Focus on Education + Data Literacy


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The objective of this focus area is to work with the community to guide the development and dissemination of data science approaches and resources for education across the community, from PreK-12 to higher education and industry, with the goal to improve data literacy and educational outcomes. This includes:

1. Amplifying the success and reach of data science education and data literacy activities, from virtual and in-person workshops to Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), to empower educators and researchers to improve data science practices and reach a broad community

2. Enabling community and educational institutions across the region to deliver data science education to underserved constituencies, extending the success of the Data Science for All workshops, and perhaps adding domain-specific data science and data carpentry workshops

3. Increasing community collaboration to leverage the Big Data for Education spoke best practices, including innovations in intelligent tutor pedagogy, and collaborative analyses of Big Data for Education MOOC data


Current and Legacy Projects on Education + Data Literacy

National Student Data Corps

Data Science Resource Repository

Data Science For All

Spoke: Big Data for Education NSF

Building Capacity with the Carpentries – coming soon!

Data Science Education & Workforce Working Group – South Big Data Innovation Hub

Submit your project here


Upcoming Education + Data Literacy Events


Education + Data Literacy Funding & Presentation Opportunities

HACU accepting applications for virtual Emerging Leaders’ Summit

Application deadline is August 27th

NIH Support for Conferences and Scientific Meetings

Applications due December 12th


Education + Data Literacy Career Opportunities

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Education + Data Literacy Resources

Big Data and Education, University of Pennsylvania, Teachers College, Columbia University, and the Columbia Center for New Media Teaching and Learning

Education Across America: Cities, Suburbs, Towns, and Rural Areas, National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)

Equity-Centered Leadership and Communication Brief, National Science Foundation (NSF)

Investing in America’s Data Science and Analytics Talent, PWC

NSF Institute for Data-Driven Dynamical Design (ID4), Colorado School of Mines

Zuckerman Institute Saturday Science Series, Columbia University


Education + Data Literacy Success Stories

All Aboard!: Making AI Education Accessible

Guest post by Julia Stoyanovich, New York University This Success Story is a report on the results of the Northeast Big Data Innovation Hub’s 2021 Seed Fund program. As artificial intelligence (AI) takes on a significant role in mediating our social lives, a democratic discourse around how this technology should be built, used, and regulated […]

Expanding the Reach of the Data Jam:
Introducing High School Data Science to
More Diverse Youth, Communities and Regions

Pala Students Win ‘Best New Team’ Award at 2022 DataJam

Supercomputers can complete tasks so impressive that they have outpaced science fiction movies. However, they do more than that, they can provide inspiration to the next generation of scientists. One supercomputing center inspiring youth is the San Diego Supercomputer Center, or SDSC, at the University of California San Diego, which provides high-performance supercomputing and cyberinfrastructure resources […]