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USCOTS 2011 - Program


Thursday, May 19

TimeActivity
3:00 - 8:00pm

Registration

6:30 - 8:00pm

Mixer

 

Friday, May 20

TimeActivity
7:00 - 8:00am

Registration

8:00 - 8:20

Welcome to USCOTS
Sastry Pantula, Division Director of Mathematical Sciences, NSF and 2010 President of ASA

8:20 - 9:20

Plenary Session

Allan Rossman and Beth Chance, California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo:

Debating the Next BIG Thing in Teaching Statistics

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9:30 - 10:30

Posters and Beyond #1

Exhibitor Test-Drive (computer lab)

10:30 - 11:00

Break

11:00 - 12:20

Breakout Session #1

  1. Allan Rossman, Cal Poly (moderator):
    Panel Discussion on Randomization Methods with Robin Lock, St. Lawrence University; Rob Gould, UCLA; Roger Woodard, North Carolina State University; Jeff Hamrick, Rhodes College; Nathan Tintle, Hope College; and Beth Chance, Cal Poly
  2. Roxy Peck, Cal Poly:
    What is the Next BIG Thing and Will We be Ready for It?
  3. Andy Zieffler & Bob delMas, University of Minnesota; Randy Groth, Salisbury University; and Nyaradzo Mvududu, Seattle Pacific University:
    Introduction to Qualitative Research Methods in Statistics Education Research
  4. Larry Lesser, UTEP and Martha Aliaga, ASA:
    Engaging Student Diversities in a BIG Way
  5. Daren Starnes, The Lawrenceville School:
    Cultivating Statistically Savvy High School Grads - AP Stats, Nspire CX, and Common Core
  6. Camille Fairborn, Utah State University and David Zeitler, Grand Valley State University:
    Making the Transition to Online Teaching
12:30 - 1:30

Lunch

1:45 - 2:45

Plenary Session

Rob Gould, UCLA:

Citizen Statisticians - Modern Statistics for Modern Students

2:45 - 3:00

Short Break

3:00 - 4:20

Breakout Session #2

  1. Robert Gould, UCLA:
    Data in the Classroom - post-plenary discussion
  2. Mark Glickman, Boston University and Larry Lesser, UTEP:
    USCOTS Theater - show off your talents, try out your ideas and get feedback. Contributors also include Marc Issacson, Augsburg College; Nancy Pfenning, University of Pittsburgh; Milo Schield, Augsburg College; and Gunnar Stefansson, University of Iceland.
  3. Stacey Hancock, Clark University; Jennifer Noll, Portland State University; Sean Simpson, Westchester Community College; Aaron Weinberg, Ithaca College; and Marsha Lovett, Carnegie Mellon Uniiversity:
    Making Sense of Qualitative Data
  4. William Duckworth, Creighton University and Amy Froelich, Iowa State University:
    Using the new JMP Concept Discovery Module for Regression to Build Conceptual Understanding in Introductory Statistics
  5. Robin Lock and Patti Frazer Lock, St. Lawrence University:
    Using Bootstrapping and Randomization to Introduce Statistical Inference
  6. Audbjorg Bjornsdottir, University of Minnesota and Ellen Gundlach, Purdue University:
    Rethinking Assessment in the Digital Age
4:30 - 5:30

Exhibitor Technology Demonstrations (in breakout session rooms 4:30 - 5:30 p.m.)

Exhibitor Test-Drives (in computer labs 4:30 to 5:00 p.m.)

6:30 - 8:30pm

Banquet and Awards Hosted by SAS/JMP at the SAS campus in Cary, N.C.

Dinner Speaker

Dennis Pearl, Director of CAUSE, The Ohio State University:

Personalized Education - My Thirty Year search for the Next BIG Thing

 

Saturday, May 21

TimeActivity
7:30 - 8:00

Registration

8:00 - 8:20

Announcements / Saturday USCOTS Warm Up!

8:20 - 9:20

Plenary Session

Wayne Stewart, University of Auckland, New Zealand:

Bayesian Statistics - The Second Coming!

9:30 - 10:30

Posters and Beyond #2

10:30 - 11:00

Break

11:00 - 12:20

Breakout Session #3

  1. Dick Scheaffer, University of Florida and Christine Franklin, University of Georgia:
    High School Changing Curriculum's Impact on Collegiate Introductory Statistics Courses
  2. Nathan Tintle, Hope College and Paul Roback, St. Olaf College:
    Is your first course preparing students for the next BIG thing? Strategies for a second course in applied statistics.
  3. Sterling Hilton, BYU; Hollylynne Stohl Lee, NCSU; and Felicity Enders, Mayo Clinic:
    A Conceptual Framework for Statistics Education Reseach
  4. Wayne Stewart, Unviersity of Auckland, New Zealand:
    A Tactile approach to Markov Chain Monte Carlo
  5. Michelle Everson, University of Minnesota and Jackie Miller, The Ohio State University:
    Using Social Media and Technology to Engage the Next Generation of Statistics Students
  6. Kari Lock, Harvard University; Eric Lock, University of North Carolina; Dennis Lock, Iowa State University; Robin Lock and Patti Frazer Lock, St. Lawrence University:
    Technology for Teaching Bootstraps and Randomizations
12:30 - 1:30

Lunch

1:45 - 2:45

Plenary Session

Bob delMas, University of Minnesota:

It Takes a Village - Future Directions for Statistics Education Research

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2:45 - 3:45

Closing Session

  • Special Question and Answer Session with the USCOTS Plenary Speakers
  • Closing remarks
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