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Royal Society Schools Network CPD: using ‘big data’ in the classroom (Newcastle)

February 21 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

- £20.00

Organisations are becoming increasingly reliant on large amounts of data, which requires their staff to be confident and competent in data handling and data manipulation techniques. Do your students have these skills?

Aimed at both primary and secondary (5-18 years) science and maths teachers in the UK, this event will introduce the theme of using ‘big data in the classroom’. Teachers will be guided through what big data is, why data manipulation is a vital skill for students to start engaging with now, and receive some practical training on the sourcing of data sets and visualisation examples.

The event aims to develop confidence in teaching data science techniques, help develop professional networks and provide links to free resources that can be used to stretch and challenge students.

This event is most suitable for those teaching primary science, biology, geography, chemistry, maths, physics or any other subjects that use basic data sets at the moment.

Support to attend

Attendees to this CPD who are signed up to the Royal Society Schools Network can additionally claim up to £150 to help towards reasonable travel costs (with proof of expenses) for the day.


  • This event is free to attend, but we are asking for a £20 refundable deposit to ensure that we are able to accommodate as many people as possible on the day and avoid a large number of short notice cancellations.
  • This event is for UK teachers teaching the UK curricular to those aged 5-18 years. If you are not currently teaching in a school or college but wish to attend this event, please contact us at education@royalsociety.org for your application to be considered.

– This event is not organised by NUSTEM, but we think you might be interested