SCIWS7: Effective Strategies for Teaching Data and Climate Literacy

Do your students struggle with data literacy? Do they have difficulty interpreting, analyzing, and synthesizing information from data visualizations? Educators have embraced the need to help their learners build an understanding of the science underlying climate change, including causes, effects and solutions. Educators now have unprecedented opportunities to access and engage learners in real-time data that can be used to illustrate climate science concepts. In order to do this, students need explicit instruction to effectively synthesize science ideas and patterns in data. This workshop will provide tools and frameworks for teaching data literacy, and specifically using data as evidence to support understanding of cause and effect relationships with regard to climate change. Participants will engage in small group work to identify causes and effects of ocean acidification and then explore online environmental data for the purpose of supporting claims with evidence and deepening their understanding of this topic. Participants will then examine the skills used in working with real-time data, and explore a framework for fostering data literacy. All activities will model effective practices based on research on how people learn. Participants will receive access to classroom activity write ups and effective data literacy development strategies. This workshop is designed for high school, community college, and university educators.


$75 (regular)/$40 (student)

If the registration fee is a barrier to your participation in this workshop, please contact Adina Paytan for potential sponsorship. A limited number of sponsorships are available.

From Sunday, 08 December 2019 08:00 AM

To Sunday, 08 December 2019 12:20 PM

Grand Hyatt