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
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.

Attendees of the live webinar will be entered into a drawing for free registration to the 2020 Teachers Teaching with Technology™ International Conference (T³IC). (See drawing rules.)

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 View Details Hide Details
Sep 26
IB® Math Curriculum Topic 2: Functions
Speakers: Daniel Wilkie
Technology Proficiency Level: All

“Functions” is Topic 2 in both of the new IB® math courses, “Applications and Interpretation” and “Analysis and Approaches.” This webinar focuses on the changes to Functions within the new courses and will help prepare you with resources to teach this topic.

Presenter will:

  • Provide an overview of the Functions subtopics within all four IB® math courses
  • Highlight ready-to-use lessons available on the Texas Instruments IB® Resources website for this topic
  • Demonstrate a Functions sample activity using TI-84 Plus CE and TI-Nspire™ CX II graphing calculators

Attendees of the live webinar will be entered into a drawing for free registration to the 2020 Teachers Teaching with Technology™ International Conference (T³IC). (See drawing rules.)

TI products have been developed independently from and are not endorsed by the International Baccalaureate Organization. IB is a registered trademark owned by the International Baccalaureate Organization. Policies subject to change. Visit www.ibo.org.

TI-84 Plus family,
TI‑Nspire™ Technology
International Baccalaureate View Details Hide Details
Oct 01
Coding in the Classroom for Comprehension and Contextual Learning
Speakers: Kara Leaman, Ann Schlemper
Technology Proficiency Level: All
Discover ways to get your students to use simple coding to assess their knowledge of function behavior and apply it to real and creative contexts. Join this webinar to explore coding on the TI-84 Plus CE graphing calculator and TI Connect™ CE software application.

Presenters will demonstrate writing programs that can be used in algebra, precalculus and calculus. These programs include explorations of:
  • Near asymptotes
  • End behavior/limits at infinity
  • Zeros/x-intercepts
  • Applications to blood alcohol levels
  • Some graphic design
The presenters will highlight:
  • Programs that allow students to enhance, check and apply their understanding of polynomial, rational, trigonometric, exponential and logarithmic functions
  • Programming shortcuts included on the latest TI-84 Plus CE operating system
  • The efficiency of programming using TI Connect™ CE software

Attendees of the live webinar will be entered into a drawing for free registration to the 2020 Teachers Teaching with Technology™ International Conference (T³IC). (See drawing rules.)

TI-84 Plus family Coding View Details Hide Details
Oct 08
Problem Strings: An Instructional Routine for All Students
Speakers: Pam Harris
Technology Proficiency Level: All
Join notable author, presenter and teacher Pam Harris as she explores Problem Strings, one of the most powerful instructional routines for constructing understanding and strategy. During this webinar, we will:
  • Experience Problem Strings that help students construct mathematical strategies
  • Define Problem Strings and how they can be used to sequence tasks for student success
  • Consider how technology can enhance Problem Strings

Attendees of the live webinar will be entered into a drawing for free registration to the 2020 Teachers Teaching with Technology™ International Conference (T³IC). (See drawing rules.)

TI-84 Plus family,
TI‑Nspire™ Technology
Teaching Strategies View Details Hide Details
Oct 15
Exploring Music Through Mathematics and Coding on the TI-Innovator™ Hub
Speakers: Alice Fisher, Mike Smith
Technology Proficiency Level: All
Explore the deep connection between music and mathematics while we learn how to encode music using the TI-Innovator™ Hub. Join this webinar to:
  • Learn the principles of musical scales discovered by the Pythagoreans to analyze musical notes mathematically
  • Explore how to encode music (including rhythm) by representing each note with its sound frequency and duration in time
  • Experience how computational thinking can support the problem-solving process by learning how to use pattern recognition and abstractions in coding to efficiently create music
  • If time allows, learn how to construct simple external speakers that connect to the TI-Innovator™ Hub through the breadboard connections
Both TI-84 Plus CE and TI-Nspire™ technology will be used.

Attendees of the live webinar will be entered into a drawing for free registration to the 2020 Teachers Teaching with Technology™ International Conference (T³IC). (See drawing rules.)

TI-84 Plus family,
TI‑Nspire™ Technology
Coding View Details Hide Details
Oct 22
Catalyzing Change in High School Mathematics
Speakers: Gail Burrill, Jeremy Zelkowski
Technology Proficiency Level: All
Why is NCTM’s “Catalyzing Change ...” an important document, and what does it mean for us as teachers?

In this webinar, we will:
  • Explore the messages in “Catalyzing Change ...” in the context of what we teach and to whom
  • Consider how technology can help us make the content in algebra and functions a reality for all students
  • Examine what statistical ideas are critical to help all students make sense of the world in which they live

Attendees of the live webinar will be entered into a drawing for free registration to the 2020 Teachers Teaching with Technology™ International Conference (T³IC). (See drawing rules.)

Non Technology Focused Teaching Strategies View Details Hide Details
Oct 24
IB® Math Curriculum Topic 3: Geometry and Trigonometry
Speakers: Daniel Wilkie
Technology Proficiency Level: All

“Geometry and Trigonometry” is Topic 3 in both of the new IB® math courses, “Applications and Interpretation” and “Analysis and Approaches.” The webinar focuses on the changes to Geometry and Trigonometry within the new courses and will help prepare you with resources to teach this topic.

Presenter will:

  • Provide an overview of the Geometry and Trigonometry subtopics in all four IB® math courses
  • Highlight ready-to-use lessons available on the Texas Instruments IB® Resources website for this topic
  • Demonstrate a Geometry and Trigonometry sample activity using TI-84 Plus CE and TI-Nspire™ CX II graphing calculators

Attendees of the live webinar will be entered into a drawing for free registration to the 2020 Teachers Teaching with Technology™ International Conference (T³IC). (See drawing rules.)

TI products have been developed independently from and are not endorsed by the International Baccalaureate Organization. IB is a registered trademark owned by the International Baccalaureate Organization. Policies subject to change. Visit www.ibo.org.

TI-84 Plus family,
TI‑Nspire™ Technology
International Baccalaureate View Details Hide Details
Oct 29
Making Mathematical Connections Across a Vertical Curriculum
Speakers: Kim Schelderup, Lynn Adsit, Kim McFadden
Technology Proficiency Level: All
Students can make mathematical connections across topics and grade levels by solving a problem from a previous course using new content they have recently learned, or they can modify how they set up a problem and compare the solutions for both starting points. Using the same problem again can provide students with a vertically integrated curriculum and a unified view of mathematics.

Join us to take a journey through middle and high school mathematics curriculum by focusing on one rich problem.

Attendees of the live webinar will be entered into a drawing for free registration to the 2020 Teachers Teaching with Technology™ International Conference (T³IC). (See drawing rules.)

TI-84 Plus family,
TI‑Nspire™ Technology
Teaching Strategies View Details Hide Details
Nov 12
Algebra Through Calculus: Piecewise Functions and Graphs
Speakers: Vicki Carter, Anthony Record
Technology Proficiency Level: All
Ultimately, on the AP® Calculus exam, students are expected to work with both expressions and graphs of piecewise functions. For example, continuity and differentiability are topics that rely heavily on the analysis of a piecewise function. Often students are given the graph of an accumulation function which is represented by a piecewise function and asked to provide characteristics of the 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.

Attendees of the live webinar will be entered into a drawing for free registration to the 2020 Teachers Teaching with Technology™ International Conference (T³IC). (See drawing rules.)

TI-84 Plus family,
TI‑Nspire™ Technology
Content Knowledge View Details Hide Details
Nov 19
Modeling Mathematical Data From The Climate Reality Project®
Speakers: Tom Reardon
Technology Proficiency Level: All
Join Tom Reardon as he shares learnings from The Climate Reality Project® Core Leadership training with former vice president Al Gore. Come explore how your students can model the most current data about climate change, including its causes and consequences, and discover the correlations among various sets of data.

This content is appropriate for mathematics students from grade eight through college. Both TI-84 Plus CE and TI-Nspire™ technology will be used.

The Climate Reality Project is a registered trademark of its owner.

Attendees of the live webinar will be entered into a drawing for free registration to the 2020 Teachers Teaching with Technology™ International Conference (T³IC). (See drawing rules.)

TI-84 Plus family,
TI‑Nspire™ Technology
Content Knowledge View Details Hide Details
Dec 05
Improving Students’ IB® Mathematical Explorations
Speakers: Daniel Wilkie
Technology Proficiency Level: All

The IB® Mathematical Exploration, or Internal Assessment, is an important opportunity for your students to earn points that can relieve the pressure of their final exam. But what sets a good Mathematical Exploration paper apart from the rest? The presenter will share the makings of a strong Mathematical Exploration and what role Texas Instruments (TI) technology can play in it.

Join this webinar to explore:

  • The guidelines and rubric for a Math Exploration
  • Expectations for the Math Exploration and how technology fits into them
  • Samples of good and not-so-good Math Exploration papers with and without TI technology

Attendees of the live webinar will be entered into a drawing for free registration to the 2020 Teachers Teaching with Technology™ International Conference (T³IC). (See drawing rules.)

TI products have been developed independently from and are not endorsed by the International Baccalaureate Organization. IB is a registered trademark owned by the International Baccalaureate Organization. Policies subject to change. Visit www.ibo.org.

TI-84 Plus family,
TI‑Nspire™ Technology
International Baccalaureate View Details Hide Details
Jan 30
IB® Math Curriculum Topic 4: Statistics and Probability
Speakers: Daniel Wilkie
Technology Proficiency Level: All

“Statistics and Probability” is Topic 4 in both of the new IB® math courses, “Applications and Interpretation” and “Analysis and Approaches.” The webinar focuses on the changes to Statistics and Probability within the new courses and will help prepare you with resources to teach this topic.

Presenter will:

  • Provide an overview of the Statistics and Probability subtopics in all four IB® math courses
  • Highlight what is available on the new Texas Instruments IB® Resources website for this topic
  • Demonstrate a Statistics and Probability sample activity using TI-84 Plus CE and TI-Nspire™ CX II graphing calculators

Attendees of the live webinar will be entered into a drawing for free registration to the 2020 Teachers Teaching with Technology™ International Conference (T³IC). (See drawing rules.)

TI products have been developed independently from and are not endorsed by the International Baccalaureate Organization. IB is a registered trademark owned by the International Baccalaureate Organization. Policies subject to change. Visit www.ibo.org.

TI-84 Plus family,
TI‑Nspire™ Technology
International Baccalaureate View Details Hide Details
Feb 27
IB® Math Curriculum Topic 5: Calculus
Speakers: Daniel Wilkie
Technology Proficiency Level: All

“Calculus” is Topic 5 in both of the new IB® math courses, “Applications and Interpretation” and “Analysis and Approaches.” The webinar focuses on the changes to Calculus within the new courses and will help prepare you with resources to teach this topic.

Presenter will:

  • Provide an overview of the Calculus subtopics in all four IB® math courses
  • Highlight what is available on the new Texas Instruments IB® Resources website for this topic
  • Demonstrate a Calculus sample activity using TI-84 Plus CE and TI-Nspire™ CX II graphing calculators

Attendees of the live webinar will be entered into a drawing for free registration to the 2020 Teachers Teaching with Technology™ International Conference (T³IC). (See drawing rules.)

TI products have been developed independently from and are not endorsed by the International Baccalaureate Organization. IB is a registered trademark owned by the International Baccalaureate Organization. Policies subject to change. Visit www.ibo.org.

TI-84 Plus family,
TI‑Nspire™ Technology
International Baccalaureate View Details Hide Details
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.

Attendees of the live webinar will be entered into a drawing for free registration to the 2020 Teachers Teaching with Technology™ International Conference (T³IC). (See drawing rules.)

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

IB® Math Curriculum Topic 2: Functions
Speakers: Daniel Wilkie
Technology Proficiency Level: All

“Functions” is Topic 2 in both of the new IB® math courses, “Applications and Interpretation” and “Analysis and Approaches.” This webinar focuses on the changes to Functions within the new courses and will help prepare you with resources to teach this topic.

Presenter will:

  • Provide an overview of the Functions subtopics within all four IB® math courses
  • Highlight ready-to-use lessons available on the Texas Instruments IB® Resources website for this topic
  • Demonstrate a Functions sample activity using TI-84 Plus CE and TI-Nspire™ CX II graphing calculators

Attendees of the live webinar will be entered into a drawing for free registration to the 2020 Teachers Teaching with Technology™ International Conference (T³IC). (See drawing rules.)

TI products have been developed independently from and are not endorsed by the International Baccalaureate Organization. IB is a registered trademark owned by the International Baccalaureate Organization. Policies subject to change. Visit www.ibo.org.

Coding in the Classroom for Comprehension and Contextual Learning
Speakers: Kara Leaman, Ann Schlemper
Technology Proficiency Level: All
Discover ways to get your students to use simple coding to assess their knowledge of function behavior and apply it to real and creative contexts. Join this webinar to explore coding on the TI-84 Plus CE graphing calculator and TI Connect™ CE software application.

Presenters will demonstrate writing programs that can be used in algebra, precalculus and calculus. These programs include explorations of:
  • Near asymptotes
  • End behavior/limits at infinity
  • Zeros/x-intercepts
  • Applications to blood alcohol levels
  • Some graphic design
The presenters will highlight:
  • Programs that allow students to enhance, check and apply their understanding of polynomial, rational, trigonometric, exponential and logarithmic functions
  • Programming shortcuts included on the latest TI-84 Plus CE operating system
  • The efficiency of programming using TI Connect™ CE software

Attendees of the live webinar will be entered into a drawing for free registration to the 2020 Teachers Teaching with Technology™ International Conference (T³IC). (See drawing rules.)

Problem Strings: An Instructional Routine for All Students
Speakers: Pam Harris
Technology Proficiency Level: All
Join notable author, presenter and teacher Pam Harris as she explores Problem Strings, one of the most powerful instructional routines for constructing understanding and strategy. During this webinar, we will:
  • Experience Problem Strings that help students construct mathematical strategies
  • Define Problem Strings and how they can be used to sequence tasks for student success
  • Consider how technology can enhance Problem Strings

Attendees of the live webinar will be entered into a drawing for free registration to the 2020 Teachers Teaching with Technology™ International Conference (T³IC). (See drawing rules.)

Exploring Music Through Mathematics and Coding on the TI-Innovator™ Hub
Speakers: Alice Fisher, Mike Smith
Technology Proficiency Level: All
Explore the deep connection between music and mathematics while we learn how to encode music using the TI-Innovator™ Hub. Join this webinar to:
  • Learn the principles of musical scales discovered by the Pythagoreans to analyze musical notes mathematically
  • Explore how to encode music (including rhythm) by representing each note with its sound frequency and duration in time
  • Experience how computational thinking can support the problem-solving process by learning how to use pattern recognition and abstractions in coding to efficiently create music
  • If time allows, learn how to construct simple external speakers that connect to the TI-Innovator™ Hub through the breadboard connections
Both TI-84 Plus CE and TI-Nspire™ technology will be used.

Attendees of the live webinar will be entered into a drawing for free registration to the 2020 Teachers Teaching with Technology™ International Conference (T³IC). (See drawing rules.)

Catalyzing Change in High School Mathematics
Speakers: Gail Burrill, Jeremy Zelkowski
Technology Proficiency Level: All
Why is NCTM’s “Catalyzing Change ...” an important document, and what does it mean for us as teachers?

In this webinar, we will:
  • Explore the messages in “Catalyzing Change ...” in the context of what we teach and to whom
  • Consider how technology can help us make the content in algebra and functions a reality for all students
  • Examine what statistical ideas are critical to help all students make sense of the world in which they live

Attendees of the live webinar will be entered into a drawing for free registration to the 2020 Teachers Teaching with Technology™ International Conference (T³IC). (See drawing rules.)

IB® Math Curriculum Topic 3: Geometry and Trigonometry
Speakers: Daniel Wilkie
Technology Proficiency Level: All

“Geometry and Trigonometry” is Topic 3 in both of the new IB® math courses, “Applications and Interpretation” and “Analysis and Approaches.” The webinar focuses on the changes to Geometry and Trigonometry within the new courses and will help prepare you with resources to teach this topic.

Presenter will:

  • Provide an overview of the Geometry and Trigonometry subtopics in all four IB® math courses
  • Highlight ready-to-use lessons available on the Texas Instruments IB® Resources website for this topic
  • Demonstrate a Geometry and Trigonometry sample activity using TI-84 Plus CE and TI-Nspire™ CX II graphing calculators

Attendees of the live webinar will be entered into a drawing for free registration to the 2020 Teachers Teaching with Technology™ International Conference (T³IC). (See drawing rules.)

TI products have been developed independently from and are not endorsed by the International Baccalaureate Organization. IB is a registered trademark owned by the International Baccalaureate Organization. Policies subject to change. Visit www.ibo.org.

Making Mathematical Connections Across a Vertical Curriculum
Speakers: Kim Schelderup, Lynn Adsit, Kim McFadden
Technology Proficiency Level: All
Students can make mathematical connections across topics and grade levels by solving a problem from a previous course using new content they have recently learned, or they can modify how they set up a problem and compare the solutions for both starting points. Using the same problem again can provide students with a vertically integrated curriculum and a unified view of mathematics.

Join us to take a journey through middle and high school mathematics curriculum by focusing on one rich problem.

Attendees of the live webinar will be entered into a drawing for free registration to the 2020 Teachers Teaching with Technology™ International Conference (T³IC). (See drawing rules.)

Algebra Through Calculus: Piecewise Functions and Graphs
Speakers: Vicki Carter, Anthony Record
Technology Proficiency Level: All
Ultimately, on the AP® Calculus exam, students are expected to work with both expressions and graphs of piecewise functions. For example, continuity and differentiability are topics that rely heavily on the analysis of a piecewise function. Often students are given the graph of an accumulation function which is represented by a piecewise function and asked to provide characteristics of the 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.

Attendees of the live webinar will be entered into a drawing for free registration to the 2020 Teachers Teaching with Technology™ International Conference (T³IC). (See drawing rules.)

Modeling Mathematical Data From The Climate Reality Project®
Speakers: Tom Reardon
Technology Proficiency Level: All
Join Tom Reardon as he shares learnings from The Climate Reality Project® Core Leadership training with former vice president Al Gore. Come explore how your students can model the most current data about climate change, including its causes and consequences, and discover the correlations among various sets of data.

This content is appropriate for mathematics students from grade eight through college. Both TI-84 Plus CE and TI-Nspire™ technology will be used.

The Climate Reality Project is a registered trademark of its owner.

Attendees of the live webinar will be entered into a drawing for free registration to the 2020 Teachers Teaching with Technology™ International Conference (T³IC). (See drawing rules.)

Improving Students’ IB® Mathematical Explorations
Speakers: Daniel Wilkie
Technology Proficiency Level: All

The IB® Mathematical Exploration, or Internal Assessment, is an important opportunity for your students to earn points that can relieve the pressure of their final exam. But what sets a good Mathematical Exploration paper apart from the rest? The presenter will share the makings of a strong Mathematical Exploration and what role Texas Instruments (TI) technology can play in it.

Join this webinar to explore:

  • The guidelines and rubric for a Math Exploration
  • Expectations for the Math Exploration and how technology fits into them
  • Samples of good and not-so-good Math Exploration papers with and without TI technology

Attendees of the live webinar will be entered into a drawing for free registration to the 2020 Teachers Teaching with Technology™ International Conference (T³IC). (See drawing rules.)

TI products have been developed independently from and are not endorsed by the International Baccalaureate Organization. IB is a registered trademark owned by the International Baccalaureate Organization. Policies subject to change. Visit www.ibo.org.

IB® Math Curriculum Topic 4: Statistics and Probability
Speakers: Daniel Wilkie
Technology Proficiency Level: All

“Statistics and Probability” is Topic 4 in both of the new IB® math courses, “Applications and Interpretation” and “Analysis and Approaches.” The webinar focuses on the changes to Statistics and Probability within the new courses and will help prepare you with resources to teach this topic.

Presenter will:

  • Provide an overview of the Statistics and Probability subtopics in all four IB® math courses
  • Highlight what is available on the new Texas Instruments IB® Resources website for this topic
  • Demonstrate a Statistics and Probability sample activity using TI-84 Plus CE and TI-Nspire™ CX II graphing calculators

Attendees of the live webinar will be entered into a drawing for free registration to the 2020 Teachers Teaching with Technology™ International Conference (T³IC). (See drawing rules.)

TI products have been developed independently from and are not endorsed by the International Baccalaureate Organization. IB is a registered trademark owned by the International Baccalaureate Organization. Policies subject to change. Visit www.ibo.org.

IB® Math Curriculum Topic 5: Calculus
Speakers: Daniel Wilkie
Technology Proficiency Level: All

“Calculus” is Topic 5 in both of the new IB® math courses, “Applications and Interpretation” and “Analysis and Approaches.” The webinar focuses on the changes to Calculus within the new courses and will help prepare you with resources to teach this topic.

Presenter will:

  • Provide an overview of the Calculus subtopics in all four IB® math courses
  • Highlight what is available on the new Texas Instruments IB® Resources website for this topic
  • Demonstrate a Calculus sample activity using TI-84 Plus CE and TI-Nspire™ CX II graphing calculators

Attendees of the live webinar will be entered into a drawing for free registration to the 2020 Teachers Teaching with Technology™ International Conference (T³IC). (See drawing rules.)

TI products have been developed independently from and are not endorsed by the International Baccalaureate Organization. IB is a registered trademark owned by the International Baccalaureate Organization. Policies subject to change. Visit www.ibo.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.