About the Workshop
The Consortium for the Advancement of Undergraduate Statistics Education (CAUSE), in partnership with the Mathematics Department of Monroe Community College, is sponsoring a workshop on teaching the first statistics service course. This five-day workshop targets inexperienced teachers of Introductory Statistics, and will expose the participants to current strategies, resources, and research about teaching and learning introductory statistics.
The workshop will explore many topics in the development and improvement of an introductory statistics course. The workshop will be structured around the Guidelines for Assessment and Instruction in Statistics Education (GAISE) College Report (see www.amstat.org/education/gaise). Participants will also explore CAUSEweb.org, an online digital library of statistics teaching materials. The workshop will also help participants develop assessment strategies and instruments that identify student learning. This will include use of the online Assessment Resource Tools for Improving Statistical Thinking (ARTIST).
About the Presenters
The "Navigating the First Statistics Course" workshop will be held at the Damon City campus of Monroe Community College in Rochester New York. Workshop attendance will be limited to 28 participants. There is no registration fee or cost for materials. Lunch will be provided each day of the workshop to all participants as well as a dinner for the participants on Thursday, August 9. Five nights lodging will be provided at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Rochester for those participants who live further than 30 miles from the campus. Participants will be responsible for transportation to the workshop and dinners except for Thursday evening. The workshop is a very short walk from the hotel. Evaluation of the applications to attend this workshop will begin March 15, 2007 and notification of acceptance will be emailed starting April 1, 2007.
Please note: CAUSEway workshops receive principal funding from a National Science Foundation grant. As part of that award, Science and Mathematics Program Improvement (SAMPI) at Western Michigan University will be conducting an independent evaluation of all CAUSEway activities and workshop participants are expected to fully participate in this evaluation.