Looking for information about the July 11-12, 2018, 4T Virtual Conference on Data Literacy?
- Check out the conference home page to register
- Read the blog for copies of the latest updates emailed to registrants
- Review the FAQs
- View the schedule (with links to live events)
- Get information on SCECHs and certificates of attendance
The Supporting Librarians in Adding Data Literacy Skills to Information Literacy Instruction project is a three-year project running from October 2015 through September 2019 to develop data and statistical literacy skills in high school librarians so they can better support critical comprehension skills in their students.
During the first two years of the project, PI Kristin Fontichiaro and co-PI Jo Angela Oehrli partnered data experts with curriculum experts to identify mini-lessons, strategies, and “rules of thumb” that librarians can nimbly weave into their instruction. The project recognizes that librarians’ time (and that of their classroom colleagues) is limited and looks for the high-leverage practices with the greatest impact on student comprehension. In the third year, the project partnered with ICPSR to present a third and final 4T Virtual Conference on Data Literacy.
Project deliverables include:
- An online conference in Summers 2016 and 2017 (and, due to extra funding, a third conference in 2018!)
- Books with background information on data literacy, “rules of thumb,” strategies, mini-lessons, and additional resources
- A series of professional development materials, including webinars and discussion questions (woven into the books project)
If you’d like to learn more about this project, please email font [at] umich [dot] edu.
This project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services RE-00-15-0113-15. Copyright 2015 Regents of the University of Michigan. Unless otherwise noted, materials on this site are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.