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Shape the Future for Your Students - Teaching About the 2020 Census
This presentation will highlight how educators can use the U.S. Census Bureau’s Statistics in Schools (SIS) program to teach about the upcoming 2020 Census. The decennial census happens once every ten years and is the largest peacetime civic engagement undertaken by our country. Participants will leave the session equipped with information on how they can incorporate resources offered by the SIS program into their classroom and how the Statistics in Schools program can help increase awareness of the census in communities to help ensure a complete count of all children. Participants will also receive a live demo of the SIS website.
This talk was presented at:
2020 National ESEA Conference
February 2020 in Atlanta, GA
Speakers
Heidi Crawford

Heidi Crawford has worked for the U.S. Census Bureau for 20 years on projects such as Geographic Programs and Decennial Census Operations. She has worked with a variety of organizations over the course of her career including state/tribal/local governments, businesses, academia and non-profits. She has provided support and training to these various organizations on Census data and tools and geographic programs by conducting workshops, webinars, and presentations. Heidi currently serves as a Program Liaison with the Statistics in Schools Program (SIS). Heidi’s primary focus is outreach and engagement with pre-K-12 educational organizations. The SIS program provides free materials to improve students’ statistical literacy and prepare them for an increasingly data-driven world.