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Meeting Within a Meeting (MWM)
Statistics Workshop for Mathematics and Science Teachers
Sponsored by the American Statistical Association (ASA)
|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|
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
Complimentary one-day pass to attend the Joint Statistical Meetings
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 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, email@example.com; (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 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
The MWM program will be posted soon.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call (703) 684-1221 ext. 1877.
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