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Making the most of data: Collecting, visualising, applying

August 10, 2017 @ 8:45 am - 3:15 pm

Full day conference featuring data literacy expert Kristin Fontichiaro, University of Michigan, USA.  Keynote: Data and why Data Literacy matters.  Plus Masterclass (all day August 11).

Conference venue: Bayview Eden, 6 Queens Rd, Melbourne, 3004
Cost: $280 members, $350 non-members

Masterclass venue: The Dream Factory, 90 Maribyrnong St, Footscray, 3011
Cost: $250 members, $350 non-members

Data literacy is recognised as a vital digital literacy.  We are ideally placed as educators to broaden the effective use of data as both a learning and a teaching tool.  As recognised in the new Victorian Digital Technologies Curriculum, developing students’ capacity as thoughtful, active citizens requires teachers and teacher-librarians to be informed about the critical and essential aspects of data literacy and to engage in high-leverage, practical instructional strategies that can be used to directly impact students’ data literacy capabilities.

“School librarians can play a significant role in helping students gain understanding of real‑world numbers, statistics, charts, graphs, and visualisations. Librarians are unique cross‑disciplinary pollinators who can fill the gaps between subject areas and help students gain skill in comprehending and critically evaluating data at home, at school, and in life.”

Fontichiaro, K., & Oehrli, J. A. (2016). Why Data Literacy Matters. Knowledge Quest, 44 (5), 21-27.


  1. Making the Most of Data – Thursday, 10 August 2017 – Conference Program  REGISTRATION FORM BELOW.
  2. Data Masterclass with Kristin Fontichiaro – Friday, 11 August 2017 – (Click on this link to access Registration Form)

Discounted accommodation for attendees at this event is available at the Hotel. Please contact The Bayview Eden directly to arrange your accommodation booking.

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School Library Association of Victoria
BSB: 013 259
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NOTE: Due to catering and conference planning commitments, cancellation fees apply if less than seven days notice of non-attendance is provided.

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August 10, 2017
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