Delivery, Enrollment, and Facilitation
This is a mastery-based course with no discussion forums. The course will be delivered in a fully online format. This course is non-facilitated, and is designed to be completed independently. It is self-paced, with an enrollment period of 60 days, which begins immediately upon confirmation of registration. A Help Forum is included in the course that will be carefully monitored by a full-time online facilitator.
Leveraging Microsoft Excel to Analyze and Visualize Data for Informed Decision-Making is designed for teachers who already have some knowledge of and experience with Microsoft Excel and who are dedicated to learning more about the application and incorporation of the software’s features and functions into (and outside of) the context of their classrooms. Participants will have numerous opportunities to apply new skills and develop their own Microsoft Excel content-enriched activities to support curricular goals.
Session 1: Student Orientation
Session 2: Introduction to Data
Session 3: Data Collection and Validation
Session 4: Data Security, Storage, and Retrieval
Session 5: Data Analysis in Excel
Session 6: Data Visualizations
Session 7: Dashboards in Excel
This is an intermediate level course for teachers, literacy coaches, curriculum specialists, professional development specialists, or other school personnel. Participants should already possess proficiency with Microsoft Excel before taking this course, as its goal is in application through the ways it can allow you to store, analyze, and visualize data. Participants are expected to have regular access to computers with Internet access. In addition, participants should be proficient with browsing the Internet, uploading and downloading content, navigating to computer files, and with using word processing software, email, and attachments.
Participants must have Microsoft Excel available to them in order to complete this course. All materials in this course are the property of the South Carolina Department of Education Office of VirtualSC PD. All course materials needed/required for the workshop are available online.