Contributed Paper C176In session C2A (Monday 9th, 14:00-15:30, Level 3 - Conference Room A)
Building support communities for statistics educators
AuthorsLynette Hudiburgh (Miami University, USA)
Amy Hogan (Brooklyn Technical High School, USA)
PresenterAmy Hogan (United States)
As the need for data literate citizens and data scientists has become more urgent, there is an increasing demand for educators to teach statistics courses at the secondary (i.e., Common Core, AP Statistics) and post-secondary levels. An important, albeit often overlooked, part of making these courses successful is creating a supportive community for those statistics educators. Meaningful support for new educators or educators new to statistics is more than just content instruction; it can include mentoring, pedagogical strategies, lesson planning, course design, resource sharing, and general support. We will explore current successful statistics educator support programs, best practices for building a supportive community, and suggestions for implementing programs that help recruit, inform, and retain good statistics educators.