ESTEEM: Enhancing Statistics Teacher Education with E- Modules

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.

ESTEEM’s solutions to packaging online resources and e-modules will better equip mathematics teacher educators with curricular resources. ESTEEM evaluation and research will provide greater insights into the nature of PSMTs’ understandings of content and pedagogy of specific statistical topics; how PSMTs design Common Online Data Analysis Platform [CODAP] based statistics activities; what activities and resources best support PSMTs’ learning to teach statistics; and determining effective and sustainable models for packaging online resources for use in other STEM teacher education programs.

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