[Cowystats] CO/WY ASAS Information
pocernic at rap.ucar.edu
Tue Nov 28 09:40:46 MST 2006
1. Dinner and Drinks - Wednesday - December 6th - 6:30 - 8:30
2. Colorado Science and Engineering Fair
3. Teaching Statistics at the JSM
4. More next year.
### Dinner, drinks, ideas for next year.
Please join us for a holiday gathering Wednesday December 6th from 6:30 to
8:30 at the Old Chicago's at 1280 South Colorado Boulevard in Denver (
(303) 753-0824 ). This is located 3 blocks north of I-25 on the east
side of the street. I don't know how pedestrian friendly this is
there is a new RTD light rail station at I-25 and Colorado Boulevard.
The primary purpose of this meeting is to socialize, but we would also be
very interested in any ideas for next semester. The chapter will be
providing hors d'oeuvres.
### Colorado Science and Engineering Fair - Special Awards Program
At the suggestion of one our members, the chapter will be participating in
the Colorado Science and Engineering fair. This event will be held in Fort
Collins on April 5-6, 2007 in the Lory Student Center at Colorado
State University. Judging occurs the first day, the awards are
presented the second day. We are looking for members who might be
interested in this activity. To establish the award, a form
must be completed with the following information.
1. Determine prize (up to 4 prizes can be awarded)
2. Determine judging criteria. There can be a upper and lower division.
3. Provide judges and present award at the time of the fair.
More information can be found at
The due date for this information is March 1st. If this interest you,
please contact me at pocernic (at) ucar.edu.
### On the topic of K-12 Math and Science Education - we just received the
following information about a new activity at the Joint Statistical
Meeting in Salt Lake City this summer.
"Meeting Within a Meeting (MWM), a new ASA program for teachers to enhance
understanding and teaching of statistics within the math/science curriculum
that will occur during JSM. The first MWM will occur next summer in Salt
Lake City and will be specifically for middle school and junior high
math and science teachers. We plan to expand MWM for K-12 math and
science teachers the following year for JSM 2008 in Denver. We are
encouraging teachers from Utah and around the country to attend this
ASA Program for Math/Science Teachers
Based on Guidelines of Assessment and Instruction of Statistics Education
(GAISE), which complements NCTM Principles and Standards for School
Mathematics and NCTM Curriculum Focal Points for Prekindergarten through
Grade 8 Mathematics
Sponsored by the American Statistical Association
2007 ASA Joint Statistical Meetings
Date: Monday, July 30, 2007
Place: Salt Palace Convention Center, Salt Lake City
Audience: Middle School and Junior High Math and Science Teachers
Teachers: Submit applications, letter of intent, and letter
from principal, all due February 1, 2007.
Objectives: Enhance understanding and teaching of statistics within the
math curriculum based on conceptual understanding, active
learning, real world data,
and appropriate technology
Content: Based on standards, assessments, and textbooks
Consistent with GAISE recommendations
(www.amstat.org/education/gaise), NCTM Principles and Standards
for School Mathematics, and Curriculum Focal Points for
Prekindergarten through Grade 8 Mathematics
Format: One-day meeting
Activity-based sessions, including lesson plan development
Lunch and dinner followed by panel discussion
Overnight stay with optional activities on Tuesday
Provided: Registration cost
Meals and refreshments
One night of lodging (Monday night)
Professional development half-credit for 7-13 contact hours (if
Certificate of Participation from the ASA
Follow-up: Program evaluation for future follow-up workshops
Development of listserv with questionnaires
ASA chapters network with local teachers to organize learning
Contact: Rebecca Nichols, rebecca at amstat.org; (703) 684-1221, Ext. 1877
### More activities next year!
My personal apologies for the lack of activities this fall. Next
semester will be busier.
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