Today, the ability to make sense of data is essential. We need next generation solutions to improve data literacy for global citizenry, and career and college pathways related to statistics and data science.
Industry professionals, as well as educational experts, have called for an increased emphasis on data literacy in schools, integrated throughout the K-16 curriculum. The HI-RiSE team aims to help create positive, effective statistics and data education environments in a variety of ways. Through funding and partnerships with the following organizations, HI-RiSE at the Friday Institute is making a strong impact in the education of teachers and students from around the world:
Three Catalyst Grants were awarded this week by the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation and the NC State College of Education.
What makes a roller coaster thrilling or scary? How do you find a unique restaurant when you’re planning to go out for dinner? Although seemingly unrelated, NC State College of Education Professor and Friday Institute Senior Faculty Fellow Hollylynne Lee, Ph.D., shared that both of these questions demonstrate the importance of understanding statistics and data science.
Lee, a passionate and lifelong educator, reflects on the lessons she's learned — and taught — on her path to being recognized as one of the nation's most inspiring teachers.