Kristin Hunter-Thomson

Dataspire Education & Evaluation LLC, Rutgers University

Kristin has worked in science and science education for close to 20 years in various locations around the U.S. and abroad. Currently, she runs Dataspire Education & Evaluation, LLC to facilitate data and science education professional development for teachers in grades 3-16, to develop data-focused educational resources, and to evaluate STEM educational programs. Also, Kristin is a Visiting Assistant Research Professor at Rutgers University, assists Tuva part-time as a data literacy specialist and professional development consultant, contracts with BrainPOP to build their Data Manipulatives, and writes the Data Literacy 101 articles for the Interdisciplinary Ideas column in NSTA’s Science Scope.

Workshop Leader, Website Contributor

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Conference Presentations (2)

Improving Pre-service Teachers' Data Literacy and Computational Thinking Using Earth Data in Existing Methods Courses part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Previous Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2021:Program:Oral Sessions:Oral Session II
Computing and data permeate our society, and are critical to understanding our Earth. Data literacy is thus essential as an informed and engaged 21st century citizen, and fundamental to understanding the process of ...

Gestalt + Geoscience Data → Getting to the Finish Line: Helping Students Identify Data Patterns More Easily part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Previous Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2021:Program:Oral Sessions:Oral Session II
There is an explosion of data and data visualizations available online that can connect us to the world around us and address data skills used in K-16 math and science curriculum. The amount of freely available ...

Other Contribution (1)

Perception Science + Real-World Data + Data Visualization = Enhancing Students' Data Analysis & Interpretation part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2022:Program:Morning Workshops:Perception Science + Real-World Data + Data Visualization = Enhancing Students Data Analysis & Interpretation
Join us as we highlight findings of perception science and approaches to data visualization to help students unpack "Analyzing & Interpreting Data" when it comes to looking at lots of geoscience data. ...