Webinars

  • GAISEing into the Future of Statistics Education

    Chris Franklin, University of Georgia; and Jessica Utts, University of California, Davis
    Tuesday, November 14, 2006 - 2:00pm
    In 2005 the American Statistical Association endorsed the recommendations of a report written by leading statistics educators, called "Guidelines for Assessment and Instruction in Statistics Education" (GAISE). The report had two parts - one for K-12 and one for the college introductory statistics course. In this webinar, two members of the report-writing team will review the recommendations in the report, and provide suggestions for how to begin to implement them.Watch Webinar Recording (FLASH)
  • Writing and Data Analysis Projects for Introductory Statistics

    John P. Holcomb, Jr., Cleveland State University
    Tuesday, October 10, 2006 - 2:00pm
    This webinar will present a quick overview of assessment methods related to student writing assignments and data analysis projects. Beginning with short writing assignments, we will progress through a range of different approaches to projects at the introductory course level. On-line resources containing existing project ideas will be shown along with ideas for creating one's own projects. We will also discuss several approaches to evaluating the range of assignments.Watch Webinar Recording (FLASH)
  • Teaching to the Guidelines for Assessment and Instruction in Statistics Education (GAISE)

    Brian Jersky, St. Mary's College; and Rob Gould, UCLA
    Tuesday, September 12, 2006 - 2:00pm
    This webinar will discuss resources available to educators to assist them in crafting lesson plans that meet the GAISE. We will briefly explain the GAISE, which were endorsed by the American Statistical Association and also the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, and demonstrate various resources offered through CAUSEweb and other channels. This webinar will be a (highly) condensed version of a workshop held for math educators at St. Mary's College of California on July 27th and 28th, 2006.
  • Making AP Statistics Work - II

    David Spohn, Hudson High School
    Tuesday, August 8, 2006 - 2:00pm
    This 30-minute webinar is the second in a two-part series on the AP Statistics experience. The first part focused on the AP exam and its grading. This second part will focus on the teaching of the AP course. David Spohn, an experienced AP Statistics teacher, will discuss the curriculum of AP, insights on his own teaching, and resources that are available to AP Statistics teachers.Watch Webinar Recording (FLASH)
  • Making AP Statistics Work - II

    Jackie Miller, The Ohio State University; and David Spohn, Hudson High School
    Tuesday, July 11, 2006 - 12:00pm
    This 30-minute webinar focuses on the AP Statistics experience. David Spohn, an experienced AP Statistics teacher will discuss the curriculum of AP, insights on his own teaching, and resources that are available to AP Statistics teachers. Dr. Jackie Miller, a table leader for the AP reading, will talk about the AP Statistics reading experience from the point of view of a college faculty member, while David Spohn adds in his experiences as a high school reader. (We'll also provide information on how to get involved in the AP Statistics reading.) The webinar will close with suggestions from participants on what they believe should await AP Statistics students once they reach college.Watch Webinar Recording (FLASH)
  • Planning the use of an online resource in the statistics class

    Roger Woodard, North Carolina State University; and Ginger Rowell, Middle Tennessee State University
    Tuesday, June 13, 2006 - 2:00pm
    Many people would like to use online resources in their classrooms. However, the typical online applet does not have supporting materials that allow the teacher to introduce them into the classroom. Instructors that simply point students to a website without specific instructions and planning may find that the students do not achieve the desired learning outcomes from using the applet. In this webinar we will present a basic framework that instructors can use to plan and implement the use of online materials in the classroom. We will illustrate these with examples that we have used in our courses.Watch Webinar Recording (FLASH)
  • Real-Time Online Hands-on Activities for Introductory Statistics

    Carl Lee, Central Michigan University
    Tuesday, May 9, 2006 - 2:00pm
    Do you use hands-on activities in your class? Would you be interested in using data collected by students from different classes at different institutions? Would you be interested in sharing your students' data with others? Does it take more time than you would like to spend in your class for hands-on activities? Do you have to enter the hands-on activity data yourself after the class period?If your answer to any of the above questions is "YES", then, this Real-Time Online Database approach should be beneficial to your class.In this presentation, we will (1) introduce the real-time online database (stat.cst.cmich.edu/statact) funded by a NSF/CCL grant, (2) demonstrate how to use the real-time database to teach introductory statistics using two of the real-time activities and (3) share with you some of the assessment activities including activity work sheets and projects.Watch Webinar Recording (FLASH)
  • Making Statistics Learning Fun

    Larry Lesser, University of Texas at El Paso
    Tuesday, April 11, 2006 - 2:00pm
    This webinar will include a tour of the new CAUSEWeb fun page, showing some sample songs, jokes, and cartoons conducted by Larry Lesser. Participants will also engage in a discussion of the pedagogical issues involved in teaching with humor and will be provided resources and a bibliography on the topic. Join us to learn how to make learning fun!Viewers of this webinar might also enjoy reading Lesser's article in issues 48 and 49 of STATS: The Magazine for Students of Statistics.Watch Webinar Recording (FLASH)
  • Using the ARTIST website to develop assessments for introductory statistics

    Bob delMas & Ann Ooms, University of Minnesota
    Tuesday, March 14, 2006 - 2:00pm
    Please join us for a tour of the Assessment Resource Tools for Improving Statistical Thinking (ARTIST) web site. During this webinar, ARTIST team members Bob delMas and Ann Ooms will guide you through the ARTIST website. The tour will include an overview of an online collection of literature on assessment in statistics education, much of which can be accessed online or downloaded. Resources for creating alternative forms of assessment such as student projects will also be presented. You will also learn about efficient ways to create assessments from items from the ARTIST Item Database using a tool known as the Assessment Builder. By the end of the session, you will have learned how to select assessment items and download them in a format that can be edited with a word processor.The ARTIST team members will also be available to answer questions. For further information about ARTIST, please visit our website at https://app.gen.umn.edu/artist/.Watch Webinar Recording (FLASH)
  • Using StatCrunch as a computational tool in introductory statistics

    Webster West, University of South Carolina
    Tuesday, February 14, 2006 - 2:00pm
    StatCrunch (www.statcrunch.com) is a freely available Web-based data analysis package. StatCrunch has all of the routines required for introductory statistics and many more. The software also offers pedagogical features such as interactive graphics. Many of these capabilities will be discussed and demonstrated.Watch Webinar Recording (FLASH)

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