In September 2022, the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine held a hybrid convening focused on Foundations of Data Science for Students in Grades K-12. Several faculty and staff from NC State were active participants in this event. There were also four commissioned papers that represent a small slice of the perspectives and issues relevant to data science in K-12 spaces. Faculty and staff at NC State are engaging in different activities related to data science in K-12 through research, tool development, curriculum development, assessment and informal learning programs for K-12 students and professional development for teachers. To help foster connections across groups, the Hub for Innovation and Research in Statistics Education at the Friday Institute is sponsoring a “Chat & Chew” discussion series. At each lunchtime gathering, participants will have an opportunity to get to know one another and have targeted discussions around one of the four papers from the convening.
Preparation Reading for Discussion:
Commissioned Paper – A Secret Agent? K-12 Data Science Learning Through the Lens of Agency