NetApp believes the ability to unlock the full potential of data is a necessary skill and competency that needs to be taught starting at a young age.
Most classroom and learning experiences today are not adequately teaching critical data literacy concepts and skills. NetApp is on a mission to help address this opportunity and especially focus on providing access for students in underserved communities.
Students demonstrate their data science skills and problem-solving around topics they care about such as no poverty, quality education and climate action.
Students ages 12-16 dive into data sets aligned with the UN Sustainable Development Goals discussing topics that they care about ranging from climate change to health equity to education, encouraging them to get curious and ask tough questions.
Data is everywhere in our lives. Students learn how data can inform, educate and empower us to have impact.
Students investigate, manipulate and move data while learning about social issues. Their questions inspire more interpretation and ideas to form.
Students visualize data using tools like CODAP to form interesting patterns and spark insights.
Students apply their data analysis to create actionable solutions to improve their world.
We learn and share our insights from Data Explorers as members of the Data Science 4 Everyone and Messy Data Coalitions. NetApp seeks opportunities to collaborate within the field to scale programming and support the overall advancement of data science education.
We collaborate in curriculum design, educator training, and employee engagement, seeking impactful ways to engage and inspire young people in informal settings. The goal, ultimately, is to invite educators into data science education with the intent of preparing more students for data-rich futures.
It’s so important to invest in equitable STEM learning experiences for youth. NetApp’s leadership and commitment to bring data science afterschool opportunities and mentorship to youth who may not typically have access comes at a critical time in our education system.
Chad Dorsey, President and CEO, Concord Consortium (Photo credit: Concord Consortium)
An opportunity lies in data science curricula to show our community's youth how data can help them make a difference in the world.
Data Explorers is helping students better understand and engage with data for the good of the community.
Let's create more educational opportunities together by investing in the next generation. Find answers to common questions about the program below or keep scrolling to connect with our team via email.
Our team is in the process of working with our nonprofit partners to develop an educator training program that includes accompanying materials. If you are interested in learning more once they are available, please email NAServes@netapp.com
How students can explore and learn data science concepts can fall into a vast range of options from simple activities to more in-depth learning experiences. Here are a few that we like for educators to try to start experimenting with approaches:
Explore our initiatives to find out how you can get involved with the NetApp Serves mission.