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Meeting Within a Meeting (MWM)

Workshop for K-12 Mathematics and Science Teachers

Sponsored by the American Statistical Association (ASA)
2008 Joint Statistical Meetings (JSM)

Based on the Guidelines for Assessment and Instruction of Statistics Education (GAISE) A Pre-K–12 Curriculum Framework

Date: Monday, August 4, and Tuesday, August 5, 2008
Place: Metropolitan State College of Denver and Denver Convention Center, Denver, Colorado
Audience: Submit application and letter from principal/district supervisor (template provided). Review and acceptance of applications will begin March 1, 2008, and continue until the workshop is filled. Space is limited. If interested in attending, apply as soon as possible. Special consideration will be given to multiple math/science teachers from the same school.
Objectives: Enhance understanding and teaching of statistics within the math/science curriculum based on conceptual understanding, active learning, real-world data, and appropriate technology
Content: Teachers will explore problems that require them to 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. Consistent with GAISE recommendations and NCTM Principles and Standards for School Mathematics.
Format: Monday: K-4 and 9-12 strand sessions
Tuesday: 5-8 strand session
Activity-based sessions, including lesson plan development
Monday dinner followed by a career panel discussion
Optional activities at JSM (statistics education sessions, poster sessions, JSM exhibit hall)
Provided: Registration cost
Meals and refreshments
Lodging reimbursement (up to a specified amount)
Handouts
Certificate of participation from the ASA certifying professional development hours
Follow up: Follow-up activities and webinars
ASA chapters network with local teachers to organize learning communities
Contact: Rebecca Nichols, rebecca@amstat.org; (703) 684-1221, Ext. 1877

The primary goal of the MWM program in 2008 is to provide an opportunity for K-12 teachers who teach math and science courses to discuss and apply the data analysis and statistical concepts embodied in Guidelines for Assessment and Instruction in Statistics Education (GAISE) Pre-K-12 Curriculum Framework. Teachers will explore problems that require them to 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 experience broadens.

We are encouraging teachers to attend both Monday and Tuesday sessions. Grade K-4 and 9-12 and teachers will attend their respective sessions on Monday and have the option of attending the middle school session (to see what material is taught before/after) or the Joint Statistical Meetings sessions on Tuesday. Grade 5-8 teachers will attend the middle school session on Tuesday with the option of attending the elementary or high school sessions (to see what material is taught before/after) or the Joint Statistical Meetings sessions on Monday. There will be a dinner and career panel discussion Monday evening for all participating teachers.


Schedules

Meeting Within a Meeting, Pre K – 4 Program
Monday, August 4, 2008
Metro State College of Denver

The Colorado Model Content Standards, Standard 3, states that, “Students use data collection and analysis, statistics, and probability in problem-solving situations and communicate the reasoning used in solving these problems.” The program for the MWM workshops in 2008 introduces Colorado K-12 teachers to the American Statistical Association’s Guidelines for Assessment and Instruction in Statistics Education in grades Pre K-12 (GAISE). These workshops give teachers the opportunity to discuss and apply the statistical concepts embodied in the Colorado Model Content Standard 3 using the instructional recommendations of GAISE.

Program Chair: Jerry Moreno, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, John Carroll University

Program Schedule:

8:00 – 8:30 Teachers arrive and register for MWM, coffee and pastries available.
8:30 – 8:45 Welcome by ASA President, Peter A. Lachenbruch
8:45 – 9:05 Sandra McKenzie, Cherry Creek School District, Metropolitan State College of Denver, and ASA member. Overviews of the Colorado Model Content Standards, Standard 3, for statistics instruction grades Pre K-4 and connections with the Guidelines for Assessment and Instruction in Statistics Education (GAISE).
9:05 – 10:30 Session 1: Tena Katsaounis. Overview of GAISE at Level A. Two activities that illustrate the four steps of the GAISE model for Level A: M&M's counts per bag; Worth of a name. Frequency table; bar graph; pie chart; dotplot; scatterplot.
10:30 – 10:45 Break with snacks and coffee
10:45– 12:15 Session 2: Sandra McKenzie. More activities to reinforce the previous session. Clarifying categorical and numerical data, bar graphs, and histograms. Plus Median and Mean.
12:15 – 1:30 Lunch with ASA Colorado-Wyoming Chapter members
1:30 – 3:00 Session 3: Jerry Moreno. Probability for grades K-4. Several levels of probability development will be shown using number cubes, cards, spinners, and animal crackers.
3:00 – 3:15 Break with coffee and snacks
3:15 – 4:45 Session 4: Linda Quinn. The American Statistical Poster and Project Competitions. Participants will construct statistical posters based on the data analysis and probability activities learned in the first three sessions.
4:45 – 6:15 Check into dorm or hotel, complete conference evaluation
6:15 – 6:30 Return conference evaluation and get raffle ticket before dinner (Tivoli Student Union, Adirondack’s Event Room)
6:30 – 6:45
6:45 – 8:30
Welcome by ASA Executive Director, Ron Wasserstein
Dinner and Committee on Career Development panel discussion (Arnold Goodman, Daniel Jeske, Sarah Kogut, Janet Myhre)
8:30 – 9:00 Question and Answer Session, raffle, and certificates and gifts for participants

Meeting Within a Meeting High School Program
Monday, August 4, 2008
Metro State College of Denver

The Colorado Model Content Standards, Standard 3, states that, “Students use data collection and analysis, statistics, and probability in problem-solving situations and communicate the reasoning used in solving these problems.” The program for the MWM workshops in 2008 introduces Colorado K-12 teachers to the American Statistical Association’s Guidelines for Assessment and Instruction in Statistics Education in grades Pre K-12 (GAISE). These workshops give teachers the opportunity to discuss and apply the statistical concepts embodied in the Colorado Model Content Standard 3 using the instructional recommendations of GAISE.

Program Chairs: Robert C. delMas, Dept. of Educational Psychology, University of Minnesota,
And Katherine T. Halvorsen, Dept. of Mathematics & Statistics, Smith College

Program Schedule:

8:00 – 8:30 Teachers arrive and register for MWM, coffee and pastries available.
8:30 – 8:45 Welcome by ASA President-elect, Sally Morton
8:45 – 9:05 Melissa Colsman, District Mathematics Coordinator K-12, Cherry Creek Schools. Overviews of the Colorado Model Content Standards, Standard 3, for statistics instruction grades 9-12 and connections with the Guidelines for Assessment and Instruction in Statistics Education (GAISE).
9:05 – 10:30 Session 1: Katherine Halvorsen. Overview of GAISE at Level C. Formulating questions that can be answered by collecting and analyzing data.
10:30 – 10:45 Break with snacks and coffee
10:45– 12:15 Session 2: Chris Olsen. Random sampling for surveys and random allocation for randomized experiments.
12:15 – 12:30 Ken Turner, Deputy Commissioner of Academics with the Colorado Department of Education,
12:30 – 1:30 Lunch with ASA Colorado-Wyoming Chapter members
1:30 – 3:00 Session 3: Robin Lock. Sampling distribution with connections to the margin of error and confidence intervals. Fathom demonstration.
3:00– 3:15 Break with coffee and snacks
3:15 – 4:45 Session 4: Scott Urquhart. Use and Development and of Dynamic Graphics to Illustrate Statistical Concepts. Illustrations from Regression and Hypothesis Testing (Power). Composing Dynamic Graphics Using PowerPoint.
4:45– 6:15 Check into dorm or hotel, complete conference evaluation
6:15 – 6:30
Return conference evaluation and get raffle ticket before dinner (Tivoli Student Union, Adirondack’s Event Room)
6:30 - 6:45
6:45 - 8:00
Welcome by ASA Executive Director, Ron Wasserstein
Dinner and Committee on Career Development panel discussion (Arnold Goodman, Daniel Jeske, Sarah Kogut, Janet Myhre)
8:30 - 9:00 Question and Answer Session, raffle, and certificates and gifts for
Participants

 

Meeting Within a Meeting Middle School Program
Tuesday, August 5, 2008
Metro State College of Denver

The Colorado Model Content Standards, Standard 3, states that, “Students use data collection and analysis, statistics, and probability in problem-solving situations and communicate the reasoning used in solving these problems.” The program for the MWM workshops in 2008 introduces Colorado K-12 teachers to the American Statistical Association’s Guidelines for Assessment and Instruction in Statistics Education in grades Pre K-12 (GAISE). These workshops give teachers the opportunity to discuss and apply the statistical concepts embodied in the Colorado Model Content Standard 3 using the instructional recommendations of GAISE.

Program Chairs: Katherine T. Halvorsen, Dept of Mathematics & Statistics, Smith College
And Rebecca Nichols, ASA Assistant Director of K-16 Education Programs

Program Schedule:

8:00 – 8:30 Teachers arrive and register for MWM, coffee and pastries available.
8:30 – 8:45 Welcome by ASA Executive Director, Ron Wasserstein
8:45 – 9:05 Lew Romagnano. Overviews of the Colorado Model Content Standards, Standard 3, for statistics instruction grades 5-8 and connections with the Guidelines for Assessment and Instruction in Statistics Education (GAISE).
9:05 – 10:30 Session 1: Jerry Moreno. Overview of GAISE at Level B. Collecting, analyzing, and interpreting univariate categorical data: including, but not limited to, mode, frequency tables, bar graphs, pictographs, and circle graphs.
10:30 – 10:45 Break with snacks and coffee
10:45– 12:15 Session 2: Christine Franklin and Gary Kader. Collecting, analyzing, and interpreting univariate measurement data: including, but not limited to, mean, median, range, interquartile range, standard deviation, line graphs, stem-and-leaf plots, and boxplots.
12:15 – 1:30 Lunch with ASA Colorado-Wyoming Chapter members
1:30 – 3:00 Session 3: Paul Fields. Collecting, analyzing, and interpreting categorical and measurement bivariate data: including, but not limited to, correlation, association versus causation, scatterplots, two-way tables, and line of best fit.
3:00 – 3:15 Break with coffee and snacks
3:15– 4:45 Session 4: Lew Romagnano. Planning lessons and assessing progress.
4:45 – 5:00 Complete conference evaluation form

MWM Follow-Up Activities

September 2008 – May 2009

American Statistical Association and the Colorado-Wyoming Chapter of the American Statistical Association

  • Webinar workshop(s) by the American Statistical Association
  • Assistance with ASA’s poster &project competitions
  • Activities with the Colorado-Wyoming Chapter


For more information, contact Rebecca Nichols, rebecca@amstat.org; (703) 684-1221, Ext. 1877

We encourage teachers to attend both Monday and Tuesday sessions. Grade K-4 and 9-12 teachers will attend their respective sessions on Monday and have the option of attending the middle school session (to see what material is taught before/after) or the Joint Statistical Meetings sessions on Tuesday. Grade 5-8 teachers will attend the middle school session on Tuesday with the option of attending the elementary or high-school sessions (to see what material is taught before/after) or the Joint Statistical Meetings sessions on Monday. There will be a dinner and career panel discussion Monday evening for all participating teachers. Optional Joint Statistical Meetings activities include the following:

Statistics Education Sessions - Details of the program will be provided when they become available.

Poster Sessions - Poster presentations permit face-to-face extended discussions between the presenter and interested individuals or small groups. A particular advantage of this presentation format is being able to provide direct feedback to the presenter. Posters are grouped according to the topic selected.

Exhibit Hall - JSM exhibitors provide attendees with the opportunity to observe and learn about state-of-the-art products and services related to statistics.

JSM is the largest gathering of statisticians held in North America. It is held jointly by the American Statistical Association, the International Biometric Society (ENAR and WNAR), the Institute of Mathematical Statistics, the Statistical Society of Canada, the International Chinese Statistical Association, and the International Indian Statistical Association. Attended by more than 5,000 people, activities of the meeting include paper and poster presentations, panel sessions, continuing education courses, an exhibit hall and career placement service, society and section business meetings, committee meetings, social activities, and networking opportunities.

Review and acceptance of applications to attend MWM will begin on March 1, 2008, and continue until the meeting is filled. Interested persons may apply online by clicking here. Please note that a signed letter of recommendation from your principal or district supervisor must be mailed/faxed to the ASA office separately. Applications will not be considered complete until this letter of recommendation is received.

The letter of recommendation should include the following:

  • School acknowledges the need for statistics education at the middle school level
  • Principal/district supervisor supports the initiative of the faculty member to enhance his/her ability to teach statistics
  • Principal/district supervisor supports using the knowledge gained by the MWM attendee to assist other math and science faculty members
  • Principal/district supervisor supports MWM attendee to engage in follow-up activities
  • Click here for a template that includes these points

Senior Mathematics Education or Science Education Students
Click here for a letter of recommendation form that your major advisor/dean of education may use in lieu of writing his/her own letter. The online application system will ask the following from the applicant:

  • What statistical concepts you currently teach in your courses
  • Answers to a brief survey of statistics concepts (This survey has no bearing on the acceptance of the applicant. The data collected will be used by the MWM organizers to hone the MWM program.)
  • Other topics or concepts you would like MWM to address
  • A letter of intent with the reasons you wish to attend MWM and what you expect to gain

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