Education Technology

Hosted by educators for educators, these one-hour sessions show how to use TI technology and activities to drive student achievement.

Join the live, interactive webinars to ask questions and share ideas with presenters and other participants. Receive a Certificate of Attendance, which may be accepted for school or district continuing education credit.

Live T³™ webinars take place Tuesdays at 7 p.m. Central unless otherwise noted. All sessions are recorded and available on-demand following each event.

Date Title Technology Topic
Apr 23
Using Photos, Videos and TI Technology to Connect Mathematics With the World Around Us
Speakers: Ron Lancaster
Technology Proficiency Level: All
We will put on a pair of mathematical glasses to look for where math lives in the world around us, and we will practice the art of developing mathematical questions related to where we encounter mathematics.

Because this is a webinar, we will not be able to go outside for a walk, but we will be able to examine photos and videos to view the world through a mathematical lens. We will discuss how TI technology can be used be used to support students through a journey that begins with them answering our mathematical questions and that leads students to posing and solving their own questions related to what is of interest to them.

TI-84 Plus family,
TI‑Nspire™ Technology
Mathematical Modeling View Details Hide Details
Apr 30
Using Problem Strings to Develop Proportional Reasoning
Speakers: Pam Harris
Technology Proficiency Level: All
How can you help your students to reason about proportional situations, including those with unit and non-unit rates? During the webinar, the presenter will use the instructional routine of "Problem Strings" to demonstrate how to help students construct multiplicative and proportional reasoning.

Explore the power of TI technology to:
  • Create scatter plots of proportional data
  • Graph functions that model the data
  • Examine rates of change and the connections to the data and the functions
The presenter will utilize both TI-84 Plus CE and TI-Nspire™ graphing calculators during the webinar.

TI-84 Plus family,
TI‑Nspire™ Technology
Teaching Strategies View Details Hide Details
May 07
Strategies for Implementing Tasks in the Math Classroom - Part 2
Speakers: Dan Ilaria, Jeremy Zelkowski
Technology Proficiency Level: All
During this follow-up webinar, the presenters will focus on instructional practices for supporting the development and revision of tasks that support task implementation with TI technology. The presenters will examine how specific practices and task selection can leverage technology to support student learning, such as:
  • Connecting mathematical representations
  • Posing purposeful questions
TI-84 Plus family,
TI‑Nspire™ Technology
Teaching Strategies,
Middle Grades Math,
Middle Grades Math
View Details Hide Details
May 14
Summer Planning - ACT® Test Preparation for 2019-2020
Speakers: Jeff McCalla, Tom Reardon
Technology Proficiency Level: All
While the ACT® math test is still fresh in your mind, come join us to cover an overview of lessons learned and things to consider for your school as you re-energize over the summer and get ready for next year.

TI-84 Plus family,
TI‑Nspire™ Technology
Exam Preparation,
Middle Grades Math,
Middle Grades Math
View Details Hide Details
Jul 16
Texas EOC Exam Success No. 1: Preparing Grade Eight Math Students Starting on Day One
Speakers: Valerie Hudson, Monique Williams
Technology Proficiency Level: All
This webinar is designed for eighth grade educators in Texas who use TI-84 Plus CE or TI-Nspire™ graphing technology and want to learn more to drive student success on the Texas eighth grade EOC exam. Presenters will cover key elements of teaching with TI technology and will focus on helping students use this technology to better understand key exam topics.

Join this webinar to explore:
  • Implementing TI graphing technology to assist with geometric transformations
  • Utilizing TI graphing technology to order numbers and create truth statements for solving eighth grade mathematics questions
  • Using the Store feature to solve problems
TI-84 Plus family,
TI‑Nspire™ Technology
Exam Preparation,
Middle Grades Math
View Details Hide Details
Jul 23
Get Ready for Back to School and Learn What’s New With TI-Nspire™ Technology
Speakers: Sean Bird, Daniel Wilkie
Technology Proficiency Level: All
Whether you are new or an experienced user of TI-Nspire™ technology, come participate for an exciting look at what you can do this year in your math and science classroom.

Join this webinar to:
  • Enjoy learning about the new functionality and ease-of-use improvements
  • Experience how teachers and students can use Path Plot to discover and explore function, parametric and polar graphs
  • Enhance your ability to implement the new features in your classroom
TI‑Nspire™ Technology Technology Skills,
Middle Grades Math,
High School Math
View Details Hide Details
Jul 30
Something Old, Something New With the TI-84 Plus CE Graphing Calculator
Speakers: John Ashurst, Kathy Hale
Technology Proficiency Level: All
In this webinar, the presenters will promote strategies that connect some frequently overlooked TI-84 Plus CE graphing calculator capabilities with students’ analytical thinking.

By the end of this interactive webinar, participants will have experienced these strategies:
  • Utilizing the Ask feature within a table (for multiple choice questions or checking answers)
  • Introducing the Store capacity on the home screen (to work with expressions and equations, especially equations in standard form)
  • Using Sequence Mode to predict the NEXT value, based on the NOW value
  • Exploring Piecewise Graphing as it is used to make sense of situational questions
Have your TI-84 Plus CE handy and play along.

TI-84 Plus family Technology Skills,
Middle Grades Math,
High School Math
View Details Hide Details
Aug 06
ACT® Math Test Success, Part 1: Strategies and Skills
Speakers: Pat Flynn, Jeff McCalla
Technology Proficiency Level: All
In this webinar, presenters will explore strategies and TI graphing calculator skills that can help students prepare for the math section of the ACT® test.

Join this presentation to:
  • Get tips for integrating TI-84 Plus CE or TI-Nspire™ graphing technology to find answers to ACT® test questions
  • Learn ACT® test-prep strategies that can be implemented in your classroom to solve multiple-choice problems
  • Familiarize yourself with some of the question types found on the math ACT® test
ACT is a registered trademark of ACT, Inc., which does not endorse TI products. Policies subject to change. Visit www.act.org.

TI-84 Plus family,
TI‑Nspire™ Technology
Exam Preparation,
High School Math,
Middle Grades Math
View Details Hide Details
Aug 13
Texas EOC Exam Success No. 2: Preparing Algebra Students Starting on Day One
Speakers: Valerie Hudson, Monique Williams
Technology Proficiency Level: All
This webinar is designed for algebra I educators in Texas who use TI-84 Plus CE or TI-Nspire™ graphing technology and want to learn more to drive student success on the Texas Algebra I EOC exam.

Presenters will discuss:
  • Using TI graphing technology to create truth statements for solving algebra I questions
  • Powerful reasons for utilizing the Graph feature even when students are not prompted to graph
  • The use of graphing technology with recursive functions
TI-84 Plus family,
TI‑Nspire™ Technology
Exam Preparation,
Middle Grades Math
View Details Hide Details
Aug 20
Algebra Through Calculus: Seeing Structure in Expressions and Equations
Speakers: Janice Mitchener, Dennis Wilson
Technology Proficiency Level: All
Students begin to work with equivalent expressions in algebra and continue through their high school math courses. In this webinar, AP® Calculus Readers will discuss seeing structure in expressions and equations from algebra I through calculus. They will highlight expectations across the grade levels, building a conceptual foundation in preparation for AP® Calculus.

Ultimately, on the AP® Calculus exam, students will be expected to use and recognize equivalent expressions on the multiple-choice section. For example, students should be able to rearrange expressions into equivalent forms before evaluating a limit. Students should also be able to convert simple rational and radical expressions into exponent forms before finding a derivative or antiderivative.

The presenters will utilize both TI-84 Plus CE and TI-Nspire™ graphing calculators during the webinar.

AP® is a trademark registered by the College Board, which is not affiliated with, and does not endorse, TI products. Policies subject to change. Visit www.collegeboard.org.

TI-84 Plus family,
TI‑Nspire™ Technology
Teaching Strategies,
Content Knowledge,
High School Math,
Middle Grades Math
View Details Hide Details
Aug 27
Implementing “Principles to Actions”
Speakers: Gail Burrill, Pam Harris
Technology Proficiency Level: All
Let’s put our principles into action by using some of the effective teaching practices with some of our favorite rich tasks. During this webinar, presenters will examine key elements of NCTM’s “Principles to Actions.”

Join us to:
  • Experience ways to make the “Principles to Actions” come alive in your classroom
  • Explore activities that bring together some of the effective teaching strategies from “Principles to Actions”
  • Consider how dynamic interactive technology can enhance those strategies
The presenters will utilize both TI-84 Plus CE and TI-Nspire™ graphing calculators during the webinar.

TI-84 Plus family,
TI‑Nspire™ Technology
Teaching Strategies,
Middle Grades Math,
High School Math
View Details Hide Details
Sep 10
Connecting Mathematics to Current Events and Daily Life Using Newspaper Articles and TI Technology
Speakers: Ron Lancaster
Technology Proficiency Level: All
Let’s put on a pair of mathematical glasses to look for where math lives in current events and develop mathematical questions related to daily life. Join NCTM columnist Ron Lancaster as he leads a discussion on how students can use TI technology to answer mathematical questions related to events of the day. The end goal will be to have students do this on their own by asking them to read news stories and develop their own questions. Technology skills will include lists, tables, graphs and the solver utility.

TI-84 Plus family,
TI‑Nspire™ Technology
Teaching Strategies,
Middle Grades Math,
High School Math
View Details Hide Details
Sep 17
Algebra Through Calculus: Domain and Range of Functions
Speakers: Corey Boby, Kim Thomas
Technology Proficiency Level: All
In the second session of our “Algebra through Calculus” series, presenters will discuss domain and range of functions. Students begin to work with domains and ranges in algebra and continue this through their high school courses. In this webinar, AP® Calculus Readers will discuss these concepts throughout the vertical alignment of high school courses. They will highlight expectations across the grade levels, building a conceptual foundation in preparation for AP® Calculus.

Ultimately, on the AP® Calculus exam, students are expected to know the domains of polynomial, rational, power, exponential, logarithmic and trigonometric functions. For example, students should consider domain restrictions whenever they work with the analysis of functions using the first and second derivative. Continuity and differentiability are also topics that rely heavily on the domain of a function. Students should also be able to work with domain restrictions when working with differential equations.

The presenters will utilize both TI-84 Plus CE and TI-Nspire™ graphing calculators during the webinar.

AP® is a trademark registered by the College Board, which is not affiliated with, and does not endorse, TI products. Policies subject to change. Visit www.collegeboard.org.

TI-84 Plus family,
TI‑Nspire™ Technology
Content Knowledge,
Middle Grades Math,
High School Math
View Details Hide Details
Sep 24
ACT® Math Test Success, Part 2: Activities to Promote Conceptual Understanding
Speakers: Tom Reardon, Scott Knapp
Technology Proficiency Level: All
In the second “ACT® Math Test Success” webinar, explore how to utilize TI technology to develop students’ understanding of key concepts on the ACT® math test. Presenters will focus on classroom activities using TI technology created to assist students to better prepare for and take the ACT® math test.

Relevant for middle grades and high school math teachers, these lessons focus on:
  • Absolute value
  • Pythagorean triples
  • Functions
  • Matrices
  • Systems
  • Area and perimeter of triangles, rectangles, trapezoids and parallelograms
Both TI-84 Plus CE and TI-Nspire™ graphing calculators will be used.

ACT is a registered trademark of ACT, Inc., which does not endorse TI products. Policies subject to change. Visit www.act.org.

TI-84 Plus family,
TI‑Nspire™ Technology
Exam Preparation,
Middle Grades Math,
High School Math
View Details Hide Details
Using Photos, Videos and TI Technology to Connect Mathematics With the World Around Us
Speakers: Ron Lancaster
Technology Proficiency Level: All
We will put on a pair of mathematical glasses to look for where math lives in the world around us, and we will practice the art of developing mathematical questions related to where we encounter mathematics.

Because this is a webinar, we will not be able to go outside for a walk, but we will be able to examine photos and videos to view the world through a mathematical lens. We will discuss how TI technology can be used be used to support students through a journey that begins with them answering our mathematical questions and that leads students to posing and solving their own questions related to what is of interest to them.

Using Problem Strings to Develop Proportional Reasoning
Speakers: Pam Harris
Technology Proficiency Level: All
How can you help your students to reason about proportional situations, including those with unit and non-unit rates? During the webinar, the presenter will use the instructional routine of "Problem Strings" to demonstrate how to help students construct multiplicative and proportional reasoning.

Explore the power of TI technology to:
  • Create scatter plots of proportional data
  • Graph functions that model the data
  • Examine rates of change and the connections to the data and the functions
The presenter will utilize both TI-84 Plus CE and TI-Nspire™ graphing calculators during the webinar.

Strategies for Implementing Tasks in the Math Classroom - Part 2
Speakers: Dan Ilaria, Jeremy Zelkowski
Technology Proficiency Level: All
During this follow-up webinar, the presenters will focus on instructional practices for supporting the development and revision of tasks that support task implementation with TI technology. The presenters will examine how specific practices and task selection can leverage technology to support student learning, such as:
  • Connecting mathematical representations
  • Posing purposeful questions
Summer Planning - ACT® Test Preparation for 2019-2020
Speakers: Jeff McCalla, Tom Reardon
Technology Proficiency Level: All
While the ACT® math test is still fresh in your mind, come join us to cover an overview of lessons learned and things to consider for your school as you re-energize over the summer and get ready for next year.

Texas EOC Exam Success No. 1: Preparing Grade Eight Math Students Starting on Day One
Speakers: Valerie Hudson, Monique Williams
Technology Proficiency Level: All
This webinar is designed for eighth grade educators in Texas who use TI-84 Plus CE or TI-Nspire™ graphing technology and want to learn more to drive student success on the Texas eighth grade EOC exam. Presenters will cover key elements of teaching with TI technology and will focus on helping students use this technology to better understand key exam topics.

Join this webinar to explore:
  • Implementing TI graphing technology to assist with geometric transformations
  • Utilizing TI graphing technology to order numbers and create truth statements for solving eighth grade mathematics questions
  • Using the Store feature to solve problems
Get Ready for Back to School and Learn What’s New With TI-Nspire™ Technology
Speakers: Sean Bird, Daniel Wilkie
Technology Proficiency Level: All
Whether you are new or an experienced user of TI-Nspire™ technology, come participate for an exciting look at what you can do this year in your math and science classroom.

Join this webinar to:
  • Enjoy learning about the new functionality and ease-of-use improvements
  • Experience how teachers and students can use Path Plot to discover and explore function, parametric and polar graphs
  • Enhance your ability to implement the new features in your classroom
Something Old, Something New With the TI-84 Plus CE Graphing Calculator
Speakers: John Ashurst, Kathy Hale
Technology Proficiency Level: All
In this webinar, the presenters will promote strategies that connect some frequently overlooked TI-84 Plus CE graphing calculator capabilities with students’ analytical thinking.

By the end of this interactive webinar, participants will have experienced these strategies:
  • Utilizing the Ask feature within a table (for multiple choice questions or checking answers)
  • Introducing the Store capacity on the home screen (to work with expressions and equations, especially equations in standard form)
  • Using Sequence Mode to predict the NEXT value, based on the NOW value
  • Exploring Piecewise Graphing as it is used to make sense of situational questions
Have your TI-84 Plus CE handy and play along.

ACT® Math Test Success, Part 1: Strategies and Skills
Speakers: Pat Flynn, Jeff McCalla
Technology Proficiency Level: All
In this webinar, presenters will explore strategies and TI graphing calculator skills that can help students prepare for the math section of the ACT® test.

Join this presentation to:
  • Get tips for integrating TI-84 Plus CE or TI-Nspire™ graphing technology to find answers to ACT® test questions
  • Learn ACT® test-prep strategies that can be implemented in your classroom to solve multiple-choice problems
  • Familiarize yourself with some of the question types found on the math ACT® test
ACT is a registered trademark of ACT, Inc., which does not endorse TI products. Policies subject to change. Visit www.act.org.

Texas EOC Exam Success No. 2: Preparing Algebra Students Starting on Day One
Speakers: Valerie Hudson, Monique Williams
Technology Proficiency Level: All
This webinar is designed for algebra I educators in Texas who use TI-84 Plus CE or TI-Nspire™ graphing technology and want to learn more to drive student success on the Texas Algebra I EOC exam.

Presenters will discuss:
  • Using TI graphing technology to create truth statements for solving algebra I questions
  • Powerful reasons for utilizing the Graph feature even when students are not prompted to graph
  • The use of graphing technology with recursive functions
Algebra Through Calculus: Seeing Structure in Expressions and Equations
Speakers: Janice Mitchener, Dennis Wilson
Technology Proficiency Level: All
Students begin to work with equivalent expressions in algebra and continue through their high school math courses. In this webinar, AP® Calculus Readers will discuss seeing structure in expressions and equations from algebra I through calculus. They will highlight expectations across the grade levels, building a conceptual foundation in preparation for AP® Calculus.

Ultimately, on the AP® Calculus exam, students will be expected to use and recognize equivalent expressions on the multiple-choice section. For example, students should be able to rearrange expressions into equivalent forms before evaluating a limit. Students should also be able to convert simple rational and radical expressions into exponent forms before finding a derivative or antiderivative.

The presenters will utilize both TI-84 Plus CE and TI-Nspire™ graphing calculators during the webinar.

AP® is a trademark registered by the College Board, which is not affiliated with, and does not endorse, TI products. Policies subject to change. Visit www.collegeboard.org.

Implementing “Principles to Actions”
Speakers: Gail Burrill, Pam Harris
Technology Proficiency Level: All
Let’s put our principles into action by using some of the effective teaching practices with some of our favorite rich tasks. During this webinar, presenters will examine key elements of NCTM’s “Principles to Actions.”

Join us to:
  • Experience ways to make the “Principles to Actions” come alive in your classroom
  • Explore activities that bring together some of the effective teaching strategies from “Principles to Actions”
  • Consider how dynamic interactive technology can enhance those strategies
The presenters will utilize both TI-84 Plus CE and TI-Nspire™ graphing calculators during the webinar.

Connecting Mathematics to Current Events and Daily Life Using Newspaper Articles and TI Technology
Speakers: Ron Lancaster
Technology Proficiency Level: All
Let’s put on a pair of mathematical glasses to look for where math lives in current events and develop mathematical questions related to daily life. Join NCTM columnist Ron Lancaster as he leads a discussion on how students can use TI technology to answer mathematical questions related to events of the day. The end goal will be to have students do this on their own by asking them to read news stories and develop their own questions. Technology skills will include lists, tables, graphs and the solver utility.

Algebra Through Calculus: Domain and Range of Functions
Speakers: Corey Boby, Kim Thomas
Technology Proficiency Level: All
In the second session of our “Algebra through Calculus” series, presenters will discuss domain and range of functions. Students begin to work with domains and ranges in algebra and continue this through their high school courses. In this webinar, AP® Calculus Readers will discuss these concepts throughout the vertical alignment of high school courses. They will highlight expectations across the grade levels, building a conceptual foundation in preparation for AP® Calculus.

Ultimately, on the AP® Calculus exam, students are expected to know the domains of polynomial, rational, power, exponential, logarithmic and trigonometric functions. For example, students should consider domain restrictions whenever they work with the analysis of functions using the first and second derivative. Continuity and differentiability are also topics that rely heavily on the domain of a function. Students should also be able to work with domain restrictions when working with differential equations.

The presenters will utilize both TI-84 Plus CE and TI-Nspire™ graphing calculators during the webinar.

AP® is a trademark registered by the College Board, which is not affiliated with, and does not endorse, TI products. Policies subject to change. Visit www.collegeboard.org.

ACT® Math Test Success, Part 2: Activities to Promote Conceptual Understanding
Speakers: Tom Reardon, Scott Knapp
Technology Proficiency Level: All
In the second “ACT® Math Test Success” webinar, explore how to utilize TI technology to develop students’ understanding of key concepts on the ACT® math test. Presenters will focus on classroom activities using TI technology created to assist students to better prepare for and take the ACT® math test.

Relevant for middle grades and high school math teachers, these lessons focus on:
  • Absolute value
  • Pythagorean triples
  • Functions
  • Matrices
  • Systems
  • Area and perimeter of triangles, rectangles, trapezoids and parallelograms
Both TI-84 Plus CE and TI-Nspire™ graphing calculators will be used.

ACT is a registered trademark of ACT, Inc., which does not endorse TI products. Policies subject to change. Visit www.act.org.

*AP is a registered trademark of the College Entrance Examination Board. ACT is a registered trademark of ACT, Inc. Neither are affiliated with, nor endorse, TI products.