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Exploring the Opportunity Atlas (OI 001)


Description
Instructor-facilitated Online Course

Tuesdays, March 30, 2021 – April 20, 2021
Duration: Four Weeks
Session Length: 60 mins, starting at 1pm ET
Access Code: OppAtlas

Zoom link:
https://harvard.zoom.us/j/92041850108?pwd=ei9UYmt0aWJJZVNWQzVYSGdUVHB4dz09

“Exploring the Opportunity Atlas" is a What Works Cities course in partnership with Opportunity Insights. The course is comprised of a series of interactive lessons that cover how the Atlas data are sourced and interpreted, how to download and customize Atlas data and maps, and how to leverage this data to inform decision-making. Participants will specifically explore the Atlas to identify economic mobility trends in their own community and will have an opportunity to work with experts to consider how Atlas data can inform local policies and initiatives.

Register by March 27 2021

Start Date: 03/30/2021

Content
  • Pre-Course Resources
  • ETOA Registrants Map
  • Pre-Course Survey
  • Syllabus
  • Exploring the Opportunity Atlas Course Teaser
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Getting Started Overlaying Data on the Opportunity Atlas
  • The Opportunity Atlas
  • Some Reading: Research & Publications
  • Week 1: Preparing to Use the Opportunity Atlas
  • Course Introduction & Expectations
  • Syllabus
  • Introductions
  • Week 1 Learning Objectives
  • Module 1: Preparing to Use the Opportunity Atlas
  • Module 1 Review
  • Questions?
  • Week 1 Discussion Questions
  • Week 1 Assignment
  • Wrap Up & Next Steps
  • The Opportunity Atlas
  • Tutorial: Using Advanced Mode
  • Week 1 Reflection Questions
  • WEEK 2: Using the Opportunity Atlas
  • Week 2 Introduction
  • Vox Video: Does My Neighborhood Determine My Future?
  • Last Week
  • Discussion: Week 1 Reflection Responses
  • Week 2 Learning Objectives
  • Module 2: Using the Opportunity Atlas
  • Module 2 Review
  • Questions?
  • Week 2 Discussion Questions
  • Tutorial: Compare Mode
  • Wrap-Up & Next Steps
  • Week 2 Assignment
  • Week 2 Assignment Reflection Questions
  • WEEK 3: Exploring National Patterns on the Local Level
  • Week 3 Introduction
  • Last Week
  • Discussion: Week 2 Reflection Responses
  • Module 3 Learning Objectives
  • Module 3: Exploring National Patterns on the Local Level
  • Questions?
  • Week 3 Discussion Questions
  • Wrap-Up & Next Steps
  • Week 3 Assignment
  • Week 3 Assignment Reflection Questions
  • Tutorial: Overlaying Data
  • Getting Started Overlaying Data on the Opportunity Atlas
  • State-Level Housing Data for Atlas Overlay
  • WEEK 4: Case Study for Policy Application
  • Week 4 Introduction
  • Week 3 Assignment Reflections
  • Week 4 Learning Objectives
  • Module 4: Case Study for Using the Atlas for Local Housing Policy
  • Questions?
  • Final Brainstorm Question
  • Final Wrap Up & More Data Resources
  • Exit Survey
Completion rules
  • All units must be completed