Educators of color can apply for IRE’s Educator of Color Fellowship to attend an online Data Bootcamp for Educators. 

The bootcamp will be virtual Jan. 4-7, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. ET and Jan. 8, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. ET. Fellowship applications are due Monday, Oct. 26 and require a letter of recommendation. 

Fellowships are open to any educator of color teaching journalism at a college or university — no previous data experience required! Fellowships include a complimentary bootcamp registration ($800 value) and an IRE membership/renewal ($70 value). 

“So much of what we did in the bootcamp I can immediately replicate in my classroom,” said Jessica Langlois, assistant professor of Journalism at Fullerton College and Data Bootcamp for Educators attendee. “It demystified data for me, and showed me how to get my students excited about data journalism.”

Bootcamps are taught by IRE’s experienced trainers and a college-level data journalism professor. Attendees will receive hands-on training on spreadsheet and database skills and will also learn how to teach those tools in a college setting. 

In addition, attendees will learn how to build data lessons into coursework and how to create syllabi for data journalism courses. The bootcamp includes IRE training materials and data that can be used in class.

For more information, see the full bootcamp schedule. 

Questions? Contact training@ire.org