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eCOTS 2020 - Proposal Submissions


The 2020 Electronic Conference on Teaching Statistics theme is "Engaging Everyone". It will be hosted by the Consortium for the Advancement of Undergraduate Statistics Education on May 18th – May 22nd, 2020. The conference will include hour long invited speakers, thirty minute breakout sessions, online workshops and poster sessions as well as regional face to face conferences.

Whether as instructors teaching introductory statistics/data science students or majors, AP statistics students, or pre-service teachers, we have something in common. We are all striving to engage students in the classroom. What engages the modern statistics/data science student? Engagement could come from many areas:

  • Group learning such as small group learning or team based learning
  • Problem based Learning or Process Oriented Guided Learning (POGIL)
  • Ways to engage distance learners
  • In class activities or labs
  • Student Response Systems
  • Using software to engage conceptual understanding
  • Use of simulation based inference
  • Use of real data in case studies or service learning
  • Online interactive tutoring systems
  • Other active learning strategies
  • Projects

This conference strives to drive the conversation about methods of engaging today's student in understanding what data can tell us.

This is a call for the following types of proposals:

  • Breakout Sessions: Breakout sessions will be half hour webinars on a particular topic. Audience engagement during these sessions is highly encouraged. Each submitted proposal will be reviewed by a minimum of two reviewers. In addition to leading the actual session, some breakout session leaders may also be organized into panels addressing a common topic or be asked to lead an online conversation towards the end of the week if chosen as one of the hot topics of the week. Participants each day will be asked to select a topic that they wish to discuss more. The hot topics conversations will be conducted later in the week.
  • Virtual Posters: Poster presenters will record a brief (maximum 5 minutes) presentation, to be posted on the website and displayed throughout eCOTS and beyond. Conference attendees will be encouraged to view posters throughout the week, and to leave comments or questions for the poster presenter; presenters are encouraged to check their poster frequently and respond to questions/comments. Virtual Poster presenters will be strongly encouraged to visit other posters during the week to help build a sense of community in the online environment.

All proposals are due by November 30, 2019. Final decisions on breakout sessions and posters will be expected to be made by February 17, 2020.


Briefly describe how your proposal connects to the theme of "Engaging Everyone"; if outside the theme, describe which types of conference attendees will benefit from your proposal.
Briefly describe what you hope the participants will take away from your presentation.
Files must be less than 20 MB.
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