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Develop teacher expertise in K-12 statistics and data science teaching through free, personalized professional learning.

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How is InSTEP different from other online learning platforms?

Personalize learning to meet your professional needs through customized recommendations and collaborative spaces.

Build your skills in data investigations and innovative teaching approaches based on practices of data professionals and research on students’ learning with data.

Expand your professional collection of resources and technology vetted by experts in statistics and data science education.

Our Mission

Improve classrooms to build a better tomorrow for the data-centric world our students live in.

I can engage with it on my own schedule, rather than losing class time, and I’m coming away with lots of new ideas, resources, and activities.

Mathematics Teacher

Built on 7 Dimensions of Teaching Statistics and Data Science

Modules for teachers’ learning are organized by 7 interrelated dimensions of instructional design that support developing students' understanding of foundational processes, practices, and ways of thinking used in statistics and data science classrooms.

Hover over each dimension to learn more

Data and Statistical Practices
Tasks
Technology Tools
Central Statistical Ideas
Data
Argumentation
Assessment of Student Thinking
Data and Statistical Practices
Central Statistical Ideas
Tasks
Data
Technology Tools
Argumentation
Assessment of Student Thinking

When will InSTEP be available?

A select group of users will test the platform this year. Please sign up to be notified of our public release or for other opportunities to engage with the platform.

Until our release, we recommend you visit the free course: Amplifying Statistics and Data Science in Classrooms.

Project Team

Hollylynne S. Lee

Hollylynne S. Lee

Principal Investigator

Professor of Mathematics and Statistics Education, College of Education @ NC State University

Gemma Mojica

Gemma Mojica

Co-Principal Investigator

Research Scholar, Friday Institute for Education Innovation @ NC State University

Alex Dreier

Alex Dreier

Co-Principal Investigator

Instructional Design Lead, Friday Institute for Educational Innovation @ NC State University

John Vavricka

John Vavricka

Project Director

Senior Director, Center for Technology and Data Management @ RTI International