TI provides help for teachers and researchers undertaking action research in classrooms, analysing data and writing reports. Do you...
- Have a "promising practice" way of using TI technology in secondary education?
- Use TI technology to teach maths or science effectively in a challenging setting?
- Want to use data to validate, expand and share your innovation?
- Need additional TI equipment temporarily for your study?
Texas Instruments Education Technology Group is committed to developing educational technology and services based on the best available research on improved learning and effective teaching.
We support the gathering of evidence-based educational practice, which integrates professional wisdom with the best available scientifically based research in making decisions about how to deliver classroom teaching.
As part of this vision, we recognise the value of teacher research (action research). The goal of this action research is to document in case study form this professional wisdom: to provide practical, classroom level information about effective mathematics and science teaching, as a way of disseminating and expanding best practice.
Texas Instruments would like to help you undertake action research in your classroom. We solicit proposals and studies about the effective use of our educational technology products, curriculum materials and services and their impact on learner success.
We are particularly interested in teacher research projects that investigate use of TI-Nspire. However, we welcome all projects involving TI products, in a variety of subjects and age levels, and in the full range of school settings, including those with special challenges.
Why should you undertake action research? You may:
- Need evidence to justify your school's investment in technology, or to convince your school to buy more.
- Want to get a head start on your expansion plans by borrowing TI technology for use in your study, at no charge.
- Want to share your work with your colleagues
If your project qualifies, TI can help. In recognition of your research, TI will publish successful project reports on our website. The top studies will be highlighted at sessions at international conferences. We may also provide support on a case-by-case basis for publication in teacher journals, and presentations at educational conferences and workshops.
We make it easy. Usually, all you need to do is complete a questionnaire and gather relevant exam results. At no cost, TI can help you analyse your data and write your report. If you need extra equipment, we can lend it to you for your research project (up to one school term), at no charge.
If you are interested in action research, or have an action research project currently under way, we would like to hear about it. Please let us know if you have questions or would like help with your action research project.