The National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Mathematics has published the Proceedings of the Foundations of K-12 Data Science Education Workshop. The workshop was held in Washington, DC and online Sept 13-14, 2022. To announce the release, Co-Chairs of the Workshop Organizing Committee Michelle Hoda Wilkerson and Nicholas Horton hosted a webinar March 17 sharing the agenda, as well as our own insights and learnings from the convening.
The National Academies writes: “To support student learning, curriculum development, and preparing educators in K-12 data science education, the Board on Science Education held a workshop entitled, Foundations of Data Science for Students in Grades K–12 on September 13 and 14, 2022. Workshop participants included researchers and practitioners engaged in K–12 data science education from a variety of contexts and whose efforts include standalone curricula as well as activities integrated within other content areas, such as STEM disciplines and the humanities. The proceedings from this workshop offers key takeaways from the discussion on the goals and outcomes of K-12 data science education, explores ways of integrating data science into the K-12 system, and identifies high priority areas for future research and practice.”