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Chris Franklin (University of Georgia)
September 18 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Title: Statistical Problem Solving: the Art and Science of Learning and Teaching from Data
After nearly 40 years as a statistics educator, I often reflect about my professional experience with learning and teaching statistics – remembering the past and feeling guilt about how poorly I must have taught my students those first years, trying to stay current with constantly changing pedagogy and assessment in the present, and making predictions about the future.
How often do you reflect about your experience as a statistics teacher? I often reflect on what a great feeling it is to start each day knowing we work with students and colleagues aiming to see those light bulb moments of understanding the usefulness of data and statistical reasoning skills, but also the importance of being a healthy skeptic of the interpretation of small and big data we are often presented with.
What are the lessons we have learned that will positively impact the data and statistical literacy of our students in the future? I have been fortunate to collaborate with amazing colleagues through the years who have enlightened and inspired me to learn these lessons to continue the journey for advocating data and statistical literacy in our society.
In this presentation I will discuss the art and science of learning and teaching from data (as I have experienced from writing 4 editions of Statistics: The Art and Science of Learning from Data and other resources specifically written for teachers) to help you improve teaching statistical problem solving and data literacy at the school level.
Brief biography of Chris Franklin:
Christine (Chris) Franklin is the School Statistics Ambassador for the American Statistical Association (ASA) and elected ASA Fellow. She is retired from the University of Georgia as the Lothar Tresp Honoratus Honors Professor and Senior Lecturer Emerita in Statistics.
She is the co-author of two introductory statistics textbooks (including the one described below) and has published more than 60 journal articles and book chapters. Chris was the lead writer for the groundbreaking document of the ASA Pre-K-12 Guidelines for the Assessment and Instruction in Statistics Education (GAISE) Framework and chaired the writing team of the ASA Statistical Education of Teachers (SET) report.
She is a past Chief Reader for Advance Placement Statistics, a Fulbright scholar to New Zealand (2015), recipient of the United States Conference on Teaching Statistics (USCOTS) Lifetime Achievement Award, the prestigious ASA Founder’s award and an elected member of the International Statistical Institute (ISI). Chris loves running, hiking, scoring baseball games, and reading mysteries.