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Google Data Studio for Educators and School Leaders

Empower school teams to gather, analyse and understand school data with Google Data Studio.

Sessions will start on the 23rd Feb, 2nd Mar, 9th Mar, 16th Mar, 23rd Mar, 

30th Mar 2021 at 6:30pm-8:00pm SG Time.

(note: recordings of sessions will be made available to participants)

In this course you will improve your learning and gain valuable insights for effectively sharing data as information. You will be equipped with the skills to help your school to become not just “data rich” but “information rich.” Through hands-on practice, you will be guided through building dashboards that you can share with your colleagues right away. Once you join this course, remember, you are not alone!  You’ll become a member of a community that will be able to share ideas, ask questions, and support each other during and after this course.

  • Connect data from multiple common sources to Data Studio
  • Learn how to set up your spreadsheets to work with Data Studio
  • Develop good data literacy skills
  • Develop good practices behind data visualizations
  • Create multiple dashboards through hands-on practice and walkthroughs
  • Become an inhouse expert for creating dashboards for your organization
  • Become part of an exclusive community for risk-free question asking and support

Week

Session Title

Outcomes/Overview

0

Intro to course (Asynchronous)

  • Course overview
  • Welcome to the Community
  • Initial Participant Data Collection

1

Data Culture: Setting up your School for Success with the Use of Data

  • Create an environment for strong data use in schools
  • Learn basic the layout & structure with Google Data Studio
  • Build your first dashboard on Day 1

2

Data Collection: Give Educators Information They Didn’t Even Know They Needed

  • Connect social-emotional data to GDS
  • Combine multiple data sets to provide timely information
  • Learn how to use non-academic data to help teachers
  • Final Project Brainstorming Session
  • Hands-on Dashboard Creation

3

Connecting and Cleaning: Getting our Data to Work in GDS

  • Learn how to connect data from the most common sources (sheets, forms, csv)
  • Learn how to set up your spreadsheets to work with GDS
  • Hands-on Dashboard Creation
  • Final Project Decision and Feedback

4

Data Literacy and Privacy: Good Charts vs. Bad Charts and How Share Them with the Right People

  • Learn about sharing features in GDS
  • Learn how to create SSO environments for users
  • Know the difference between a good chart and a bad chart
  • Hands-on Dashboard Creation

5

Data Literacy and Design: Don’t Use the Default!

  • Learn fundamental Dataviz skills
  • Make your dashboards come together visually
  • Final Project Peer Review and Feedback

6

Effective Communication through Data Visualization

  • Put your skills to the test: Dashboard Cleanup Challenge
  • Final Project Showcase and Review

Meet the Trainer: Chris Smith

Chris is a Data & Innovation Specialist and Elementary Technology Coach at Singapore American School. He has 17 years of experience as a classroom teacher, mainly in grades K-4. Chris is a Google Innovator, an Apple Distinguished Educator, and an Apple Professional Learning Specialist. He has a passion for making the lives of teachers easier by creating automated systems for mundane tasks. Chris helps build online dynamic dashboards that help teachers understand their students through both internal and external assessments. 

He also enjoys working with students to unleash their creativity beyond copy and paste from online resources. He is a life-long learner and continues to search for new innovations to allow both teachers and students to be creative.  Chris has a background in data visualisation and is a member of the data team at Singapore American School. 

In his spare time, he enjoys curling up next to a good spreadsheet.