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#NAFNext2014
SAS Programming for High
School
Teach Your Students to Use Data Analysis for
Problem Solving
Sharon T. Jones,...
Workshop Goals
#NAFNext2014
1. What is SAS? (Language & Company)
2. Why Teach SAS?
4. SAS in the Classroom
5. Relating SAS...
#NAFNext2014
What is SAS?
• The Company
• The Technology
• The Culture
SAS: The Company
• Founded 1976
• Worlds largest privately held software company
• 13,000+ employees worldwide (60 countri...
SAS: The Technology
World leader in
Analytics
Programs and Initiatives
National Board for Professional Teaching
Standards
Education Industry Board Memberships
NC 1:1 Le...
SAS: The Programming Language
• SAS is a 4GL programming language
• Easy-to-learn syntax
• Access, manipulate, manage, sto...
• DirectTV
• T-Mobile
• Williams Sonoma
• Brooks Brothers
• Blue Cross Blue Shield
• Harrah’s Entertainment
• Bank of Amer...
Speaking with Students
Why Teach SAS?
Programming Skills
Critical Thinking and Analytical Skills
Student Engagement and Leadership
Practical Application
Career ...
Why Teach SAS?: SAS Programming for HS Overview
• Teaches students how to prepare data for
analysis and write SAS programs...
Why Teach SAS?: SAS Programming I
Teaches students -
– Basic SAS programming concepts and tasks,
including accessing and m...
Why Teach SAS?: SAS Programming II
Teaches students -
– Comparisons of manipulation
techniques/resource cost benefits desi...
Why Teach SAS?: Statistics
Predicted Shortfall of Analytic Talent
Connection to Career Readiness: BIG DATA
Why Teach SAS?: Statistics
Where is all this data coming from?
• RFID (radio frequency ID) systems generate up to 1,000
times the data of conventiona...
SAS in the Classroom: Project Examples
Homecoming Project:
•Students created a survey to ask students about their
opinions...
SAS In the Classroom: Bobcats Project
Bobcats Project:
•Students wanted to know if their fellow students would want
a name...
SAS in the Classroom: Color Flower
Color Flower:
•Each student was given a Gerber Daisy
•Had to ask questions prior to the...
Overview of Projects:
Homecoming Project
Charlotte Bobcats Project
Technology Journal Project: students recorded data of p...
Relating SAS and NAF
Connecting Students and SAS:
"SAS Day"- event on the SAS campus every year where the
students and tea...
Relating SAS and NAF
• SAS Programming is offered as part of
the NAF curriculum
• SAS and NAF have partnered to offer a
jo...
Relating SAS and NAF
SAS/NAF Joint Certificate Pathway
• NAF Principles of Information
Technology
• NAF Introduction to Pr...
Next Steps:
Summer Program
• 5 days professional development (CEU’s)
• 30 seat SAS software license
• All instructional ma...
Next Steps:
SAS Programming for High School Workshop
June 22-26, 2015
Cary, NC
Contact Information:
O.B. Barrett
o.b.barrett@sas.com
support.sas.com/highschool
Sharon T. Jones, Ed.D.
Sharont.jones@cms....
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SAS Programming for High School - Giving Students the Power to Know

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SAS has created a tremendous opportunity for high school students to learn skills that involve not only programming but critical thinking and problem solving. This workshop will explain SAS, show why it should be taught, explore what it looks like in the classroom and highlight the connection between SAS and the NAF AOIT curriculum.

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SAS Programming for High School - Giving Students the Power to Know

  1. 1. #NAFNext2014
  2. 2. #NAFNext2014 SAS Programming for High School Teach Your Students to Use Data Analysis for Problem Solving Sharon T. Jones, Ed.D, Phillip O. Berry Academy of Technology
  3. 3. Workshop Goals #NAFNext2014 1. What is SAS? (Language & Company) 2. Why Teach SAS? 4. SAS in the Classroom 5. Relating SAS and NAF
  4. 4. #NAFNext2014 What is SAS? • The Company • The Technology • The Culture
  5. 5. SAS: The Company • Founded 1976 • Worlds largest privately held software company • 13,000+ employees worldwide (60 countries) • SAS has customers in 135 countries - more than 65,000 business, government and university customer sites • Ranked #1 -World’s Best Multinational Workplaces list (2012)
  6. 6. SAS: The Technology World leader in Analytics
  7. 7. Programs and Initiatives National Board for Professional Teaching Standards Education Industry Board Memberships NC 1:1 Learning Technology Initiative Computer Science Education Week Boys & Girls Clubs of America Employee Volunteer Fund Communities in Schools STEM Initiative Support YMCA of the Triangle Triangle High Five Donors Choose Math Summit Scholarships Teaching and Learning SAS Programming for High School Educators University MS in Advanced Analytics Programs University Joint Certificate Programs SAS Global Academic Program AP Statistics Summer Institute SAS Student Ambassadors Industry Advisory Boards Offerings and Services Value-Added Assessment Software Administrative Software & Services No Cost: SAS Software Access for Universities Education Mobile Learning Apps Online Curriculum Resources Workshops for Universities Teaching Materials SAS: Commitment to Education
  8. 8. SAS: The Programming Language • SAS is a 4GL programming language • Easy-to-learn syntax • Access, manipulate, manage, store, analyze and report on data • The SAS language basically divides data processing and analysis into two kinds of steps. – Data Steps - Which manipulate data input and creation or deletion of variables. – Procedure Steps - Which manipulate analysis and output.
  9. 9. • DirectTV • T-Mobile • Williams Sonoma • Brooks Brothers • Blue Cross Blue Shield • Harrah’s Entertainment • Bank of America • Citibank • AutoZone • Honda • Expedia • Family Dollar • US Department of Treasury • US Airforce • US Census Bureau • US Centers for Disease Control & Prevention • US Fish & Wildlife Service • Dow Chemical Company Customers in 135 countries, over 65,000 customer sites SAS: Who Uses SAS?
  10. 10. Speaking with Students Why Teach SAS?
  11. 11. Programming Skills Critical Thinking and Analytical Skills Student Engagement and Leadership Practical Application Career Opportunities Certification Opportunities Why Teach SAS? (What is the value?)
  12. 12. Why Teach SAS?: SAS Programming for HS Overview • Teaches students how to prepare data for analysis and write SAS programs to solve problems • Two courses available • Each course aligns to an industry recognized SAS certification credential
  13. 13. Why Teach SAS?: SAS Programming I Teaches students - – Basic SAS programming concepts and tasks, including accessing and manipulating data; producing basic list, summary, and statistical reports; creating SAS data sets; combining SAS data sets; creating basic graphs; and querying data using the SQL procedure Prepares students –  SAS Certified Base Programmer for SAS 9 credential
  14. 14. Why Teach SAS?: SAS Programming II Teaches students - – Comparisons of manipulation techniques/resource cost benefits designed to help student programmers choose the most appropriate technique for their data situation – How to process SAS data using Structured Query Language (SQL) & how to use the components of the SAS macro facility to design, write, and debug macro systems that are reusable and dynamic Prepares students –  SAS Certified Advanced Programmer for SAS 9 credential
  15. 15. Why Teach SAS?: Statistics Predicted Shortfall of Analytic Talent
  16. 16. Connection to Career Readiness: BIG DATA Why Teach SAS?: Statistics
  17. 17. Where is all this data coming from? • RFID (radio frequency ID) systems generate up to 1,000 times the data of conventional bar code systems • 10,000 payment card transactions are made every second around the world • Walmart handles more than 1 million customer transactions an hour • 340 million tweets are sent per day. That's nearly 4,000 tweets per second • Facebook has more than 901 million active users generating social interaction data • More than 5 billion people are calling, texting, tweeting and browsing websites on mobile phones Why Teach SAS?: Statistics
  18. 18. SAS in the Classroom: Project Examples Homecoming Project: •Students created a survey to ask students about their opinions about homeocming •Collected data at lunch •Input data into SAS •Analyzed the data Homecoming Prezi
  19. 19. SAS In the Classroom: Bobcats Project Bobcats Project: •Students wanted to know if their fellow students would want a name change •Collected data at lunch •Had to analyze and present
  20. 20. SAS in the Classroom: Color Flower Color Flower: •Each student was given a Gerber Daisy •Had to ask questions prior to the experiment •Cut the flower and chose a food color then put flower in food coloring •Estimated time to change or if change •Ran analysis
  21. 21. Overview of Projects: Homecoming Project Charlotte Bobcats Project Technology Journal Project: students recorded data of pieces of technology used, ran the data to see what technology was used most World Statistics Day Project SuperBowl Project College Research: researched 10 colleges to find out information about the schools Reverse Homecoming Charlotte Checkers Game: attended a Charlotte Checkers game and recorded data New Lunch Survey: a new lunch schedule was implemented and the students asked if they could run a survey to see if the school population like the new lunch Transportation Survey Project Find all the projects at: http://sjonespob.webs.com/classdocuments SAS in the Classroom: Overview
  22. 22. Relating SAS and NAF Connecting Students and SAS: "SAS Day"- event on the SAS campus every year where the students and teachers can network with one another, play with SAS in ways that are not necessarily covered in their courses, and also see some of the newest technologies SAS has to offer. This year is was called "Discover, Lead, Solve" Internships with SAS- Our high school programs are designed to give students first hand interaction with state of the art technology, as well as professional mentorship. SAS’ high school programs provide students with work-related learning experiences in a positive corporate environment. SAS Internships SAS on Advisory Board- SAS has had several members sit on advisory boards
  23. 23. Relating SAS and NAF • SAS Programming is offered as part of the NAF curriculum • SAS and NAF have partnered to offer a joint SAS/NAF Certificate • Connecting Students and SAS – Discover, Lead, Solve – Internships – Advisory Boards
  24. 24. Relating SAS and NAF SAS/NAF Joint Certificate Pathway • NAF Principles of Information Technology • NAF Introduction to Programming • NAF Database Design • SAS Programming
  25. 25. Next Steps: Summer Program • 5 days professional development (CEU’s) • 30 seat SAS software license • All instructional materials, exercises, assessments, data sets included
  26. 26. Next Steps: SAS Programming for High School Workshop June 22-26, 2015 Cary, NC
  27. 27. Contact Information: O.B. Barrett o.b.barrett@sas.com support.sas.com/highschool Sharon T. Jones, Ed.D. Sharont.jones@cms.k12.nc.us http://sjonespob.webs.com

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