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2013 T³™ International Conference
March 8-10, 2013 • Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia, PA
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The 2013 T³ International Conference brings math and
science educators together from around the globe for
outstanding professional development, March 8-10 in
Philadelphia, PA.

Celebrate the 25th anniversary of the T³ International

Make plans now to attend TI’s largest event for math and
science professional development.

Select from more than 400 high energy, interactive
sessions that promote learning how to successfully
integrate TI technology into math and science

Take advantage of numerous opportunities to learn from
and network with other math and science educators from
across North America and around the world.

T³ proudly announces the Keynote Speaker for the 2013 T³
International Conference – Leland D. Melvin,

NASA Associate Administrator for Education, former NASA
astronaut and National Football League (NFL) player,
and three-time honorary doctorate recipient.

Mr. Melvin is responsible for the development and
implementation of NASA’s education programs that
strengthen student involvement and public awareness
about its scientific goals and missions. In this role, he
leads the agency in inspiring interest in science, technology,
engineering, and mathematics (STEM) through NASA's
unique mission, workforce, facilities, research and innovations.

He currently serves on the White House National Science and Technology Council's
Committee on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Education (CoSTEM)
and is the United States representative on the International Space Education Board.

In 1989 Mr. Melvin began his NASA career as an aerospace research engineer at the
agency's Langley Research Center in Hampton, VA. He entered NASA’s astronaut corps in
1998 and later served as a mission specialist operating the robotic arm on two space shuttle
missions to the International Space Station: STS-122 in 2008 and STS-129 in 2009.
He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry from the University of Richmond and a
Master of Science degree in materials science engineering from the University of Virginia
in Charlottesville.

The 400+ session schedule is now available.

View the 2013 T³ International Conference Session Guide (.pdf)

Examples of session topics include:
• Hands-on interactive sessions with TI technology
• Learn how to effectively use TI technology in the classroom
• TI-Nspire™ technology as a classroom and lab technology solution
• TI-Nspire™ Navigator™ System as a teaching and formative assessment tool
• TI-84 Plus in the math classroom
• Formative Assessment and Differentiated Instruction
• Questioning Strategies
• Engaging your students with fun activities and inquiry-based learning

Closing Session - Mayim Bialik
Actress, Neuroscientist and spokeswoman for
TI-Nspire™ Technology

"The Big Bang Theory" actress, real-life scientist and
author Mayim Bialik talks about her experience as brand
ambassador and spokeswoman for TI-Nspire™ CX math
and science learning technology. Bialik earned her B.S. in
neuroscience and Hebrew and Jewish studies from the
University of California, Los Angeles in 2000, and went on to
receive her Ph.D. in neuroscience from UCLA in 2007,
specializing in Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder in
adolescents with Prader-Willi syndrome.

Conference Location
The Pennsylvania Convention Center and Philadelphia Marriott Downtown will host this year’s conference. Both are conveniently located next to each other and in the center of world-class shopping, cultural attractions, museums and restaurants.

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Friday, March 8
10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Opening Session  
Conference Sessions 10:15 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Exhibitor Hallway 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Welcome Reception 5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Saturday, March 9
Conference Sessions 8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Exhibitor Hallway 8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Sunday, March 10
Power Sessions 8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Closing Session 10:45 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

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Make a point of attending these exciting and informative sessions. Advance registration is required for these ticketed sessions. Seating is limited, so be sure to register early to ensure that you have a seat. Please note that you will be able to attend only one Power Session since they are held concurrently.

Sunday, March 10
8:30 - 10:30 a.m.

Implementing CCSS from a Teacher’s Perspective
Most teachers in the United States have received a great deal of information about the Common Core State Standards and Mathematical Practices. When it comes down to true implementation, though, how will our classroom practices change? How will they affect what students are doing? How will we make CCSS a reality in our classrooms? In this session, we will hear from a panel of teachers who have begun implementation and find out exactly what has changed for them and their students.

Engineering! Are Your Students Ready?
Engineers are driven to innovate new solutions to existing challenges. STEM education emphasizes problem solving, project-based learning, and college and career readiness. Come hear from experts in the field of engineering readiness discuss how they are helping to develop the innovators of tomorrow in classrooms today.

AP* Calculus: Learning From Those in the Know
The Advanced Placement Calculus program has long been a leader in promoting the use of technology not only to enhance instruction, but also as a tool on high-stakes assessment. This panel of presenters will provide an inside perspective on the challenges, issues and opportunities for technology now and in the future for AP Calculus.

Trends in Statistics Education
The Common Core State Standards have added a new dimension to school statistics. Technology is ever expanding our opportunities for enhancing statistics teaching and learning. And the field is developing new and robust statistical techniques that are not currently in the curriculum. An experienced panel of presenters will talk about the trends and issues in what we are teaching, what we should be teaching and suggestions for making our teaching more effective.

Insights into the Next Generation Science Standards
The Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) for K-12 are being drafted and reviewed right now through a collaborative state-led process. Experts on the NGSS framework and standards will present key features of the new standards, show practical examples of differences in classroom instruction and lead a group discussion on how technology can most effectively be used to achieve the goals of the standards.

What Students Gain from Learning Mathematics Using CAS
The experience accumulated in the use of CAS from secondary school makes clear the potential of CAS for supporting high quality mathematics teaching and learning. In this session, Dr. Artigue will illustrate the different facets of CAS potential for mathematics learning, by relying on the collaborative work developed by teachers and researchers in the French and European context for more than two decades.

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In addition to 400+ conference sessions, several special ticketed sessions will be offered this year. Advance registration is required for these special ticketed sessions. Seating is limited, so be sure to register early to ensure that you have a seat. Register for ticketed sessions with your conference registration, and you will receive your entrance tickets when you check in at the conference.

Friday • 10:15 AM - 5:30 PM
Administrator Academy
Speakers: Mike Murphy, Jennifer Wilson, Allan Bellman, Sandra Forsythe, Jeff McCalla
Texas Instruments focuses its technology, curriculum and professional development on teachers. Specific sessions will explore how administrators can help teachers to fully implement these solutions and then how to evaluate whether these solutions have made a difference in classrooms and to what degree teachers are implementing them.

All Day Saturday
CAS Conference-in-a-Conference
Speakers: Various, by MEECAS
This all-day event features over 20 sessions focused on the usage of Computer Algebra Systems (CAS) as a learning tool. Co-hosted by the Mathematics Educators Exploring Computer Algebra Systems (MEECAS).

Limited Seating

Friday • 10:15 – 11:15 AM
Getting Started with the TI-Nspire™ CX Handheld
Leader: Betty Gasque
New to the TI-Nspire™ CX handheld? Get the most out of your T³™ International Conference experience by attending this hands-on session for beginners. TI-Nspire™ CX technology brings math and science to life with a full-color display, interactive touchpad, photos and images, real-time data collection, and multiple representations on a single screen. We’ll explore patterns, graph functions and relationships, graph and model data, and learn how to engage students using TI-Nspire™ documents designed to discover and explore various math and science concepts.

Get the most out of the experience by bringing your personal TI-Nspire CX handheld with you. Don’t have one yet? Don’t worry! TI supplies loaners for all T³ International Conference sessions.

Friday • 1:30 – 5:30 PM
The Art of Questioning: Leading Learners to Level Up
Speakers: Jill and Sam Gough
"Questions are the way points on the path of wisdom." ~ Grant Lichtman. This session will focus on the art of questioning and using the TI-Nspire™ Navigator™ System as a formative assessment tool. Work on becoming a falconer...leading your learners to level up through questions rather than lectures. Come prepared to develop formative assessment strategies and documents to share with students to help them calibrate their understanding and decode their struggles. Be prepared to share your assessments with others for feedback and suggestions

Friday • 1:30 – 5:30 PM
TI-Nspire Navigator 101
Speakers: Corey Boby, Randy Lobe, Tracy Watson
So you've seen TI-Nspire™ Navigator™ System in other sessions, but always from the student perspective. If you want to learn what it is like for the teacher this session is for you. During this three-hour hands on computer session you will get the chance to learn how to conduct Quick Polls, do Class Captures of student handhelds, and transfer files. While you may not be an expert after this session you will leave feeling confident you passed TI-Nspire Navigator 101 course and are ready for 102.

Saturday • 8:00 – 11:30 AM
Learn to Lua
Speaker: Mary Bourassa
This hands-on session will take participants through the basics of Lua, the power scripting language that can be used with TI-Nspire™ technology. Starting at "Hello, world!", participants will learn how to create Lua scripts that can replace Notes pages, incorporate images, allow user interaction as well as many more exciting features!  No prior experience necessary.

Saturday • 1:00 – 5:00 PM
SLUG Fest: Super Lua User Group
Speaker: Steve Arnold
Making good progress with Lua and want to learn more? Maybe you are an expert already? Meet up with others using Lua to bring even more capabilities and explorations to the TI-Nspire™ platform and to your students.  Share ideas, work together, and create something new!

Saturday • 1:00 – 5:00 PM
STEM Project-Based Learning: Design Basics
Speaker: Joe Ferrara
Come learn the necessary skills for designing a true STEM project for your class.  See concrete examples of projects attempted in classes like yours and understand what made them successful (or not!). Participants will use their content standards to design the basic elements of a PBL Unit to implement in their classrooms.


Administrator Exclusive

Professional Development for Administrators

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Meet Mayim Bialik!

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Pricing and Special Offers

Plan to attend this powerful, transformative conference
for math and science educators.

General / Co-Presenter
for 2½-Day Attendance

Pre-service for 2½-Day Attendance
(Current college students – proof required)

Friday-only Attendance

Saturday and Sunday-only Attendance $145

Group Discount – Bring Your Team!
Share an even richer learning experience with your
colleagues and save on overall registration. After 5 paid registrations, the 6th registration is free.



Philadelphia Marriott Downtown
(Conference Headquarters Hotel)
Single & double occupancy $211
Marriott Courtyard Philadelphia Downtown
Single & double occupancy $201
Philadelphia Convention and Tourism Bureau