January 31 – Guest Webinar: Helping Students “Muck About” in their Data
Join us for a special webinar with guest presenter Kristin Hunter-Thomson from Dataspire! We will explore different ways we can help our students “muck about” in their data to get comfortable with and better understand it. We will discuss the importance of Exploratory Data Analysis as a compliment to the more traditionally emphasized making a claim from the data. We will practice and discuss how to leverage features in and tools beyond Google Sheets to assist in this work. We will also reflect on how to sense when students need some assistance to course correct in their work with data.
Meet Kristin Hunter-Thomson
Kristin has worked in science and science education for 20 years in various locations around the U.S. and abroad. Currently, she runs Dataspire Education & Evaluation, LLC to facilitate data and science education professional learning for teachers in grades 3-16, to develop data-focused educational resources, and to evaluate STEM educational programs. Kristin also is a Visiting Assistant Research Professor at Rutgers University, assists Tuva part-time as a data literacy specialist and professional development consultant, contracts with BrainPOP to build their Data Manipulatives, and writes the Data Literacy 101 articles for the Interdisciplinary Ideas column in NSTA’s Science Scope.