Creating Data Literate Students

We asked contributors to this volume -- experts in high school curriculum, information literacy and/or data literacy -- to explore the intersections between data and curriculum and identify high-impact strategies for demystifying data for ...

Creating Data Literate Students

Author: Kristin Fontichiaro

Publisher: Michigan Publishing Services

ISBN: 9781607854241

Page: 366

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Creating Data Literate Students provides high school librarians and educators with foundational domain knowledge to teach a new subset of information literacy skills -- data and statistical literacy, including: statistics and data comprehension; data as argument; and data visualization. Data -- both raw and displayed in visualizations -- can clarify or confuse, confirm or deny, persuade or deter. Students often learn that numbers are objective, though data in the real world is rarely so. In fact, visualized data -- even from authoritative sources -- can sometimes be anything but objective. Librarians and classroom educators need to be as fluent with quantitative data as they are with text in order to support high schoolers as they engage with data in formal and informal settings. We asked contributors to this volume -- experts in high school curriculum, information literacy and/or data literacy -- to explore the intersections between data and curriculum and identify high-impact strategies for demystifying data for educators and students alike.

Data Literacy

The goal of this book is to help students develop key data literacy skills and
practices. ... For instance, Chapter 8 details best practices in creating number
summaries and comparisons, while Chapters 9 and 10 show how to create those

Data Literacy

Author: David Herzog

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1483378659

Page: 224

View: 454

A practical, skill-based introduction to data analysis and literacy We are swimming in a world of data, and this handy guide will keep you afloat while you learn to make sense of it all. In Data Literacy: A User's Guide, David Herzog, a journalist with a decade of experience using data analysis to transform information into captivating storytelling, introduces students and professionals to the fundamentals of data literacy, a key skill in today’s world. Assuming the reader has no advanced knowledge of data analysis or statistics, this book shows how to create insight from publicly-available data through exercises using simple Excel functions. Extensively illustrated, step-by-step instructions within a concise, yet comprehensive, reference will help readers identify, obtain, evaluate, clean, analyze and visualize data. A concluding chapter introduces more sophisticated data analysis methods and tools including database managers such as Microsoft Access and MySQL and standalone statistical programs such as SPSS, SAS and R.

School Libraries in a Time of Change How to Survive and Thrive

For IL teaching ideas and inspiration, download two free books titled, Data
Literacy in the Real World: Case Studies and Conversation and Creating Data
Literate Students, from the latter-named site. AURAL LITERACY One of the
reasons that ...

School Libraries in a Time of Change  How to Survive and Thrive

Author: Kathleen W. Craver

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1440873097

Page: 233

View: 884

By becoming practical futurists, school librarians can help their libraries not only to survive sweeping changes in education but to thrive. This book shows how to spot technological trends and use them to your library's advantage. School librarians will recognize the need to become future forecasters in an age of rapid technological change School librarians will understand the serious employment challenges they face in a time of technological change and understand the steps they need to ensure the continuation and value of the profession School librarians will gain confidence that they can cope with predicted trends by following recommendations for instructional and organizational change

Data Literacy for Educators

We suspect that if data-driven decision making is included on tests for teachers
and administrators such as PRAXIS and the edTPA, schools of education will be
forced to respond by teaching to the test. Testing companies will build such ...

Data Literacy for Educators

Author: Ellen B. Mandinach

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 0807774693

Page: 157

View: 754

Data literacy has become an essential skill set for teachers as education becomes more of an evidence-based profession. Teachers in all stages of professional growth need to learn how to use data effectively and responsibly to inform their teaching practices. This groundbreaking resource describes data literacy for teaching, emphasizing the important relationship between data knowledge and skills and disciplinary and pedagogical content knowledge. Case studies of emerging programs in schools of education are used to illustrate the key components needed to integrate data-driven decisionmaking into the teaching curricula. The book offers a clear path for change while also addressing the inherent complexities associated with change. Data Literacy for Educators provides concrete strategies for schools of education, professional developers, and school districts. Book Features: Defines data literacy for teaching and outlines the knowledge and skills it comprises. Uses examples and case studies that tie theory to practice. Provides a roadmap for integrating data literacy into teacher preparation programs. Covers emerging trends, such as virtual and hybrid courses and massive open online courses. “This thoughtful, well-organized book raises the challenges that beginning and experienced teachers face in becoming more data literate to increase their pedagogical effectiveness in their classrooms.” —From the Foreword by Barbara Schneider “Deans of colleges of education, practicing teachers, education advocates, and many others will find useful information here.” —Benjamin Riley, Deans for Impact “This work should join the ‘common core’ of teacher education and professional development programs.” —Lee S. Shulman, The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching “The authors lay out a compelling call to action to ensure that every teacher in this country has the skills, knowledge, and disposition in knowing how to use data to inform effective teaching.” —Aimee Rogstad Guidera, Data Quality Campaign

Teachers Discovering Computers Integrating Technology and Digital Media in the Classroom

In addition, students must be data literate.” Data literacy means students need to
be able to view, manipulate, analyze, and interpret data. As teachers, we must
create instructional strategies that facilitate opportunities for students to become ...

Teachers Discovering Computers  Integrating Technology and Digital Media in the Classroom

Author: Gary Shelly

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1423911806

Page: 596

View: 108

This title covers up-to-date topics in computer concepts, Internet and digital media integration, interactivity, extraordinary visual drawings and photographs, and unprecedented currency. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

17 Key Traits of Data Literacy

Organizations are waking up to the reality that in order to become more data-driven, they need to attract and develop highly data literate team members.

17 Key Traits of Data Literacy

Author: Ben Jones

Publisher: Data Literacy Press

ISBN: 1733263403

Page: 22

View: 316

Organizations are waking up to the reality that in order to become more data-driven, they need to attract and develop highly data literate team members. But what does it mean to be highly data literate? Find out the types of knowledge and skills that these sought-after contributors possess, as well as the attitudes and behaviors that they demonstrate on a regular basis. This booklet includes a checklist for taking stock of your own strengths and opportunities for development, and exclusive quotes from thought-leaders and top authors in the data world.

Data Fluency

On a much smaller scale, successful data fluent organizations create an
ecosystem that enables the creation and ... Data Literate Consumers ⬛ Michael
Milton, Head First Data Analysis (O'Reilly Media, 2009) ⬛ Alistair Croll, Benjamin

Data Fluency

Author: Zach Gemignani

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118851005

Page: 288

View: 302

A dream come true for those looking to improve their data fluency Analytical data is a powerful tool for growing companies, but what good is it if it hides in the shadows? Bring your data to the forefront with effective visualization and communication approaches, and let Data Fluency: Empowering Your Organization with Effective Communication show you the best tools and strategies for getting the job done right. Learn the best practices of data presentation and the ways that reporting and dashboards can help organizations effectively gauge performance, identify areas for improvement, and communicate results. Topics covered in the book include data reporting and communication, audience and user needs, data presentation tools, layout and styling, and common design failures. Those responsible for analytics, reporting, or BI implementation will find a refreshing take on data and visualization in this resource, as will report, data visualization, and dashboard designers. Conquer the challenge of making valuable data approachable and easy to understand Develop unique skills required to shape data to the needs of different audiences Full color book links to bonus content at Written by well-known and highly esteemed authors in the data presentation community Data Fluency: Empowering Your Organization with Effective Communication focuses on user experience, making reports approachable, and presenting data in a compelling, inspiring way. The book helps to dissolve the disconnect between your data and those who might use it and can help make an impact on the people who are most affected by data. Use Data Fluency today to develop the skills necessary to turn data into effective displays for decision-making.

Literacy Libraries and Learning

This comprehensive guide discusses the changing responsibilities of classroom teachers and teacher-librarians in helping students become better readers, writers, and researchers.

Literacy  Libraries and Learning

Author: Ray Doiron

Publisher: Pembroke Publishers Limited

ISBN: 1551381966

Page: 128

View: 883

The school library has changed dramatically. Today, it is a portal to a world of learning that includes traditional books, digital resources, and online environments. As the importance of information and communication technologies grows, teachers and teacher-librarians hold the key to creating powerful learning opportunities that help students function more effectively. This comprehensive guide discusses the changing responsibilities of classroom teachers and teacher-librarians in helping students become better readers, writers, and researchers. It offers suggestions for re-inventing the school library by offering a better and more current selection of resources, instilling students with the reading habit, and supporting them in these key areas: promoting reading for learning and pleasure; improving critical literacy skills when using information from many sources; encouraging research methods that respect copyright and lead to original work; designing information tasks to help students work effectively with data; developing better informational text structures that increase comprehension; encouraging the integration of emerging technologies and traditional resources. Literacy, Libraries, and Learning argues that using diverse learning resources can improve literacy achievement. It shows teachers and teacher-librarians how to turn their schools into first-rate learning environments and their students into lifelong learners.

Information Literacy in the Workplace

This book constitutes the refereed post-conference proceedings of the 5th European Conference on Information Literacy, ECIL 2017, held in Saint Malo, France, in September 2017.

Information Literacy in the Workplace

Author: Serap Kurbanoğlu

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319743341

Page: 847

View: 268

This book constitutes the refereed post-conference proceedings of the 5th European Conference on Information Literacy, ECIL 2017, held in Saint Malo, France, in September 2017. The 84 revised papers included in this volume were carefully reviewed and selected from 358 submissions. The papers cover a wide range of topics in the field of information literacy and focus on information literacy in the workplace. They are organized in the following topical sections: workplace information literacy, employibility and career readiness; data literacy and research data management; media literacy; copyright literacy; transliteracy, reading literacy, digital literacy, financial literacy, search engine literacy, civic literacy; science literacy; health information literacy; information behavior; information literacy in higher education; information literacy in K-12; information literacy instruction; information literacy and libraries; and theoretical framework.

Putting FACES on the Data

This book shows how to develop a common language for sharing all students’ progress with all teachers and leaders, and how to use ongoing assessment to inform instruction.

Putting FACES on the Data

Author: Lyn Sharratt

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1452283877

Page: 280

View: 318

Build the bridge from data collection to improved instruction Students are people—not data. How can you use assessment data to focus on reaching every student? This book shows how to develop a common language for sharing all students’ progress with all teachers and leaders, and how to use ongoing assessment to inform instruction. Based on worldwide research of more than 500 educators, the book presents solutions organized by: Assessment Instruction Leadership Ownership The many benefits of personalizing data include increased student engagement and a positive impact on school culture. This reader-friendly guide helps you set goals, adjust lessons, identify students’ strengths and weaknesses, and implement interventions.

Create Compose Connect

When being reminded about what it means to be literate in this day and age,
visual media certainly comes to mind and ... the ISTE NETS for students: “
employing a variety of digital environments and media,” “process data and report
results,” ...

Create  Compose  Connect

Author: Jeremy Hyler

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317820975

Page: 184

View: 661

Find out how to incorporate digital tools into your English language arts class to improve students’ reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills. Authors Jeremy Hyler and Troy Hicks show you that technology is not just about making a lesson engaging; it’s about helping students become effective creators and consumers of information in today’s fast-paced world. You’ll learn how to use mobile technologies to teach narrative, informational, and argument writing as well as visual literacy and multimodal research. Each chapter is filled with exciting lesson plans and tech tool suggestions that you can take back to your own classroom immediately. See Jeremy Hyler’s TEDx!

Library Information Science Abstracts

Attaching the lab to an existing course and promoting the data literacy modules
for faculty to adopt in other courses are also ... To create communities among
students with shared interests , UMUC has established online academic clubs in

Library   Information Science Abstracts





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Using Inquiry in the Classroom

Developing Creative Thinkers and Information Literate Students Teresa Coffman.
students can be literary critics, owners of a circus, a zoologist, or a politician
running for office. Once you ... Students can then take their collected data and
place them into a spreadsheet to organize them and create a graph. They can
also use ...

Using Inquiry in the Classroom

Author: Teresa Coffman

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1610488512

Page: 179

View: 455

Using Inquiry in the Classroom: Developing Creative Thinkers and Information Literate Students provides an overview of inquiry learning and the importance of developing creative thinkers and information literate students in twenty-first-century education. The text explores how learning can be directly applied in a classroom setting using real world application through technology oriented activities. Coffman showcases WebQuests, Web inquiry, telecollaborative, and problem-based activities with examples and skill-building exercises for readers to implement in their lessons for use in their classrooms. Using this guide, readers will work through strategies for effectively integrating technology into a teaching and learning environment so students gain maximum knowledge and understanding of core concepts. Plus, the content is personalized so that the reader can create activities and lessons for their specific curriculum needs.

National Educational Technology Standards for Students

Students: apply existing knowledge to generate new ideas, products, or
processes. create original works as a means of ... information sources and digital
tools based on the appropriateness to specific tasks. d. process data and report

National Educational Technology Standards for Students

Author: International Society for Technology in Education

Publisher: ISTE (Interntl Soc Tech Educ

ISBN: 9781564842374

Page: 25

View: 681

This booklet includes the full text of the ISTE Standards for Students, along with the Essential Conditions, profiles and scenarios.

Creating a Comprehensive Information Literacy Plan

Performance Indicator The information literate student defines and articulates the
need for information Outcome : 3 . ... constructed with raw data from primary
sources Performance Indicator : The information literate student considers the
costs ...

Creating a Comprehensive Information Literacy Plan

Author: Joanna M. Burkhardt

Publisher: Neal Schuman Pub


Page: 174

View: 744

In college and university libraries across the nation, information literacy has become more than just an area of instruction - it has become part of the core mission of the organization. This step-by-step guide is designed to show academic library managers, instructors, and staff how to create a synthesized information literacy plan. The authors offer guidance about how to decide what to teach, when and how to deliver instruction, how to assess outcomes, and revise plans based on assessment results. The preliminary steps - team building, needs assessment, environmental scans, timelines, and goal setting - are outlined. Then key sections provide methods for writing, maintaining, assessing, and promoting the finalized plan. The writing process - establishing a structure, setting priorities, addressing audiences, finalizing and approving the document, and more - is simplified and explained. Special sections include lists of information literacy support associations, definitions, best practices, and Web sites. The CD-ROM enables users to adapt and print their own planning workbook, checklists, and supporting documents to use individually or with larger groups and committees.

Data Enhanced Leadership

... to evaluate the impact of decisions, to understand students' academic standing,
to establish improvement plans, and to ... To accomplish such a dramatic shift in
mind-set for an entire school, data must become a core part of school culture, ...
of the merits of using data for productive change and creating the conditions in
which data can become an integral part ... Leaders contribute to a culture of
inquiry by providing opportunities for others to become inquiry-minded and data-

Data Enhanced Leadership

Author: Alan M. Blankstein

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1412949343

Page: 148

View: 821

This compact volume combines research, practice, and innovative thinking to illustrate how strategic application of data enhances leadership practices and significantly improves curriculum, instruction, and schoolwide performance.

Environmental Challenges

A Guide to Food and Fiber Systems Literacy (referred to as the Guide) was
planned to facilitate these types of challenges. ... framework of agricultural
themes, standards and benchmarks, and supporting material needed to produce
agriculturally literate students. ... Pooling the Montana and Oklahoma data to
create a ...

Environmental Challenges

Author: Shimson Belkin

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401143692

Page: 630

View: 421

In the summer of 1999, an international group of experts convened in Jerusalem, Israel, in order to define the major environmental challenges facing humanity at the dawn of the new millennium and - where possible - propose ways of addressing them. Almost 50 selected articles are collected in the present book, which constitutes a striking interdisciplinary combination of state-of-the-art science with the latest views on environmental law, education, and international cooperation. Whilst a major fraction of the book is devoted to water-related issues (water quality monitoring, water and wastewater treatment, water-based international cooperation, and more), other sections deal with timely topics relating to air pollution, biodiversity, conservation, and education. The book is intended for environmental scientists, professionals, and students of all disciplines.

Developing Standards in Research on Science Education

George Kalkanis ABSTRACT : Relevant research has indicated that interactive
engagement allows students to ... Nowadays computer laboratories are available
in most elementary schools and the number of computer literate students is
from relevant research has pointed out that interactive engagement allows
students to ...

Developing Standards in Research on Science Education

Author: Fischer Hans E

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780415383394

Page: 12

View: 357

Ph.D. students from 14 European countries, Israel, Turkey and Venezuela in addition to supervisors and lecturers from 11 countries including Israel and USA worked for one week to understand each other with the goal of improving and sharpening features of their respective theoretical backgrounds, research questions, and design and methodological demands. The projects presented reflect a multitude of topics and goals of research in science education in Europe as well as the variety and elaboration of theoretical frameworks used and a remarkable level of methodological expertise. The following topics are included: Teachers’ thinking and beliefs and teachers’ actions in the classroom, the interaction between specific programs of science museums and teachers’ and classes’ plans for engagement with them, teaching, learning and understanding of new subject matter for science classes, different interaction processes in the classroom, discourse analysis, decision making processes in science classes and the use of models in chemistry lessons and last but not least specific characters and the function of text when learning physics by means of computer-based multimedia. All science subjects including earth science are involved in these articles and the level of analysed e

Standards for Reading Professionals Revised 2010

Use assessment data and student work samples to discuss implications for the
content areas or literacy instruction (e.g., ... Candidates create and engage their
students in literacy practices that develop awareness, understanding, respect,
and ...

Standards for Reading Professionals   Revised 2010

Author: International Reading Association

Publisher: International Reading Assoc.

ISBN: 0872077136

Page: 100

View: 660

What should reading professionals know and be able to do? The fully updated and revised Standards 2010 identifies the performance criteria necessary to assess competence of reading educators and to design programs to foster this competence. Two new professional role categories are addressed: (1) the middle and high school content teacher and (2) the middle and high school reading classroom teacher. Also, with the addition of a new diversity standard, Standards 2010 addresses the urgent need for preparing reading professionals to teach today’s increasingly diverse student population. Standards 2010 also provides matrixes that list each role with the corresponding elements of each standard, to help you view a specific standard’s element and its description across all roles.

Re Imagining Content Area Literacy Instruction

Further, the standards discuss literacies that students should build in their ELA
classrooms. Teachers are encouraged to teach students to gather, evaluate, and
synthesize data. Students should be able to consider their context and audience

 Re Imagining Content Area Literacy Instruction

Author: Roni Jo Draper

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 0807771333

Page: 193

View: 431

Today’s teachers need to prepare students for a world that places increasingly higher literacy demands on its citizens. In this timely book, the authors explore content-area literacy and instruction in English, music, science, mathematics, social studies, visual arts, technology, and theatre. Each of the chapters has been written by teacher educators who are experts in their discipline. Their key recommendations reflect the aims and instructional frameworks unique to content-area learning. This resource focuses on how literacy specialists and content-area educators can combine their talents to teach all readers and writers in the middle and secondary school classroom. The text features vignettes from classroom practice with visuals to demonstrate, for example, how we read a painting or hear the discourse of a song. Additional contributors: Marta Adair, Diane L. Asay, Sharon R. Gray, Sirpa Grierson, Scott Hendrickson, Steven L. Shumway, Geoffrey A. Wright Roni Jo Draperis an associate professor in the Department of Teacher Education in the David O. McKay School of Education.Paul Broomheadis associate professor and coordinator of the Music Education Division in the School of Music.Amy Petersen Jensenis an associate professor in the College of Fine Arts and Communications.Jeffery D. Nokesis an assistant professor in the History Department.Daniel Siebertis an associate professor in the Department of Mathematics Education. All editors are at Brigham Young University, Utah. “This is a must-read for educators engaged in professional development efforts aimed at improving students’ learning across the content areas. The editors and chapter authors are to be applauded for taking up the call to place content-area literacy squarely in the disciplines.” —From the Foreword byThomas W. Bean, University of Nevada, Las Vegas “A great tool for developing disciplinary literacy.” —Douglas Fisher, San Diego State University “Draper and her colleagues successfully convey the complex and subject-specific nature of effective content area literacy instruction. This book reminds us in refreshing ways that there is more to effective reading than decoding and prior knowledge.” —George G. Hruby, Executive Director, Collaborative Center for Literacy Development, University of Kentucky “From its grounding in inquiry and collaboration, to its contemporary views of literacy and text, this book is an important response to recent calls to redress century-old recommendations for teaching reading. It is exciting to recommend(Re)ImaginingContent-Area Literacy Instructionfor any course or in-service project with a focus on content-area literacy instruction.” —Kathleen Hinchman, Syracuse University, School of Education