Teacher Integrated STEM & Data Science Workshop

Dr Linda McIver1

1Executive Director of the Australian Data Science Education Institute


Presented by Dr Linda McIver, Executive Director of the Australian Data Science Education Institute, this workshop is a hands on exploration of integrating STEM into education by using real Data Science projects across all curriculum areas. Participants will gain an understanding of what Data Science is and how it is relevant to all areas of the Victorian Curriculum. You will have the opportunity to conduct a guided search for datasets specific to your own subjects, and the second half of the workshop will be a chance to build a project or set of lesson plans to use the data in your classroom, with guidance from Dr McIver and workshop facilitators. There will also be opportunities to attend presentations at the conference, to see some real life applications of Data Science. This workshop is suitable for teachers at all levels and all curriculum areas.

Keynotes/Application talks

Introduction to Data Science

  • Applications of Data Science
  • Dangers of Data Science, ways it can be misleading
  • Relevance to different areas of the curriculum
  • Example projects and lesson plans

Building Data Science into your own curriculum

  • Finding relevant datasets
  • Making sense of them
  • Finding questions the data can answer
  • Spreadsheet skills
  • Telling the data’s story

Attendees are invited to attend the Drinks and Poster Session following the workshop from 5:15pm – 6:30pm and Gala Reception from 7pm. This will be an excellent opportunity to talk to Computational and Data Scientists about their work.

This professional development opportunity is provided by the Australian Data Science Education Institute

Date: Tuesday 29 May 2018


Workshop: 09:30am – 4:30pm

Venue: Level 1,
Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre

Cost: $250 (incl GST)

Induces arrival tea and coffee, morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea.

Attendees are invited to stay for the Drinks and Poster Session following the workshop from 5:15pm – 6:30pm and Gala Reception from 7pm at no additional cost.

Please contact us if funding prevents you from attending, as some sponsorship may be available.


Register for the Teacher Integrated STEM & Data Science Workshop


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