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
Jul 24
Back to School With the TI-84 Plus Family: Learn New and Review
Speakers: Ruth Casey, John LaMaster
Technology Proficiency Level: All
Over the last few years, there have been a number of significant updates to the TI-84 Plus family of graphing calculators. In this session, we will highlight and explore enhancements that are useful for new and experienced users. Learn from successful classroom teachers to discover how to:
  • Help students learn and explore middle grades and high school math concepts
  • Leverage your classroom set of TI-84 Plus graphing calculators to enhance classroom discussions
  • Explore TI-SmartView™ CE Emulator Software for TI-84 Plus graphing family and TI Connect™ CE software
TI-84 Plus family Technology Skills,
Math
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Jul 31
Starting Here: TI Technology in Your Calculus Classroom
Speakers: Vicki Carter, Corey Boby
Technology Proficiency Level: All
As the school year begins, polish your TI technology skills to help your students develop a strong foundation of AP® Calculus concepts. In this session, AP® Calculus experts will focus on:
  • An introduction to the graphing app
  • Storing intersection value
  • Defining functions
  • Limit work with graphs
Presenters will demonstrate these topics using both TI-84 Plus and TI-Nspire™ technology.

TI-84 Plus family,
TI‑Nspire™ Technology
Technology Skills,
Calculus
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Aug 07
Ready, Set, Go: TI-Nspire™ Strategies for the New School Year
Speakers: Diane Broberg, Katie England
Technology Proficiency Level: All
Whether you are new to TI-Nspire™ technology or an experienced user, this session will help you begin the school year with exciting ideas to engage students and enhance your teaching. The webinar will focus on:
  • Investigating graphing - functions, sequences and more
  • Using multiple representations to differentiate learning
  • Facilitating effective formative assessment
TI‑Nspire™ Technology Technology Skills,
Math
View Details Hide Details
Aug 14
Exploring TI's Finance Tools - Quantitative Reasoning for High School Math
Speakers: Veronica Carlson, Kim Thomas
Technology Proficiency Level: All
Financial literacy is an important life skill that can be addressed in any math class. The TI-84 Plus and TI-Nspire™ technology have built in finance tools that can be used to help students better understand real-world financial implications. Presenters will demonstrate:
  • Time Value of Money (TVM solver) using both TI-84 Plus CE and TI-Nspire™ technology
  • Dynamic capabilities of TI-Nspire™ technology to explore different situations when variables change
  • Amortization tables using TI-84 Plus and TI-Nspire™ technology
By the end of the webinar, you will be familiar with these finance tools using TI technology so that you can incorporate them into your lesson plans.

TI-84 Plus family,
TI‑Nspire™ Technology
Technology Skills,
High School Math
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Aug 21
ACT® Exam Success Leveraging TI-84 Plus and TI-Nspire™ Technology
Speakers: Jeff Mc Calla, Tom Reardon
Technology Proficiency Level: All
Explore how the strategic use of TI technology contributes to student learning and demonstration of knowledge on the ACT® Exam. Join this webinar to:
  • Get tips for integrating TI-84 Plus or TI-Nspire™ technology throughout your lessons to help your students understand the math concepts assessed on the ACT® Exam
  • Learn about the key areas of focus on the revised ACT® Exam
  • Discover strategies and activities to help make your students successful, both on the ACT® Exam and in your math classroom
TI-84 Plus family,
TI‑Nspire™ Technology
Test Preparation,
High School Math
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Aug 28
Deep Dive Into TI-84 Plus Technology Series, #1: Graphing and Functions
Speakers: Karen Campe, David Sword
Technology Proficiency Level: All
The TI-84 Plus family of graphing calculators has many powerful features. Whether you are a new or experienced user of the technology, this deep dive will introduce you to advanced capabilities of TI-84 Plus technology and how it can be used as a tool for inquiry.

This webinar will highlight:
  • Analyzing and interpreting graphs
  • Linking multiple representations using tables
  • Using graph styles to explore function families and piecewise functions
TI-84 Plus family Technology Skills,
Teaching Strategies,
Math
View Details Hide Details
Aug 30
Grant Writing Part Two: Writing a Statement of Need
Speakers: Jen Cezar, Doris Teague
Technology Proficiency Level: All
The needs statement in any grant is crucial to framing the entire grant proposal. This webinar, the second in a series of sessions exploring effective practices for writing grant proposals, will focus on steps to writing a compelling needs statement.
  • Beginning the process of identifying problems or issues affecting student performance and describe why this is occurring
  • Presenting data that supports the existence of the problem
  • Proposing ways you feel a solution to this problem is important for your students’ needs and how this can be of interest to the funding source
Non Technology Focused Grant Writing View Details Hide Details
Sep 11
Calculus: Getting It Straight – Differentiability as Local Linearity
Speakers: Tom Dick, Dan Kennedy
Technology Proficiency Level: All
The study of average rates of change and slopes of lines begins early in a student’s math trajectory. Calculus begins the study of instantaneous rates of change, and zooming in on the graph of a differentiable function is an intuitive way to get at the corresponding idea of local slopes. The idea that a differentiable function behaves locally like a linear function is profound and important.

In this webinar, the leaders will:
  • Highlight the importance of differentiability as local linearity and zooming as a means of exploring the derivative at a point
  • Tie the application of local linearity to L’Hopital’s Rule (new addition to the AB calculus course description)
  • Connect the local linearity idea to linear approximations, to slope fields and to Euler’s method
TI-84 Plus family,
TI‑Nspire™ Technology
Teaching Resources,
Calculus
View Details Hide Details
Sep 18
Using TI-Nspire™ Technology as a Tool for Inquiry
Speakers: Bill Caroscio, Steve Phelps
Technology Proficiency Level: All
Inquiry implies posing interesting questions and/or problem scenarios for student investigation. Presenters will share two examples during this webinar:
  • To treasure hunt or not to treasure hunt, that is the question!
  • What results when a cube is sectioned? A rectangular prism?
This webinar is applicable for middle grades and high school math teachers as they facilitate inquiry in the classroom.

TI‑Nspire™ Technology Teaching Resources,
Technology Skills,
Math
View Details Hide Details
Sep 20
Grant Writing Part Three: Developing a Budget
Speakers: Jen Cezar, Doris Teague
Once the goals and objectives have been developed for a grant proposal, it is time to make projections about the future of the grant and the short-and-long-term outcomes that are expected -- and what this might cost.

This webinar, the third in a series of sessions exploring effective practices for writing grant proposals, will focus on preparing a budget. Presenters will:
  • Describe typical budget development ideas
  • Highlight different types of financial documents often required for grant proposals
  • Show an example of a typical budget and reasons behind including expenditures in key areas
Non Technology Focused Grant Writing View Details Hide Details
Sep 25
Deep Dive Into TI-84 Plus Technology Series No 2 Modeling With Tables in Geometry and Trigonometry
Speakers: Karen Campe, Debbie Poss
Technology Proficiency Level: All
In this continuation of the deep dive into the TI-84 Plus series, presenters will focus on using TI-84 Plus technology as a tool for inquiry while highlighting the following capabilities:
  • Using tables as dynamic tool to examine growth
  • Exploring patterns and trigonometry
  • Using the Cabri™ Jr. geometry app to explore invariants
TI-84 Plus family Technology Skills,
High School Math
View Details Hide Details
Oct 02
Probability Simulations for All
Speakers: Rachael Gorsuch, Scott Keltner
Technology Proficiency Level: All
Simulation is perhaps the most effective pedagogical tool available for teaching probability, and using technology is at the heart of this kind of simulation. In this webinar, presenters will explore many examples of using simulation to teach different probability topics with TI technology.

Presenters will:
  • Explore theoretical vs. experimental probability
  • Demonstrate examples of simulations of probabilities that are difficult to compute directly
  • Share activities that will engage students in creating simulations for these difficult-to-compute probabilities
TI-84 Plus family,
TI‑Nspire™ Technology
Teaching Resources,
Statistics
View Details Hide Details
Oct 09
Implementing Tasks That Promote Reasoning and Problem Solving
Speakers: Jill Gough, Jennifer Wilson
Technology Proficiency Level: All
Effective teaching of mathematics facilitates discourse among learners to build shared understanding of mathematical ideas by analyzing and comparing approaches and arguments. In this webinar, presenters will discuss how one might implement and facilitate tasks that promote productive discussions to strengthen the teaching and learning of mathematics. They will explore types of tasks that encourage mathematical flexibility to show what students know in more than one way.

Non Technology Focused Teaching Strategies,
Math
View Details Hide Details
Back to School With the TI-84 Plus Family: Learn New and Review
Speakers: Ruth Casey, John LaMaster
Technology Proficiency Level: All
Over the last few years, there have been a number of significant updates to the TI-84 Plus family of graphing calculators. In this session, we will highlight and explore enhancements that are useful for new and experienced users. Learn from successful classroom teachers to discover how to:
  • Help students learn and explore middle grades and high school math concepts
  • Leverage your classroom set of TI-84 Plus graphing calculators to enhance classroom discussions
  • Explore TI-SmartView™ CE Emulator Software for TI-84 Plus graphing family and TI Connect™ CE software
Starting Here: TI Technology in Your Calculus Classroom
Speakers: Vicki Carter, Corey Boby
Technology Proficiency Level: All
As the school year begins, polish your TI technology skills to help your students develop a strong foundation of AP® Calculus concepts. In this session, AP® Calculus experts will focus on:
  • An introduction to the graphing app
  • Storing intersection value
  • Defining functions
  • Limit work with graphs
Presenters will demonstrate these topics using both TI-84 Plus and TI-Nspire™ technology.

Ready, Set, Go: TI-Nspire™ Strategies for the New School Year
Speakers: Diane Broberg, Katie England
Technology Proficiency Level: All
Whether you are new to TI-Nspire™ technology or an experienced user, this session will help you begin the school year with exciting ideas to engage students and enhance your teaching. The webinar will focus on:
  • Investigating graphing - functions, sequences and more
  • Using multiple representations to differentiate learning
  • Facilitating effective formative assessment
Exploring TI's Finance Tools - Quantitative Reasoning for High School Math
Speakers: Veronica Carlson, Kim Thomas
Technology Proficiency Level: All
Financial literacy is an important life skill that can be addressed in any math class. The TI-84 Plus and TI-Nspire™ technology have built in finance tools that can be used to help students better understand real-world financial implications. Presenters will demonstrate:
  • Time Value of Money (TVM solver) using both TI-84 Plus CE and TI-Nspire™ technology
  • Dynamic capabilities of TI-Nspire™ technology to explore different situations when variables change
  • Amortization tables using TI-84 Plus and TI-Nspire™ technology
By the end of the webinar, you will be familiar with these finance tools using TI technology so that you can incorporate them into your lesson plans.

ACT® Exam Success Leveraging TI-84 Plus and TI-Nspire™ Technology
Speakers: Jeff Mc Calla, Tom Reardon
Technology Proficiency Level: All
Explore how the strategic use of TI technology contributes to student learning and demonstration of knowledge on the ACT® Exam. Join this webinar to:
  • Get tips for integrating TI-84 Plus or TI-Nspire™ technology throughout your lessons to help your students understand the math concepts assessed on the ACT® Exam
  • Learn about the key areas of focus on the revised ACT® Exam
  • Discover strategies and activities to help make your students successful, both on the ACT® Exam and in your math classroom
Deep Dive Into TI-84 Plus Technology Series, #1: Graphing and Functions
Speakers: Karen Campe, David Sword
Technology Proficiency Level: All
The TI-84 Plus family of graphing calculators has many powerful features. Whether you are a new or experienced user of the technology, this deep dive will introduce you to advanced capabilities of TI-84 Plus technology and how it can be used as a tool for inquiry.

This webinar will highlight:
  • Analyzing and interpreting graphs
  • Linking multiple representations using tables
  • Using graph styles to explore function families and piecewise functions
Grant Writing Part Two: Writing a Statement of Need
Speakers: Jen Cezar, Doris Teague
Technology Proficiency Level: All
The needs statement in any grant is crucial to framing the entire grant proposal. This webinar, the second in a series of sessions exploring effective practices for writing grant proposals, will focus on steps to writing a compelling needs statement.
  • Beginning the process of identifying problems or issues affecting student performance and describe why this is occurring
  • Presenting data that supports the existence of the problem
  • Proposing ways you feel a solution to this problem is important for your students’ needs and how this can be of interest to the funding source
Calculus: Getting It Straight – Differentiability as Local Linearity
Speakers: Tom Dick, Dan Kennedy
Technology Proficiency Level: All
The study of average rates of change and slopes of lines begins early in a student’s math trajectory. Calculus begins the study of instantaneous rates of change, and zooming in on the graph of a differentiable function is an intuitive way to get at the corresponding idea of local slopes. The idea that a differentiable function behaves locally like a linear function is profound and important.

In this webinar, the leaders will:
  • Highlight the importance of differentiability as local linearity and zooming as a means of exploring the derivative at a point
  • Tie the application of local linearity to L’Hopital’s Rule (new addition to the AB calculus course description)
  • Connect the local linearity idea to linear approximations, to slope fields and to Euler’s method
Using TI-Nspire™ Technology as a Tool for Inquiry
Speakers: Bill Caroscio, Steve Phelps
Technology Proficiency Level: All
Inquiry implies posing interesting questions and/or problem scenarios for student investigation. Presenters will share two examples during this webinar:
  • To treasure hunt or not to treasure hunt, that is the question!
  • What results when a cube is sectioned? A rectangular prism?
This webinar is applicable for middle grades and high school math teachers as they facilitate inquiry in the classroom.

Grant Writing Part Three: Developing a Budget
Speakers: Jen Cezar, Doris Teague
Once the goals and objectives have been developed for a grant proposal, it is time to make projections about the future of the grant and the short-and-long-term outcomes that are expected -- and what this might cost.

This webinar, the third in a series of sessions exploring effective practices for writing grant proposals, will focus on preparing a budget. Presenters will:
  • Describe typical budget development ideas
  • Highlight different types of financial documents often required for grant proposals
  • Show an example of a typical budget and reasons behind including expenditures in key areas
Deep Dive Into TI-84 Plus Technology Series No 2 Modeling With Tables in Geometry and Trigonometry
Speakers: Karen Campe, Debbie Poss
Technology Proficiency Level: All
In this continuation of the deep dive into the TI-84 Plus series, presenters will focus on using TI-84 Plus technology as a tool for inquiry while highlighting the following capabilities:
  • Using tables as dynamic tool to examine growth
  • Exploring patterns and trigonometry
  • Using the Cabri™ Jr. geometry app to explore invariants
Probability Simulations for All
Speakers: Rachael Gorsuch, Scott Keltner
Technology Proficiency Level: All
Simulation is perhaps the most effective pedagogical tool available for teaching probability, and using technology is at the heart of this kind of simulation. In this webinar, presenters will explore many examples of using simulation to teach different probability topics with TI technology.

Presenters will:
  • Explore theoretical vs. experimental probability
  • Demonstrate examples of simulations of probabilities that are difficult to compute directly
  • Share activities that will engage students in creating simulations for these difficult-to-compute probabilities
Implementing Tasks That Promote Reasoning and Problem Solving
Speakers: Jill Gough, Jennifer Wilson
Technology Proficiency Level: All
Effective teaching of mathematics facilitates discourse among learners to build shared understanding of mathematical ideas by analyzing and comparing approaches and arguments. In this webinar, presenters will discuss how one might implement and facilitate tasks that promote productive discussions to strengthen the teaching and learning of mathematics. They will explore types of tasks that encourage mathematical flexibility to show what students know in more than one way.

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