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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

New Scholarships for MWM Participants Available from the Puget Sound Chapter of the ASA: A scholarship fund provided by the Puget Sound Chapter of the American Statistical Association helps support the MWM Program by providing resources for K-12 teachers in the Seattle Public Schools to attend this workshop. The Chapter has generously offered a scholarship to reimburse $25 of the $50 registration fee for the first twenty teachers who register and attend the MWM statistics workshop. The scholarships are available to participants who teach in the Seattle Public Schools 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 Donna LaLonde at donnal@amstat.org or call (703) 684-1221.

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 11 and Wednesday, August 12, 2015, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Place: Seattle, Washington, Washington State Convention Center or nearby hotel (workshop meeting room location will be provided in follow up communication)
Audience: Middle and High School Mathematics and Science Teachers. Teams 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: Support teaching of statistics within the Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards through conceptual understanding, active learning, real-world data applications, and appropriate use of 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. Participants will explore informal and formal formative assessments. Content is consistent with Common Core State Standard, GAISE recommendations, and Next Generation Science Standards.
Presenters: 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 a focus on assessment and lesson plan development
Provided: Refreshments
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 soon. 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 2015 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, August 11, 2015

8:00 - 8:45 Teachers arrive and register for MWM. Coffee and pastries available.
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 Puget Sound Chapter of the ASA
9:00 - 9:15 Christine Franklin: Overview of GAISE Pre-K-12 Report and the 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)
10:45 - 11:00 Break with snacks and coffee
11:00- 12:30 Session 2: Catherine Case, Using randomization tests to make inferences & justify conclusions. (Common Core Standards for High School S-IC 1-5)
12:30 - 2:00 Lunch on your own.
2:00 - 3:30 Session 3: Catherine Case, Investigate patterns in bivariate data. Focus on bivariate quantitative data - Association and Fitting lines to data. (Common Core Standards High School S-ID 6-7)
3:30 - 4:00 Evaluation and Reflection
 

MIDDLE SCHOOL PROGRAM - DAY 1
Schedule for Grades 5-8 Workshops
Tuesday, August 11, 2015

8:00 - 8:45 Teachers arrive and register for MWM. Coffee and pastries available.
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 Puget Sound Chapter of the ASA.
9:00 - 9:15 Pat Hopfensperger, Overview of GAISE Pre-K-12 Report and the Statistics and Probability 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 on your own
2:00 - 3:30 Session 3: Christine Franklin, Investigating Sampling Variability: Gettysburg Address (Common Core Standards 7.SP.3 and 4).
3:30 - 4:00 Evaluation and Reflection
 

MIDDLE SCHOOL PROGRAM - DAY 2
Schedule for Grades 5-8 Workshops
Wednesday, August 12, 2015

8:00 - 8:30 Teachers arrive. Coffee and pastries available.
8:30 - 10:00 Session 1: Christine Franklin, Comparative inferences about two populations - Meaningful words vs Nonsense words (Common Core Standards 7.SP.1 and 2)
10:00 - 10:15 Break
10:15 - 11:45 Session 2: Patrick Hopfensperger, Investigating patterns of association in bivariate and categorical data (Common Core Standards 8.SP.1, 2, 3, and 4)
11:45 - 1:15 Lunch on your own
1:15 - 2:45 Session 3: Patrick Hopfensperger, Becoming a Data Detective (Common Core Standards 6.SP and 8. SP)
2:45 - 3:00 Break
3:00 - 3:30 Session 4: Patrick Hopfensperger, ASA Project and Poster Competition
3:30 - 4:00 Evaluation and Reflection
 

MWM 2015 Workshop Registration:

  • Registrations will be accepted until the course fills, but should arrive no later than July 20, 2015. 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.

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