At TERC I was the Project Director of Kids’ Survey Network (KSN). KSN was a web-based community of practice that supported middle school students in developing data literacy through survey research. Working in teams, KSN participants, ages 11-14, develop their research, survey question writing, and data analysis capabilities through playing games, taking surveys, watching videos, providing feedback to other KSN teams, engaging in challenging online learning activities, and completing their own survey projects on topics of their choice. The project’s research study examines the apprenticeship network as a model for delivering challenging activities linked to STEM learning in informal student settings.
Collaborators: Elizabeth Rowe, Chris Hancock, Erin Bardar, Teon Edwards, Barb MacEachern, Jodi Asbell-Clarke, Diana Nunnaley, Don Roby.
Publication: Rowe, E., Zalles, D., Sylvan, E., & Hancock, C. (2011). Learning Data Literacy Skills and Concepts in Two Games: Question Detective and Space Chase. Children’s Learning in Videogame and Academic Settings symposium at the Society for Research in Child Development biennial meeting. Montreal, Canada.