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JMM 2010 to Offer Professional Development Opportunities

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The Consortium for the Advancement of Undergraduate Statistics Education (CAUSE) will host two pre-conference workshops on January 12, the day before the opening of the MAA-AMS Joint Mathematics Meetings 2010 in San Francisco. There is no registration fee to attend the workshops, but advance registration is required.

Geared specifically toward instructors new to teaching introductory statistics courses, Carolyn Cuff of Westminster College and Michael Posner of Villanova University will present Teaching Introductory Statistics. This workshop will consider the implementation of the ASA-endorsed Guidelines for Assessment and Instruction in Statistics Education (GAISE) Report: A Pre-K–12 Curriculum Framework, focusing on three questions: What are the big ideas of statistics? How can those big ideas be communicated to students? What are effective evaluation and assessment tools?

Another workshop, Become a Catalyst for Change in Statistics Education, will be presented by Joan Garfield, Bob delMas, and Andy Zieffler of the University of Minnesota with Allan Rossman and Beth Chance of Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo. This workshop will feature materials developed by the National Science Foundation–funded CATALST project. Working toward change in both content and pedagogy of the introductory, noncalculus-based statistics course, the materials to be shared were designed to help students achieve the learning goals listed in the GAISE report.

If you are attending the Joint Mathematics Meetings, consider arriving a day early and taking advantage of these registration-free professional development opportunities. For additional information and to register for these workshops, click here.

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