Contributed Paper C203In session C6A (Tuesday 10th, 16:00-17:30, Level 3E - Room B)
The Impact on Teacher Attitudes and Statistical Pedagogical Knowledge of a Regional Hub and Mentorship Program for Two-Year Colleges in the U.S.
AuthorsMichael Posner (Villanova University, USA)
Monica Dabos (California State University - Channel Islands, USA)
PresenterMichael Posner (United States)
Training a New Generation of Statistics Educators (TANGO Stat Ed) is a National Science Foundation funded program that took place over the past two years in two-year colleges in the United States. It provided training workshops, paired instructors with experienced statistics education mentors, created professional learning communities in four regional hubs, and brought instructors to the US Conference on Teaching Statistics. In this session, we will reveal results of changes in attitudes, beliefs, and pedagogical practices of these instructors, including whether alignment with the Guidelines for Assessment and Instruction in Statistics Education (GAISE) increased, what impediments existed in this process, and whether they increased utilization of existing resources from the statistics education community. Testimonials will be included and lessons learned will be discussed.