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Meeting Within a Meeting (MWM)

Statistics Workshop for Mathematics and Science Teachers


The next MWM workshop will be held in early August, 2011 in Miami Beach, Florida. Registration will begin in March, 2011.

Sponsored by the American Statistical Association (ASA) and the Statistical Society of Canada (SSC)
2010 Joint Statistical Meetings (JSM)*

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

Dates: Wednesday, August 4, 2010, 7:45 a.m. to 5:15 p.m., with JSM activities Thursday, August 5, 2010
Places: Wednesday MWM Workshop: Fairmont Waterfront Hotel, Cheakamus Room, located at 900 Canada Place Way, Vancouver, BC, V6C 3L5, Canada
Thursday JSM Activities: Vancouver Convention Centre, located at 1055 Canada Place, Vancouver, BC, V6C 0C3
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 GAISE recommendations, NCTM Principles and Standards for School Mathematics, and WNCP curriculum guidelines.
Presenters: GAISE Report authors and prominent statistics educators
Format: Wednesday: MWM workshop sessions and pass to the JSM Exhibit Hall
Thursday: Activities at JSM (statistics education sessions)
Activity-based sessions, including lesson plan development
Provided: Refreshments on Wednesday, August 4
Complimentary pass to attend the Joint Statistical Meetings on Thursday, August 5
Lodging reimbursement (up to a specified amount) for U.S. teachers from outside the Vancouver area
Handouts
Certificate of participation from the ASA and Statistical Society of Canada certifying professional development hours
Optional graduate credit available (for U.S. participants)
Cost: The course fee for the full day is $35 USD. 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
Network with local teachers to organize learning communities
Registration: Registration for MWM 2010 is now closed. If interested in being placed on the waiting list, contact rebecca@amstat.org
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 2010 is to provide an opportunity for middle and high school 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.

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

Program Schedule:

 

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

7:45 - 8:00 Teachers arrive and register for MWM. Coffee and pastries available.
8:00 - 8:25 Welcome by Katherine Halvorsen, MWM Program Chair, Ron Wasserstein, ASA Executive Director, Sastry Pantula, ASA President, Don McLeish, SSC President, Martha Aliaga, ASA Director of Education, and local representatives.
8:25 - 8:35 Kevin Keen, Overview of Western and Northern Canadian Protocol (WNCP) Curriculum statistics standards for middle school and high school.
8:35 - 8:45 Patrick Hopfensperger, Overview of the Guidelines for Assessment and Instruction in Statistics Education (GAISE) Report: A Pre-K-12 Curriculum Framework.
8:45 - 10:15 Session 1: Patrick Hopfensperger, Planning lessons and assessing progress.
10:15 - 10:30 Break with snacks and coffee
10:30- 12:00 Session 2: Christine Franklin, Univariate analysis of measurement data: focus on understanding measures of center and spread.
12:00 - 1:30 Break for lunch (on your own). Participants will be provided a map of area restaurants and a pass to visit the JSM Exhibit Hall, where there are also vendors selling lunch items.
1:30 - 3:00 Session 3: Bill Finzer, Exploring Census at School data from around the world with Fathom: Teaching statistical problem solving in context of Canadian, US, and international Census at School data.
3:00 - 3:15 Break with coffee and snacks
3:15 - 4:45 Session 4: Katherine Halvorsen, Using activities and projects to teach statistics.
4:45 - 5:15 Evaluation and Reflection


Thursday, August 5, 2010

Pass to attend Joint Statistical Meetings

Teachers will be provided a complimentary one-day pass to attend the Joint Statistical Meetings on Thursday, August 5. Joint Statistical Meetings activities include the following:

Statistics Education Sessions

Initiatives to Create Guidelines for Statistics Education to Prepare Future Generations to Function Effectively in a Data Centric World: A Progress Report

ASA NCTM Joint Committee on Curriculum in Statistics and Probability

The focus of this panel session will be on the efforts among statisticians, mathematicians and governing agencies to create standards and guidelines for statistics education. Each panelist will provide a brief background of the initiative she has participated in, the guidelines produced, the progress of implementation and the challenges the still need to be addressed. Specific mention will be made as to how these guidelines will prepare future generation to function effectively in a data centric world. It is vital that the statistical community be actively engaged in the progress of these initiatives as they will become the foundation for statistics education in the United States from kindergarten through college. The session will be beneficial to educators at all levels.

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

Exhibit Hall - JSM exhibitors provide attendees with the opportunity to observe and learn about state-of-the-art products and services related to statistics. The JSM exhibit hall will be closed on Thursday, but participants will be given a pass to visit the exhibit hall during lunch on Wednesday or they can visit the exhibit hall on Tuesday if they arrive in Vancouver before the exhibit hall closes at 6 p.m. The exhibit hall will close on Wednesday at 2 p.m.

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

Pass to attend Joint Statistical Meetings

Teachers will be provided a complimentary one-day pass to attend the Joint Statistical Meetings on Thursday, August 5. Joint Statistical Meetings activities include the following:

Statistics Education Sessions

Initiatives to Create Guidelines for Statistics Education to Prepare Future Generations to Function Effectively in a Data Centric World: A Progress Report

ASA NCTM Joint Committee on Curriculum in Statistics and Probability

The focus of this panel session will be on the efforts among statisticians, mathematicians and governing agencies to create standards and guidelines for statistics education. Each panelist will provide a brief background of the initiative she has participated in, the guidelines produced, the progress of implementation and the challenges the still need to be addressed. Specific mention will be made as to how these guidelines will prepare future generation to function effectively in a data centric world. It is vital that the statistical community be actively engaged in the progress of these initiatives as they will become the foundation for statistics education in the United States from kindergarten through college. The session will be beneficial to educators at all levels.

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

Exhibit Hall - JSM exhibitors provide attendees with the opportunity to observe and learn about state-of-the-art products and services related to statistics. The JSM exhibit hall will be closed on Thursday, but participants will be given a pass to visit the exhibit hall during lunch on Wednesday or they can visit the exhibit hall on Tuesday if they arrive in Vancouver before the exhibit hall closes at 6 p.m. The exhibit hall will close on Wednesday at 2 p.m.

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 2010 Workshop Registration:

  • Register online or print out a registration form by clicking on the appropriate registration box at the bottom of this page. There are separate registration links for teachers teaching in the United States and teachers teaching in Canada. Registrations will be accepted until the course fills, but should arrive no later than July 19, 2010. 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 $35 USD. Please note that course attendees do not have to register for the Joint Statistical Meetings to participate in this workshop.

Registration for MWM 2010 is now closed. If interested in being placed on the waiting list, contact rebecca@amstat.org




Past Meeting Within a Meeting Workshops


2009 Meeting Within a Meeting Workshop
August 3 - 4, 2009
Washington, D.C.

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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