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Meeting Within a Meeting (MWM)

Statistics Workshop for Mathematics and Science Teachers


Sponsored by the American Statistical Association (ASA)

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 Martha Aliaga MWM Scholarship
A scholarship fund in memory of Martha Aliaga, former ASA director of education who created the Meeting Within a Meeting Statistics Workshop for Math and Science Teachers, helps support this program by providing resources for K-12 teachers to attend this workshop. Martha was passionate about statistical education, and we remember and honor her extensive contributions to enhance statistics education at all levels with this award. For more information, visit the MWM Registration tab or contact Rebecca Nichols at rebecca@amstat.org.

Dates: Thursday, August 15 and Friday, August 16, 2013, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Places: American Statistical Association, 732 N. Washington Street, Alexandria, VA 22314 (street parking available and metro accessible via the blue and yellow lines to Braddock Road station)
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 Common Core standards, Virginia 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
Activity-based sessions, including lesson plan development for teaching statistical concepts at the middle school and high school levels.
Provided: Lunch and refreshments
Workshop activity 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.
Follow up: Follow-up activities and webinars
Network with statisticians and teachers to organize learning communities
Registration: More information and online registration will be available in May 2013. 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 primary goal of the MWM program in 2013 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, Virginia Standards, 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
 

Schedule for Introductory Statistics Workshop
Thursday, August 15, 2013

8:45 - 9:00 Teachers arrive and register for MWM. Coffee and pastries available.
9:00 - 9:10 Welcome by Katherine Halvorsen, MWM Program Chair, Ron Wasserstein, ASA Executive Director, Rebecca Nichols, ASA Director of Education, and representatives from the Washington Statistical Society
9:10 - 9:20 Overview of GAISE Pre-K-12 Report, Common Core State Standards for Middle and High School Mathematics, and Virginia State Standards for statistics
9:20 - 10:50 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 6.SP and High School S-IC, VA State Standards PS 8-10)
10:50 - 11:05 Break with snacks and coffee
11:05- 12:35 Session 2: Jerry Moreno, Summarize and describe distributions of measurement data. Focus on understanding measures of center and spread. Develop understanding of statistical variability. (Common Core Standards 6.SP, VA Standards Grades 5 & 6)
12:35 - 2:00 Lunch provided. Presentation by representatives from the Washington Statistical Society and time to visit with presenters and local statisticians
2:00 - 3:30 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, VA Standards Grade 8)
3:30 - 4:00 Evaluation and Reflection
 
 

Schedule for Intermediate Statistics Workshop
Friday, August 16, 2013

9:00 - 9:15 Teachers arrive and register for MWM. Coffee and pastries available.
9:15 - 10:45 Session 1: Pat Hopfensperger, Investigate patterns of association in bivariate data. Particular focus on bivariate categorical data. (Common Core Standards 8.SP 4 and High School S-ID 5, VA Standards Grade 8)
10:45 - 11:00 Break with snacks and coffee
11:00- 12:30 Session 2: Pat Hopfensperger, Using Simulation to decide if Results are Significantly Different. (Common Core Standards for High School S-IC 5 and S-ID 5, VA State Standards PS 17)
12:30 - 2:00 Lunch provided. Presentation about free K-12 statistics education resources, including the ASA poster competition. There will also be time to visit with presenters and representatives from the Washington Statistical Society.
2:00 - 3:30 Session 3: Katherine Halvorsen, Using randomization tests to make inferences & justify conclusions. (Common Core Standards for High School S-IC 5, VA State Standards PS 18)
3:30 - 4:00 Evaluation and Reflection
 

Optional Graduate Credit Available:
Optional 1 graduate credit hour is available from Adams State University for $55. Visit https://bannerweb.adams.edu/perl/xsreg_prod.pl?page_id=amer_stat_assoc to register or use the form included with your handouts. We will need to verify your attendance at the MWM statistics workshop for you to receive credit, so please make sure you sign in at the registration desk when you arrive at the workshop on both Thursday, August 15, and Friday, August 16.

MWM 2013 Workshop Registration:

  • Online registration will begin in May. Registrations will be accepted until the course fills, but should arrive no later than August 9. 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.
  • For more information, contact Rebecca@amstat.org.

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 $50 registration fee for the first forty 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 40 sponsorships are available on a first come, first served basis. The $50 registration fee of WSS sponsored teachers will be reimbursed after they attend the MWM statistics workshop. The WSS sponsored teachers will also receive one year's membership of WSS. For information on these available sponsorships, contact Rebecca Nichols at rebecca@amstat.org or call (703) 684-1221 ext. 1877.

Registration is Closed.




Past Meeting Within a Meeting Workshops


2012 Meeting Within a Meeting Workshop
July 31 - August 1, 2012
San Diego, California

2011 Meeting Within a Meeting Workshop
August 2 - 3, 2011
Miami Beach, Florida

2010 Meeting Within a Meeting Workshop
August 4 - 5, 2010
Vancouver, B.C.

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