Using Data Puzzles to Explore Ecological Tipping Points

Using Data Puzzles to Explore Ecological Tipping Points

WHO: Middle and High School Science Teachers

WHAT: FREE virtual teacher workshop focused on the Data Puzzles instructional framework and associated resources. 

  • Participants will receive 1 graduate credit from the University of Colorado Boulder (paid for by us!) for completing the workshop.

WHEN: Wednesday - Thursday, July 17-18 from 9 am - 1 pm MT each day.

WHERE: Virtual - Zoom link will be sent at a later date


In this FREE virtual teacher workshop, you'll hear from curriculum developer Jon Griffith and featured CIRES Scientists as they walk you through the Data Puzzles instructional framework in the context of new and exciting phenomena. Participants will engage with Data Puzzle lesson tasks from both the teacher and student perspective and leave the workshop prepared to facilitate Data Puzzle lessons in their classrooms!

We'll also be joined by our good friend, Kristin Hunter-Thomson from Dataspire, who will describe different ways we can help students "muck about" with data to get comfortable with and better understand it. Kristin will discuss the importance of exploratory data analysis ("mucking about") as a complement to more traditional data analysis strategies (make a claim from data). We'll also practice and discuss how to leverage features in and tools beyond Google Sheets to assist in this work. Finally, we'll reflect on how these strategies and tools can be integrated into Data Puzzle lesson sets.

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Boulder, CO 80309-0449

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