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Modeling and Data Analysis Literacy

Modeling and Data Analysis Literacy (MoDAL) is a state-funded professional development project for secondary mathematics teachers in Idaho. About 250 teachers have completed week-long MoDAL Summer Institutes, leading to dozens of classroom activities completed by tens of thousands of Idaho children.

2018 MoDAL Summer Institute

Join Colleagues for 1 of 5 Content-Focused Workshops

Applications Due April 20, 2018

For more info, please see the 2018-19 MoDAL Application Form.

Travel Support

Additional $400 stipend for participants who live 60+ miles from Boise State.

4 Face-to-Face Workshops

June 25-28, 2018

Workshop #1: Curve Fitting

Topics: Families of functions, quadratics, least squares regression, evaluating and improving models
Grades: 10-12
Instructors: Lindsey Yundt, Boise Schools, Abe Wallin, University of Idaho, Marti Dinkleman, Boise Schools

Workshop #2: Expressions & Equations

Topics: representation of variables, trends in data
Grades: 6-9
Instructors: Michele Carney, Boise State University, Gwyn Hughes, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Workshop #3: Storytelling with Data

Topics: Descriptive statistics, interpreting data, visualization
Grades: 9-12
Instructors: Joe Champion, Boise State University, Jerod Morehouse, Boise Schools

Workshop #4: Bivariate Data & Linear Modeling

Topics: linear relationships, categorical association, correlation
Grades: 6-9
Instructors: Ramey Uriarte, Boise Schools, Shelly Wray, Boise Schools, Julie Amador, University of Idaho

1 Blended Format Workshop

July 6 & 7, 2018 + 2 days online

Workshop #5: Students’ Reasoning about Functions

Topics: Pattern generalization, line of best fit, covariational reasoning
Grades: 6th-HS
Instructors: Laurie Cavey, Boise State University, Tatia Totorica, Boise State University
Priority registration for teachers traveling 60+ miles

MoDAL 2018-2019 Flyer (PNG Format)

2017 MoDAL Institute

At what age did you decide to become a teacherIn the Summer 2017 workshop, about 150 Idaho teachers completed one of five workshops led by leading local mathematics educators.


2016 MoDAL Institute – Data & Statistics Workshop

In Summers of 2016 & 2017, more than 100 Idaho teachers have worked through these activities during the summer, and then taught adapted lessons for their classroom.