Data Visualization with Google Data Studio

Do you use Excel or Google Sheets to organize and analyze data, but are looking for something more interactive and visual? Data Studio is Google’s free data visualization tool which allows you to turn unwieldy spreadsheets into visual dashboards that bring your data to life. Whether it’s assessments, demographics, behavior, or attendance data, if it’s in a spreadsheet, you can visualize it with Google Data Studio! This workshop will provide participants with an understanding of the potential for using Google Data Studio with education data and an opportunity to engage with Data Studio tools and features. Participants will learn basic Data Studio skills using a sample data set, but will have time to work on a project incorporating their own data as well. 


Course Details

Audience Administrators, Technology Staff, Instructional Technology Staff, any educators interested in data visualization 
Level Beginner & Intermediate
Instructor Laura Tilton
Date June 24, 2020 
Earn  6 PDPs 
Location Live Virtual
Time 9:00 am to 2:00 pm, with alternating periods of live instruction and supported work time (plus breaks as needed) 
MassCUE Member Cost $150
Non-Member Cost $190
Limit 12 Participants
Prerequisites Participants should have at least intermediate spreadsheet skills and be comfortable working with data and the Google suite of tools. Participants should bring a laptop or Chromebook and have access to a Google account. Participants should also bring some data of their own, preferably as a Google Sheet, that they would like to explore. 

Laura Tilton

Laura TiltonLaura has worked for 20+ years supporting school districts as they use technology and data to improve teaching and learning. As Regional Data Specialist for the MA-DESE Southeast DSAC, she focused on helping Massachusetts districts use and understand MCAS and accountability data. Prior to that, she was the Director of Curriculum, Instruction & Technology in Carver Public Schools and also served as Associate Director at FreshPond Education. Laura is currently the (half-time) Director of District Data and Accountability for the Marshfield Public Schools, and also provides data consulting services to school districts in Massachusetts and beyond.  

Massachusetts Digital Literacy and Computer Science Standards 9-12.CT.c.3 Create, evaluate, and revise data visualization for communication and knowledge. Teacher Indicator I-C. Analysis: Analyzes data from assessments, draws conclusions, and shares them appropriately. Administrator Indicator I-E. Data-Informed Decision Making: Uses multiple sources of evidence related to student learning, including state, district, and school assessment results and growth data, to inform school and district goals and improve organizational performance, educator effectiveness, and student learning. 

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Data Visualization with Google Data Studio June 24, 2020 9:00 am – 2:00 pm Live Virtual

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