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Meeting Within a Meeting (MWM)
Statistics Workshop for Mathematics and Science Teachers
Sponsored by the American Statistical Association (ASA)
|Dates:||Thursday, August 15 and Friday, August 16, 2013, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.|
|Places:||American Statistical Association, 732 N. Washington Street, Alexandria, VA 22314 (street parking available and metro accessible via the blue and yellow lines to Braddock Road station)|
|Audience:||Middle and High School Mathematics and Science Teachers. Multiple mathematics/science teachers from the same school are especially encouraged to attend.|
|Objectives:||Enhance understanding and teaching of statistics within the mathematics/science curriculum through conceptual understanding, active learning, real-world data applications, and appropriate technology.|
|Content:||Teachers will explore problems that require them to formulate questions, collect, organize, analyze, and draw conclusions from data and apply basic concepts of probability. The MWM program will include examining what students can be expected to do at the most basic level of understanding and what can be expected of them as their skills develop and their experience broadens. Content is consistent with Common Core standards, Virginia standards, GAISE recommendations, and NCTM Principles and Standards for School Mathematics.|
|Presenters:||GAISE Report authors and prominent statistics educators|
Middle school and high school statistics sessions
Activity-based sessions, including lesson plan development for teaching statistical concepts at the middle school and high school levels.
Lunch and refreshments
Workshop activity handouts
Certificate of participation from the ASA certifying professional development hours
Optional graduate credit available
|Cost:||The course fee for the two days is $50.|
|Follow up:||Follow-up activities and webinars
Network with statisticians and teachers to organize learning communities
|Registration:||More information and online registration will be available in May 2013. Space is limited. If interested in attending, please register as soon as possible.|
|Contact:||Rebecca Nichols, firstname.lastname@example.org; (703) 684-1221, Ext. 1877|
The primary goal of the MWM program in 2013 is to provide an opportunity for middle and high school teachers who teach mathematics and science courses to discuss and apply the data analysis and statistical concepts embodied in the Common Core Standards for Mathematics, Virginia Standards, and in the Guidelines for Assessment and Instruction in Statistics Education (GAISE) Pre-K-12 Curriculum Framework endorsed by the American Statistical Association. Teachers will explore problems that require them to formulate statistical questions, collect, organize, analyze, and draw conclusions from data and apply basic concepts of probability. The MWM program will include examining what students can be expected to do at the most basic level of understanding data analysis and what can be expected of them as their skills develop and experience broadens.
|Program Chair: Katherine T. Halvorsen, Department of Mathematics & Statistics, Smith College|
Schedule for Introductory Statistics Workshop
Schedule for Intermediate Statistics Workshop
MWM 2013 Workshop Registration:
- Online registration will begin in May. Registrations will be accepted until the course fills, but should arrive no later than August 9. Space is limited. If interested in attending, please register as soon as possible.
- The MWM registration process will include a brief survey used by the MWM organizers to hone the MWM program followed by the payment portion of the registration process.
- The MWM workshop fee is $50.
- For more information, contact Rebecca@amstat.org.
New Sponsorships Available for DC Metro Area Teachers: The Washington Statistical Society (WSS), the largest chapter of the American Statistical Association, has generously offered to reimburse the $50 registration fee for the first forty K-12 teachers teaching in the Washington, DC-MD-VA-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area (including the District of Columbia and neighboring parts of Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia) who register and attend the MWM statistics workshop. The 40 sponsorships are available on a first come, first served basis. The $50 registration fee of WSS sponsored teachers will be reimbursed after they attend the MWM statistics workshop. The WSS sponsored teachers will also receive one year's membership of WSS. For information on these available sponsorships, contact Rebecca Nichols at email@example.com or call (703) 684-1221 ext. 1877.
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2009 Meeting Within a Meeting Workshop
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2008 Meeting Within a Meeting Workshop
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2007 Meeting Within a Meeting Workshop
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