Bootstrap:Data Science (7-12)
Format: 20 hour module in existing course
Description: Bootstrap: Data Science teaches students to view programs as questions we ask of data. Students form their own questions about the world around them, and learn to analyze data critically and carefully to find answers to their own compelling problems.
Teacher Profile: No prior CS experience required
PD Profile: 3-day in-person PD with optional 4th day and school year support
Cost to School: PD/Curriculum costs waived for one teacher; $1000/teacher for additional PD
Computer Access: Occasional student access
Effective tool to help students learn to make inferences from data
Works as a module for the data unit for AP CS Principles
Serves as an engaging and accessible introduction to statistics
Can be used as a standalone CS course, or integrated into a GIS, Social Studies, Business or Statistics course
"I liked how I had to work to discover how some things worked. I felt like I had really achieved something when I was able to write code that did something that I wanted it to do, especially since I walked into this workshop with no coding experience."