We offer a range of teacher professional development experiences through our core programs and projects with collaborators, work on a variety of data projects to support inspiring data and science literacy in the classroom through online interactive data resources, and facilitate a range of science communication offerings.
All of our offerings are focused around inspiring:
an ability for students and all of us to collect, interpret, analyze, and share data for other people to use and understand.
an approach to using appropriate skills and tools to connect with your audience to build their awareness, enjoyment, interest, opinion-forming, and/or understanding of the science.
With whom do we work?
Through Dataspire offerings and projects, as well as collaborative projects with others, we work with the following Target Audiences to see change in the future in these Decision Makers.
Target Audience (we work with)
Decision Makers (to see change in)
|Educators 1||Youth/Students 2|
|Scientists 3||Stakeholders 4|
1 Educators refer to middle and high school formal science teachers, informal educators, and undergraduate professors.
2 Youth/Students refers to 4-H youth, middle school students, and high school students.
3 Scientists refers to graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, professors, RCE Extension Specialists, and other RCE staff.
4 Stakeholders refer to communities of people the scientists and RCE staff and faculty communicate with (e.g., farmers, fishermen).
What kinds of offerings do we provide?
- Develop educator professional development to enhance and effectively incorporate data and science literacy skills into teaching.
- Develop educational resources that are focused around data to build data and science literacy skills in context.
- Develop scientist skills in communicating their science through making effective visuals and presentations for formal and informal audiences.