The Enhancing Statistics Teacher Education with E-Modules (ESTEEM) project (2016-2020) will facilitate the infusion of statistics content and pedagogy into undergraduate mathematics teacher preparation by providing faculty with technological and curricular resources, networking experiences and ongoing support. The ESTEEM project will address recent trends in secondary education and teacher preparation, including: 1) use of dynamic statistics tools to analyze data; 2) a shift to mobile technology which has caused schools to favor online software requiring no installation; and 3) the rapid expansion of online and hybrid courses in higher education. As a result of the ESTEEM project, preservice secondary mathematics teachers (PSMTs) will be better equipped to teach statistics with online tools. This will lead to stronger preparation of grades 6-12 students in statistics and data literacy and feed the pipeline into data intensive STEM disciplines.
Friday Institute Partnership with Sampson County Schools Brings Data-Rich Activities and Resources Into Classrooms
A team of statistics educators and researchers at the Friday Institute and the NC State College of Education recently worked with Sampson County Schools (SCS) teachers across disciplines to incorporate data into their classroom practices and help students understand how to critically analyze scientific phenomena and make evidence-based decisions.