Data Skills for All - Royal Society/STEM Learning workshop

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National STEM Learning Centre

The University of York

The University of York

Heslington

YO10 5DD

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A full day workshop from the Royal Society, hosted by STEM Learning, to help practitioners to develop data skills in schools

About this Event

Following the successful launch in May 2019 of the Royal Society’s policy report, Dynamics of Data Science Skills, we are now taking forward a series of events and activities around the country to explore the report’s four Areas for Action and recommendations in practice.

The workshop is aimed at education practitioners and discussions will encourage sharing examples of practice to build data skills into the curriculum.

Discussions will cover:

  • the challenges and opportunities around teaching data skills in schools;
  • knowledge sharing and best practice through practical sessions;
  • findings from the Royal Society Dynamics of Data Science Skills project, report and accompanying packs.

Agenda *NEW*

9:30 – 10:00 Registration

10:00 – 10:15 Welcome from STEM Learning Dave Gibbs, Senior Computing and Technology Specialist

10:15 – 10:45 Introducing the Royal Society Dynamics of Data Science Skills project Emma McCoy, Vice-Dean (Education) for the Faculty of Natural Sciences and Professor of Statistics in the Mathematics Department at Imperial College London

10:45 – 11:00 Keynote: Data Skills for all – why, challenges and opportunities? Vanessa Pittard, Deputy Chief Executive at Mathematics in Education and Industry (MEI)

11:00 – 12:00 Panel discussion: What are the issues, what do we want to achieve and how can we get there? Panelists tbc

12:00 – 12:15 Career case studies, models and mechanisms Emma McCoy

12:15 - 13:15 Lunch + networking

13:15 - 15:00 Interactive sessions led by practitioners

15:00 - 15:15 Pledge cards Jo Cox, Schools Engagement Manager at the Royal Society

15:15 - 15:30 Closing comments Emma McCoy, Dave Gibbs and Jo Cox

Are you a teacher?

All teachers attending from a UK school or college will automatically become part of the Royal Society Schools Network. The Network encompasses all teachers in 5-18 education that engage with the Royal Society. The details in your registration for this event will be used so that you can receive the Network’s monthly email newsletter, highlighting events, opportunities and resources to support STEM teachers. Teachers can opt out of the Network by unsubscribing from the newsletter.

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For further information, please contact jennifer.panting@royalsociety.org

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National STEM Learning Centre

The University of York

The University of York

Heslington

YO10 5DD

United Kingdom

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