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Science, Math and Business Teachers Invited to Register for Free Workshop

By: Kathleen Tuck   Published 10:50 am / July 15, 2011

Boise-area high-school and middle-school teachers of science, math, business or other data analysis and representation-related fields are invited to a workshop at Boise State July 25-26. The workshop is funded by a grant from Google. The workshop is free and graduate credit is available.

Space is limited. To register, email your name and contact information to alarkjoshi@boisestate.edu. Please indicate if you need a bus to pick you up from your school.

The goals of the workshop are to:

  • Provide hands-on experience with free, educational resources that teachers can use in their curriculum for quantitative and analytic reasoning. Teachers will be given access to modules that they can use or adapt according to their needs in the classroom.
  • Discuss the use of simple programming-oriented tasks for an improved understanding of the subject matter. A free textbook will be provided to teachers during the workshop.
  • Discuss the need to instill appropriate data representation skills. Free tools such as IBM Many Eyes, Tableau Software and Google’s Public Data Explorer will provide hands-on experience with data analysis and visualization tasks
  • Identify tools that lead to increased student engagement inside and outside the classroom.
  • Explore potential ways to build community for data analysis-oriented teachers in the Boise and greater Idaho region.

Send an email to alarkjoshi@boisestate.edu to learn more. Click here to view the workshop schedule.