This Treasure Hunt and Data Literacy Protocol are designed to enhance data literacy among educators, build capacity, and create a culture of collaborative inquiry in schools.
This Treasure Hunt protocol is a structured format, which includes a set schedule (60± minutes) and specific guidelines to facilitate each step of the process of introducing teachers to using data. This exercise allows for the evaluation of data literacy such as; types of graph selected, representation of frequencies, percentages etc. It also allows participants’ working methods (graph titles, identification of axes etc.) to be assessed.
The protocol can be used as an introductory workshop activity to familiarize participants with academic data. It can replace Step 1 of the Data Team Process: Collect and Chart Data. The treasure Hunt protocol can be used to introduce a data analysis activity.
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