All ODI Resources

Our work is organized in two main strands:

  • K-16: transforming K-16 classrooms through the integration of data skills into STEM teaching and learning. View K-16 Projects | Resources.
  • Workforce Preparation: working with community colleges, big data industry experts, and career and technical educators, to help prepare students and early career professionals to succeed in the big data world. View Workforce Prep Projects | Resources.

View our full list of ODI Resources below:

Type Title
Curriculum Real World, Real Science Curriculum Modules

Real World, Real Science is a NASA-funded collaboration with the Gulf of Maine Research Institute (GMRI) that builds on the success of GMRI’S existing

Interface/Tool Resources for Educators Using Data in the Classroom

EDC's Oceans of Data Institute (ODI) has compiled a list of data activities, lessons, and resources for the classroom, sorted by grade level:

Interface/Tool Data Practitioner Performance Based Rubrics & Glossary

This rubrics and glossary can be used to assess competence and proficiency in the skills identified in the Profile of the Data Practioner. The rubrics provide examples of what the work responsibilities of a Data Practitioner

Report The Two-Year College Data Science Summit

This final report, from the Two-Year College Data Science Summit, summarizing the summit, current state of data science/analytics programs at two-year colleges, recommendations, recommended program outcome

White Paper Ocean Tracks – A Journey Through the Ocean: A Modern Approach to Science Education

Research in the sciences is currently undergoing a massive transformation, as technological advancements shift big data into the forefront of investigative tools, and early education is looking for solutions to keep up.

Scientific Publication Identifying Curriculum Design Patterns as a Strategy for Focusing Geoscience Education Research: A Proof of Concept Based on Teaching and Learning With Geoscience Data

The geoscience education research (GER) enterprise faces a challenge in moving instructional resources and ideas from the well-populated domain of ‘‘practitioners’ wisdom’’ into the research-tested domains of St. John and McNeal’s pyramid of evidence (this volume).

Interface/Tool Tools for Building a Big Data Career Path

The documents included in Tools for Building a Big Data Career Path can assist schools looking to design and implement career pathways in big data.  These tools have been used by community colleges involved in the NSF-ATE funded Creating Pathways for Big Data Careers (DUE-1501927).

Video Exploring Data through Ocean Tracks

This video was featured in the 2017 STEM for All Video Showcase, held May 15-22, 2017. View the presentation.

Report Profile of the Data Practitioner

In April 2016, a panel of Big Data experts identified the big data skills, knowledge and behaviors of a "Data Practitioner" that are needed in the workplace.

Curriculum Ocean Tracks: College Edition Modules

These modules were developed to engage undergraduate students with authentic scientific data through investigations that mirror those currently being conducted by scientists studying the broad-scale effects of climate and human activities on top predators in ocean ecosystems.

Presentation What are our motivations for teaching with data?

These presentation slides were presented at the Ocean Observatories Initiative (OOI) Teaching with Data Workshop on May 20-22, 2016.

Presentation Preparing Students for a Data-Rich World

This slide deck was presented at East Bay Educational Collaborative Professional Development Center in Warren, Rhode Island on April 12, 2016 where Ruth Krumhansl was a guest speaker.

Report Building Global Interest in Data Literacy: A Dialogue-Workshop Report

What does it mean to be data literate in the world of “big data”? What should we be teaching students to better prepare them to participate in today’s workforce and society? What steps need to be taken to develop critical data literacy skills in schools?

Book Visualizing Oceans of Data: Ocean Tracks – A Case Study

In 2013, the Oceans of Data Institute (ODI) released 

Video Big Data, Big Promise

Ruth Krumhansl, Founder of the Oceans of Data Institute (ODI), describes all the ways big data is changing lives today, the challenges that big data brings, and why ODI is working to transform education to include more data-relevant instruction.

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