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T³™ Colorado Professional Development Summit

June 5-6, 2018 | 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Ralston Valley High School | 13355 West 80th Avenue | Arvada, Colorado 80005

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Pricing:

$150 - Summit registration without TI technology package

$250 - Summit registration including one of the following TI technology packages:

  • TI-Nspire™ CX handheld, TI-Nspire™ Teacher Software and TI-Innovator™ Hub
  • TI-Nspire™ CX CAS handheld, TI-Nspire™ Teacher Software and TI-Innovator™ Hub
  • TI-84 Plus CE graphing calculator, TI-SmartView™ CE Emulator Software for the TI-84 Plus Family and TI-Innovator™ Hub

A continental breakfast and lunch will be provided.

Contact for Questions:

Brian Dunnicliffe | 206.802.4796 | bdunnicliffe@ti.com

Program:

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

7 – 8 a.m. | Check-in and continental breakfast

During online registration, you will select from one of four sessions offered during each timeslot.


8 – 11 a.m. | Day One Morning Sessions

Learning to Code with TI Graphing Technology

  • This session is designed for educators interested in introducing coding to their students using TI-84 Plus CE or TI-Nspire™ CX handhelds
  • Building upon the lessons from 10 Minutes of Code, the session introduces the basics of coding principles including logic, selection statements, loops, etc.
  • The principles of coding will be connected to many concepts in the math and science curriculum to increase student understanding
  • By the end, you should be comfortable with using TI-Basic and the transferrable skills to move to the next stage in coding

Valuable Tips and Tricks for the TI-83/84 Plus and TI-84 Plus CE (Color) and TI-SmartView™ (Calculator and Software)

  • For new and experienced users – get 13 creative, cool and essential ideas to utilize the TI-83/84 Plus and its color version, the TI-84 Plus CE, much more effectively
    • Easily evaluate complex expressions
    • Trace on a graph and table simultaneously
    • Quickly evaluate the quadratic formula
    • Store window settings
    • Investigate transformation graphing with lists
    • Plus get tips on how to fully utilize TI-SmartView™ emulator software
  • This session also addresses:
    • How the TI-84 Plus CE graphing calculator differs from other TI-84 Plus graphing calculators
    • Overview of the TI-84 Plus CE color graphing calculator, basic computation and graphing and functionality
    • Effective use of TI-SmartView™ CE Emulator Software for the TI-84 Plus Family

Getting Started with TI-Nspire™ Technology (Calculator and Software)

  • Overview of the TI-Nspire™ handheld, including general calculator, graphing and statistical functionality
  • Exploration of dynamic, interactive lessons for Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2, Pre-calculus, Calculus and Statistics
  • Introduction to basic features of Teacher Software

Orchestrating Effective Discussions in Your Classroom

  • Good questions can be hard to ask…
    • This session will address strategies to promote effective and engaging discussions that give all students a voice in your classroom
    • A focus will be on emphasizing NCTM’s Five Practices for Orchestrating Productive Math Discussions
    • This session models rich tasks using in-depth discussions and Mathematical Teaching Practices, with an emphasis on task analysis, questioning strategies and essential TI technology skills to enhance student learning

11 a.m. – 12 p.m. | Lunch


12 p.m. – 3 p.m. | Day One Afternoon Sessions

Learning to Code With the TI-Innovator™ Hub (TI-84 Plus CE and TI-Nspire™ Technology)

  • This session is designed for educators interested in introducing coding to their students using the TI-Innovator™ Hub with TI-Launchpad™ Board
  • Extend the lessons seen in the 10 Minutes of Code with TI-Innovator™ technology to excite students in learning the code to control the TI-Innovator Hub and the built-in sensors, including light and sound
  • Engage your students with the latest technology, preparing them for the next stage to explore real world STEM applications

Exploring Algebra Topics With TI-84 Plus CE Technology (Calculator and Software)

  • Topics include Linear Functions, Linear Systems, Functions and Relations, Quadratic Functions, Exponential Functions, Radical Functions, Probability, Rational Functions

Connecting Science and Math with TI-Nspire™ Technology (Calculator and Software)

  • Overview of the TI-Nspire™ handheld, including data collection with the Vernier EasyTemp® USB temperature sensor and Calculator-Based Ranger 2™ (CBR 2™) motion sensor
  • Data analysis through the development of mathematical models
  • Exploration of interactive simulations

Developing Deeper Conceptual Understanding to Prepare for the SAT® Exam

  • Students who only excel at procedural fluency (memorizing steps and formulas) will have a tough time on the math section of the redesigned SAT® exam. What is needed? A deeper understanding of the concepts. How can we leverage TI technology to meet our goal? We will provide activities and ideas that promote conceptual understanding

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

7:30 – 8 a.m. | Continental breakfast


8 a.m. – 11 a.m. | Day Two Morning Sessions

Making Math and Science Meaningful With the TI-Innovator™ Hub and TI-Innovator™ Rover

  • This session is designed for teachers interested in introducing the TI-Innovator™ Hub with TI-Innovator™ Rover to their students
  • This session will highlight lessons that can include topics that will engage your students in new and exciting ways such as:
    • The relationship between distance, rate and time
    • Designing and measuring a segmented path

Exploring Statistics Topics With TI-84 Plus CE Technology (Calculator and Software)

  • Interpreting Univariate Data
    Represent data with dot plots; compare center and spread of data sets; use the mean and standard deviation to fit a data set into a normal distribution
  • Interpreting Bivariate Data
    Represent bivariate data on a scatter plot, describe the relationship, and interpret the slope and intercept of a linear model in the context of the data
  • Conditional Probability
    Use independence and conditional probability to interpret data; use the rules of probability to compute probabilities of compound events
  • Making Inferences and Decisions
    Understand and evaluate random processes underlying statistical experiments

Developing Deeper Conceptual Understanding to Prepare for the SAT® Exam

  • Students who only excel at procedural fluency (memorizing steps and formulas) will have a tough time on the math section of the redesigned SAT® exam. What is needed? A deeper understanding of the concepts. How can we leverage TI technology to meet our goal? We will provide activities and ideas that promote conceptual understanding

Exploring Statistics Topics with TI-Nspire™ Technology (Calculator and Software)

  • Interpreting Univariate Data
    Represent data with dot plots; compare center and spread of data sets; use the mean and standard deviation to fit a data set into a normal distribution
  • Interpreting Bivariate Data
    Represent bivariate data on a scatter plot, describe the relationship, and interpret the slope and intercept of a linear model in the context of the data
  • Conditional Probability
    Use independence and conditional probability to interpret data; use the rules of probability to compute probabilities of compound events
  • Making Inferences and Decisions
    Understand and evaluate random processes underlying statistical experiments

11 a.m. – 12 p.m. | Lunch


12 p.m. – 3 p.m. | Day Two Afternoon Sessions

STEM Camps, Clubs and Classroom Projects With the TI-Innovator™ Hub

  • This session is designed for math and science teachers interested in introducing STEM projects in the classroom or in summer camps with the TI-Innovator™ Hub with TI-Launchpad™ Board and either TI-Nspire™ CX technology or TI-84 Plus CE technology
  • Guide students on the path to building their own STEM projects with activities that challenge them to address current real-world issues
  • Understand the science behind the greenhouse effect, and other science principles, and use math, computer programming and engineering to design and build models to solve current problems

Exploring Pre-Calculus and Calculus Topics With TI-84 Plus CE Technology (Calculator and Software)

  • Modeling Various Functions – statistical regression, choosing the best model, interpolating/extrapolating information
  • Polynomial Equations and Functions – graphing and evaluating, finding relative extremes, an exploration of zeroes
  • Trigonometry – transformations, solving trigonometric equations
  • Calculus – tangent line approximations, exploring the relationship between a function and its derivatives, the relationship between integration and the area between a curve and the x-axis

Grant Writing: Finding Funding for Classroom Initiatives

  • This session will inform you about large and small grant opportunities that can include technology, equipment and resources, expert speakers, student camps, parent programs, and even community events
  • Learn how to access grant sites and begin the process of writing a proposal to fund the creative ideas you want to implement
  • This session includes a list of grant sites and information about ways to make your grant proposal stand out from the rest

Open Ended Struggle - Key to Learning

  • A part of encouraging a growth mindset, we need to provide opportunities for students to struggle productively in developing their math sense
  • Let’s discuss what this looks like in your classroom