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Meeting Within a Meeting (MWM)

Statistics Workshop for Mathematics and Science Teachers


Sponsored by the American Statistical Association (ASA)
2012 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

Dates: Tuesday, July 31 and Wednesday, August 1, 2012, 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Places: Hilton San Diego Bayfront, located at 1 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA 92101 near the San Diego Convention Center (workshop meeting room location to be announced)
Audience: Middle and High School 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: Middle school and high school statistics sessions
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
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 available starting in April, 2012. 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 2012 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 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
 

HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAM
Schedule for Grades 9-12 Workshops
Tuesday, July 31, 2012

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, Robert N. Rodriguez, ASA President, Rebecca Nichols, ASA Director of Education, and local ASA representatives.
8:30 - 8:45 Overview of GAISE Pre-K–12 Report and Common Core State Standards for High School Mathematics by Jerry Moreno
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; explain how randomization relates to each.  (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: Robert Gould, Using randomization tests to make inferences & justify conclusions.  (Common Core Standards for High School S-IC)
3:00 - 3:30 Evaluation and Reflection
 
 

MIDDLE SCHOOL PROGRAM - DAY 1
Schedule for Grades 5-8 Workshops
Tuesday, July 31, 2012

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, Robert N. Rodriguez, ASA President, Rebecca Nichols, ASA Director of Education, and local ASA representatives.
8:30 - 8:45 Overview of GAISE Pre-K–12 Report and Common Core State Standards for Middle School Mathematics by Christine Franklin
8:45 - 10:15 Session 1: Pat Hopfensperger, Formulating statistical questions (Common Core Standards 6.SP.1)
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.Develops understanding of statistical variability and summarize and describe distributions (Common Core Standards 6.SP.2)

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: Jerry Moreno, Use random sampling to draw inferences about a population and to draw comparative inferences about two populations. (Common Core Standards 7.SP.2)
3:00 - 3:30 Evaluation and Reflection
 

MIDDLE SCHOOL PROGRAM - DAY 2
Schedule for Grades 5-8 Workshops
Wednesday, August 1, 2012

8:00 - 8:30 Teachers arrive and register for MWM. Coffee and pastries available..
8:30 - 10:15 Session 1: Katherine Halvorsen, Bivariate measurement data analysis. (Common Core Standards 8.SP.1)
10:15 - 10:30 Break with snacks and coffee
10:30 - 12:00 Session 2: Jerry Moreno, Categorical data analysis (Common Core Standards 8.SP.4)
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.  There will be an optional presentation on the ASA Poster Competition for K-12 students by Pat Hopfensperger during the lunch break.
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
 

MWM 2012 Workshop Registration:

  • Online registration will begin in March, 2012. Registrations will be accepted until the course fills, but should arrive no later than July 18, 2012. 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. Please note that course attendees do not need to register for the Joint Statistical Meetings to participate in this workshop.




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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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