is produced and used.

Grade:

6-8, 9-12

Category:
 

Lesson Plans

Software & Tools:
 

None required