Every day we have opportunities to make data-based decisions and to consider how information we gather can inform us about what can be claimed about a situation, process, or larger collection. To prepare the next generation of data-active citizens, we need to engage learners of all ages in investigations focused on making inferences and claims, supported by samples of data.
This free online professional development course allows you to learn, along with colleagues from other schools, how to emphasize inferential reasoning in teaching statistics through posing different types of investigative questions.
The Teaching Statistics Through Inferential Reasoning MOOC-Ed is applicable to anyone interested in strengthening their approaches to teaching statistics through data investigations. The statistical content and strategies are appropriate for implementation with middle school through early college learners. Thus, teachers of statistics in grades 6–12 and in post-secondary contexts are the primary audience. This course may also be of interest to elementary teachers, teacher educators, and teachers of other disciplines that use data-based explorations extensively to make claims and inferences (e.g., science, social science). There is no cost for participating in the Teaching Statistics Through Inferential Reasoning course. Register at the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation. Registration for the course closes December 1, 2017. 20 hours of CEUs are available.
To learn more about an investigative cycle to teach statistics and to help students explore data to make evidence-based claims, you can enroll in the Teaching Statistics Through Data Investigations (TSDI) MOOC-Ed. While the TSDI course is not a prerequisite for this course, engaging with TSDI materials and resources will help you build foundational knowledge for this MOOC-Ed. You can register for this course at the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation.
If you have any additional questions, please contact Dr. Hollylynne Lee at the North Carolina State University’s Friday Institute for Education Innovation, part of the College of Education at NC State.