Friday, March 23, 2012

Catalysts to Present at University of Minnesota Biostatistics Seminar

The Catalysts for Change will be presenting at the University of Minnesota Biostatistics Seminar on Wednesday, March 28 from 3:30.p.m.–4:30 p.m. The presentation, A New Flavor of the Introductory Statistics Course: Teaching Students to Cook, is open to the public (Moos Tower 2-530).

Abstract: This presentation will share information on the NSF-funded CATALST (Change Agents for Teaching and Learning Statistics) curriculum which uses randomization and resampling methods as the core of a radically different introductory statistics course. The content, technology tools, pedagogical methods, and assessments will be described, as well as some preliminary evaluation data on the effectiveness of this approach.

A social tea will be held at 3:00 p.m. in A434 Mayo. For more details contact 612-624-4655.

Mother Goose (Joan) and her goslings (from left: Rebekah Isaak, Laura Ziegler, Bob delMas, Laura Le, and Andy Zieffler) at the 2012 Joint Mathematics Meetings.