Data Literacy Lab

Data Literacy Lab

Date(s) & Location(s):
July 14 - 19, 2024 in Durham, NC
Grades Eligible:
Rising  7th 8th 9th
Course Description:

This course is designed as an introduction to data. We will discuss what data is, how to collect it, use it, and present it. This course will allow for students to explore different number patterns, learn to create graphs, and use data to make smart decisions. Class activities include using a mock election, the Card game Uno, Legos, student captured photos, and much more to engage in data analysis and visualization. Ultimately, this course will use fun, hands-on techniques to teach data and statistics in an engaging way!

Dr. Kayla Baker
About The Instructor:

Dr. Baker is a native of Baltimore, Maryland and brings a wealth of experience in teaching, education, student success, and diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts. Dr. Baker has worked with high school and college students through her courses as well as outside of the classroom in a number of student activities and dance teams. Dr. Baker is a proud HBCU alum, graduating with her B.S. in Business Management from North Carolina A&T State University. Dr. Baker completed her PhD in Educational Studies with a concentration in Cultural Foundations at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, mentoring high school and college students, teaching dance classes, and building her brand, Artistic Intellectual. Through Artistic Intellectual, Dr. Baker combines her creative and scholarly efforts to display her research through dance and other artistic modes.