Data Mastery with Python: Analyzing, Manipulating, and Creating with Digital Media
January 22 - May 3, 2024
Grades 11 - 12
Use Python to:
- Read In A Large Text Corpus (for example, All of Shakespeare’s works) And Do Basic Word
- Read in a “jpeg” or “png” File and Be Able to Crop, Tint, Analyze Its Colors, and Convert to
- Read in Tabular Data From Excel or .csv File and Perform Basic, Exploratory Data Analysis
- Read In An Audio Recording and Analyze its Frequency Content
Classtimes will be coordinated between the Lead Teacher and Teacher Fellow
January 22 - May 3, 2024
Number of Sessions:
This course will be part of an ongoing research study by AIR, in collaboration with CWW, the CERES Institute for Children & Youth at Boston University, and the Rennie Center. The study aims to understand teacher and student experiences in the CWW initiative, including factors influencing effective implementation, and outcomes.
In today's data-driven world, Python is your key to unlocking the secrets hidden within the digital
realm. In this course students will learn how to utilize Python to analyze, manipulate, and harness
diverse data types. Through hands-on projects, you'll embark on a data adventure.
First, we'll learn about the world of text analysis. Then, students will read an image and do basic
image processing including cropping, tinting, and converting to black-white. We'll even dive into
the auditory realm, dissecting the frequencies of audio recordings to decipher the melodies and
chords hidden within. But we don't stop there! Students will also master the art of wrangling
tabular data, just like a data scientist at work. Imagine dissecting the vast Titanic passenger
dataset to uncover hidden insights. At the end of the term, students will also have a chance to find
an image, text corpus, audio recording or tabular data and apply what they learn to the selected
data. Join us and be a data expert in a world overflowing with information!
Dr. Long Nguyen has been teaching AP Computer Science at Boston Latin School
for the last ten years. He also teaches for the Math Department and the Computer Science Department at the University of Massachusetts Boston. He has three young
kids, Mila, Rocco and Lana and loves playing tennis and going swimming with them.
He was born in Vietnam and came to Boston at the age of ten. He graduated from
Boston Public Schools and received his Bachelor degree in Mathematics from Boston University and both his Masters and Ph.D in Mathematics from Brigham Young University. After graduating, he taught at the boarding school the Loomis Chaffee in Connecticut for two years before moving to Boston at his current position.