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Professional Development Opportunities Planned Before JMM 2014

1 October 2013 No Comment

The Consortium for the Advancement of Undergraduate Statistics Education (CAUSE) will host the following two pre-conference workshops January 14, the day before the opening of the MAA-AMS Joint Mathematics Meetings 2014 at the Marriott Inner Harbor in Baltimore, Maryland. There is no registration fee to attend the workshops, but advance registration is required.

An afternoon workshop (1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.), Interactive Probability Instruction, will introduce participants to novel web-based technologies for blended teaching of computational statistics and applied probability theory. This workshop will be presented by Dennis Pearl (The Ohio State University), Kyle Siegrist (University of Alabama), and Ivo Dinov (University of Michigan). The topics and techniques are suitable for introductory and cross-listed applied probability and statistical methods courses. The workshop is designed to be accessible to those with little or no computational background and will provide skills, examples, and resources to use in your own teaching.

Teaching the Statistical Investigation Process with Randomization-Based Inference, a full-day workshop (9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.), is intended for faculty members who have experience with or soon will be teaching introductory statistics. The workshop will provide direct experience with hands-on activities designed to introduce students to fundamental concepts of inference using randomization-based methods. The learning activities involve using freely available applets to explore concepts and analyze real data from genuine research studies. The workshop presenter will be Nathan Tintle (Dordt College); Beth Chance, Allan Rossman, and Soma Roy (Cal Poly – San Luis Obispo); Todd Swanson and Jill VanderStoep (Hope College); or George Cobb (Mount Holyoke College).

Both workshops are supported by NSF funding, CAUSE, and MAA.

Additional information and information is available at the CAUSE website. If you are attending the Joint Mathematics Meetings, consider arriving a day early and taking advantage of these registration-free professional development opportunities. However, JMM registration is not required to attend these workshops.

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