USCOTS 2007 - Program


Thursday, May 17th, 2007

  • 3:00 - 7:00 pm Registration (Idea Exchange Forum set-up materials available in Courtyard Tent)
  • 6:30 - 8:00 pm Kickoff Party

Friday, May 18th, 2007

  • 7:00 - 8:00 am Registration / Continental Breakfast / Idea Exchange Forum I set up
  • 8:00 - 8:20 am Welcome to USCOTS! / Announcements: Blackwell Hotel Ballroom
  • 8:20 - 9:20 am Plenary Session: Blackwell Hotel Ballroom
    Speaker: Allan Rossman
    "Seven Challenges for the Undergraduate Statistics Curriculum in 2007"
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  • 9:30 - 10:30 am Idea Exchange Forum I (Posters & Beyond!): Courtyard Tent
  • 10:30 - 11:00 am Break / Idea Exchange Forum I take-down
  • 11:00 am - 12:20 pm Breakout Session #1 (Click for abstracts)
    1. "What Really Goes on at an AP Statistics Reading?"
      Brad Hartlaub & Daren Starnes
      Pfahl Hall 240
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    2. "I Wonder...From Question to Research"
      Bob delMas, Randall Groth, Larry Lesser, & Jackie Miller
      Pfahl Hall 202
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    3. "The Gorillas of Introductory Statistics"
      Roxy Peck
      Pfahl Hall 140
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    4. "Enhancing Statistics Teaching and Learning with Tablet PCs"
      Christopher Bilder & Christopher Malone
      Pfahl Hall 340
    5. "Using Statistics for Service Learning"
      Norean R. Sharpe & Julie Legler
      Pfahl Hall 230
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    6. "Exploring GAISE 2007 - A Statistics Odyssey"
      Michelle Everson & Andrew Zieffler
      Pfahl Hall 330
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    7. "'The Second Course in Statistics"
      Robin Lock & Dick DeVeaux
      Blackwell Hotel Ballroom
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    8. "Strategies for Working with Other Statistics Teachers"
      Mary Parker & Brian Smith
      Pfahl Hall Executive Boardroom
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    9. "Common Mistakes and Misconceptions"
      Martha Aliaga
      Pfahl Hall 302
    10. "Increasing Interaction and Engagement with Computer Lab Management Software"
      Kythrie Silva
      Mason Hall 321 Computer Lab
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    Exhibitor Test-Drives (Click for abstracts)
    • "Minitab 15 Tips and Tricks" (11:00 to 11:35)
      Mary McCarty
      Mason Hall 345 Computer Lab
    • "StatsPortal Test-Drive" (11:45 to 12:20)
      Patti Collings, Pat Humphrey, Shari Modur & Roland Cheyney
      Mason Hall 345 Computer Lab
  • 12:30 - 1:30 pm Lunch in Courtyard Tent & Pfahl Hall
    Meet the Author Roundtables (Courtyard Tent) (Click for abstracts)
    • Workshop Statistics: "Facilitating a 'Workshop' Environment for Introductory Statistics" Allan Rossman and Beth Chance
    • Fathom2: "Sensors in a Stats Class" Bill Finzer and Robin Lock
    • Ideas for the second course from "Intermediate Statistics for Dummies" Deb Rumsey
    • WH Freeman: "AP Statistics 2007 Reading roundtable" Brad Hartlaub and Daren Starnes
    Exhibitor Demonstration (Click for abstract)
    • "TI-Nspire: Mathematics Using Multiple Representations"
      Randy Miller
      Pfahl Hall 140
  • 1:45 - 2:45 pm Plenary Session: Blackwell Hotel Ballroom
    Speaker: Jessica Utts
    "Recognizing and Valuing Variability - In Our Students and Ourselves"
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  • 2:45 - 3:00 pm Short Break
  • 3:00 - 4:20 pm Breakout Session #2 (Click for abstracts)
    1. "Why are Teacher Salaries Negatively Correlated with Student Performance on the SAT?"
      David Spohn
      Pfahl Hall 240
    2. "What Can we Learn from Quantitative Data in Statistics Education Research?"
      John Holcomb, Marsha Lovett, Andy Zieffler, & Sterling Hilton
      Pfahl Hall 140
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    3. "Using Fun to Take Statistics Teaching Up a Notch"
      Larry Lesser & Dennis Pearl
      Blackwell Hotel Ballroom
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    4. "The Accelerated Learning Cycle: Are you Ready to Learn? Am I Ready to Lead?"
      Karen Kinard & Mary Parker
      Pfahl Hall 230
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    5. "Examining the Survey of Attitudes Toward Statistics (SATS)"
      Marjorie Bond
      Pfahl Hall Executive Boardroom
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    6. "Preparing to Teach at the Next Level - Careers in Teaching Statistics"
      Paul Roback & Carolyn Cuff
      Pfahl Hall 302
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    7. "Using Geometry to Teach Statistics"
      George Cobb & Danny Kaplan
      Pfahl Hall 202
    8. "Play Along with the Statistics Six Pack!"
      Phyllis Curtiss, John Gabrosek, Kirk Anderson, David Coffey, Neal Rogness, Paul Stephenson, & Mary Richardson
      Pfahl Hall 330 & 340
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    9. "Integrating StatCrunch into your Course"
      R. Webster West
      Mason Hall 321 Computer Lab
    10. "Using the Statistics Online Computational Resource (SOCR) to Teach Statistics"
      Ivo Dinov, Nicolas Christou, & Juana Sanchez
      Mason Hall 345 Computer Lab
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  • 4:30 - 5:30 pm Special Presentation: Blackwell Hotel Ballroom
    • Speaker: Joan Garfield
      "Collaboration in Statistics Education Research: Stories, Reflections, and Lessons Learned"
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    Exhibitor Demonstrations (Click for abstracts)
    • Data Analysis with JMP Student Edition (SAS Institute)
      Curt Hinrichs and Melodie Rush
      Pfahl Hall 140
    • StatsPortal for the Basic Practice of Statistics (WH Freeman)
      Patti Collings, Pat Humphrey & Shari Modur
      Pfahl Hall 202
    • Teaching Statistics Using MyStatLab (Pearson Education)
      Gwen Terwilliger
      Pfahl Hall 302
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    • Fathom Dynamic Data Software (Key Press) test-drive
      Bill Finzer
      Mason Hall 321 Computer Lab
  • 5:30 - 6:30 pm Break / Idea Exchange Forum II set-up materials available in the Courtyard Tent / transportation begins at 5:30 from The Blackwell Hotel to
    The Buckeye Hall of Fame Café
  • 6:30 - 8:30 pm Banquet and Awards (The Buckeye Hall of Fame Café)
    Dinner Speaker: Dick DeVeaux
    "Math is Music: Statistics is Literature"
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  • 8:30 - 10:30 pm Transportation back to the Blackwell/Holiday Inn/University Plaza Hotels

Saturday, May 19th, 2007

  • 7:30 - 8:00 am Registration / Continental Breakfast / Idea Exchange Forum II set-up
  • 8:00 - 8:20 am Greetings and Announcements: Blackwell Hotel Ballroom
  • 8:20 - 9:20 am Plenary Session: Blackwell Hotel Ballroom
    Speaker: Mike Shaughnessy
    "Research in Statistics Education: Current Themes, Telling Tasks, Future Recommendations"
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  • 9:30 - 10:30 am Idea Exchange Forum II (Posters & Beyond!): Courtyard Tent
  • 10:30 - 11:00 am Break / Idea Exchange Forum II take-down
  • 11:00 am - 12:20 pm Breakout Session #3 (Click for abstracts)
    1. "Exploring the Next Level in AP Statistics - The Concepts Behind the Formulae"
      John Diehl & Robin Levine-Wissing
      Pfahl Hall 240
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    2. "Connecting Research to Practice: Collaboration, Mixed Methods, and Lessons Learned"
      Beth Chance, Joan Garfield, Paul Roback, & Mike Shaughnessy
      Blackwell Hotel Ballroom
    3. "Developing the Optimal Undergraduate Statistics Major"
      Christine Franklin
      Pfahl Hall 302
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    4. "Launching Catapults to Teach Basic Experimental Design"
      Mark G. Haug
      Pfahl Hall 330
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    5. "Teaching with Clickers"
      Roxy Peck
      Pfahl Hall 202
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    6. "We Teach Statistics '2'!" Jonathan Baker & Michelle Persinger
      Pfahl Hall 230
    7. "How Much Does a Single M&M Weigh? Developing Activities for Engaging Students in Statistical Discovery"
      Amy Froelich & W. Robert Stephenson
      Pfahl Hall 140
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    8. "Improving your Students' Understanding of Scatterplots"
      Tisha Hooks, Christopher Malone, & Susan Beseler
      Pfahl Hall 340
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    9. "Pet Pedagogical Peeves in 'Penta-decades' of Professing"
      Mark Berenson
      Pfahl Hall Executive Boardroom
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    10. "Finding Statistics Teaching and Learning Online Resources: through causeweb"
      Ginger Holmes Rowell, Scott N. McDaniel, Lisa Green, & Megan Hall
      Mason Hall 345 Computer Lab
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    11. "Make your Own Podcast"
      Ryan Hayes
      Mason Hall 321 Computer Lab
  • 12:30 - 1:30 pm Lunch in Courtyard Tent
  • 1:45 - 2:45 pm Plenary Session: Blackwell Hotel Ballroom
    Speaker: Paul Velleman
    "Truth, Damn Truth, and Statistics"
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  • 2:45 - 3:30 pm Closing Session: Blackwell Hotel Ballroom
    • Special Panel Discussion
    • Question and Answer Session with USCOTS Plenary Speakers
    • Floor Discussion
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