Dear Data


*This course is intended for lower elementary students


Class Schedule

Wednesdays 2:45-3:35 pm PST and 5:15-6:05 pm PST

October 2, October 9, October 16, October 23, October 30, November 6


Note: Classes are listed in PST, click below to convert time to your time zone.

Course Overview

Have you ever collected and documented your own data?

Dear Data was a year-long project by two information designers who sent hand-drawn postcards to each other every week based on personal data. In this course, we will embark on a similar journey, learning lots about data, each other, and ourselves in the process. We will practice collecting and analyzing data, and we will use our data to share insights about our lives.

Student Outcomes:

  • Read and interpret data visualizations
  • Learn to collect and document your own data
  • Use data to tell a story

Student Experience

Pattern Seeker




Your Teacher: Emily Lenhart

Emily Lenhart has worked in education for 10 years with a broad range of experience in elementary and middle school settings at both independent and public schools across the US. During her 5 years at the Nueva School in Hillsborough, CA, she enjoyed learning to meet the diverse needs of gifted learners while earning a Master of Education from the University of the Pacific. Emily currently serves as the math specialist at a public school in rural Iowa, where she strives to support students as they find patterns, make connections, and ask questions. Emily also runs an online tutoring business for gifted students who struggle in math.