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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 ` 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: Tuesday, August 5 and Wednesday, August 6, 2014, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Place: Boston, Massachusetts, Boston Convention and Exhibition Center or a nearby conference hotel (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: More information and online registration will be available in early April 2014. Space is limited. If interested in attending, please plan to 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 2014 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, Massachusetts Curricular Framework, 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, August 5, 2014

8:00 - 8:45 Teachers arrive and register for MWM. Coffee and pastries available. Time to eat and visit with representatives from the Boston Chapter of the ASA, presenters, and local statisticians.
8:45 - 9:00 Welcome by Katherine Halvorsen, MWM Program Chair, Ron Wasserstein, ASA Executive Director, Rebecca Nichols, ASA Director of Education, and representatives from the Boston Chapter of the ASA
9:00 - 9:15 Christine Franklin: Overview of GAISE Pre-K-12 Report, Common Core State Standards for Middle and High School Mathematics, and the Massachusetts Curricular Framework for statistics
9:15 - 10:45 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. (Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks and Common Core Standards High School S-IC)
10:45 - 11:00 Break with snacks and coffee
11:00- 12:30 Session 2: Rob Gould, Using randomization tests to make inferences & justify conclusions. (Massachusetts Curriculum Framework and Common Core Standards for High School S-IC 1-5)
12:30 - 2:00 Break for lunch (on your own). Participants will be provided a map of area restaurants and a pass to visit the JSM Exhibit Hall.
2:00 - 3:30 Session 3: Pat Hopfensperger, Investigate patterns in bivariate data. Focus on bivariate quantitative data - Association and Fitting lines to data. (Massachusetts Curriculum Framework and Common Core Standards High School S-ID 6-7)
3:30 - 4:00 Evaluation and Reflection
 
The grades 9-12 workshop sessions will be held on Tuesday, August 5 with optional workshop activities on Wednesday, August 6. We are encouraging teachers to attend both Tuesday and Wednesday sessions and the MWM registration fee is the same whether you attend one or both days. Grade 9-12 teachers will attend their session on Tuesday and have the option of attending the second day of the grade 5-8 session (to see what material is taught before), the Joint Statistical Meetings (JSM) sessions, or the Beyond AP Statistics (BAPS) Workshop (separate registration and fee required for BAPS at www.amstat.org/education/baps) on Wednesday. Grade 5-8 teachers will attend the 5-8 workshop sessions on Tuesday and Wednesday.
 

MIDDLE SCHOOL PROGRAM - DAY 1
Schedule for Grades 5-8 Workshops
Tuesday, August 5, 2014

8:00 - 8:45 Teachers arrive and register for MWM. Coffee and pastries available. Time to eat and visit with representatives from the Boston Chapter of the ASA, presenters, and local statisticians.
8:45 - 9:00 Welcome by Katherine Halvorsen, MWM Program Chair, Ron Wasserstein, ASA Executive Director, Rebecca Nichols, ASA Director of Education, and representatives from the Boston Chapter of the ASA
9:00 - 9:15 Pat Hopfensperger: Overview of GAISE Pre-K-12 Report, Common Core State Standards for Middle and High School Mathematics, and the Massachusetts Curricular Framework for statistics
9:15 - 10:45 Session 1: Pat Hopfensperger, Formulating statistical questions and recognizing the purposes of and differences among sample surveys, experiments, and observational studies; explain how randomization relates to each. (Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks and Common Core Standards, 6.SP.1)
10:45 - 11:00 Break with snacks and coffee
11:00- 12:30 Session 2: Christine Franklin, Summarize and describe distributions of measurement data. Focus on understanding measures of center and variability (spread). Develop understanding of statistical variability. (Massachusetts Curriculum Framework and Common Core Standards 6.SP)
12:30 - 2:00 Break for lunch (on your own). Participants will be provided a map of area restaurants and a pass to visit the JSM Exhibit Hall.
2:00 - 3:30 Session 3: Jerry Moreno, Display numerical data in plots on a number line, including dot plots, histograms, and box plots. (Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks and Common Core Standards 6.SP)
3:30 - 4:00 Evaluation and Reflection
 
 

MIDDLE SCHOOL PROGRAM - DAY 2
Schedule for Grades 5-8 Workshops
Wednesday, August 6, 2014

8:00 - 8:30 Teachers arrive and register for MWM. Coffee and pastries available. Time to eat and visit with representatives from the Boston Chapter of the ASA, presenters, and local statisticians.
8:30 - 10:00 Session 1: Pat Hopfensperger, Investigate patterns of association in bivariate data: Focus on bivariate categorical data. (Massachusetts Curriculum Framework and Common Core Standards 8.SP.1, 2)
10:00 - 10:15 Break with snacks and coffee
10:15 - 11:45 Session 2: Jerry Moreno, Use random sampling to draw inferences about a population and to draw comparative inferences about two populations. (Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks and Common Core Standards 7.SP)
11:45 - 1:15 Break for lunch (on your own). Participants will be provided a map of area restaurants and a pass to visit the JSM Exhibit Hall.
1:15 - 2:45 Session 3: Pat Hopfensperger, Becoming a Data Detective: Investigating patterns in data. (Massachusetts Curriculum Framework and Common Core Standards 8.SP)
2:45 - 3:00 Break with snacks and coffee
3:00 - 3:30 Session 4: Pat Hopfensperger, ASA Poster Competition for K-12 students and other ASA K-12 statistics education resources
3:30 - 4:00 Evaluation and Reflection
 

MWM 2014 Workshop Registration:

  • Registrations will be accepted until the course fills, but should arrive no later than July 15, 2014. 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 from Monsanto: Monsanto has generously offered a sponsorship to reimburse $25 of the $50 registration fee for the first forty teachers who register and attend the MWM statistics workshop. The sponsorships are available on a first come, first served basis. The partial registration fee of 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.

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