Enhancing Statistics Teacher Education with E-Modules

The Enhancing Statistics Teacher Education with E-Modules [ESTEEM] project is committed to changing the data and statistics learning experiences in grades 6-12 classrooms by engaging future teachers in meaningful teacher education materials. To reduce barriers to access, our materials are provided for free, only use tools easily accessible in classrooms, and can be imported into three common learning management systems to use in teacher education courses or professional development. By registering for the ESTEEM portal you will become part of a community of educators committed to preparing mathematics teachers to teach statistics.

The ESTEEM project has designed 3 modules to be used with preservice middle and high school mathematics teachers in online environments. Many instructors choose to adapt materials for use in face-to-face or hybrid courses, or use them with other teacher audiences.

The following modules are available:

  • Module 1 - Foundations in Statistics Teaching (1.1 and 1.2)
  • Module A - Teaching Inferential Reasoning (A.1 and A.2)
  • Module B - Teaching Statistical Association (B.1 and B.2)

The diagram below shows our modular approach. Module 1 should always be taught first because it provides important perspectives, instructional strategies, and experiences with data-focused statistical investigations. Instructors can then choose to implement Module A and/or Module B in any order. The materials also include Task Design and Screencast Assignments to provide an opportunity for preservice teachers to demonstrate their new understandings about doing and teaching statistics.

Modular approach to the ESTEEM project. The Foundation in Teaching Statistics module leadsd to a screencast assignment as well as Module 1 (Teaching Infrarential Reasoning) and Module 2 (Teaching Statistical Associations. Once these modules are completed, they lead to a task design assignment.

Primary Audience University Faculty and Professional Development providers
Teacher Grade Levels Math/Statistics Teachers in Grades 6-12
Modules 3 Modules, Each With 14-18 Hours of Materials
Supported Learning Management Systems Moodle
Canvas
Blackboard
Data Analysis Tool CODAP
PIs Hollylynee Lee (NC State University)
Co-PIs Rick Hudson (University of Southern Indiana)
Stephanie Casey (Eastern Michigan University)
Bill Finzer (The Concord Consortium)
Research Associate Gemma Mojica (NC State University)
Other Contributors Christina Azmy
Heather Barker
Taylor Harrison
Adam Eide
License Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share-Alike 4.0 International Public License
Related Resources Preparing to Teach Mathematics with Technology
Funding This project is supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. DUE 1625713 awarded to NC State University.