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Meeting Within a Meeting (MWM)

Statistics Workshop for K-12 Mathematics and Science Teachers


Sponsored by the American Statistical Association (ASA)
2011 Joint Statistical Meetings (JSM)*

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

The next MWM workshop will be held in early August, 2012 in San Diego, California. Registration will begin in March, 2012.

Dates: Tuesday, August 2 and Wednesday, August 3, 2011, 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Places: Miami Beach Convention Center, located at 1901 Convention Center Drive, Miami Beach, FL 33139-1820. (workshop meeting room location to be announced)
Audience: K-12 Mathematics and Science Teachers. Multiple mathematics/science teachers from the same school are especially encouraged to attend. Note: Experienced AP statistics teachers should register for the Beyond AP Statistics (BAPS) workshop. See www.amstat.org/education/baps for more information.
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, GAISE recommendations, and NCTM Principles and Standards for School Mathematics.
Presenters: GAISE Report authors and prominent statistics educators
Format: Tuesday: Grades 9-12 sessions
Wednesday: Grades 5-8 session
One-day pass to attend activities at JSM (statistics education sessions, poster sessions, JSM exhibit hall)
Activity-based sessions, including lesson plan development
Provided: Refreshments
Complimentary one-day pass to attend the Joint Statistical Meetings
Lodging reimbursement (up to a specified amount) for teachers from outside the Miami area
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. Please note: Course attendees do not need to register for the Joint Statistical Meetings to participate in this workshop.
Follow up: Follow-up activities and webinars
Network with statisticians and teachers to organize learning communities
Registration: Online registration is available under the above MWM Registration tab. 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 2011 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 and in the Common Core Standards for Mathematics. 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 for Grades 9-12 Workshop
Tuesday, August 2, 2011
8:00 - 8:15 Teachers arrive and register for MWM. Coffee and pastries available.
8:15 - 8:30 Welcome by Katherine Halvorsen, MWM Program Chair, Ron Wasserstein, ASA Executive Director, Nancy Geller, ASA President, Bob Rodriguez, ASA President-elect, Martha Aliaga, ASA Director of Education, and local representatives.
8:30 - 8:45 Pat Hopfensperger, Overview of GAISE Pre-K-12 Report and Common Core State Standards for High School Mathematics
8:45 - 10:15 Session 1: Katherine Halvorsen, Formulating statistical questions and recognizing the purposes of and differences among sample surveys, experiments, and observational studies. (Common Core Standards for High School S-IC)
10:15 - 10:30 Break with snacks and coffee
10:30- 12:00 Session 2: Pat Hopfensperger, Interpreting Categorical & Quantitative Data (Common Core Standards for High School S-ID)
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: Sandy Madden, Using randomization tests to make inferences & justify conclusions. (Common Core Standards for High School S-IC)
3:00 - 3:30 Evaluation and Reflection
 
Program Schedule for Grades 5-8 Workshop
Wednesday, August 3, 2011
8:00 - 8:15 Teachers arrive and register for MWM. Coffee and pastries available.
8:15 - 8:30 Welcome by local representatives/statisticians in the South Florida Chapter of the American Statistical Association.
8:30 - 8:45 Pat Hopfensperger, Overview of GAISE Pre-K-12 Report and Common Core State Standards for Middle School Mathematics
8:45 - 10:15 Session 1: Christine Franklin, Univariate analysis of measurement data: focus on understanding measures of center and spread. Develops understanding of statistical variability and summarize and describe distributions (Common Core Standards 6.SP)
10:15 - 10:30 Break with snacks and coffee
10:30- 12:00 Session 2: Sandy Madden, Use random sampling to draw inferences about populations and to draw comparative inferences about multiple populations. (Common Core Standards 7.SP)
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: Pat Hopfensperger, Becoming a Data Detective: Investigating patterns in data. (Common Core Standards 8.SP)
3:00 - 3:30 Evaluation and Reflection

Optional Graduate Credit Available:

Optional 0.5 graduate credit hours is available from Adams State College for $55. Visit www.asa.adams.edu and click on the register button to register for either or both the grades 5-8 and/or grades 9-12 workshop sessions. We will need to verify your attendance at the MWM workshop sessions for you to receive graduate credit, so please make sure you sign in at the registration desk when you arrive at the workshop on Tuesday and/or Wednesday, August 2-3, 2011.

Pass to attend Joint Statistical Meetings

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

Statistics Education Sessions - Details of specific 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.

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 2011 Workshop Registration:

Online registration is now closed. If you missed the registration deadline
and are still interested in registering, contact rebecca@amstat.org.




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