The United States Conference on Teaching Statistics (USCOTS) was held May 17 – 19 in Columbus, OH. This year’s theme was taking statistics teaching to the “next level”. Ayesha Delpish and Alan Russell presented their latest work as part of the Idea Exchange Forum. Ayesha is working with a cluster group dedicated to the creation and study of a proto-typical second courses in statistics. Jan Mays and Alan Russell are working with a cluster group focused on assessing the classroom value of a variety of statistical activities. All three are expected to present with their clusters at the next USCOTS meeting in 2009. Elon University can share with pride that the mathematics department was regarded by many as “way ahead of the curve” in pioneering classes and excellent practices in statistics teaching.