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2009 Meeting Within a Meeting (MWM)

Statistics Workshop for K-12 Mathematics and Science Teachers


The next MWM workshop will be held in early August, 2010 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Registration will begin in March, 2010.

Sponsored by the American Statistical Association (ASA)
2009 Joint Statistical Meetings (JSM)*

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

Dates: Monday, August 3, 2009, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., with a visit to the U.S. Census Bureau and JSM activities Tuesday, August 4, 2009
Places: Center City Public Charter School - Shaw Campus, 711 N Street, NW, Washington, DC, 20001. Across the street from the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. Metro accessible via the yellow and green lines. Tuesday activities at the U.S. Census Bureau and Walter E. Washington Convention Center.
Audience: K-12 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 GAISE recommendations and NCTM Principles and Standards for School Mathematics. Additionally, the MWM 2009 program will include a visit to the U.S. Census Bureau on Tuesday. The interactive presentations and activities will introduce teachers to the 2010 Census, Census in Schools activities, and Census' data and on-line data access tools.
Presenters: GAISE Report authors and prominent statistics educators
Format: Monday: Parallel K-4, 5-8, and 9-12 strand sessions
Tuesday: Field trip to the U.S. Census Bureau and activities at JSM (statistics education sessions, poster sessions, JSM exhibit hall)
Activity-based sessions, including lesson plan development
Monday lunch with speakers
Provided: Lunch and refreshments on Monday
Field trip to the U.S. Census Bureau on Tuesday, August 4
Complimentary one-day pass to attend the Joint Statistical Meetings on Tuesday, August 4
Lodging reimbursement (up to a specified amount) for teachers from outside the DC metro area
Handouts
Certificate of participation from the ASA certifying professional development hours
Optional graduate credit available
Cost: The course fee for the full day is $30. Please note: Course attendees do not have to register for the Joint Statistical Meetings to participate in this workshop.
Follow up: Follow-up activities and webinars
ASA chapters network with local teachers to organize learning communities
Registration: Online registration available at www.amstat.org/education/mwm. Space is limited. If interested in attending, please register as soon as possible.
Contact: Rebecca Nichols, rebecca@amstat.org; (703) 684-1221, Ext. 1877

*The Joint Statistical Meetings are the largest annual gathering of statisticians, where thousands from around the world meet to share advances in statistical knowledge. The JSM activities include statistics education sessions, posters sessions, and the exhibit hall.

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 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 experience broadens.

Meeting Within a Meeting, Pre K – 4 Program
Monday, August 3, 2009

This workshop will examine the ASA’s Guidelines for Assessment and Instruction in Statistics Education (GAISE), and activities that support the teaching and learning of data analysis, probability, and statistics concepts in Grades K to 4.   The activities will focus on classroom-ready lessons around the topics of sorting, probability, collecting and analyzing data collected about the students and collected by the students from an experiment.

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

Patrick Hopfensperger, Homestead High School, Mequon, WI
Tim Jacobbe, University of Florida

Program Schedule:

 
8:00 – 8:20 Teachers arrive and register for MWM.
8:20 – 8:45 Welcome by Katherine Halvorsen, MWM Program Chair, Ron Wasserstein, ASA Executive Director, Sally Morton, ASA President, Patricia Johnson, Director, Math/Science Partnership Program, U.S. Department of Education
8:45 – 10:15 Session 1: Overview of GAISE/Sorting Shoes Investigation (Asking Good Questions/Exploring Categorical Data)
10:15 – 10:30 Break with snacks and coffee
10:30– 12:00 Session 2:  Animal Crackers Probability Investigation
12:00 – 12:50 Lunch with ASA Washington Statistical Society members
12:50 – 1:30 Talk by Gerry Hahn and Necip Doganaksoy.  Jill Montaquila from the Washington Statistical Society to briefly discuss WSS resources and student competitions.
1:30 – 3:00 Session 3: Simple Experiment Investigation
3:00 – 3:15 Break with coffee and snacks
3:15 – 4:45 Session 4: Name Length Investigation (Exploring Numerical Data/Measures of Center)
4:45 – 5:15 Evaluation and Reflection

Meeting Within a Meeting, Middle School Program
Monday, August 3, 2009

This workshop will examine the ASA’s Guidelines for Assessment and Instruction in Statistics Education (GAISE), and activities that support the teaching and learning of data analysis, probability, and statistics concepts in Grades 5-8.   The activities will focus on classroom-ready lessons that focus on distinguishing different types of data and on ways to analyze and display data of different types.

Program Chair: Katherine T. Halvorsen, Dept of Mathematics & Statistics, Smith College

Program Schedule:

8:00 – 8:20 Teachers arrive and register for MWM.
8:20 – 8:45 Welcome by Katherine Halvorsen, MWM Program Chair, Ron Wasserstein, ASA Executive Director, Sally Morton, ASA President, Patricia Johnson, Director, Math/Science Partnership Program, U.S. Department of Education
8:45 – 10:15 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.
10:15 – 10:30 Break with snacks and coffee
10:30– 12:00 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.
12:00 – 12:50 Lunch with ASA Washington Statistical Society members
12:50 – 1:30 Talk by Gerry Hahn and Necip Doganaksoy.  Jill Montaquila from the Washington Statistical Society to discuss WSS resources and student competitions.
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 – 5:15 Evaluation and Reflection

Meeting Within a Meeting, High School Program
Monday, August 3, 2009

This workshop will examine the ASA’s Guidelines for Assessment and Instruction in Statistics Education (GAISE), and activities that support the teaching and learning of data analysis, probability, and statistics concepts in Grades 9 – 12.   The activities will emphasize classroom-ready lessons that focus on teaching statistical concepts.

Program Chairs: Robert C. delMas, Dept. of Educational Psychology, University of Minnesota

Program Schedule:

8:00 – 8:20 Teachers arrive and register for MWM.
8:20 – 8:45 Welcome by Katherine Halvorsen, MWM Program Chair, Ron Wasserstein, ASA Executive Director, Sally Morton, ASA President, Patricia Johnson, Director, Math/Science Partnership Program, U.S. Department of Education
8:45 – 10:15 Session 1: Lew Romagnano.  Planning lessons and assessing progress.
10:15 – 10:30 Break with snacks and coffee
10:30– 12:00 Session 2: Katherine Halvorsen. Formulating questions that can be answered by collecting and analyzing data.
12:00 – 12:50 Lunch with ASA Washington Statistical Society members
12:50 – 1:30 Talk by Gerry Hahn and Necip Doganaksoy.  Jill Montaquila from the Washington Statistical Society to briefly discuss WSS resources and student competitions.
1:30 – 3:00 Session 3: Robert C. delMas. Teaching statistical concepts. Fathom demonstration.
3:00 – 3:15 Break with coffee and snacks
3:15 – 4:45 Session 4: Chris Olsen. Random sampling for surveys and random allocation for randomized experiments.
4:45 – 5:15 Evaluation and Reflection

MWM Follow-Up Activities
September 2009 – May 2010

The American Statistical Association and the Washington Statistical Society (largest chapter of the American Statistical Association) will provide:

  • Webinar workshop(s) by the American Statistical Association
  • Assistance with poster & project competitions
  • Activities with the Washington Statistical Society (e.g., WSS participation in Career Day events)

Please contact Rebecca Nichols at rebecca@amstat.org for more information.

U.S. Census Bureau Visit on Tuesday, August 4

The MWM 2009 program will include a visit to the U.S. Census Bureau, including interactive presentations and activities organized by Renée Jefferson-Copeland, Chief of the Census In Schools Branch of the U.S. Census Bureau. The Census Bureau visit will introduce teachers to the 2010 Census, Census in Schools activities, and Census' data and on-line data access tools.

Pass to attend Joint Statistical Meetings on Tuesday, August 4

Teachers will be provided a complimentary one-day pass to attend the Joint Statistical Meetings on Tuesday, August 4. Joint Statistical Meetings activities include the following:

Statistics Education Sessions

ASA and NCTM Collaborations on a Shared Vision for the Role of Statistics in Schools

The ASA/NCTM Joint Committee on the Curriculum in Statistics and Probability for Grades K-12 (JC) continues to be very active in statistics education projects for schools. Energized and informed by the GAISE PreK-12 Report, the JC has developed data analysis activities for GAISE levels A, B, and C. In addition, ASA members have been instrumental in NCTM Standards development and follow-up. This session details several major collaborative efforts and activities between ASA and NCTM as statistics becomes and integral part in the school mathematics curriculum.

Details of other statistics education sessions will be provided when they become available.

Poster Sessions - Researchers use posters to present summaries of their work. Poster presentations permit face-to-face extended discussions between the presenter and interested individuals or small groups. Posters are grouped according to the research topic.

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.

MWM 2009 Workshop Registration:

  • Register online or print out a registration form by clicking on the appropriate registration box at the bottom of this page. Registrations will be accepted until the course fills, but should arrive no later than July 15, 2009. 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 $30. Please note that course attendees do not have to register for the Joint Statistical Meetings to participate in this workshop.

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 $30 registration fee for the first twenty-five 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 25 sponsorships are available on a first come, first served basis. The $30 registration fee of WSS sponsored teachers will be reimbursed after they attend the MWM statistics workshop. For information on these available sponsorships, contact Rebecca Nichols at rebecca@amstat.org or call (703) 684-1221 ext. 1877.

K-4 Strand Sold Out     5-8 Strand Sold Out     9-12 Strand Sold Out
If interested in being placed on the waiting list for the K-4, 5-8 or 9-12 strand, contact rebecca@amstat.org



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2008 Meeting Within a Meeting Workshop
August 4 - 5, 2008
Denver, Colorado

2007 Meeting Within a Meeting Workshop
July 31, 2007
Salt Lake City, Utah


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