Meeting Within a Meeting (MWM) Statistics Workshop for Mathematics and Science Teachers

Meeting Within a Meeting (MWM) Statistics Workshop for Mathematics and Science Teachers

Tuesday, July 31, and Wednesday, August 1, 2018
8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Joint Statistical Meetings
Vancouver, BC, Canada

Sponsored by the American Statistical Association and based on the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics and Guidelines for Assessment and Instruction in Statistics Education (GAISE): A Pre-K–12 Curriculum Framework


MWM is for middle- and high-school mathematics and science teachers who want to improve their statistics teaching within the Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards through conceptual understanding, active learning, real-world data application, and appropriate use of technology. Teams from the same school are especially encouraged to attend.

Teachers will explore problems that require them to formulate questions and collect, organize, analyze, and draw conclusions from data. They also will apply basic concepts of probability and explore informal and formal formative assessments.

The MWM program includes examining what students can be expected to do at the most basic level of understanding and what can be expected of them as their skills develop and their experience broadens.

Presentations are given by prominent statistics educators, and a one-day pass is included so teachers can attend activities at the Joint Statistical Meetings* (statistics education sessions, poster sessions, exhibit hall), which take place concurrently.

Refreshments, handouts, and a certificate of participation from the ASA certifying professional development hours are included. Optional graduate credit also is available. Following the workshop, webinars are provided.


View the 2018 statistics workshop program schedule


The workshop fee is $50. Course attendees do not need to register for the Joint Statistical Meetings* to participate in this workshop.

**The Joint Statistical Meetings are the largest annual gathering of statisticians, where thousands from around the world meet to share advances in statistical knowledge.

5–8 Online Registration          9–12 Online Registration


For MWM, full scholarships are available from the Washington Statistical Society for area teachers and half-scholarships are available through the Biopharmaceutical Section and Martha Aliaga Scholarship Fund.

Martha Aliaga Scholarships
A scholarship in memory of Martha Aliaga, the former ASA director of education who created the Meeting Within a Meeting Statistics Workshop for Mathematics and Science Teachers, provides resources for K–12 teachers to attend this workshop. For more information, contact Rebecca Nichols.


Rebecca Nichols
ASA Director of Education
732 North Washington Street
Alexandria, VA 22314

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