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2019 T³™ International Conference March 8 - 10, 2019 Baltimore, Maryland #T3IC

Welcome to the T³IC professional learning conference

Explore classroom-proven ways for using Texas Instruments (TI) technology to get students excited about learning math, science, STEM, coding and more.

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Location: Omni® Dallas Hotel

Experience shared passion for educational excellence

“It’s amazing. It’s inspiring.”

Take home tips, insights and activities for integrating TI technology effectively into your teaching plan.

A full weekend, a single focus: Improving student outcomes

“The energy level is crazy high!”

Explore new ways to motivate students by using TI technology as tools for real-world inquiry and discovery.

Discover how TI technology supports and promotes:

Productive struggle

Effective teaching strategies

Exploring mathematical tasks

College and career readiness

Test preparation


Data collection and analysis

Formative assessment

And more

Personalize your learning experience

“The value here is just great.”

Choose from hundreds of hands-on sessions led by successful classroom teachers to meet your professional learning goals.

A lot of learning, a little time for fun

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

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

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

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Register now for a high-energy opportunity to enrich your teaching

Successful math, science and STEM educators will lead hands-on, content-rich sessions exploring classroom-proven solutions for using Texas Instruments (TI) technology to boost student achievement.

Register four, the fifth is free "Great opportunity for my department to share and compare ideas." - Karen Latham

Special team discount

Get the most out of your conference experience with the 5-for-4 Team Discount. By attending as a team, you can cover more sessions, share learning with one another and fuel collaboration among and between departments.

General registration

  • Full conference: $195
  • Education student: $50
  • Friday only: $145
  • Saturday and Sunday only: $145

Hear from thought-leaders in math, science, and STEM education

Keynote Speaker

Derrick Pitts
Chief Astronomer, The Franklin Institute
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Closing Speaker

Kate Biberdorf, Ph.D.
Professor and Director of Demonstrations and Outreach
The University of Texas at Austin
Austin, Texas

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A look at things to come

NCTM and NCSM leaders discuss initiatives for high-quality math teaching, learning for all students and equipping and empowering a diverse education community.

Robert Q. Berry III, Ph.D.
President, NCTM
Charlottesville, Virginia

Maria Everett
First Vice President, NCSM
Towson, Maryland

Linda Griffith, Ph.D.
Treasurer, NCSM
Quitman, Arkansas

Connie S. Schrock, Ph.D.
Immediate Past President, NCSM
Emporia, Kansas

John W. Staley, Ph.D.
Past President, NCSM
Baltimore, Maryland

Mona Toncheff
President, NCSM
Phoenix, Arizona

Trena Wilkerson, Ph.D.
President-Elect, NCTM
Waco, Texas

A look inside today’s classrooms

Successful teachers, supervisors and professional development experts address what’s working in the classroom today.

Linda Antinone
T³™ National Instructor
Fort Worth, Texas

Gail Burrill
Mathematics Specialist, Program
in Mathematics Education
Michigan State University
East Lansing, Michigan

Alice Fisher
AP® Computer Science Teacher
Bellaire High School
Houston, Texas

Jill Gough
Director of Teaching and Learning
Trinity School
Atlanta, Georgia

Kathy Hale
Abilene, Texas

Pam Harris
Texas State University
Kyle, Texas

Valerie Hudson
T³™ Regional Instructor
Colleyville, Texas

Valerie Camille Jones, Ed.D.
Mathematics Department Head
The Ron Clarke Academy
Atlanta, Georgia

Toni Norrell
T³™ Regional Instructor
Robstown, Texas

Richard Parr, Ph.D.
Mathematics Teacher
Kinkaid School
Houston, Texas

Tom Reardon
Adjunct Professor
Youngstown State University
Poland, Ohio

Michelle Rinehart
Doctoral Student
Harvard University
Fort Davis, Texas

Monique Williams
Math Technology Integration Specialist, K–12
Fort Bend ISD
Fort Bend, Texas

Jennifer Wilson, Ph.D.
T³™ National Instructor
Black Mountain, North Carolina

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Discover innovative ideas and proven solutions that drive student success

Featured Sessions

Plan your conference experience to include highly engaging, content-rich sessions focused on teaching strategies, pedagogy and technology skills.

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Seven for Seven

Talks that teach

Hear from seven thought-leaders as they each speak for seven minutes on a timely, relevant topic to wrap up Saturday's program.

Explore fresh perspectives

Power Sessions

Join content experts for a deep dive in a two-hour Power Session. You won't want to miss this content available only on Sunday morning.

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Choose from hundreds of hands-on, interactive sessions focused on using TI technology and resources.

Featured Breakout Sessions

Teaching Strategies

Be Both Author and Illustrator of Mathematical Understanding
Presenters: Jill Gough, Jennifer Wilson
Mathematical Language Routines: Cultivating Conversation in High School Classrooms
Presenters: Jill Gough, Jennifer Wilson
Teaching Strategies for Success in Mathematics
Presenters: Linda Antinone, Kyle Atkin

High-Stakes Exam Preparation

Problem-Solving Strategies and Reasoning on the ACT® Exam
Presenter: Jeff McCalla
Successful Preparation for the SAT®: Develop Deeper Conceptual Understanding and Retention
Presenter: Tom Reardon

Technology Skills: The Basics and Beyond

I’ve Turned It On, Now What? Getting Started With TI-Nspire™ Technology
Presenter: Sherry Everding
Navigating Formative Assessment
Presenter: Sherri Phegley
Getting the Most From Your TI-84 CE Plus Graphing Calculator
Presenter: Deb Nutt
Little-Known Tips and Tricks for the TI-84 Plus Family of Graphing Calculators and TI-SmartView™ CE Emulator Software
Presenters: Corey Boby, Theresa “Tracy” Watson
More Tips and Tricks for the TI-84 Plus Family of Graphing Calculators
Presenters: John LaMaster, Stuart Moskowitz
Teaching Mathematics With a TI-84 Plus CE Graphing Calculator — Beyond the Basics
Presenters: Margaret Bambrick, Ruth Casey


Catapult Into STEM
Presenters: Diane Broberg, Jeff McCalla
Dumpster Dive With STEM
Presenters: Jessica Kohout, Stacy Thibodeaux
Engaging Students: Using Crosscutting Concepts to Prompt Student Sensemaking of Phenomena
Presenter: Peter McLaren
Firing Up Kids By Integrating Math and Science
Presenters: Corey Boby, Katie Brown
STEM With TI Technology and Science Olympiad
Presenter: Michael Smith
Zombie Autopsy and Emergency Preparedness
Presenter: Deneen Hernandez, FBI forensics Examiner


Calculators, Innovators and Breadboards — Come Join the Fun!
Presenters: Ellen Browne, Cassie Whitecotton
Learn to Draw on the TI-Nspire™ CX II Graphing Calculator
Presenters: John Hanna
TI Firefly Using the TI-Innovator™ Hub
Presenters: Suzy Jungmann, Dayna Kerr

Implementing TI-Innovator™ Rover

Gamify Geometry With TI-Innovator™ Rovers
Presenters: Nancy Macias, Nicole Moran
In the Big Race, a Tie is Better Than a Win. Come Join the Challenge!
Presenters: Allan Bellman, Katie Martinez
I’ve Got Pythagoras on Guitar, Fibonacci on Keyboards and Euclid on Drums
Presenters: Fred Ferneyhough, David Sword
To the Moon and Beyond
Presenter: Tina Alhashimi


Building Your AP® Calculus Course Amidst the New College Board® CED
Presenter: Anthony Record
Calculus: The Thrill of Discovery
Presenter: Ray Barton
Creating Surfaces of Revolution With TI-Nspire™ 3D Graphing
Presenter: Steve Phelps

Statistics and Modeling

Mathematical Modeling: Using Mathematics and Statistics to Investigate the World
Presenters: Gail Burrill, Tom Dick
Minimizing What? Chasing the Best Fitting Curve
Presenters: Deborah Hughes Hallett, Daniel Kennedy
The Power of a Simulation
Presenters: Becky Byer, Becky Underwood
Who Cares About the 10% Rule?
Presenters: Ray Barton, Landy Godbold

International Baccalaureate

Segmenting the Plane: The World According to Voronoi
Presenter: Jim Nakamoto
Spearman Ranking for IB® Math
Presenter: Jim Nakamoto
IB® and TI — a Match Made in Heaven
Presenter: Daniel Wilkie

Power Sessions

Take a deep dive with content experts in math, science and STEM education with a two-hour Power Session on Sunday morning.

Do Your Tasks “Measure Up”?
Presenters: Gail Burrill, Daniel Ilaria, Jeremy Zelkowski
AP® Calculus From Those in the Know
Moderator: Tom Dick, Former Chair, AP® Calculus Test Development Committee
Julie Clark, Chief Reader for AP® Calculus
Craig Wright, Educational Testing Service
Stephanie Ogden, College Board
Vicki Carter, former AP® Committee Co-Chair
Getting Started With STEM Camps, Projects and Clubs
Presenters: Fred Fotsch, Wendy Peel
Students Having a Hard Time Connecting Math and Science? Don’t Sweat It!
Presenters: Betty Gasque, Jessica Kohout, Jeff Lukens
TX EOC Strategies With TI Technology
Presenters: Valerie Hudson, Monique Williams
Power Session: Well Played - Building Math Esteem Through STEAM
Presenter: Valerie Camille Jones, Ed.D.

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Enjoy the convenience of staying at the conference hotel

Stay at the T³IC host hotel

The Omni® Dallas Hotel is offering special conference rates of $215 per night for single or double occupancy, plus tax.
The discounted room rate ends Feb. 18, 2020.


Omni® Dallas Hotel

  • $20 per day for self service
  • $32 per day for valet service

Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center Dallas

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Dallas: A five-star city in the Lone Star State

  • Spring break, no problem
  • Come to Dallas with your family — they can explore the area while you power up with new lessons and strategies. Then take in some Dallas sights together before returning home recharged and full of Texas barbecue as well as new ideas for your classroom.

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Howdy, y’all!

Welcome to Dallas, home of Texas Instruments (TI) Education Technology, and the host city for the T³IC professional learning conference, which features a lot of learning and some time for fun.

Meet and greet

Preconference mixer
Thursday, March 12
4:30 – 6 p.m.

Make new acquaintances and get together with old friends.

Join the fun

Come one, come all

Welcome reception
Friday, March 13
4:30 – 6 p.m.

Network with fellow attendees and enjoy hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar.

Attend the reception

Calling all yogis

Math yoga
Saturday, March 14
6:45 – 7:30 a.m.

Join us as we flow through traditional yoga poses while adding an extreme amount of mathematical flair.

Energize your morning

Come for the pi

Pi Day snack break
Saturday, March 14
3:14 p.m.

Celebrate the world’s favorite irrational constant.

Dish up some pi

Cuppa joe

Coffee chats
Sunday, March 15
7:30 – 8:15 a.m.

Join fellow participants with similar interests for a “coffee chat.” Topics include:


Coding and Computer Science


Equity: Where Am I On My Equity Journey for STEM Education?

International Baccalaureate

Capture the memories

Selfie station
Thursday, March 12 – Saturday, March 14

Post on social and show your friends you are part of the T³™ community.

It ain’t bragging if you can do it

T³IC Challenge
Now – Saturday, March 14

Earn points for answering trivia questions on the conference app for chances to win fun prizes.

Join the challenge

What’s new?

Friday, March 13
8 a.m. – 2 p.m., 3 – 5:30 p.m.
Saturday, March 14
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Build relationships with school suppliers, learn about their latest offerings and enter prize drawings at participating booths.

Check out the exhibitors

The latest and greatest

Texas Instruments booth
Friday, March 13
8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Saturday, March 14
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Check out the newest technology and resources, including STEM Projects for the TI-Innovator™ system.

Learn more

Questions? Answers!

TI-Cares™ customer support
Friday, March 13
8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Saturday, March 14
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Update your calculator’s operating system and get technical help from a friendly TI-Cares™ customer support rep.

Add to your Friday schedule

Add to your Saturday schedule

Connect and share

The social lounge
Friday, March 13
7 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Saturday, March 14
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Visit between sessions to unwind, capture a memory and connect on social media. Stay powered up at the complimentary charging station.

@TICalculators #T3IC

Visit on Friday

Visit on Saturday

Winner, winner

Grand prize drawing
Sunday, March 15
10:45 – 11:45 a.m.

Attend the closing session for a chance to win the conference grand prize.

Mark your calendar

Seven for Seven: Exploring fresh perspectives

Set aside time for the T³IC Seven for Seven thought-leadership session on Saturday, March 14 at 3:30 p.m.

Seven speakers — each delivering a seven-minute talk on a timely, relevant topic in math, science or STEM education — inspire new ideas and a passion for teaching.

The 2020 Seven for Seven speakers and topics include:

Jill Gough
Director of Teaching and Learning
Trinity School
Atlanta, Georgia
Core Work for Future Mobility

Dennis Wilson
Math Department Head
Landmark Christian School
Newnan, Georgia
The Function of a Teacher

Andi Parr
Education Specialist
Education Service Center Region 12
Temple, Texas
Are you P.E.F.A.? (Positive, Encouraging, Flexible and Accommodating)

Maria Benzon
Assistant Principal
Discovery Middle School
Houston, Texas
Motivation and Mentoring in Education

Alice Fisher
AP® Computer Science Teacher
Bellaire High School
Houston, Texas
To Be or Not to Be an Educator on Social Media … (That is the Question)

Michelle Rinehart
Doctoral Student
Harvard University
Fort Davis, Texas
Women in Educational Leadership

Daniel Wilkie
IB® Mathematics Examiner and Teacher
Christ Church Episcopal School
Greenville, South Carolina
Share Your Passion

Revisit the 2019 Seven for Seven presentations

2019 Seven for Seven Ideas that Inspire

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In their own words

Hear from educators how the T³IC enriched their pedagogy, content knowledge and technology skills.

A unique professional educational opportunity

'... by far, the best professional learning community ...' - Alice Carson

Keep coming back

Participants are engaged, excited

It inspires; it's just amazing

Professional learning for math and science teachers and teacher leaders

... the best practices to give our students the best success ...' - Kasey Leake

Increase student engagement

Enrich technology skills

Achieve your specific learning goals

Hands-on sessions led by classroom teachers

'... we got to put ourselves in the shoes of the students ...' - Maggie Gondek

Benefit from hands-on-learning

Discover new skills

Teach real-world math

Student success starts here

'... it's all about student learning ...' - David Sword

See what other teachers are doing

Give every student an entry point

Learn programming basics