Upcoming talks

Towards data science and a more functional way of teaching statistics
AMA/UoA Statistics Teachers' Day (Nov 2018)
To be active participants in learning from modern data, our students require greater computational skills. But how do we integrate data science and programming (coding) with respect to statistics at high school, in ways that are accessible, engaging and empowering for all students? In this two-hour workshop, we will explore one sequence of tasks I’ve designed to transition statistics students from using current software to using the statistical programming language R. We’ll use free online tools to explore statistical modelling, considering how to integrate statistical and computational thinking and our complementary roles as learners and teachers. This workshop is for ALL teachers regardless of background or confidence with programming/coding. We will work in pairs, so come along with a friend or make a new one at the workshop! One large-screen device/tablet or laptop will be needed for each pair. [Event info]

Past talks

This is not a complete list as there are several workshops from my early teaching years that I can’t find details for.

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The power of pixels: Using R to explore and exploit features of images
R-Ladies Auckland Meetup
Oct 2018
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Integrating data science with respect to statistics: Research progress
UoA GRID seminar
Sep 2018
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Postcard perfect? Using social media data to explore photos of the Eiffel Tower
UoA Alumni Day Showcase
Sep 2018
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Large-scale interactives for large-enrolment courses
JSM, Vancouver, Canada
Aug 2018
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Meeting Within a Meeting: High school sessions (Exploratory data analysis and the randomisation test)
JSM, Vancouver, Canada
Aug 2018
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Exploring modern data in a large introductory statistic course
ICOTS, Kyoto, Japan
Jul 2018
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ASA international collaborations to promote statistics at the school level
ICOTS, Kyoto, Japan
Jul 2018
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Teaching with modern data: Full day workshop
UoA
Dec 2017
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Towards an informal test for goodness-of-fit
NZSA Conference, Auckland
Nov 2017
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The power of pixels
AMA/UoA Statistics Teachers' Day
Nov 2017
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To code or not to code
AMA/UoA Statistics Teachers' Day
Nov 2017
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Teaching with modern data: A crash course
AMA/UoA Statistics Teachers' Day
Nov 2017
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All models are wrong, but some are more wrong than others: Informally assessing the fit of probability distribution models
OMA Teachers' Day
Nov 2017
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Data and probability OR probability and data? Using data to teach probability modelling
OMA Teachers' Day
Nov 2017
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Stimulating simulations through code: Harnessing the power of statistical and algorithmic thinking
OMA Teachers' Day
Nov 2017
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All models are wrong, but some are more wrong than others: Informally assessing the fit of probability distribution models
NZAMT Conference, Christchurch
Oct 2017
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Data and probability OR probability and data? Using data to teach probability modelling
NZAMT Conference, Christchurch
Oct 2017
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Stimulating simulations through code: Harnessing the power of statistical and algorithmic thinking
NZAMT Conference, Christchurch
Oct 2017
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The power of pixels: Modelling with images (Plenary)
AMA workshops
Sep 2017
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Meeting Within a Meeting: High school sessions (Exploratory data analysis and the randomisation test)
JSM, Baltimore, USA
Aug 2017
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Statistical reasoning with data cards (Webinar)
ASA K-12 Statistics Education Webinar
Apr 2017
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Apply probability concepts or probability distributions to solve problems: Using data and simulation to teach probability modelling (AS91585/AS91586)
AMA workshops
Apr 2017
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Evaluate statistically-based reports: Developing learning and formative assessment tasks (AS91584)
AMA workshops
Apr 2017
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Using technology to design and carry out experiments online
OMA Teachers' Day
Dec 2016
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Using data challenges to encourage statistical thinking
OMA Teachers' Day
Dec 2016
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All models are wrong but some are more wrong than others
OMA Teachers' Day
Dec 2016
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All models are wrong but some are more wrong than others
AMA/UoA Statistics Teachers' Day
Nov 2016
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Meeting Within a Meeting: High school sessions (Exploratory data analysis and the randomisation test)
JSM, Chicago, USA
Aug 2016
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Developing engaging statistical modelling activities: Where do you start?
AMA workshops
Apr 2016
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10 ways to embrace the awesomeness that is our statistics curriculum (Plenary)
CMA Statistics Teachers' Day
Nov 2015
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Using data challenges to encourage statistical thinking
CMA Statistics Teachers' Day
Nov 2015
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Using data challenges to encourage statistical thinking
UoA/AMA Statistics Teachers' Day
Nov 2015
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Stimulating simulations
NZAMT Conference, Auckland
Jul 2015
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Probability distributions: What are the big ideas and how do we effectively teach them?
AMA/UoA Statistics Teachers' Day
Nov 2014
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Conducting and assessing experiments
UoA Statistics Road Tour (Dunedin, Christchurch, Wellington, Auckland)
Nov 2012
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Experiments at CL7 and CL8 (Three evening workshops)
Cognition Education
Oct 2012
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Scholarship Statistics Day: Full day workshop
Waikato Mathematics Association
Aug 2012
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Literacy and thinking in mathematics and statistics
AMA HOD Day
May 2012
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Randomisation test
AMA/UoA Statistics Teachers' Day
Nov 2011
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Questionnaire design
AMA/UoA Statistics Teachers' Day
Nov 2011
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Experiments at CL7
AMA/UoA Statistics Teachers' Day
Nov 2011
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Literacy and thinking with bivariate data investigations
Auckland HOD Meeting
Nov 2011
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Scholarship Statistics Day: Full day workshop
Waikato Mathematics Association
Aug 2011
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Scholarship Statistics Day: Full day workshop
Waikato Mathematics Association
Aug 2010
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An example of how SOLO was used to explore the concept of statistical measures
NZAMT Conference, Palmerston North
Sep 2009
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Statistical literacy at CL8
NZAMT Conference, Palmerston North
Sep 2009
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Statistical investigations at CL8
NZAMT Conference, Palmerston North
Sep 2009
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Year 13 statistics course design
NZAMT Conference, Palmerston North
Sep 2009
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Scholarship Statistics Day: Full day workshop
Waikato Mathematics Association
Aug 2009
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Scholarship Statistics Symposium
Massey University
Jul 2009
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Statistical literacy: From curriculum to teaching and learning
AMA HOD day
May 2009
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Experiments at CL8
AMA workshops
Apr 2009
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Cross-strand investigations: Telepathic or just pathetic?
AMA/UoA Statistics Teachers' Day
Nov 2008
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Scholarship Statistics Day: Full day workshop
Waikato Mathematics Association
Aug 2008
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Resampling and confidence intervals
AMA workshops
Jun 2008
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Assessing confidence in confidence intervals
AMA/UoA Statistics Teachers' Day
Nov 2007
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Randomisation at CL8
AMA/UoA Statistics Teachers' Day
Nov 2006
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