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Helping students develop data literacy is vital to support their understanding of their environments and STEM skills. However, it can be intimidating for teachers to learn how to find and incorporate real data sets into their classrooms. In this session, join educators from the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC) as they model methods for building students’ and personal data literacy and locating data sets to bring into the classroom. We’ll frame our discussion with a newly developed lesson plan inspired by actual research on oyster reef health from SERC’s Fisheries Conservation Laboratory, go through the activity together, and answer your questions about data in the classroom. You’ll leave with transferrable data literacy teaching methods, ways to find locally-relevant data sets, multiple classroom-ready data activities for your students, and opportunities to learn more through professional development workshops. This session is designed to meet the needs of middle- and high-school educators.
This interactive webinar is part of “Cultivating Learning,” a professional development webinar series focusing on techniques to use digital museum resources for learning. Check out “Cultivating Learning” and other Smithsonian Learning Lab webinars: https://learninglab.si.edu/help