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**Auckland Statistics Teachers’ Day ***2019*

Friday 29 November 2019, Michelle Dalrymple

**Workshop***:*** Developing statistical thinking in our Statistics scholarship students**

**Abstract:**Statistical and critical thinking are crucial for developing a deeper understanding of the concepts that encompass our Statistics curriculum. Michelle and Robin will share some activities that support and challenge students. Their aim is for students to be successful in scholarship, as well as taking these concepts with them in their future. (Please note that this workshop is a repeat of the workshop I ran at Otago Mathematics Teachers’ day.)

**Resources:**My workshop powerpoint is here, with lots of weblinks included. Please share your awesome Statistics scholarship resources with me (

*Michelle drd@cashmere.school.nz*)!

**Workshop: Apply probability distributions in solving problems**

**Abstract:**Michelle will share some of her key teaching activities for Level 3 Probability Distributions, including tasks to introduce binomial and Poisson distributions, sampling variation linked to distributions, Fergusson’s framework for statistical modelling, and some quick starter activities to reinforce students’ learning. You will also have an opportunity to meet the almost-famous Distribution Plushies!

**Resources:**My workshop powerpoint is here. The Russian multi-choice quiz is here, the tee shirts I made for the Parkinson’s disease simulation are here and the normal distribution foldable is here.

**Workshop: Sample-to-population inference: an informal giant leap**

*NOTE: I covered this workshop on behalf of Mark Hooper, Otago Boys’ High School*

**Abstract:**A big challenge and opportunity we face as Statistics teachers is the seemingly quantum leap from describing a single sample of data to using the ideas of sampling variation and making an inference for a population. This presentation will use the foundations of Level 5 and 6 on the curriculum as we head on a journey to constructing informal confidence intervals. Real data sets will be used to explore the ideas. The presentation will be practical, using both unplugged and web based tools.

**Resources:**Here is a folder with my slides and sequence of learning experience that I have developed for the Cashmere High School team. These resources were originally developed from material from Pip Arnold and Lindsay Smith. Please be respectful and give credit when sharing, and note that all the work is being shared under creative commons (you may not use the material for commercial purposes). NOTE that some of the work is now a few years old so links may not be current. I’ve tried to include the files that I mentioned in the workshop but let me know if I’ve missed anything vital!

**Workshop: Sample-to-population inference: bootstrapping, way more than just a cool name***NOTE: I covered this workshop on behalf of Mark Hooper, Otago Boys’ High School*. *Mark’s article in Statistics and Data Science Educator is here, which is what he was going to loosely base his workshop on.* I do apologise to workshop attendees for not quite hitting his mark (yes, pun intended), and just being a bit shattered and rambling by the end of the day!**Abstract: **We all know that New Zealand has an envied, innovative and future focused Statistics curriculum. As we embrace the curriculum at its highest level, ideas allow us to make population inferences from samples that are more formal. There are many great activities and resources that build on the ideas of sampling variation from Level 6 and 7. This presentation will showcase some visual based and tactile activities from the bootstrapping resampling process to confidence intervals. The presentation will be practical, using both unplugged and web based tools.**Resources: **Here is my powerpoint, and here is a folder of resources from an earlier workshop. This earlier workshop also covered re-randomisation so there are doozers, pugs and some extra things in there too!

**OMA Conference ***2019*

Friday 15 November 2019, Michelle Dalrymple

**Workshop***:*** Developing statistical thinking in our Statistics scholarship students**

(with Robin Turner)

**Abstract:**Statistical and critical thinking are crucial for developing a deeper understanding of the concepts that encompass our Statistics curriculum. Michelle and Robin will share some activities that support and challenge students. Their aim is for students to be successful in scholarship, as well as taking these concepts with them in their future.

**Resources:**Our workshop powerpoint is here, with lots of weblinks included. Please share your awesome Statistics scholarship resources with me (

*Michelle drd@cashmere.school.nz*)!

**Workshop: Apply probability distributions in solving problems**

**Abstract:**Michelle will share some of her key teaching activities for Level 3 Probability Distributions, including tasks to introduce binomial and Poisson distributions, sampling variation linked to distributions, Fergusson’s framework for statistical modelling, and some quick starter activities to reinforce students’ learning. You will also have an opportunity to meet the almost-famous Distribution Plushies!

**Resources:**My workshop powerpoint is here. The Russian multi-choice quiz is here, the tee shirts I made for the Parkinson’s disease simulation are here and the normal distribution foldable is here.

**Wellington HOD day ***2018*

Friday 16 November 2018, Michelle Dalrymple & Grant Ritchie

**PLENARY***:*** ***WE HAVE THE BEST JOB IN THE WORLD!***Abstract: **Michelle and Grant are really proud of their awesome faculty and are excited to be able to share some strategies and approaches they have used. A wide variety of topics will be covered including building faculty culture of high expectations and reflective practice, developing faculty systems and working with strengths of staff.**Resources: **Here are our plenary slides.

**Workshop: ****HOW DO WE HANDLE THOSE DIFFICULT SITUATIONS?****Abstract: **Michelle and Grant will share a little more in depth about various scenarios they have dealt with in their leadership roles. This workshop will give you an opportunity to discuss a variety of “typical” scenarios that we find ourselves dealing with including teacher issues, complaints, success rates and personal staff issues. Grant and Michelle will share their experiences and together we will develop some positive approaches and potential solutions. **Resources **Here are the scenarios we discussed at our workshop, including attendees suggestions of how to deal with the situations.

**Wellington PCT Day 2018**

15 November 2018, Michelle Dalrymple & Grant Ritchie

**SETTING YOURSELF UP FOR SUCCESS****Abstract: **Michelle and Grant’s aim with all their classes is for students to be both successful academically and enjoy coming to Maths. They will share ideas to help support you to set your classes up for success. Some scenarios of common student-issues including the “avoider”, the “guidance-groupie”, the “can’t be bothered”, and the “dominator” will also be discussed.**Resources: **A pdf of the workshop slides is here. Hopefully the notes pages capture a little of the flavour of what we spoke about. I’ve added an extra slide with some links to a few growth mindset resources, and an extra slide with Bill Rogers info on it. Remember, use each other for support and do feel free to email Grant or myself (Michelle) if needed.

**Auckland Statistics ****Teachers’ Day 201***7*

28 November 2017, Michelle Dalrymple & Grant Ritchie

**Workshop 1: FUN + RELATIONSHIPS + CURRICULUM = AWESOME**

**Abstract:**Does building strong relationships in the classroom happen by chance? What can we do to foster the development of student-teacher and student-student relationships within our curriculum activities? Grant and Michelle will share a few of the statistical activities that they have used successfully in their classes. Come prepared to play, laugh and enjoy being a “student” in their class.

**Resources**: Our workshop powerpoint is here

**Workshop 2: Junior Probability**

**Abstract:**Is year 9 and 10 really just about flipping coins, rolling dice and playing fun games? In this workshop, Michelle and Grant will look at Junior Probability and how important it is to build Probability foundations for future success. You will have a chance to try some activities that start conversations about randomness, chance, unpredictability and risk.

**Resources:**Our workshop powerpoint is here (Bangers font makes it look better!)

Some of the activities presented came from Gage & Spiegelhalter’s book, Teaching Probability (here); Wonky Dice (skew dice) are available from The Dice Lab.

**NZAMT Conference 2017**

3 – 6 October 2017, Michelle Dalrymple & Grant Ritchie, Christchurch

*Activities for building strong relationships***Abstract: **Does building strong relationships in the classroom happen by chance? What can we do to foster the development of student-teacher and student-student relationships within our curriculum activities? Grant and Michelle will share a few of the activities that they have used successfully in their classes. Come prepared to play, laugh and enjoy being a “student” in their class.**Resources: **Our workshop powerpoint is here

**Auckland Statistics Teachers’ Day 201***6*

25 November 2016, Michelle Dalrymple

*Sampling variation just keeps turning up everywhere!***Abstract: **Sampling variation seems to be a tricky concept for students to grasp. And it just keeps turning up in places they don’t expect it, such as simulations or probability distributions. Michelle will share some of her activities and ideas she uses to help students understand sampling variation, including a focus on the sample-to-population inference progressions and sampling variation with data derived from a probability situation.**Resources: **Workshop powerpoint is here.

**Auckland Statistics ****Teachers’ Day 2015**

27 November 2015, Michelle Dalrymple & Grant Ritchie

**Workshop 1: “Stats is my FAVOURITE subject!”**

**Abstract:**“Mum made me take maths”, “I didn’t have any other subjects to choose”, “I can’t do maths”, “I hate stats, but not you Miss”. Sound familiar? We will share some of the strategies we are using to make maths and stats awesome; including purposely developing positive relationships with students, teaching students about GROWTH MINDSETS and how their brain works when learning and using tasks that have a high emotional connection – whether it is humour, a powerful connection to the real world, or just gross and quirky. (Please note that this workshop will be very similar to that presented at NZAMT13 in July this year.)

**Resources:**Our workshop powerpoint is here.

**Workshop 2: Junior Probability – planning for learning**

**Abstract:**Is junior probability just about rolling dice and playing games at your school? Is it often left to the end of the year as a filler? In this workshop, Grant and Michelle will give you an opportunity to try some hands-on activities that have been chosen to deliberately develop key probability thinking in preparation for senior school. They will discuss how they are working with their teachers to think about why they use particular probability task, what are the learning intentions, where does it fit into the bigger learning programme for that year and beyond.

**Resources:**Our workshop powerpoint is here. Note – Anna’s modelling tool can now be found here. (Please note that this is the same workshop presented at CMA Statistics Teachers’ Day 2015)

**Canterbury Statistics ****Teachers’ Day 2015**

23 November 2015, Michelle Dalrymple

**WORKSHOP 1: ****Clarifying inferences at Level 3: Sample-to-population inferences & Experiment-to-causation inferences ****Abstract**: Most Level 3 Statistics courses cover some work on both sample-to-population inferences and experimental-to-causal inferences. Students often find it difficult and confusing when they need to distinguish between the two. The aim of this workshop is to clarify the differences between the two inference types. Teachers will work through the key teaching activities for development of students’ understanding of both the bootstrapping and randomisation analysis tools. If time permits, we will share other teaching activities we have used with our students for both sampling and experiments. **Resources: **All my inference workshop resources are in a folder here, including my powerpoint. The folder contains both Doozer (first developed for Cognition workshop series) and Pugs files needed for developing students understanding of bootstrapping. Also included are the High-jumping-dogs files for developing students understanding of re-randomisation techniques. This workshop is essentially a “speed” version of the initial roll-out workshops presented nationally back in 2011/2012 using different data sets.

(please note that this workshop is a repeat of the workshop given at CMA Statistics Teachers’ day in 2014)

**WORKSHOP 2:** *Junior Probability – planning for learning*

(with Grant Ritchie)**Abstract: **Is junior probability just about rolling dice and playing games at your school? Is it often left to the end of the year as a filler? In this workshop, Grant and Michelle will give you an opportunity to try some hands-on activities that have been chosen to deliberately develop key probability thinking in preparation for senior school. They will discuss how they are working with their teachers to think about why they use particular probability task, what are the learning intentions, where does it fit into the bigger learning programme for that year and beyond.**Resources:** Our workshop powerpoint is here. Note – Anna’s modelling tool can now be found here.

**WORKSHOP 3: Working collaboratively & leading statistical discussions**

(with Kiri Dillon, Lincoln High School)

**Resources:**Our workshop powerpoint is here. (Please note that this is the same workshop presented at CMA Leaders Day 2015)

*CMA Leaders’ Day*** 2015**

17 November 2015, Michelle Dalrymple

**WORKSHOP 1: Supporting our new teachers**

(with Mitchell Howard, St Andrew’s College)

**Resources:**Our workshop powerpoint is here.

**WORKSHOP 2: How to write and moderate assessments**

(with Mitchell Howard, St Andrew’s College)

**Resources:**Our workshop powerpoint is here.

**WORKSHOP 3: Working collaboratively & leading statistical discussions**

(with Kiri Dillon, Lincoln High School)

**Resources:**Our workshop powerpoint is here.

**WORKSHOP 4 IGNITE SESSION: Relationships matter in the classroom… and are what makes being a teacher so awesome**

**NZAMT Conference 2015**

7 – 10 July 2015, Michelle Dalrymple, Auckland

**WORKSHOP 1**: *Developing students’ statistical insight in Years 9 to 13*

(with Kiri Dillon, Lincoln High School, guest appearance from Christine Franklin, US)**Abstract: **Typical discussions among statistics teachers include questions like: What does statistical insight mean for our students? How do we help students develop their statistical insight? What do we look for in activities? In this workshop, we will share our thoughts and experiences in encouraging our students’ higher level thinking. We will also share some thinking frameworks we are adapting and some activities that have worked successfully in our classes.**Resources: **Our workshop powerpoint is here.

**WORKSHOP 2: ** *Making experiments awesome. *

(with Grant Ritchie)**Abstract: **This year we have aimed to make our Level 2 and Level 3 Statistics courses as AWESOME as possible. We tackled this challenge with lots of fun, learning through doing, and encouraging a positive collaborative classroom culture. In this workshop we will share some of our experiences teaching Level 2 & Level 3 Experiments. We will endeavour to discuss: good experiments to do in class, incorporating the research component and key teaching moments. We also plan to brag about our inaugural annual “Experiments Camp”.**Resources: **Our workshop powerpoint is here. Please note that marshmallows were used in this workshop – always give a health and safety briefing with marshmallows (and other edibles).

**WORKSHOP 3**:* “Maths is my FAVOURITE subject!” *

(with Grant Ritchie)**Abstract: ** “Mum made me take maths”, “I didn’t have any other subjects to choose”, “I can’t do maths”, “I hate maths, but not you Miss”. Sound familiar? We will share some of the strategies we are using to make maths and stats awesome; including purposely developing positive relationships with students, teaching students about GROWTH MINDSETS and how their brain works when learning and using tasks that have a high emotional connection – whether it is humour, a powerful connection to the real world, or just gross and quirky. **Resources:** Our workshop powerpoint is here.

**CMA E-learning Day 2015**

May 2015, Michelle Dalrymple

*Basic introduction to iNZight***Abstract: **Michelle will share how Cashmere High School incorporates iNZight into their teaching and learning programme. She will cover basic iNZight use, features of iNZight that help “unpack the stories in the data”, show you how you can use Excel and iNZight to generate samples, and touch on using iNZight use in Level 3 Statistics courses. This workshop is aimed at beginner-to-intermediate iNZight users. Advanced iNZight users are welcome to attend, but are likely to be asked to share their expertise! It will be an advantage if you come to the workshop with iNZight already installed on your computer.**Resources: **My workshop powerpoint is here.

**Otago Mathematics & Statistics ****Teachers’ Day 2014**

December 2014, Michelle Dalrymple

**PLENARY: A year of thinking**

**Abstract:**Time to explore the current thinking in mathematics and statistics education; time to read books that have been waiting for you for years; time to read blogs that come through your email and actually follow those interesting links to the next interesting link…; time to complete all those online courses you started; time to have conversations with leaders in mathematics education, icons in New Zealand statistics education, and other really interesting people; time to think and reflect on personal practice as a leader and classroom teacher. Time is a luxury that teachers rarely have enough of.

Michelle was fortunate to be awarded a Teacher Endeavour Fellowship this year and did have time during terms 1 and 2 when she embarked on her “thinking journey”. This thinking has continued with her return to school.

Michelle will share a diverse mix of some interesting, thought-provoking, celebrating and humorous snippets about what she has experienced this year. This may include big data, the never-ending quest for data-sets, leadership and leading change in pedagogical practice, research on mindset and mathematics achievement. She aims to leave you thinking too, and hopefully with a few ideas you can take back to your classroom.

**Resources:**My plenary powerpoint is here.

**WORKSHOP 1: Junior Probability**

(with Grant Ritchie)

**Abstract:**Developing students’ probability thinking and probability literacy (Levels 3 – 5)

**Resources:**Our workshop powerpoint is here. ( Please note that this is the same workshop presented at CMA Junior Statisitcs Day 2014)

**WORKSHOP 2: Introduction to mulitvariate data**

(with Grant Ritchie)

**Abstract:**“Making the call” up to Level 5

**Resources:**Our workshop powerpoint is here. ( Please note that this is the same workshop presented at CMA Junior Statisitcs Day 2014)

**WORKSHOP 3: Junior Statistics**

(with Grant Ritchie)

**Abstract:**Developing students’ statistical thinking and statistical literacy (Levels 3 – 5)

**Resources:**Our workshop powerpoint is here. ( Please note that this is the same workshop presented at CMA Junior Statisitcs Day 2014)

**Auckland Statistics ****Teachers’ Day 2014**

November 2015, Michelle Dalrymple

*Probability…the pathway to Year 13 from Year 9** ***Abstract: **This workshop will focus on unpacking the key probability learning concepts at each curriculum level. The aim is to assist teachers in developing a pathway in probabilistic thinking that is appropriate at each level. There will be an opportunity for teachers to evaluate where their school is currently at, and to identify what sequential building blocks are needed for students. If time permits, teacher will be encouraged to share probability activities they have found worked well in their classes. It would be useful if workshop attendees bring a copy of their school’s current probability progressions. **Resources: **Our workshop powerpoint is here. * (Please note that this is a repeat of the workshop given at CMA Statistics Teachers’ Day 2014.)*

**Wellington Mathematics & Statistics ****Teachers’ Day 2014**

November 2014, Michelle Dalrymple

*Developing students’ statistical insight in Years 9 to 13***Abstract: ** Typical discussions among statistics teachers include questions like – What does statistical insight mean for our students? How do we help students develop their statistical insight? What do we look for in activities? In this workshop, we will share our thoughts and experiences in developing our students’ higher level thinking. We will also share some activities that have worked successfully in our classes. **Resources: **Our workshop powerpoint is here. * (Please note that this is a repeat of the workshop given at CMA Statistics Teachers’ Day 2014.)*

**Canterbury Statistics ****Teachers’ Day 2014**

13 November 2014, Michelle Dalrymple

**WORKSHOP 1: ****Clarifying inferences at Level 3: Sample-to-population inferences & Experiment-to-causation inferences ****Abstract**: Most Level 3 Statistics courses cover some work on both sample-to-population inferences and experimental-to-causal inferences. Students often find it difficult and confusing when they need to distinguish between the two. The aim of this workshop is to clarify the differences between the two inference types. Teachers will work through the key teaching activities for development of students’ understanding of both the bootstrapping and randomisation analysis tools. If time permits, we will share other teaching activities we have used with our students for both sampling and experiments. **Resources: **All my inference workshop resources are in a folder here, including my powerpoint. The folder contains both Doozer (first developed for Cognition workshop series) and Pugs files needed for developing students understanding of bootstrapping. Also included are the High-jumping-dogs files for developing students understanding of re-randomisation techniques. This workshop is essentially a “speed” version of the initial roll-out workshops presented nationally back in 2011/2012 using different data sets.

**WORKSHOP 2: ** *Probability…the pathway to Year 13 from Year 9*

(with Grant Ritchie)**Abstract: **This workshop will focus on unpacking the key probability learning concepts at each curriculum level. The aim is to assist teachers in developing a pathway in probabilistic thinking that is appropriate at each level. There will be an opportunity for teachers to evaluate where their school is currently at, and to identify what sequential building blocks are needed for students. If time permits, teacher will be encouraged to share probability activities they have found worked well in their classes. It would be useful if workshop attendees bring a copy of their school’s current probability progressions. **Resources: **Our workshop powerpoint is here.

**WORKSHOP 3: Developing students’ statistical insight in Years 9 to 13**

(with Kiri Dillon, Lincoln High School)

**Abstract:**Typical discussions among statistics teachers include questions like – What does statistical insight mean for our students? How do we help students develop their statistical insight? What do we look for in activities? In this workshop, we will share our thoughts and experiences in developing our students’ higher level thinking. We will also share some activities that have worked successfully in our classes.

**Resources:**Our workshop powerpoint is here.

**Canterbury Principals meeting 2014**

September 2014, Michelle Dalrymple & Mark Wilson

*The Prime Minister’s Education Excellence Awards – finalist***Resources: **Powerpoint is here. Our finalist video can be viewed here.

**CMA Nibbles session 2014**

September 2014, Michelle Dalrymple

*Interactive notebooks – a brief introduction***Resources: **My powerpoint is here. Other interactive notebook files (foldables) I have developed are available here.

**Junior Statistics Day 2014**

5 June 2014, Michelle Dalrymple & Grant Ritchie

**WORKSHOP 1: Junior Probability**

**Abstract:**Developing students’ probability thinking and probability literacy (Levels 3 – 5)

**Resources:**Our workshop powerpoint is here.

**WORKSHOP 2: Introduction to mulitvariate data**

**Abstract:**“Making the call” up to Level 5

**Resources:**Our workshop powerpoint is here.

**WORKSHOP 3: Junior Statistics**

**Abstract:**Developing students’ statistical thinking and statistical literacy (Levels 3 – 5)

**Resources:**Our workshop powerpoint is here.

**A****MA HOD Day 2014**

May 2014, Michelle Dalrymple, Auckland

*Big Data, Leadership & Pedagogy***Abstract: **Michelle has been fortunate enough to be on an Endeavour Teacher Fellowship for Terms 1 & 2 this year. She will share an eclectic mix of what she has been working on and thinking about with you. Topics may include: Big Data – interesting stories, lessons and careers; Leadership – challenges and thinking; Pedagogy and the growth mind set; other classroom lessons with a statistical focus. The aim of the workshop is to leave you thinking, challenged, and with some resources you can use back in your classroom.**Resources: **My workshop powerpoint is here.

**CMA mini-conference 2014**

March 2014, Michelle Dalrymple

*Understanding big data***Resources: **My workshop powerpoint is here. Some weblinks I shared are here.

**MAV annual conference **

(Mathematics association of Victoria) **2013**

5 – 6 December 2013 Michelle Dalrymple, Melbourne

*Developing students sample-to-population inferential reasoning** ** Abstract:* Developing student understanding of formal statistical inference methods has always been a challenge in the classroom. The world-leading New Zealand Statistics curriculum takes students on a journey that includes hands-on activities, “movies” and other visual representations to move students from informal to formal inferential thinking over a four year time frame. Emphasis is placed on using appropriate language to tell stories with data. This session will give a brief overview of this learning trajectory from Year 10 to Year 13, specifically in relation to comparison situations, and some practical experience with some of the key teaching activities.

**Resources:**Prezi presentation link is here

*NZAMT conference 2013*

1 – 4 October 2013, Michelle Dalrymple, Wellington

*Developing students’ sample-to-population inferential thinking***Abstract: **2013 has been the culmination of our Year 13 students’ sample-to-population inference journey which started with our students as Year 10 students in 2010. This workshop will provide an overview of our sample-to-population inference progression at Cashmere High School. Some activities that worked well with our students will be covered and presented. We are still improving our teaching and student understanding in areas such as sampling variability, shape and literacy. Our experiences in these areas will be shared alongside some activities we have been developing to enhance student understanding.**Resources: **My workshop powerpoint is here. Also the kangaroo jump files are here (informed-fictional data) including the original data, graphs and summary statistics and a matching analysis statements activity. Note: please also see my series of blogs on the Inference progressions and developing students sample-to-population understandings (Part 1 is here) .

*Auckland Statistics Day 201*2

November 2012, Michelle Dalrymple, Auckland

*Use Statistical methods to make a formal inference, the end of the high school journey***Resources: **My powerpoint is here.

*Junior Statistics Day 2011*

June 2011, Michelle Dalrymple & Grant Ritchie

**Resources: **Our powerpoint is here.