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Common Core workshops to teach educators about statistics
WEDNESDAY, MAY 23, 2012 15:44 PM

In a world where elementary students use laptops in class and the college admissions process is more competitive than ever, the teaching methods of yesteryear are no longer as effective as they once were. As a result, instructors who work in schools that have adopted the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) need to be sure they understand what is required of them.

While many school districts offer their teachers CCSS training sessions, educators may be able to find a few workshops outside of their school systems as well. For instance, from July 31 through August 1, middle and high school math and science instructors are invited to participate in two workshops being offered by the American Statistical Association (ASA).

These educational sessions will coincide with this year’s Joint Statistical Meetings (JSM), which will be held in California at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront. The purpose of these workshops is to make sure math and science instructors are prepared to teach statistics in a way that is aligned with the CCSS.

"It is fitting to hold this workshop in conjunction with JSM, the world’s largest annual gathering of statisticians, where thousands from around the world meet to share advances in statistical knowledge and education," said Ron Wasserstein, executive director of the ASA.