The East Bay Educational Collaborative & Lab-Aids, Inc. announce a new grant funded NO COST one day seminar and workshop for all High School Science Teachers, Curriculum Directors, and Department Chairs to support the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) implementation in your school or district!
Oceans of Data Institute:
Preparing students for a data-rich world and the data demands of the NGSS
April 12, 2016
8:00 am - 2:45 pm
EBEC, 317 Market Street, Warren, R.I.
Featured Guest Speaker
Founder, Principal Scientist Oceans of Data Institute
Advance Online Registration is required by April 1, 2016
Following Ms. Krumhansl’s presentation, participants will rotate through three activities from SGI Biology, Natural Approach to Chemistry and EDC Earth Science. All participants will receive a free NGSS activity materials and a complimentary lunch.
Ruth Krumhansl leads research that is advancing the field's knowledge of how students learn to work with data and is drawing upon findings to design innovative instructional resources that help teachers foster students' data literacy, build their capacity to work with complex datasets, and support their mastery of essential tools and techniques. She is the principal investigator of the National Science Foundation (NSF)-funded Ocean Tracks College Edition study. Ms. Krumhansl is an expert in curriculum development, education research, Earth science, science teaching, and applied science. As the Founder of the Oceans of Data Institute, an initiative dedicated to fostering data literacy and transforming science education to support student entry into a world of Big Data, her work has a special focus on the design of Internet-based tools that bring authentic scientific data into K–16 classroom. The quantity of data created globally from scientific sensors in medicine, from digital media, and all other sources now exceeds 8 trillion gigabytes. Today’s students will graduate into a world where oceans of data are available to influence and drive decision-making. Over 85% of college students agreed that the ability to make sense of data is important to get a good job and will help in their future careers and over 90% agreed that learning to make sense of data will help them be more effective and informed adults. Nearly half of the high school NGSS PE’s directly reference data use in one form or another. But how well are we preparing today’s students for this data-driven future and how will you support the data demands -- practices, core ideas, and cross-cutting concepts -- of the NGSS?
Questions? Contact Ronald.Kahn@ebecri.org or (401) 245-4998 X 304 or X 319