Data literacy is crucial for our society to progress
Data Science Education Evangelist
Dr Linda McIver started out as an Academic with a PhD in Computer Science Education. When it became apparent that High School teaching was a lot more fun, Linda began a highly successful career at John Monash Science School, where she built innovative courses in Computational and Data Science for year 10 and 11 students.
Nominated one of the inaugural Superstars of STEM in 2017, Linda is passionate about creating authentic project experiences to motivate all students to become technologically and data literate.
While Linda loves the classroom, it was rapidly becoming clear that teachers in the Australian School system were keen to embrace Data Science but that there was a lack of resources to support that. As Founder and Executive Director of the Australian Data Science Education Institute, Linda is working to ensure that every Australian student has the opportunity to be Computationally and Data Literate.