During December 2016, Alexandra Barker will conduct a series of free webinars about how to access and utilize Census Bureau Statistics. The series includes both introductory and advance classes.

Please find the list of classes below and register using the links provided. Registration is limited and will be available on a fist-come first-served basis.

These webinars will not be available on census.gov for registration.

The examples used during the webinars will primarily target MA, NH, ME and VT, however, the skills and resources provided are applicable to all areas in the country.

If you have any questions, please contact Alexandra at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Making Sense of the American Community Survey
The American Community Survey (ACS) is an ongoing survey that generates estimates on social, economic, housing, and demographic topics. Data users can access these estimates down to neighborhood level (tract and block group) using the American FactFinder. This presentation will cover background information about the ACS, an explanation of the ACS datasets and topics, and a demonstration of accessing data using American FactFinder.

Host: Alexandra Barker
Date: Thursday, December 1, 2016
Time: 1:00 pm, Eastern Standard Time (New York, GMT-05:00)
Register: https://census.webex.com/census/k2/j.php?MTID=t5eab5cadda2c1106dbac17523b3975db

Data on a Deadline: Quick Access Tools and Reports
Looking for statistics at your fingertips? Learn how to use a variety of data access tools available online at census.gov that can quickly provide a snapshot of you community. During this training you will learn about U.S. Census Bureau programs and products through live exercises and instruction using tools such as QuickFacts, Easy Stats, Community Facts (AFF), Voting Hot Reports, Census Business Builder, QWI and more.

Host: Alexandra Barker & Eric Coyle
Date: Friday, December 2, 2016
Time: 1:00 pm, Eastern Standard Time (New York, GMT-05:00)
Register: https://census.webex.com/census/k2/j.php?MTID=taa85199e5a8b913ac130fb927d5be345

PART I - Your Community by the Numbers: Intro to American Fact Finder
This workshop is designed for novice data users who would like to become familiar with accessing key demographic, socioeconomic and housing indicators from the American Community Survey using the American FactFinder tool. Participants will learn how to access statistics for areas down to the city/town level.

Host: Alexandra Barker
Date: Tuesday, December 6, 2016
Time: 11:00 am, Eastern Standard Time (New York, GMT-05:00)
Register: https://census.webex.com/census/k2/j.php?MTID=t00b9cf3f04fdb2cd2b65d9d9245f5c7d

PART II - You Neighborhood by the Numbers: Advanced American FactFinder for Tracts and Block Groups
This workshop is designed for data users who are already familiar with ACS datasets and the American FactFinder tool. You will learn how to access key demographic, socioeconomic and housing indicators for non-traditional geographies such as tracts, block groups, and blocks. Users will be able to utilize these geographies to define neighborhoods and service areas and create community profiles and basic maps.

Host: Alexandra Barker
Date: Tuesday, December 6, 2016
Time: 2:00 pm, Eastern Standard Time (New York, GMT-05:00)
Register: https://census.webex.com/census/k2/j.php?MTID=t214a53fcf335000479c1bab6f8dc4d1d

MAPLAB
During this webinar you will learn how to utilize the mapping features available in the American FactFinder. Basic instructions will also be provided during the Advanced AFF webinar. MAPLAB will give you an opportunity to explore it more extensively.

Host: Alexandra Barker
Date: Wednesday, December 7, 2016
Time: 1:00 pm, Eastern Standard Time (New York, GMT-05:00)
Register: https://census.webex.com/census/k2/j.php?MTID=t8443438078afecc55d0d3de2399217ab

Getting to Know The Ferrett: DataFerrett for Accessing Public Use Microdata Sample (PUMS)
Attend this training to learn how to access American Community Survey Public Use Microdata Sample (PUMS), and customize tables using Data Ferrett. Participants will also learn how to cross-tabulate and modify variables to fulfill specific requirements of a project. Using DataFerrett, you can develop an unlimited array of customized spreadsheets that are as versatile and complex as your usage demands.

Host: Alexandra Barker
Date: Thursday, December 8, 2016
Time: 1:00 pm, Eastern Standard Time (New York, GMT-05:00)
Register: https://census.webex.com/census/k2/j.php?MTID=t0215b0edf73620f34f27470787c8903b

OnTheMap: Where are the Jobs?
This workshop is designed for data users who want to research local workforce and employment trends. During this training you will learn how to use the OnTheMap tool, which is a web-based mapping and reporting application that shows where workers are employed and where they live. It also provides companion reports on age, earnings, industry distributions, race, ethnicity, educational attainment, and sex.

Host: Alexandra Barker
Date: Friday, December 9, 2016
Time: 1:00 pm, Eastern Standard Time (New York, GMT-05:00)
Register: https://census.webex.com/census/k2/j.php?MTID=t2027d09ddbb8ff0f1bd26e23268f3cb9

PART I - Race by the Numbers
Learn about how to access Census and American Community Survey data about race, ethnicity, foreign born and ancestry groups using a variety of online tools available at census.gov. During this training you will learn about what how the Census Bureau collects and publishes data on these topics, as well how to access and download tables, and creates maps.
This webinar is divided in five parts. It is not required that you attended all five sessions, but recommended that you attend at least the 2 general sessions (Race and Foreign Born & Ancestry classes)

Host: Alexandra Barker
Date: Monday, December 12, 2016
Time: 1:00 pm, Eastern Standard Time (New York, GMT-05:00)
Register: https://census.webex.com/census/k2/j.php?MTID=t25f25c74206ed4ad8c12ced2c986c89f

PART II - Hispanics by the Numbers
Host: Alexandra Barker & Eric Coyle
Date: Tuesday, December 13, 2016
Time: 1:00 pm, Eastern Standard Time (New York, GMT-05:00)
Register: https://census.webex.com/census/k2/j.php?MTID=t189ce446987f4d5937f28e2db68055e3

PART III - Foreign born and Ancestry by the Numbers
Host: Alexandra Barker
Date: Wednesday, December 14, 2016
Time: 1:00 pm, Eastern Standard Time (New York, GMT-05:00)
Register: https://census.webex.com/census/k2/j.php?MTID=tdb7e0c9e044eee0b212084a91373c519

PART IV - Asians by the Numbers
Host: Alexandra Barker
Date: Thursday, December 15, 2016
Time: 1:00 pm, Eastern Standard Time (New York, GMT-05:00)
Register: https://census.webex.com/census/k2/j.php?MTID=tab594ca31a6de5f8f4b23976ff92686b

PART V - African Americans by the Numbers
Host: Alexandra Barker
Date: Friday, December 16, 2016
Time: 1:00 pm, Eastern Standard Time (New York, GMT-05:00)
Register: https://census.webex.com/census/k2/j.php?MTID=t415c697aeb69a4be1e9ecf44327da38a

Census Reporter: Data access for Journalists
Census Reporter is a free online tool that makes it easier for journalists and other data users to write stories and grants using statistics from the U.S. Census Bureau. Place profiles and comparison pages provide a friendly interface for navigating data, including visualizations for a more useful first look. Census Reporter also offers handy tools for data comparison and makes it easy to create exports for further analysis in tabular or GIS formats. Census Reporter is a Knight News Challenge-funded project.

Host: Alexandra Barker
Date: Monday, December 19, 2016
Time: 1:00 pm, Eastern Standard Time (New York, GMT-05:00)
Register: https://census.webex.com/census/k2/j.php?MTID=taa4f7fc39653a0e7496beb8ba577e3a1

Statistics in Schools
Statistics in Schools is a free online resource for teachers and educators to introduce their students to the value and everyday use of statistics. During this webinar participants will explore standards-aligned classroom-ready activities and learn about the different resources available.

Host: Alexandra Barker & Eric Coyle
Date: Wednesday, December 21, 2016
Time: 1:00 pm, Eastern Standard Time (New York, GMT-05:00)
Register: https://census.webex.com/census/k2/j.php?MTID=t9931a00460305f13ab2fff6e9d0b0881

OnTheMap for Emergency Management
OnTheMap for Emergency Management is a public data tool that provides an intuitive web-based interface for accessing U.S. population and workforce statistics, in real time, for areas being affected by natural disasters. The tool allows users to retrieve reports containing detailed workforce, population, and housing characteristics for hurricanes, floods, wildfires, winter storms, and federal disaster declaration areas.

Host: Alexandra Barker and Jeremy McMaster
Date: Thursday, December 22, 2016
Time: 1:00 pm, Eastern Standard Time (New York, GMT-05:00)
Register: https://census.webex.com/census/k2/j.php?MTID=tffa91166cfacb2190db0052353df6b45

Spreading the Wealth: Accessing Income and Poverty Statistics
In this webinar you will learn the basics of the Income & Poverty topic and receive an illustration of various easy-to-use data tools to retrieve data on this topic. You will also see maps that examine some key statistics related to income & poverty.

Host: Alexandra Barker
Date: Thursday, January 5, 2017
Time: 1:00 pm, Eastern Standard Time (New York, GMT-05:00)
Register: https://census.webex.com/census/k2/j.php?MTID=t583aaf85146c4344b0979d5dfdbe1384

Business Statistics: Census Business Builder
Find out how the Census Bureau measures key information about businesses and industries in this overview of the Economic Census and other economic programs. You will learn how to access statistics on the characteristics of business owners, the number of businesses in a given industry, sales, receipts, payroll, and much more using our new application: Census Business Builder. This training is designed for business people interested in growing their business, raising their awareness of the local community and local competition, researching site locations, among many other uses.

Host: Alexandra Barker
Date: Friday, January 6, 2017
Time: 1:00 pm, Eastern Standard Time (New York, GMT-05:00)
Register: https://census.webex.com/census/k2/j.php?MTID=te101f0e55bb491034f860f960e924ea3

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