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Teaching Statistics with Internet Resources Workshop

Sponsored by the Consortium for the Advancement of Undergraduate Statistics Education (CAUSE)

Thursday, May 19, 2005

Columbus, Ohio

A satellite workshop to the USCOTS Conference, May 19 through May 21, 2005

Workshop Schedule & Details



8:00 - 8:30 AM

Registration and continental breakfast (Blackwell lobby & Ballroom foyer)

8:30 - 10:00 AM

Session 1:
Examples of using online materials in the classroom, examples and case studies.

10:00 - 10:15 AM


10:15 - 11:45 AM

Session 2:
Searching and finding items in CAUSEweb

11:45 AM - 1:00 PM

Lunch (Bistro 2110)

1:00 - 2:30 PM

Session 3:
Planning the use of an online activity

2:30 - 2:45 PM


2:45 - 4:15 PM

Session 4:
Preparation of posters for spotlight sessions

Session 1: Using online materials in the classroom: examples and case studies

During this first session participants will see examples of how the presenters have used web resources to teach statistical concepts. Additionally, participants will experience an online activity from the students point of view.

Session 2: Searching and finding items on CAUSEweb

During this session participants will be introduced to a digital library of statistics teaching materials. Presenters will demonstrate searching for materials based on the type of item, the mathematical level, and the statistical topic. Participants will experiment with different search techniques while participating in a scavenger hunt. Participants will work in groups to brainstorm a theme for their poster presentation and search for online materials to use in that presentation.

Session 3: Planning the use of an online activity

The third session will give participants some guidelines for incorporating materials into the classrooms. Specific steps of the planning process will be enumerated. The examples from Session 1 will be revisited and details of the planning process that went into them will be discussed. Participants will practice the planning process and work with their groups to plan the use of their materials.

Session 4: Preparation of posters for USCOTS spotlights

In this final session students will work in their groups to develop a presentation of an online material and how it can be used in a classroom. The participants will prepare a poster that will be given as a spotlight session during the USCOTS conference. Students will wrap up the day by receiving a series of "homework" questions to be considered during the conference.

Lunch Roundtables (Saturday during USCOTS)

In this continuation of the Thursday workshop on Teaching Statistics with Internet Resources, participants will discuss the areas of pedagogy, curriculum, and research presented at the conference. Participants will then reflect on the material from the workshop and discuss how it relates to the ideas presented at the conference.

Wrap-up session (Saturday after USCOTS)

During this wrap-up session, participants will reflect on the topics discussed in the workshop and what they have seen at the conference. Participants will report on the "homework" they have done during the conference.