SUBJECT: Enrollment open for the FREE Teaching Statistics Through Data Investigations MOOC
Registration is now open for the Teaching Statistics Through Data Investigations MOOC for
Educators. This course focuses on learning approaches and teaching strategies for teaching
statistics with real data, and introduces participants to many rich resources and
technology tools. Past participants (over 2700 from 84 countries and all 50 states), have
included educators who teach statistics in middle school or high school (preservice or
inservice) and intro level statistics in college to undergraduates or graduate students.
Mathematics teacher educators who prepare teachers to teach statistics also find this
course useful for supplementing their methods instruction.
The course opens January 23rd 2017 and will remain open through mid May to allow for
flexibility in learning at your own pace.
The course features video discussions of an expert panel of statistics educators that
includes Hollylynne Lee (course designer and instructor), Christine Franklin (ASA’s K-12
Statistics Ambassador), Webster West (developer of StatCrunch), and Susan Friel (author of
statistics content in a middle school series Connected Mathematics Project). There are
many engaging videos of students and teachers working in classrooms and opportunities to
dive into real data sets using technology tools. Participants can join a community of
educators dedicated to improving their practices and learn with and from each other in our
rich discussion forums!
Participants can earn a certificate for 20 hrs of professional development, plus
demonstrate their competency through performance assessments, called micro-credentials,
related to understanding principles to guide instruction (extended from ASA’s GAISE
documents), and designing worthwhile statistics tasks . Each micro-credential can lead to
set number of Continuing Education Units (CEUs), plus a certificate and digital badge.
The ASA is providing funds to support teams of educators working together in the course. A
team leader can earn $750 for forming a team of educators and hosting several support
meetings (in person or virtual) throughout the course. A team could consist of middle
school or high school teachers, university faculty or TAs, or community college faculty.
If you are interested in forming a team, please complete this interest form . The attached
flyers can be used to recruit a team. Please share this information with anyone you know
who may be interested in this FREE online professional development course, funded with
support from the William and Ida Hewlett Foundation. Contact me with any questions at
Hollylynne S. Lee
Professor, Mathematics and Statistics Education
University Faculty Scholar
Department of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Education
Faculty Fellow, Friday Institute for Educational Innovation
NC State University
Campus Box 7801
502C Poe Hall
Raleigh, NC 27695
http:// friday .institute/tsdi