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Big Data: Explore the digital future session 5

May 25, 2022 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Event Summary:

This final session will focus on Big data and how Microsoft’s Explore the Digital Future programme can support educators to open students’ minds to careers in Big data as a growth industry. These lesson plans help students understand the difference between big data and traditional data, consider its sources, and explore the ethical questions around collecting and processing big data. They can then put this into practice by developing a machine learning app. This five-part professional learning programme will take you through the full Explore Digital Future programme and give educators a clear understanding of the content and how it relates to research and our curriculum in Scotland.

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Approach we’ll take:

Each session will cover a different topic/unit and we will break it down into 3 steps for each session – exploring resources, a live demo of how it works and how the programme links to research. 45-an hour for each session.

About the Explore the Digital Future professional Learning Programme

TA Scotland is teaming up with the Digital Learning team from Education Scotland and Microsoft to develop this professional learning programme for Scotland’s educators. Our aim for this programme is to develop educators confident use of Microsoft’s Explore the Digital Future programme. Explore the digital future aims to prepare young people for the technology-driven world of tomorrow, demonstrate how diversity helps build better technology, and how it can be used as a force for positive change. The programme brings together the best resources from Microsoft and our industry-leading partners. The resources are developed with educators, connect with all UK curricula, and created as accessible PDFs in both English and Welsh. Take a creative approach to digital skills education with classroom activities, challenges and more. Once completed, students get a certificate to celebrate their success.

Presenters from TA Scotland and Education Scotland with guest speakers from industry and Microsoft.

Tablet Academy Scotland will deliver 50% of the sessions and Education Scotland will deliver the other half of the programme. This will be a certificated course that links in with GTCS  Professional Standards. Our full-time team and wider partner consultants at TA Scotland are all Scottish qualified educators with Microsoft expertise. Everyone in the team has significant experience delivering training, coaching and strategic digital transformation programmes with schools, further/higher education and local authorities across Scotland. We also hand-pick all our team based on their presentation style and ability to empathise with educators. Our team can often be found presenting on behalf of Microsoft and we have a range of Microsoft certifications across the team:  MIE Expert, MIE Master Trainer and Microsoft Certified Educator.


May 25, 2022
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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