DALLAS (Feb. 23, 2012) – More than 1,800 educators and education experts in the world of math and science will gather for the 24th Annual T3™ International Conference in Chicago, Ill., March 2-4, 2012, hosted by Texas Instruments (TI). The conference will include more than 400 sessions that offer innovative and effective ways to help educators sharpen teaching skills and inspire teens to pursue Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) in their studies and future careers.
"As our foremost professional development conference for math and science educators, T3 offers insights, resources and training on the most important topics impacting teachers today," said Gayle Mujica, director of the
T3 – Teachers Teaching with Technology™ professional development organization. "Speakers and attendees share ideas on how best to integrate technology into their classrooms, using digital content and new instructional approaches. This year, session topics include how Common Core State Standards will impact teachers and their students, science activities for the classroom, lab and field to make learning more interactive, and hands-on learning and exploration that help students deeply learn math and science concepts and increase student success."
T3 conference attendees will have several engaging sessions and panel discussions with top education experts and fellow educators that will cover everything from the latest trends in teaching and learning statistics to instruction on writing a winning grant proposal. Session highlights include:
- Applying the Common Core State Standards of Mathematical Practice: Panelists will address questions such as: How should mathematical practices change the culture of our classes and how are they different from past practices? What is the role of technology in making such practices a reality?
- Using Project-Based Learning to Increase Student Engagement and Understanding:
This panel will focus on how to engage students in inquiry-based learning while incorporating STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) skills necessary for 21st-century success.
- Statistics Symposium: This all-day event brings together speakers and attendees to discuss and explore the latest trends in teaching and learning statistics, including how to best prepare students for future careers that will require statistical knowledge.
- Computer Algebra Systems (CAS) Conference-in-a-Conference: Co-hosted by Math Educators Exploring CAS (MEECAS) of Chicago, one of the premier groups promoting CAS-based teaching, this conference includes more than 40 sessions from leading experts. Speakers are coming from around the world to share ideas for leveraging CAS as a teaching tool in all mathematical subjects.
"Our goal is to cover topics educators say are critical to both their daily classroom instruction and long-term success of their students," said Mujica. "We strive to provide them with the opportunity to engage with math and science education technology leaders to help inspire them in new approaches to teaching."
Dr. David A. Sousa, international educational consultant and author, will open the conference with a keynote address on how the brain learns, particularly as it relates to math and science, and how educators can leverage brain research into real-world strategies for improved student learning.
For more information on the T3 International Conference or to register, visit http://education.ti.com/go/t3chicago.
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