Education, Outreach, and Workforce Development

Through DART, we plan to implement a wide range of professional development and data science education activities to engage K20 learners in Arkansas. Our vision is that Arkansas will have a statewide educational ecosystem, where learners of any age can receive a designed, consistent, scaffolded education in data science, with further educational opportunities or job opportunities at appropriate points in their careers. To accomplish this, our mission is to create a model data science and analytics program for Arkansas schools that will promote problem-based and experiential-based pedagogy in critical thinking and analysis, technology familiarity, and a foundation in math and statistics.