HI-RiSE Fall 2018 Updates

One of the goals of the HI-RiSE team is to disseminate the work done by the team to as many audiences interested in statistics education as possible, and this Fall the HI-RiSE team had an impressive showing. Members of the team were able to present for national webinars, local and national conference.

Bill Finzer, a Senior Scientist at the Concord Consortium and Co-PI on the ESTEEM project, co-led a webinar with President and CEO of the Concord Consortium, Chad Dorsey in October, 2018. The webinar titled Help Students Explore Data: Free Tools for Building Data Fluency presented statistics educators with free online tools that can be used in the classroom to help students engage in data science. The webinar featured videos of middle school students using CODAP, a free online data analysis tool, for exploratory data analysis. These videos were developed for use in the ESTEEM project to help in the education of pre-service mathematics teachers, but it’s also great to see the use of these same resources for practicing teachers. To access the recorded webinar and sign up for future webinars from the Concord Consortium, follow this link.

The North Carolina Council of Teacher of Mathematics (NCCTM) conference was held on November 1 – 2, 2018 in Greensboro, North Carolina. During the conference Christina Azmy, Heather Barker, and Gemma Mojica led a session titled Task Design for Statistical Habits of Mind. This session was intended to help any statistics educators, statistics teacher educators, or those in educational support roles think about how to include statistical habits of mind into the development of statistics tasks. To access a copy of the presentation, click here.

The 40th Annual Conference of the North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (PME-NA) was held in Greenville, South Carolina on November 15th – 18th. Taylor Harrison, Christina Azmy, and Hollylynne Lee shared a brief research report titled Online Learning Experiences and Impact on Statistics Education Perspectives. Results were shared from a study examining how teaching materials specifically designed for providing rich experiences in teaching and learning statistics in an online environment may impact the statistics education perspectives of preservice and inservice teachers. Click here for a copy of the presentation slides.

Gemma Mojica, Hollylynne Lee, and Jennifer Lovett also shared a brief research report titled Designing Spaces to Support Teacher Learning About Teaching Statistics. This report shares the course design of the Teaching Statistics through Data Investigations MOOC and how educators with diverse characteristics and experiences engaged in course material. The team also discussed impacts on perspectives and how the design of the course influenced changes in perspective. A copy of the presentation slides can be found here. Both of these brief research reports were published in the conference proceedings. To read the full reports click on this link for conference proceedings, then search the table of contents for the presentation title.

During both conferences, members of the Hi-RISE team also attended other sessions and research reports to keep our own knowledge of mathematics and statistics research and practice current. As 2018 comes to an end we look forward to even more dissemination in 2019!