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USCOTS 2009 - Program


Thursday, June 25th, 2009

  • 3:00 - 7:00 pm Registration / Posters & Beyond set-up materials available
  • 6:30 - 8:00 pm Mixer
  • 7:00 - 8:00 pm Posters & Beyond set-up

Friday, June 26th, 2009

  • 7:00 - 8:00 am Registration / Continental Breakfast / Posters & Beyond set-up
  • 8:00 - 8:20 am Welcome to USCOTS / Conference Warm-Up!
  • 8:20 - 9:20 am Plenary Session
    George Cobb, Mount Holyoke College
    "Close Your Eyes and Click Your Heels: There's No Place Like Bayes"
    Watch video (H.264/MPEG-4)
  • 9:30 - 10:45 am Posters & Beyond #1
    Computer Lab Test-drives
    • (9:30 - 10:00 a.m.) Patti Collings, Brigham Young University; & Laura Capuano & Roland Cheyney, W.H. Freeman and Company
      "Test-drive the StatsPortal Learning Management System"
    • (10:15 - 10:45 a.m.) Melodie Rush, JMP software - SAS Institute
      "Data Visualization with JMP"
  • Session End to 11:00am Break
  • 11:00 - 12:20 pm Breakout Session #1
    1. George Cobb, Mount Holyoke College
      "Making Bayes Work in the Classroom"
    2. Sterling Hilton, Brigham Young University; & Felicity Enders, Mayo Clinic Biostatistics Division
      "Making Research Relevant: Planting Seeds for Future Research in Statistics Education"
    3. Christine Franklin, University of Georgia
      "Preparing Teachers for the New Generation of K-16 Students: Letting Go of the Standard Introductory Course"
    4. Dani Ben-Zvi, University of Haifa, Israel
      "Using Wiki to Promote Collaborative Learning in Statistics Education"
    5. Michelle Everson, University of Minnesota; & David Zeitler, Grand Valley State University
      "Letting go of the face-to-face classroom: Creating effective statistics courses for the online generation"
  • 12:30 - 1:30 pm Lunch in tent
  • 1:45 - 2:45 pm Plenary Session
    Chris Wild, University of Auckland, New Zealand
    "Early Statistical Inferences: 'The Eyes Have It'"

    Watch Video (Adobe Flash movie)
    Slides (PDF)
    Animations used in talk

    Chris Wild's mirror site
  • 2:45 - 3:00 pm Short Break
  • 3:00 - 4:20 pm Breakout Session #2
    1. Allan Rossman & Beth Chance, Cal Poly - San Luis Obispo
      "Which Topics Can Be Let Go in Stat 101?"
    2. Jessica Utts, University of California, Irvine
      "Seeing Through Statistics by Letting Go of Math"
    3. Chris Wild, University of Auckland, New Zealand
      "Description, Inference and Animation"
    4. Bob delMas, University of Minnesota; & Marsha Lovett, Carnegie Mellon University
      "From Research to Learning Activities: Letting Go of the Old, Adding the New"
    5. Dennis Pearl, The Ohio State University
      "SCROUNGE: Statistics Can Respond to Opportunities Under NSF Grants for Education"
    6. Amy Froelich, Iowa State University
      "Using JMP Statistical Discovery Software for Building Conceptual Understanding in Introductory Statistics" (in the Computer Lab)
  • 4:30 - 5:45 pm Exhibitor Demonstrations
    • (4:30 - 5:30 p.m.) Jon Peck, SPSS Inc.
      "What's New in SPSS Inc.'s PASW Statistics for Teaching and Learning?"
    • (4:30 - 5:30 p.m.) Webster West, Texas A & M University
      "Using StatCrunch to Broaden the Horizons of an Introductory Statistics Course"
    Computer Lab Test-drives
    • (4:30 - 5:00 p.m.) Patti Collings, Brigham Young University; & Laura Capuano & Roland Cheyney, W.H. Freeman and Company
      "Test-drive the StatsPortal Learning Management System"
    • (5:15 - 5:45 p.m.) Melodie Rush, JMP Software - SAS Institute
      "Visual Learning and Analysis with JMP"
  • 5:30 - 6:30 pm Transportation begins at 5:30 to Confluence Park
  • 6:30 - 8:30 pm Banquet and Awards (Confluence Park)
    Dinner Speaker
    Ron Wasserstein, Executive Director, American Statistical Association
    "We're from the government, and we're here to help: Using data from the federal statistical agencies to inspire students"
  • 8:30 - 10:30 pm Transportation back to hotels

Saturday, June 27th, 2009

  • 7:30 - 8:00 am Registration / Continental Breakfast
  • 8:00 - 8:20 am Announcements / Saturday USCOTS Warm-Up!
  • 8:20 - 9:20 am Plenary Session
    Peter Ewell, National Center for Higher Education Management Systems
    "What to Know After Letting Go: The Critical Role of Assessment"
    Watch video (H.264/MPEG-4)
  • 9:30 - 10:30 am Posters & Beyond #2
    Computer Lab Test-drives
    • Computer Lab Test-drives
      "Hands-on with SPSS Inc.'s PASW Statistics"
  • 10:30 - 11:00 am Break
  • 11:00 - 12:20 pm Breakout Session #3
    • Roxy Peck, Cal Poly - San Luis Obispo
      "Just Say No To..."
    • Ron Wasserstein, American Statistical Association
      "Brainstorming more ways to inspire students through use of data from the federal statistical system."
    • Peter Ewell, Center for Higher Education Management Systems
      "Assessing the Impact of Changing a Course: Some Practical Guidance"
    • Diane Fisher, University of Louisiana at Lafayette; Jennifer Kaplan, Michigan State University; & Neal Rogness, Grand Valley State University
      "Letting Go of Assumptions about How Students Understand Statistical Language"
    • Karen Kinard, Tallahassee Community College
      "TYC: It's 2009 - Are we There Yet?"
    • Danny Kaplan, Macalester College; & Andrew Zieffler, University of Minnesota
      "Using R for Teaching Statistics" (in the Computer Lab)
  • 12:30 - 1:30 pm Lunch in tent
  • 1:30 - 1:45 pm Poster & Beyond take-down
  • 1:45 - 2:45 pm Plenary Session
    Dani Ben-Zvi, University of Haifa, Israel
    "Let Go: Focus on Learning Instead of Focus on Teaching"
    Watch video (H.264/MPEG-4)
  • 3:00 - 4:00 pm Closing Session
    • Special Question & Answer Session with the USCOTS Plenary Speakers
    • Closing remarks
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