Math and Science Educators to "Learn, Energize and Connect"

Registration is now open for leading math and science

DALLAS (Oct. 11, 2011) – Mathematics and science educators and administrators from around the world will convene in Chicago, Ill., March 2-4, 2012 at the 24th Annual T³™ International Conference. Attendees will learn, energize and connect as they explore the latest TI education technology and learn new ideas for the technology they have in their classroom. During the hundreds of hands-on sessions presenters will offer innovative and effective ways to engage students and help them learn.

Hosted by Texas Instruments (TI), the T³ – Teachers Teaching with Technology™ – International Conference includes more than 300 sessions ranging from the successful use of technology in the classroom, grant writing, and STEM to effective assessment for learning. Sessions are geared toward educators who teach middle-grade through university-level math and science classes. Sessions cover topics educators say are critical to their success and provide teachers the opportunity to engage with leaders in the fields of math and science education technology.

Attendees can register for multiple special events at the conference including the Statistics Symposium and the Computer Algebra System (CAS) Conference-in-a-Conference. This year's conference also features a separate track for school administrators. Power sessions will feature discussions on today's hottest topics in math and science education, including the Common Core State Standards of Mathematical Practice and project-based learning.

"The T³ International Conference brings together some of the best and brightest math and science educators from around the world to share with their colleagues the resources and tools they need to make their classrooms more engaging, interactive learning environments," said Melendy Lovett, president of Texas Instruments Education Technology. "We also bring together leaders in the math and science education field to learn about, discuss, and understand the latest trends."

Dr. David A. Sousa, international educational consultant and author on brain research, will open the conference with a keynote address where he will present his thoughts on how the brain learns, particularly as it relates to math and science. Sousa is a former public school superintendent of New Providence public schools in New Jersey, a former curriculum director and high school science teacher, and former adjunct professor at Seton Hall and Rutgers Universities. He has authored several books and conducted numerous workshops on ways that educators, parents and school districts can leverage brain research into strategies for improving learning.

"Dr. Sousa's work on brain research has helped countless educators develop strategies to help students better understand math and science and achieve higher learning," said Gayle Mujica, director of the T³ professional development organization. "As we gather the leading math and science teachers from around the world, we look forward to learning and sharing Dr. Sousa's practical advice that educators can put to work in their classrooms."

Conference registration is now open. Texas Instruments is offering educators and administrators early registration pricing of $160 for the three full days of the conference until Jan. 15, 2012. Educators and administrators can bring a team of six for the price of five.

More than 2,000 educators are expected to attend the conference. For more information on the T³ International Conference or to register, please visit http://education.ti.com/go/t3chicago.

About Texas Instruments
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