Education Technology

2017 T³™ International Conference

March 10-12, 2017, Chicago, Illinois

We look forward to seeing you at the 2018 T³™ International Conference


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Thank you for making the 2017 T³™ International Conference in Chicago, Illinois, another great success –
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Access session materials posted by presenters through the 2017 conference app

Come Learn. 

Get ready to connect with a community of educators and thought leaders who share a collective passion for excellence in math, science and STEM* education. The T³™ International Conference — created and presented by teachers for teachers — provides a unique opportunity to learn, share and explore strategies for student success. Come learn new ways to engage students in rich experiences of discovery and real-world connection using TI technology and resources.

Watch the highlight videos from previous T³™ International Conferences


Timothy Kanold headlines a slate of influential educators and thought leaders shaping the future of math, science and STEM education.

Choose from hundreds of hands-on, interactive sessions to strengthen your instructional practices, enhance your content knowledge and hone your TI technology skills. Learn how to leverage TI technology in new ways to support your STEM initiatives and enhance students’ understanding of math and science concepts.


Conference Registration
4 - 9 p.m.


Conference Registration
7 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Opening Session
8:30 - 9:45 a.m.

Conference Sessions
10 a.m.- 4:15 p.m.

Lunch Break
11:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.

Welcome Reception
4:30 - 6:00 p.m.


Conference Registration
7:30 a.m. -noon

Coffee Chats
7:30 - 8:15 a.m.

Conference Sessions
8:30 a.m.- 5 p.m.

Lunch Break
12:30 - 1:45 p.m.



Power Sessions
8:30 - 10 a.m.

Closing Session
10:15 - 11:15 a.m.

Explore the hot topics in math, science and STEM education

Join the ConversaTIon

Share your conference experience on social media using #T3IC

Earn credit for your participation in the T³™ International Conference

Acquire 1.5 Continuing
Education Units (CEUs) through
Adams State University.

Get one semester hour of
graduate credit through
Central Michigan University.
(Additional fee applies.)

All attendees receive a Certificate of Attendance, which may be submitted to your school or district for professional development credits.

*Science, technology, engineering and math

Go Teach.

T³™ International Conference participants report enthusiastically that the inventive ideas and inspired strategies they take back to their schools revitalize and re-energize their classroom practices.

Learn from thought leaders

Renowned educators and innovators will share their insights, ideas and strategies for strengthening teaching practices and improving student achievement.

‘Engaging and connected’ “I appreciate that the speakers were engaging and connected to what we do. They were inspiring to listen to." — Mary Velez,
New York, 2016 attendee

Create a personalized conference experience

Select from hundreds of hands-on, interactive sessions devised to strengthen your teaching skills, enhance your content knowledge and provide strategies to successfully integrate TI technology into your classrooms.

Conference session guide download

Searchable schedule to help plan your conference experience

Be sure to download the 2017 T³™ International Conference app to access the following features:

  • Session schedules
  • Conference planner
  • Announcements
  • Maps
  • Provide session feedback


Opening Session
8:30 – 9:45 a.m.

10 – 11:30 a.m.

11:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.

12:45 – 1:45 p.m.

2 – 3 p.m.

3:15 – 4:15 p.m.

4:30 – 6 p.m.


Coffee Chats
7:30 – 8:15 a.m.

8:30 – 10 a.m.

10:15 – 11:15 a.m.

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

12:30 – 1:45 p.m.

1:45 – 3:15 p.m.

3:30 – 5 p.m.


Power Sessions
8:30 – 10 a.m.

Closing Session
10:15 – 11:15 a.m.

General sessions

Attend your choice of conference sessions, presented by T³™ instructors, classroom teachers and administrators, who will share their insights and strategies for improving student understanding and engagement. Topics include:

Algebra I/II





College and Career Readiness

Computer Algebra Systems (CAS)

Connecting Science and Math

Elementary Math

Engineering Design

Flipping the Classroom

Formative Assessment

General Science


Middle Grades Math



Professional Learning Communities

Project-based Learning



Opening and Closing Sessions

Come be inspired by thought leaders and innovators during the motivational opening and closing sessions.

Keynote | The HEART of Teaching: Living and Leading an Inspiring Work Life!

Friday, March 10, 2017, 8:30 - 10 a.m.

Speaker: Timothy D Kanold, Ph.D.

In this inspirational keynote address, Dr. Tim Kanold will examine five critical aspects of your work – that allow you to become a fully formed professional educator – and provide research affirmed insight into becoming a fully engaged and inspiring teacher of others. By understanding your HEART, and embracing the art of your teaching and leading work life, the sustainable and deep pursuit of becoming a fully formed professional will lie within your grasp. And, your career will more likely fulfill its greatest potential.

Closing session | Limbitless Solutions: Innovating with Compassion

Dr. Albert Manero is the founder and Executive Director of Limbitless Solutions, an engineering innovation company that helps children in need through the design and distribution of 3-D printed bionic limbs. The non-profit organization uses additive manufacturing to advance personalized bionics and solutions for disabilities, in the belief that no family should have to pay for their child to receive an arm.

At the end of the session, we will draw for two grand prize winners who will each receive a set of eight TI-Innovator™ Hubs.

Special Sessions

Take an in-depth examination of key topics in these special sessions.

T³™ Calculus Conference Within a Conference: AP* Calculus – Big Ideas, Big Challenges, Big Opportunities

Saturday, March 11, 2017, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Speakers: David Bressoud, Ph.D., Gail Burrill, Vicki Carter, Stephen Davis, Ph.D., Wade Ellis, Deborah Hughes Hallett, Steve Kokoska, Ph.D., Mary Pilgrim, Chris Rasmussen, Craig Wright

Facilitator: Thomas Dick, Ph.D.

Join us for this special “Calculus Conference Within a Conference,” especially for teachers of calculus. Hear from renowned speakers about issues, challenges and opportunities facing teachers of calculus.

Advanced Placement (AP*) Calculus is implementing a new Curriculum Framework organized around four "Big Ideas": Limits, Derivatives, Integrals and the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus, and Series (BC). In many ways, the new framework does not represent a significant departure from the course description of the last several years, but there are challenges and opportunities facing the AP* program and AP* teachers. Join us for a thoughtful discussion around a variety of issues, such as transitional success for students going to college, intelligent and appropriate uses of technology in teaching to improve student learning of calculus, changes in assessment and opportunities for professional development.

Learn More

2017 Seven for Seven

Saturday, March 11, 2017, 3:30 – 5 p.m.

Join us for a fast-paced, information-packed session as seven motivating speakers present seven inspiring topics for seven minutes each.

  • Student-centered Teacher-facilitated Engaging-minds Math-science (aka STEM) - Sherri Abel
  • Demo Friday: Challenging Students to Question and Problem Solves - Todd Morstein
  • Helping Student Conceptual Understanding Soar to New Heights - Valerie Hudson
  • Teaching Through ‘EDOC’ - Paul Alves
  • A World Without Teachers - Stephanie Ogden
  • Who’s Doing the Math? - Marc Garneau
  • Transforming Into Our Teacher Leader Selves - Michelle Rinehart

Power sessions

Attend a Power Session prior to the closing session on Sunday morning to hear directly from experts in their fields for the latest information on key educational topics.

What We Wish We Knew … Preparing for a Career in Engineering

Using Technology Alongside #SlowMath to Promote Productive Struggle

AP* Calculus From Those in the Know

Statistics Through the Vertical Curriculum

*AP is a registered trademark of the College Entrance Examination Board.

Plan a full weekend of learning, collaboration and fun.

Here is everything you need to reserve your seat at the 2017 T³™ International Conference — including money-saving registration offers, lodging and travel information.

Who should attend:

  • Math teachers
  • Science teachers
  • School and District administrators
  • Curriculum coordinators
  • Department heads
  • Teacher educators
  • Education students

Enjoy world-class professional development at affordable rates

General Registration

Team discount
Register four educators,
the fifth attends at no cost

Friday only

Saturday and Sunday only

Education student registration

Hyatt Regency Chicago

Enjoy the convenience of staying at the 2017 T³™ International Conference hotel. The Hyatt Regency Chicago, situated near Chicago’s famous Magnificent Mile, is surrounded by downtown’s premier landmarks and attractions.

Special conference pricing: Guestroom, $189 + tax per night
(Expires Feb. 28, 2017)

Hotel pricing | Amenities | Dining

Ground Transportation 

The Hyatt Regency Chicago is about 35 minutes from Midway International Airport (MDW) and 45 minutes from O’Hare International Airport (ORD).

To/From O’Hare or Midway

  • “L” Train – Call the Hyatt Concierge at 312.239.4511 for more information on which line to take (depending on the airport you arrive/depart from)
  • Airport Shuttle Service - Arrange your GO Airport Express reservations via their website
  • Taxi Service - Follow signs to reach the taxi line at the airport. From the hotel, exit the East Tower doors and a doorman will call a cab for you.

Hyatt Regency Chicago discounted conference parking rate — $36 per night

Expand your network

Build new professional relationships and collaborate with like-minded educators during the conference social events.

T³™ International Conference Welcome Reception

Friday, 4:30 – 6 p.m.

The always popular T³™ International Conference meet-and-greet features light hors d'oeuvres, beverages and lively socializing.

  • Visit the T³™ Community Corner and meet:
    • T³™ charter members
    • Professional development and classroom activity authors
    • T³™ webinar presenters

Coffee Chats

Saturday, 7:30 - 8:15 a.m.

Join fellow attendees with similar interests for a “coffee chat” prior to the first morning session. Choose from:

  • Calculus
  • CAS
  • Coding and computer science
  • Engineering/STEM
  • Pre-service educators and students
  • Statistics

TI STEM Room – Featuring the TI-Innovator™ Hub

Stop by the TI STEM room to see new projects built using the TI-Innovator™ Hub and provide valuable feedback to developers.

The room is open:

  • Friday
    • 11 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.
    • 3 – 4 p.m.
  • Saturday
    • Noon – 2:15 p.m.
    • 3:15 – 4:15 p.m.

TI Booth

Visit the TI booth, centrally located in the conference hall.

  • Check out the latest in TI technology
  • Get your TI technology questions answered
  • Meet TI-CARES™ representatives
  • Get OS updates
  • TI Booth hours:
    • Thursday, 6 - 9 p.m.
    • Friday, 10 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    • Saturday, 8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.