IDC3O Interdisciplinary Studies: Data Literacy – Grade 11 (Open)
GRADE: 11 (Open)
AVAILABILITY: Blyth Academy Online
THE ONTARIO CURRICULUM: Interdisciplinary Studies
CREDIT CROSSOVER: Although Interdisciplinary Studies (IDC3O) courses focus on different subject matter, the IDC3O course code can only count as one credit on a student’s transcript, even if multiple IDC3O courses are taken. For example, a student that has completed IDC3O – Athletics and IDC3O – Data Literacy will only earn one credit in total on their final transcript. Each IDC3O course (along with the final grade) will show, however, a credit value of zero will be applied to the second IDC3O course.
IDC3O – Data Literacy will help students combine the skills required for and knowledge of different subjects and disciplines to solve problems, make decisions, create personal meaning, and present findings beyond the scope of a single subject or discipline. Through individual and collaborative inquiry and research, students will analyze the connections among diverse subjects and disciplines; develop information literacy skills in analyzing, selecting, evaluating, and communicating information; and become aware of a variety of resources and viewpoints on contemporary issues. They will also examine their own learning styles, relate their inquiries and research to real-life situations, and investigate career opportunities in new disciplines.
UNIT ONEComputational Thinking
- In this unit, students will discover the purpose of understanding Flowcharts and how they are the foundation pieces for preparing to program. Students will be challenged with several assignments and are expected to use information found on reliable sources on the Internet to complete all assignments.
UNIT TWOLearning Python
- In this unit, students will learn how to program using Python. By installing a free Editor they will practice and test their programs prior to submitting. This will be a challenging unit with a heavy emphasis placed on self-guided learning using provided Ninja Links for extended learning.
UNIT THREEWorking with Data Files
- In this unit, the ideas and concepts about the new and upcoming field of Data Literacy (DL) are explored and investigated. Students are provided with opportunities to use real data files to their programming skills. An understanding of why this is an important field of study in many disciplines should become clear in this unit.
UNIT FOURData in a Global Society
- In this unit, learning is further extended to a global level and discoveries are made as to how this impacts a global society. There are many global incidents that allow students to expand on their knowledge of how these concepts could influence day to day operations of major economic and social forces in our world.
UNIT FIVEData and Careers
- In this unit, students discover why the saying, “My job did not exist five years ago!”, will be a reality in their world once they start researching careers. This unit should motivate students to critically consider the range of options they will have for careers in the next 5 years and how lucky they are having such a range of options.
- This project is the final evaluation of IDC3O Data Literacy online. This project will be worth a total of 30% of the final grade.