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
Building Capacity with the Carpentries – coming soon!
Education + Data Literacy Resources
NSF Institute for Data-Driven Dynamical Design (ID4), Colorado School of Mines
Big Data and Education, University of Pennsylvania, Teachers College, Columbia University, and the Columbia Center for New Media Teaching and Learning
Upcoming Education + Data Literacy Events
Education + Data Literacy Professional Development Opportunities
Accepting rolling applications
Applications due August 1st.
Papers due July 1st
Proposals due June 23rd
Now accepting applications
Data and Technology Advancement (DATA) National Service Scholar Program: Data Scientists Advancing Biomedical Research
Applications accepted on a rolling basis until May 27th.
Applications due July 1st
Abstracts due June 13th
Call for nominations closes June 7th
Phase I Deadline – May 12th
Phase I Deadline – October 21st
Applications due July 15th
RFI: NIH Prize Competition for Institutional Excellence in Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility
Comments requested by July 28th
Applications accepted through June 3rd
Applications accepted through June 3rd.
Accepting applications on a rolling basis.
Education + Data Literacy Career Opportunities
Education + Data Literacy Success Stories
Guest post by Garrett Dash Nelson, Norman B. Leventhal Map and Education Center at Boston Public Library This Success Story is a report on the results of the Northeast Big Data Innovation Hub’s 2020 Seed Fund program. The primary goal of this Seed Fund project was to create a gateway for adult library patrons and […]
Guest post by Yusuf Danisman, Queensborough Community College, City University of New York (CUNY) This Success Story is a report on the results of the Northeast Big Data Innovation Hub’s 2020 Seed Fund program. The aim of this Seed Fund project was to Improve programming and data science skills of community college students from different […]
Guest post by Cathie LeBlanc, Ph.D., Plymouth State University This Success Story is a report on the results of the Northeast Big Data Innovation Hub’s 2020 Seed Fund program. Plymouth State University has a history of active faculty learning communities focused on various aspects of teaching. Our latest learning community, funded by the Northeast Big Data Innovation […]