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IDC3O Interdisciplinary Studies: Data Literacy – Grade 11 (Open)

Course Details

  • 3. Grade 11

PREREQUISITE: None

GRADE: 11 (Open)

AVAILABILITY: Blyth Academy Online

THE ONTARIO CURRICULUMInterdisciplinary 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.


Course Overview

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 ONE
Computational Thinking

Essential Question: Why is learning Computational Thinking skills essential for future careers?

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 TWO
Learning Python

Essential Question: How useful is learning Python in my career as a student?

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 THREE
Working with Data Files

Essential Question: How are critical global decisions made by people who manipulate data?

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 FOUR
Data in a Global Society

Essential Question: What are we doing with Data in the world today? 

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 FIVE
Data and Careers

Essential Question: How can we stay on top of all the changes in today's 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.

Please consult our Frequently Asked Questions Page or the Exam section within your course for more details on final exams and the exam fee. More information can also be found in our Student Handbook.

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