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Statistical Education Section News for May

1 May 2017 No Comment
Dalene Stangl and Kelly McConville

The 2017 JSM program will include nearly 100 speakers sponsored by the Statistical Education Section. These speakers will appear throughout three invited sessions, five topic-contributed sessions, five contributed sessions, 24 speed/posters, and 11 roundtables.

Invited Sessions

  • Modernizing the Undergraduate Statistics Curriculum
    Speakers: Nick Horton, Hilary Parker, Jo Hardin, and Colin Rundel
  • Novel Approaches to First Statistics / Data Science Course
    Speakers: Ben Baumer, Mine Çetinkaya-Rundel, Rebecca Nugent, and Daniel Kaplan
  • Training Statisticians to Be Effective Instructors

    Panelists: Adam Loy, Jennifer Kaplan, Meghan Short, Patricia Buchanan, and Paul Stephenson

Topic-Contributed Sessions

  • Being Research Active in Teaching-Focused Colleges
  • The Essential Connections Between Industry and Statistics Education: Innovation, Technology, and Partnerships
  • Design, Implementation, and Impact of Different Approaches to Professional Development for Teachers of Statistics
  • Teaching Introductory Statistics Using Simulation-Based Inference Methods
  • Modernizing the Statistical Collaboration Course

Contributed Sessions

  • Advances in Pedagogy
  • Technologies in the Classroom
  • Teaching Special Groups and Underate Researi>
  • Teaching Introductory Statistics iostatistics
  • Topics in Math/Stat andourses


We have a great slate of roundtables this year. Roundtables are an informal, themed discussion over breakfast or lunch. They are a great way to meet educators from other institutions. Registration for roundtables opens with general registration on May 1.

A.M. Roundtables

  • Infusing Data Science into the Statistics Curriculum
  • Turning a Tweet into a Lesson: Using Current Events as a Context
  • Introducing Bayesian Statistics at Courses of Various Levels
  • Why Do Students Hate Statistics?

P.M. Roundtables

  • A Course in Business Analytics
  • Student Involvement in Community Projects
  • Discussing the Uses and Creation of R Shiny Applications
  • Incorporating Complex Survey Concepts into the Curriculum
  • Recruiting and Engaging Students
  • GAISEing at a Lecture Hall: Effective Pedagogy in Large-Enrollment Courses
  • What Are the 25 Most Common Terms in Statistics from the Last 20 Years?

For more information about the JSM program, view the online program.

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