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Regional Workshops

The situation regarding COVID-19, the coronavirus, has changed dramatically in the past few weeks.  Due to this, the StatPREP leadership team has decided to cancel all StatPREP workshops for summer 2020.  The StatPREP team is currently discussing options that include looking at ways to expand the virtual experience to make up for the lack of in-person events as well as options to move the 2020 workshops to 2021.  Please note that nothing will be confirmed for 2021 until NSF grants permission to extend the grant timeline. Should the extension be approved, applicants will need to reapply for 2021, as there will be new dates for the workshops. 

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Project Summary

StatPREP will foster the widespread use of data-centered methods and pedagogies in introductory statistics courses. This will in turn enhance the preparation of students to meet the demands of a data-driven workplace and to use the newly available resources in our data-centric world. StatPREP will work directly with college-level instructors, both online and in community-based workshops, to develop the understanding and skills needed to work and teach with modern data.

StatPREP will initiate community transformation focused on modernizing undergraduate statistics education. This project will offer an extended professional development program for mathematics faculty, particularly at two-year institutions, who teach introductory statistics, it will establish regional communities of practice to support these instructors, and it will provide them a national online support network with statistics education experts. This project also contributes to the goal to “improve STEM learning and learning environments by investigating the effectiveness of this professional development model as a catalyst for community transformation. The combined resources and reach of the MAA, ASA, and AMATYC will ensure the sustainability of StatPREP and the availability of this program to the largest possible audience.

Project Leadership Team

  • Deirdre Longacher Smeltzer, Mathematical Association of America
  • Donna LaLonde, American Statistical Association
  • Michael Brilleslyper,United States Air Force Academy
  • Jenna Carpenter, Campbell University
  • Daniel Kaplan, Macalester College
  • Kathryn Kozak, Coconino Community College
  • Ambika Silva, College of the Canyons

For more information, please contact MAA Programs

Support for this MAA program is provided by the National Science Foundation (grant DUE-1626337).