SAS is offering a summer workshop for AP Statistics teachers


Graphing calculators are the primary and often exclusive technology found in the AP Statistics classroom. While convenient for in-class use, the graphing calculator is not the primary technology used in most college courses in introductory statistics.  As a course modeled after an equivalent college course, it is important that students be exposed to the capabilities and benefits of data analysis software.  The past few years has seen an explosion of computer availability in high school classrooms.  It is now practical, as well as pedagogically important, to infuse the use of statistical software into the AP Statistics classroom.

To support educators interested in integrating data visualization and analysis software into their courses, SAS is offering the AP Statistics with JMP summer workshop.  The course will be led by Chris Olsen, an AP Statistics pioneer and author.

This 5-day workshop will be held at SAS World Headquarters in Cary, North Carolina August 6-10. The workshop will introduce teachers to the basic tools, tips and resources for using data analysis software, in particular the JMP software, in the AP Statistics course.

Benefits of attending the AP Stat Summer Institute

  • Explore pedagogical advantages of using data visualization and analysis software to teach core concepts of statistics found in the AP Stat Course
  • Hands-on instruction with the software and teaching materials
  • Receive teaching materials and supplemental texts
  • Learn about the emerging areas of statistics practice from industry practitioners and university educators


There is no cost for the AP Statistics with JMP workshop. Breakfasts and lunches are also provided. Attendees are responsible for their travel and lodging costs.

Prerequisites: Attendees must have:

  • At least 2 years’ experience teaching AP Statistics
  • A computer lab facility at their school regularly available to AP Statistics students
  • Intention and support to use statistics software in the course

AP Statistics with JMP summer workshop
SAS World Headquarters
Cary, North Carolina
August 6-10, 2012

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Julie Petlick

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Julie Petlick works in the SAS Education Division as part of the Global Academic Program team. Julie is responsible for the SAS Student Program and is dedicated to supporting teaching and learning.

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