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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

Scholarship
Due to the generous support of the Chicago Chapter of the ASA, the Biopharmaceutical Section of the ASA, and the ASA/NCTM Joint Committee, the ASA will reimburse the $50 registration fee for the first 35 teachers who register and attend the MWM statistics workshop. The scholarships are available to participants on a first come, first served basis. For more information, contact Rebecca Nichols.

The Martha Aliaga MWM Scholarship
A scholarship in memory of Martha Aliaga, the former ASA director of education who created the Meeting Within a Meeting Statistics Workshop for Mathematics and Science Teachers, provides resources for K-12 teachers to attend this workshop. For more information, contact rebecca@amstat.org.

Dates: Tuesday, August 2 and Wednesday, August 3, 2016, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Place: Conference Chicago at University Center, 525 S. State Street, Chicago, Illinois
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, 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
Provided: Refreshments
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 (www.amstat.org/education/k12webinars)
Network with statisticians and teachers to organize learning communities
Registration: More information and online registration will be available in March 2016 at www.amstat.org/education/mwm. 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 MWM program provides middle- and high-school mathematics and science teachers an opportunity to discuss and apply the data analysis and statistical concepts embodied in the Common Core Standards for Mathematics (CCSSM) and Guidelines for Assessment and Instruction in Statistics Education (GAISE) Pre-K-12 Curriculum Framework.

Teachers will examine the Mathematical Practices of the CCSSM from a statistical point of view and study ways to assess student understanding of statistical concepts. They will explore problems that require them to formulate statistical questions and collect, organize, analyze, and draw conclusions from data.

The MWM program includes 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 and Statistics, Smith College

HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAM
Schedule for Grades 9-12 Workshops
Tuesday, August 2, 2016

8:00 - 8:30 Teachers arrive and register for MWM; coffee and pastries available
8:30 - 8:45 Welcome by Katherine Halvorsen, MWM program chair; Ron Wasserstein, ASA executive director; Rebecca Nichols, ASA director of education; and representatives from the ASA Chicago Chapter
8:45 - 9:15 Christine Franklin: Overview of GAISE Pre-K-12 Report, overview of Statistics Education for Teachers (SET), and Statistics and Probability in the Common Core State Standards for Middle and High School Mathematics
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 (Common Core Standards High School S-IC.B. 3 & 6)
10:45 - 11:00 Break
11:00 - 12:30 Session 2: Anna Martin, Recognizing Data Types and the Appropriate Methods for Displaying, Summarizing, and Comparing Them; Using the Normal Distribution as a Measure of Extremeness (Common Core Standards for High School S-ID.A.1-4)
12:30 - 2:00 Lunch provided with Navajo Math Circles video presentation.
2:00 - 3:30 Session 3: Anna Martin, Using Randomization Tests to Make Inferences and Justify Conclusions (Common Core Standards for High School S-IC.B.5)
3:30 - 4:00 Evaluation and Reflection
 

MIDDLE SCHOOL PROGRAM
Schedule for Grades 5-8 Workshops
Tuesday, August 2, 2016

8:00 - 8:30 Teachers arrive and register for MWM; coffee and pastries available.
8:30 - 8:45 Welcome by Katherine Halvorsen, MWM program chair; Ron Wasserstein, ASA executive director; Rebecca Nichols, ASA director of education; and representatives from the ASA Chicago Chapter
8:45 - 9:15 Pat Hopfensperger: Overview of GAISE Pre-K-12 Report, Statistics Education for Teachers (SET), and Statistics and Probability content in the Common Core State Standards for Middle and High School Mathematics
9:15 - 10:45 Session 1: Patrick Hopfensperger, Statistical Questions and Collecting Data Methods (Common Core Standards 6.SP.1)
10:45 - 11:00 Break
11:00 - 12:30 Session 2: Christine Franklin, Measure of Center and Variability (MAD) (Common Core Standards 6.SP.2, 3, 4,and 5)
12:30 - 2:00 Lunch provided with Navajo Math Circles video presentation.
2:00 - 3:30 Session 3: Christine Franklin, Investigating Sampling Variability: Gettysburg Address (Common Core Standards 7.SP.1 and 2)
3:30 - 4:00 Evaluation and Reflection
 

JOINT HIGH SCHOOL AND MIDDLE SCHOOL PROGRAM
Schedule for Grades 5-12 Workshops
Wednesday, August 3, 2016

8:00-8:30 Teachers arrive. Coffee and pastries available.
8:30 - 10:00 Session 1: Patrick Hopfensperger, Comparative inferences about two populations - Census at School and Memory Test (Common Core Standards 7.SP.3 and 4, and S-ID.2)
10:00 - 10:15 Break
10:15 - 11:45 Session 2: Christine Franklin, Investigating patterns of association in bivariate categorical data. Dependent and independent events. Compare middle school with high school expectations (Common Core Standards 8.SP. 4 and S-ID.5)
11:45 - 1:15 Lunch provided with Navajo Math Circles video presentation
1:15 - 2:45 Session 3: Patrick Hopfensperger, Investigating patterns of association in bivariate quantitative data. Compare middle school with high school expectations (Common Core Standards 8.SP.1, 2, 3, and S-ID.6,7,8)
2:45 - 3:00 Break
3:00 - 3:45 Session 4: Patrick Hopfensperger, ASA Project and Poster Competition
3:30 - 4:00 Evaluation and Reflection
 

MWM 2016 Workshop Registration:

  • The MWM workshop fee is $50.
  • Tuesday, August 2, and Wednesday, August 3, 2016, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Chicago, Illinois, McCormick Place or nearby hotel
  • Registrations will be accepted until the workshop fills, but should arrive no later than July 15. Space is limited.
  • The registration process includes a brief survey used by the MWM organizers to hone the MWM program.
  • For more information, contact rebecca@amstat.org.

MWM registration is closed, though we will still try to accommodate late registrations.
For late registration questions, please contact Rebecca@amstat.org.




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2014 Meeting Within a Meeting Workshop
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2013 Meeting Within a Meeting Workshop
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2012 Meeting Within a Meeting Workshop
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2011 Meeting Within a Meeting Workshop
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2010 Meeting Within a Meeting Workshop
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2009 Meeting Within a Meeting Workshop
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2007 Meeting Within a Meeting Workshop
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