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Improving data literacy is a Course

Improving data literacy

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Full course description

Date and time

Thursday 3 September 2020, 9.30 am to 3.30 pm


Independent Schools Victoria, 40 Rosslyn Street, West Melbourne


This learning event is right for you if you are keen to develop authentic sense-making of data in your team


Data Literacy is the ability to read, write and comprehend data just as literacy is the ability to read, write and comprehend our native language. Knowledge is power and data is blind until it is turned into knowledge.  Data literacy is the key to developing that knowledge. There is an expectation in schools for all involved in the school community to have a high level of data literacy in order to make a difference to the young people in our care. This one day workshop will provide a framework for increasing data literacy within your teaching and learning teams. There will also be discussion of the development and use of data plans.

Data Literacy is an integral part of developing a culture of self-evaluation and reflection across the school.

Key takeaways                

  • increased understanding of the core components of data literacy
  • suggested methods for further developing data literacy and engagement with data
  • ideas for the development of data plans.

Presenter information

Karen Milkins-Hendry                   

Karen Milkins-Hendry is Dean of The Development Centre at Independent Schools Victoria. Her 26 years working in schools included leadership experience that spanned across pastoral and academic areas with extended periods as Acting Principal. This background provided valuable strategic skills and experience to bring into both the development and implementation of leadership programs. With a teaching background as broad as Specialist Mathematics and Chemistry through to VCE Theatre Studies, Karen relishes her current role of engaging with the broader educational community with a view to providing evidence-based support to the unique improvement journey of schools.

Michael Noonan                              

Michael Noonan is the Head of Research at Independent Schools Victoria. Before joining Independent Schools Victoria, Michael was a senior consultant at PhillipsKPA where he led numerous national research and evaluation projects spanning the Schools, Vocational Education and Training and University sectors. He has conducted research with all Australia governments and consulted to most Australian universities. Michael is a skilled social researcher and policy analyst specialising in the policy and program evaluation, strategy, and quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis.