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Explore mathematics, STEM*, coding and more at T³™ Professional Development Summits. Choose from multiple sessions each day to best meet your professional development needs.

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Technology included with workshop registration:

TI-Innovator Hub™ with TI Launchpad™ Board along with TI-Nspire™ technology OR TI-84 Plus CE technology

Team discounts available - register 4 and the 5th attends free

More Information

For questions, please call (toll free) 844.851.9251 or email TIWorkshops@eventconsultantsglobal.com

An execeptional value

1-day summit: $200 with TI technology, $100 without

2-day summit: $250 with TI technology, $150 without

Choose a Summit

Date City State Title
Jun 26 Worcester MA
T³™ Northeast Professional Development Summit
Dates: June 26-27, 2017 Time: 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Location: Massachusetts Academy of Math and Science | 85 Prescott St | Worcester, MA 01605

Technology Included With Registration:

TI-Innovator Hub™ with TI LaunchPad™ Board, plus your choice of the following

  • TI-84 Plus CE Graphing Calculator and TI-SmartView CE Emulator Software
  • TI-Nspire™ CX Handheld and TI-Nspire CX Teacher Software
  • TI-Nspire™ CX CAS Handheld and TI-Nspire CX Teacher Software

Cost:

  • $250 with TI technology
  • $150 without TI technology
  • Register 4 and the 5th attendee is free

Questions:

Jackie Bonneau | 508.831.5859 |bonneau@wpi.edu
Jim Donatelli | 774.287.1446 | jdonatelli@ti.com

Program:

Monday, June 26, 2017

7:30 – 8 a.m. Check-in and Continental Breakfast
8 – 11 a.m. Morning Sessions (Choose one.)
Session One

Learning to Code with TI Graphing Technology

  • This session is designed for educators interested in introducing Coding to their students using the TI-84 Plus CE or TI-Nspire CX handhelds.
  • Building upon the lessons from the Ten Minutes of Code, the session introduces the basics of coding principles including logic, selection statements, loops, etc.
  • The principles of coding will be connected to many concepts in the math and science curriculum to increase student understanding.
  • By the end of the session, you should be comfortable with using TI Basic and the transferrable skills to move to the next stage in coding.

 

Session Two

Getting Started with TI-84 Plus CE Technology (Calculator and Software)

  • How is this member of the TI-84 Plus family different than previous TI-84 family graphing calculators?
  • Overview of the TI-84 Plus CE color graphing calculator, basic computation and graphing and functionality.
  • Effective use of TI-SmartView CE Emulator Software

 

11 a.m. – Noon Networking Lunch
Noon – 3 p.m. Afternoon Sessions (Choose one.)
Session Three

Learning to Code with the TI-Innovator Hub (TI-84 Plus Family and TI-Nspire™ Family)

  • This session is designed for educators interested in introducing coding to their students using the TI-Innovator™ Hub with TI-Launchpad™ Board.
  • Extend the lessons seen in the 10 Minutes of Code with the TI-Innovator™ Hub to excite students in learning the code to control the TI-Innovator™ Hub and the built-in sensors, including light and sound.
  • Engage your students with the latest technology, preparing them for the next stage to explore real world STEM applications.

 

Session Four

Exploring Algebra Topics with the TI-84 Plus CE Technology (Calculator & Software)

  • Topics include Linear Functions, Linear Systems, Functions and Relations, Quadratic Functions, Exponential Functions, Radical Functions, Probability, and Rational Functions

 

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

7:30 – 8 a.m. Check-in and Continental Breakfast
8 – 11 a.m. Morning Sessions (Choose one.)
Session Five

Exploring Science Through Engineering Design with the TI-Innovator Hub

  • This workshop is designed for science and STEM teachers interested in introducing the Engineering Design Process with TI-Nspire Family technology and the TI-Innovator Hub with TI-Launchpad Board.
  • This workshop will highlight lessons that can include topics such as photosynthesis, cellular respiration and uniform motion that will engage your students in new and exciting ways.
  • Your students will get a chance to design and build models that interface with TI technology to explore these topics like never before.

 

Session Six

Exploring Statistics Topics with the TI-84 Plus CE Technology (Calculator & Software)

  • Interpreting Univariate Data
    Represent data with dot plots; compare center and spread of data sets; use the mean and standard deviation to fit a data set into a normal distribution
  • Interpreting Bivariate Data
    Represent bivariate data on a scatter plot, describe the relationship, and interpret the slope and intercept of a linear model in the context of the data
  • Conditional Probability
    Use independence and conditional probability to interpret data; use the rules of probability to compute probabilities of compound events
  • Making Inferences & Decisions
    Understand and evaluate random processes underlying statistical experiments

 

11 a.m. – Noon Networking Lunch
Noon – 3 p.m. Afternoon Sessions (Choose one.)
Session Seven

Exploring Path to STEM Projects with the TI-Innovator™ Hub

  • This session is designed for math and science teachers interested in introducing STEM projects with and the TI-Innovator Hub with TI-Launchpad™ Board and either TI-Nspire CX technology or TI-84 Plus CE technology.
  • Guide students on the path to building their own STEM projects with activities that challenge them to learn the science concepts that support the development of engineering skills.
  • Your students will get a chance to design and build models that interface with TI technology to explore these topics like never before.

 

Session Eight

Exploring Precalculus & Calculus Topics with TI-84 Plus CE Technology (Calculator and Software)

  • Modeling Various Functions – statistical regression, choosing the best model, interpolating/extrapolating information
  • Polynomial Equations &Functions – graphing and evaluating, finding relative extremes, an exploration of zeroes
  • Trigonometry – transformations, solving trigonometric equations
  • Calculus – tangent line approximations, exploring the relationship between a function and its derivatives, the relationship between integration and the area between a curve and the x-axis

 

Details |
Jun 27 Seattle WA
T³™ Northwest Professional Development Summit: Effectively Managing Technology in the Classroom
Dates: June 27, 2017 Time: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Location: Mercer Island High School | 9100 SE 42nd St. | Mercer Island, WA 98040

Technology Included With Registration:

TI-Innovator Hub™ with TI LaunchPad™ Board, plus your choice of the following

  • TI-84 Plus CE Graphing Calculator and TI-SmartView CE Emulator Software
  • TI-Nspire™ CX Handheld and TI-Nspire CX Teacher Software
  • TI-Nspire™ CX CAS Handheld and TI-Nspire CX Teacher Software

Cost:

  • $200 with TI technology
  • $100 without TI technology
  • Register 4 and the 5th attendee is free

Questions:

Kim Schjelderup kim.schjelderup@mercerislandschools.org

Lynn Adsit lynn.adsit@mercerislandschools.org

Program:

The day’s agenda offers choices in four strands: (1) Mathematics, (2) STEM, (3) Interdisciplinary Connections and (4) Supporting Student Learning. You may choose a topic from any strand during each session time.

8 – 9 a.m. Check-in
9 – 9:20 a.m. Opening Remarks
9:30 – 10:45 a.m.

Choose one:

Getting Started With TI-84 Plus CE Technology (Calculator and Software)

  • How is this member of the TI-84 Plus family different than previous TI-84 family graphing calculators?
  • Overview of the TI-84 Plus CE color graphing calculator, basic computation and graphing and functionality
  • Effective use of TI-SmartView CE Emulator Software

 

Applying Math in the Real World With STEM
STEM opens the door to connecting math applications to real life applications. Investigate the opportunities to make real life connections.

Engineering Design in the Classroom
Let’s explore the E in STEM - Engineering - and how to use the principles of design when defining a problem and determining a solution.

Tasks That Promote Reasoning and Problem Solving
What are the elements of a rich task? Let’s review sample tasks and discuss the key components that push student thinking.

11 – 12:15 p.m.

Choose one:

Exploring Algebra Topics with the TI-84 Plus CE Technology (Calculator & Software)
Topics include:

  • Linear Functions
  • Linear Systems
  • Functions & Relations
  • Quadratic Functions
  • Exponential Functions
  • Radical Functions
  • Probability
  • Rational Functions

 

STEM Behind Hollywood – Zombies
Come explore the connections in science, technology, engineering and math with the world of Zombies. Make Hollywood come to life in your class.

STEM Connections to the Math Curriculum
Where does STEM fit into the Math curriculum? This session will highlight areas where math teachers can connect concepts in STEM to the math curriculum.

Orchestrating Effective Discussions in Your ClassroomGood questions can be hard to ask. This session will address strategies to promote effective and engaging discussions that give all students a voice in your classroom.

12:15 – 1:15 p.m.

Networking lunch provided

1:15 – 2:30 p.m.

Choose one:

Exploring Precalculus & Calculus Topics with TI Technology (Calculator and Software)

  • Modeling Various Functions – statistical regression, choosing the best model, interpolating/extrapolating information
  • Polynomial Equations &Functions – graphing and evaluating, finding relative extremes, an exploration of zeroes
  • Trigonometry – transformations, solving trigonometric equations
  • Calculus – tangent line approximations, exploring the relationship between a function and its derivatives, the relationship between integration and the area between a curve and the x-axis

 

Connecting Math and Coding - Ten Minutes a Week
Explore some simple programs that can tie math concepts with learning the basics of coding, taking just ten minutes a week.

What is a Ratio? A Closer Look at Middle Grades Math
Understanding ratios is a building block to further understanding of key concepts. We will explore ratios and proportional relationships in the context of a vertical alignment throughout the math curriculum.

Eliciting Evidence of Student Understanding
How do you know when students are ready to move on? We will explore methods for gauging student comprehension and addressing misconceptions.

2:45 – 4 p.m.

Choose one:

Exploring Statistics Topics with the TI Technology (Calculator & Software)

  • Interpreting Univariate Data
    Represent data with dot plots; compare center and spread of data sets; use the mean and standard deviation to fit a data set into a normal distribution
  • Interpreting Bivariate Data
    Represent bivariate data on a scatter plot, describe the relationship, and interpret the slope and intercept of a linear model in the context of the data
  • Conditional Probability
    Use independence and conditional probability to interpret data; use the rules of probability to compute probabilities of compound events
  • Making Inferences & Decisions
    Understand and evaluate random processes underlying statistical experiments

Working with TI-Innovator™ Hub with TI LaunchPad™ Board in STEM
Investigate how The TI-Innovator system supports connections between engineering, science and mathematics.

Math Behind Sports - Connecting Math and Sports
We all use math everyday - even in sports math is essential for the win. We will discuss the activities designed to connect sports and math in the real world.

Open Ended Struggle - Key to Learning
A part of encouraging a growth mindset we need to provide opportunities for students to struggle productively in developing their math sense. Let’s discuss what this looks like in your classroom.

Details |
Aug 04 Houston TX
T³™ Professional Development Summit
Dates: August 4, 2017 Time: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Location: Rice University –6100 Main St., Houston, TX 77005-1892

Technology Included With Registration:

TI-Innovator Hub™ with TI LaunchPad&tradel; Board, plus your choice of the following

  • TI-84 Plus CE Graphing Calculator and TI-SmartView CE Emulator Software Version 5.2
  • TI-Nspire™ CX Handheld and TI-Nspire CX Teacher Software
  • TI-Nspire™ CX CAS Handheld and TI-Nspire CX Teacher Software

Cost:

  • $200 with TI technology
  • $100 without TI technology
  • Register 4 and the 5th attendee is free

Questions:

Please contact Alice Fisher, afisher@rice.edu

Program:

The day’s agenda offers choices in four strands: (1) Coding, (2) STEM, (3) Interdisciplinary Connections and (4) Supporting Student Learning. You may choose a topic from any strand during each session time.

8 – 9 a.m. Check-in
9 – 9:20 a.m. Opening Remarks
9:30 – 10:45 a.m.

Choose one:

Connecting Math and Coding - Ten Minutes a Week
Explore some simple programs that can tie math concepts with learning the basics of coding, taking just ten minutes a week.

Applying Math in the Real World with STEM
STEM opens the door to connecting math applications to real life applications. Investigate the opportunities to make real life connections.

What are the principles of Engineering Design?
Let’s explore the E in STEM - Engineering - and how to use the principles of design when defining a problem and determining a solution.

Tasks that promote reasoning and problem solving
What are the elements of a rich task? Let’s review sample tasks and discuss the key components that push student thinking.

11 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Choose one:

Next Step: Coding with the TI-Innovator™ Hub with TI LaunchPad™ Board
Once we have the basics of coding, let’s explore how to communicate with the TI-Innovator system to create interactive programs.

STEM Behind Hollywood - Zombies
Come explore the connections in science, technology, engineering and math with the world of Zombies! Make Hollywood come to life in your class.

STEM Connections to the Math Curriculum
Where does STEM fit into the Math curriculum? This session will highlight areas where math teachers can connect concepts in STEM to the math curriculum.

Orchestrating Effective Discussions in Your Classroom
Good questions can be hard to ask. This session will address strategies to promote effective and engaging discussions that give all students a voice in your classroom.

12:15 – 1:15 p.m. Networking lunch provided
1:15 – 2:30 p.m.

Choose one:

Coding Projects for the Math Classroom
Explore applications of coding to write programs that connect directly to the math curriculum. Bring your ideas.

Working with TI-Innovator™ Hub with TI LaunchPad™ Board in STEM
Investigate how The TI-Innovator system supports connections between engineering, science and mathematics.

What is a Ratio? A Closer Look at Middle Grades Math
Understanding ratios is a building block to further understanding of key concepts. We will explore ratios and proportional relationships in the context of a vertical alignment throughout the math curriculum.

Eliciting Evidence of Student Understanding
How do you know when students are ready to move on? We will explore methods for gauging student comprehension and addressing misconceptions.

2:45 – 4:00 p.m.

Choose one:

Beyond the Basics Coding
Where can one go after completing the ten minutes of code activities? Investigate math and science extensions and dive deeper into the possibilities of coding.

Projects for After School Clubs or Summer Camps
Many schools are implementing after school STEM clubs and summer camps. This session will highlight ideas and activities to use in starting your clubs and camps.

Math Behind Sports - Connecting Math and Sports
We all use math everyday - even in sports math is essential for the win! We will discuss the activities designed to connect sports and math in the real world.

Open Ended Struggle – Key to Learning
A part of encouraging a growth mindset we need to provide opportunities for students to struggle productively in developing their math sense. Let’s discuss what this looks like in your classroom.

Details |
Jun 26
Worcester MA
T³™ Northeast Professional Development Summit
Dates: June 26-27, 2017
Time: 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Location: Massachusetts Academy of Math and Science | 85 Prescott St | Worcester, MA 01605

Technology Included With Registration:

TI-Innovator Hub™ with TI LaunchPad™ Board, plus your choice of the following

  • TI-84 Plus CE Graphing Calculator and TI-SmartView CE Emulator Software
  • TI-Nspire™ CX Handheld and TI-Nspire CX Teacher Software
  • TI-Nspire™ CX CAS Handheld and TI-Nspire CX Teacher Software

Cost:

  • $250 with TI technology
  • $150 without TI technology
  • Register 4 and the 5th attendee is free

Questions:

Jackie Bonneau | 508.831.5859 |bonneau@wpi.edu
Jim Donatelli | 774.287.1446 | jdonatelli@ti.com

Program:

Monday, June 26, 2017

7:30 – 8 a.m. Check-in and Continental Breakfast
8 – 11 a.m. Morning Sessions (Choose one.)
Session One

Learning to Code with TI Graphing Technology

  • This session is designed for educators interested in introducing Coding to their students using the TI-84 Plus CE or TI-Nspire CX handhelds.
  • Building upon the lessons from the Ten Minutes of Code, the session introduces the basics of coding principles including logic, selection statements, loops, etc.
  • The principles of coding will be connected to many concepts in the math and science curriculum to increase student understanding.
  • By the end of the session, you should be comfortable with using TI Basic and the transferrable skills to move to the next stage in coding.

 

Session Two

Getting Started with TI-84 Plus CE Technology (Calculator and Software)

  • How is this member of the TI-84 Plus family different than previous TI-84 family graphing calculators?
  • Overview of the TI-84 Plus CE color graphing calculator, basic computation and graphing and functionality.
  • Effective use of TI-SmartView CE Emulator Software

 

11 a.m. – Noon Networking Lunch
Noon – 3 p.m. Afternoon Sessions (Choose one.)
Session Three

Learning to Code with the TI-Innovator Hub (TI-84 Plus Family and TI-Nspire™ Family)

  • This session is designed for educators interested in introducing coding to their students using the TI-Innovator™ Hub with TI-Launchpad™ Board.
  • Extend the lessons seen in the 10 Minutes of Code with the TI-Innovator™ Hub to excite students in learning the code to control the TI-Innovator™ Hub and the built-in sensors, including light and sound.
  • Engage your students with the latest technology, preparing them for the next stage to explore real world STEM applications.

 

Session Four

Exploring Algebra Topics with the TI-84 Plus CE Technology (Calculator & Software)

  • Topics include Linear Functions, Linear Systems, Functions and Relations, Quadratic Functions, Exponential Functions, Radical Functions, Probability, and Rational Functions

 

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

7:30 – 8 a.m. Check-in and Continental Breakfast
8 – 11 a.m. Morning Sessions (Choose one.)
Session Five

Exploring Science Through Engineering Design with the TI-Innovator Hub

  • This workshop is designed for science and STEM teachers interested in introducing the Engineering Design Process with TI-Nspire Family technology and the TI-Innovator Hub with TI-Launchpad Board.
  • This workshop will highlight lessons that can include topics such as photosynthesis, cellular respiration and uniform motion that will engage your students in new and exciting ways.
  • Your students will get a chance to design and build models that interface with TI technology to explore these topics like never before.

 

Session Six

Exploring Statistics Topics with the TI-84 Plus CE Technology (Calculator & Software)

  • Interpreting Univariate Data
    Represent data with dot plots; compare center and spread of data sets; use the mean and standard deviation to fit a data set into a normal distribution
  • Interpreting Bivariate Data
    Represent bivariate data on a scatter plot, describe the relationship, and interpret the slope and intercept of a linear model in the context of the data
  • Conditional Probability
    Use independence and conditional probability to interpret data; use the rules of probability to compute probabilities of compound events
  • Making Inferences & Decisions
    Understand and evaluate random processes underlying statistical experiments

 

11 a.m. – Noon Networking Lunch
Noon – 3 p.m. Afternoon Sessions (Choose one.)
Session Seven

Exploring Path to STEM Projects with the TI-Innovator™ Hub

  • This session is designed for math and science teachers interested in introducing STEM projects with and the TI-Innovator Hub with TI-Launchpad™ Board and either TI-Nspire CX technology or TI-84 Plus CE technology.
  • Guide students on the path to building their own STEM projects with activities that challenge them to learn the science concepts that support the development of engineering skills.
  • Your students will get a chance to design and build models that interface with TI technology to explore these topics like never before.

 

Session Eight

Exploring Precalculus & Calculus Topics with TI-84 Plus CE Technology (Calculator and Software)

  • Modeling Various Functions – statistical regression, choosing the best model, interpolating/extrapolating information
  • Polynomial Equations &Functions – graphing and evaluating, finding relative extremes, an exploration of zeroes
  • Trigonometry – transformations, solving trigonometric equations
  • Calculus – tangent line approximations, exploring the relationship between a function and its derivatives, the relationship between integration and the area between a curve and the x-axis

 

Jun 27
Seattle WA
T³™ Northwest Professional Development Summit: Effectively Managing Technology in the Classroom
Dates: June 27, 2017
Time: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Location: Mercer Island High School | 9100 SE 42nd St. | Mercer Island, WA 98040

Technology Included With Registration:

TI-Innovator Hub™ with TI LaunchPad™ Board, plus your choice of the following

  • TI-84 Plus CE Graphing Calculator and TI-SmartView CE Emulator Software
  • TI-Nspire™ CX Handheld and TI-Nspire CX Teacher Software
  • TI-Nspire™ CX CAS Handheld and TI-Nspire CX Teacher Software

Cost:

  • $200 with TI technology
  • $100 without TI technology
  • Register 4 and the 5th attendee is free

Questions:

Kim Schjelderup kim.schjelderup@mercerislandschools.org

Lynn Adsit lynn.adsit@mercerislandschools.org

Program:

The day’s agenda offers choices in four strands: (1) Mathematics, (2) STEM, (3) Interdisciplinary Connections and (4) Supporting Student Learning. You may choose a topic from any strand during each session time.

8 – 9 a.m. Check-in
9 – 9:20 a.m. Opening Remarks
9:30 – 10:45 a.m.

Choose one:

Getting Started With TI-84 Plus CE Technology (Calculator and Software)

  • How is this member of the TI-84 Plus family different than previous TI-84 family graphing calculators?
  • Overview of the TI-84 Plus CE color graphing calculator, basic computation and graphing and functionality
  • Effective use of TI-SmartView CE Emulator Software

 

Applying Math in the Real World With STEM
STEM opens the door to connecting math applications to real life applications. Investigate the opportunities to make real life connections.

Engineering Design in the Classroom
Let’s explore the E in STEM - Engineering - and how to use the principles of design when defining a problem and determining a solution.

Tasks That Promote Reasoning and Problem Solving
What are the elements of a rich task? Let’s review sample tasks and discuss the key components that push student thinking.

11 – 12:15 p.m.

Choose one:

Exploring Algebra Topics with the TI-84 Plus CE Technology (Calculator & Software)
Topics include:

  • Linear Functions
  • Linear Systems
  • Functions & Relations
  • Quadratic Functions
  • Exponential Functions
  • Radical Functions
  • Probability
  • Rational Functions

 

STEM Behind Hollywood – Zombies
Come explore the connections in science, technology, engineering and math with the world of Zombies. Make Hollywood come to life in your class.

STEM Connections to the Math Curriculum
Where does STEM fit into the Math curriculum? This session will highlight areas where math teachers can connect concepts in STEM to the math curriculum.

Orchestrating Effective Discussions in Your ClassroomGood questions can be hard to ask. This session will address strategies to promote effective and engaging discussions that give all students a voice in your classroom.

12:15 – 1:15 p.m.

Networking lunch provided

1:15 – 2:30 p.m.

Choose one:

Exploring Precalculus & Calculus Topics with TI Technology (Calculator and Software)

  • Modeling Various Functions – statistical regression, choosing the best model, interpolating/extrapolating information
  • Polynomial Equations &Functions – graphing and evaluating, finding relative extremes, an exploration of zeroes
  • Trigonometry – transformations, solving trigonometric equations
  • Calculus – tangent line approximations, exploring the relationship between a function and its derivatives, the relationship between integration and the area between a curve and the x-axis

 

Connecting Math and Coding - Ten Minutes a Week
Explore some simple programs that can tie math concepts with learning the basics of coding, taking just ten minutes a week.

What is a Ratio? A Closer Look at Middle Grades Math
Understanding ratios is a building block to further understanding of key concepts. We will explore ratios and proportional relationships in the context of a vertical alignment throughout the math curriculum.

Eliciting Evidence of Student Understanding
How do you know when students are ready to move on? We will explore methods for gauging student comprehension and addressing misconceptions.

2:45 – 4 p.m.

Choose one:

Exploring Statistics Topics with the TI Technology (Calculator & Software)

  • Interpreting Univariate Data
    Represent data with dot plots; compare center and spread of data sets; use the mean and standard deviation to fit a data set into a normal distribution
  • Interpreting Bivariate Data
    Represent bivariate data on a scatter plot, describe the relationship, and interpret the slope and intercept of a linear model in the context of the data
  • Conditional Probability
    Use independence and conditional probability to interpret data; use the rules of probability to compute probabilities of compound events
  • Making Inferences & Decisions
    Understand and evaluate random processes underlying statistical experiments

Working with TI-Innovator™ Hub with TI LaunchPad™ Board in STEM
Investigate how The TI-Innovator system supports connections between engineering, science and mathematics.

Math Behind Sports - Connecting Math and Sports
We all use math everyday - even in sports math is essential for the win. We will discuss the activities designed to connect sports and math in the real world.

Open Ended Struggle - Key to Learning
A part of encouraging a growth mindset we need to provide opportunities for students to struggle productively in developing their math sense. Let’s discuss what this looks like in your classroom.

Aug 04
Houston TX
T³™ Professional Development Summit
Dates: August 4, 2017
Time: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Location: Rice University –6100 Main St., Houston, TX 77005-1892

Technology Included With Registration:

TI-Innovator Hub™ with TI LaunchPad&tradel; Board, plus your choice of the following

  • TI-84 Plus CE Graphing Calculator and TI-SmartView CE Emulator Software Version 5.2
  • TI-Nspire™ CX Handheld and TI-Nspire CX Teacher Software
  • TI-Nspire™ CX CAS Handheld and TI-Nspire CX Teacher Software

Cost:

  • $200 with TI technology
  • $100 without TI technology
  • Register 4 and the 5th attendee is free

Questions:

Please contact Alice Fisher, afisher@rice.edu

Program:

The day’s agenda offers choices in four strands: (1) Coding, (2) STEM, (3) Interdisciplinary Connections and (4) Supporting Student Learning. You may choose a topic from any strand during each session time.

8 – 9 a.m. Check-in
9 – 9:20 a.m. Opening Remarks
9:30 – 10:45 a.m.

Choose one:

Connecting Math and Coding - Ten Minutes a Week
Explore some simple programs that can tie math concepts with learning the basics of coding, taking just ten minutes a week.

Applying Math in the Real World with STEM
STEM opens the door to connecting math applications to real life applications. Investigate the opportunities to make real life connections.

What are the principles of Engineering Design?
Let’s explore the E in STEM - Engineering - and how to use the principles of design when defining a problem and determining a solution.

Tasks that promote reasoning and problem solving
What are the elements of a rich task? Let’s review sample tasks and discuss the key components that push student thinking.

11 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Choose one:

Next Step: Coding with the TI-Innovator™ Hub with TI LaunchPad™ Board
Once we have the basics of coding, let’s explore how to communicate with the TI-Innovator system to create interactive programs.

STEM Behind Hollywood - Zombies
Come explore the connections in science, technology, engineering and math with the world of Zombies! Make Hollywood come to life in your class.

STEM Connections to the Math Curriculum
Where does STEM fit into the Math curriculum? This session will highlight areas where math teachers can connect concepts in STEM to the math curriculum.

Orchestrating Effective Discussions in Your Classroom
Good questions can be hard to ask. This session will address strategies to promote effective and engaging discussions that give all students a voice in your classroom.

12:15 – 1:15 p.m. Networking lunch provided
1:15 – 2:30 p.m.

Choose one:

Coding Projects for the Math Classroom
Explore applications of coding to write programs that connect directly to the math curriculum. Bring your ideas.

Working with TI-Innovator™ Hub with TI LaunchPad™ Board in STEM
Investigate how The TI-Innovator system supports connections between engineering, science and mathematics.

What is a Ratio? A Closer Look at Middle Grades Math
Understanding ratios is a building block to further understanding of key concepts. We will explore ratios and proportional relationships in the context of a vertical alignment throughout the math curriculum.

Eliciting Evidence of Student Understanding
How do you know when students are ready to move on? We will explore methods for gauging student comprehension and addressing misconceptions.

2:45 – 4:00 p.m.

Choose one:

Beyond the Basics Coding
Where can one go after completing the ten minutes of code activities? Investigate math and science extensions and dive deeper into the possibilities of coding.

Projects for After School Clubs or Summer Camps
Many schools are implementing after school STEM clubs and summer camps. This session will highlight ideas and activities to use in starting your clubs and camps.

Math Behind Sports - Connecting Math and Sports
We all use math everyday - even in sports math is essential for the win! We will discuss the activities designed to connect sports and math in the real world.

Open Ended Struggle – Key to Learning
A part of encouraging a growth mindset we need to provide opportunities for students to struggle productively in developing their math sense. Let’s discuss what this looks like in your classroom.