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T³™ Northeast Professional Development Summit

June 27 – 28, 2018 | 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Massachusetts Academy of Math and Science | 85 Prescott Street | Worcester, Massachusetts 01605

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$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 with TI LaunchPad™ Board
  • 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 graphing family and TI-Innovator™ Hub

A continental breakfast and lunch will be provided.

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Wednesday, June 27, 2018

7 – 8 a.m. | Check-in and Continental Breakfast

During registration, you will choose from one of three sessions during each time slot.

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

Session 1 – 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 the 10 Minutes of Code, the session introduces the basics of coding principles including logic, selection statements and 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

Session 2 – Getting Started With TI-84 Plus CE Technology and TI-Nspire™ Technology (Calculator and Software)

  • How is this member of the TI-84 Plus family different than previous TI-84 Plus family graphing calculators?
  • Overview of the TI-84 Plus CE graphing calculator, basic computation and graphing and functionality
  • Effective use of TI-SmartView™ CE Emulator Software

Session 3 – Supporting Student Learning

  • What are the elements of a rich task, as described in NCTM’s Principles to Action?
  • Explore tasks that promote the growth mindset
  • Review sample tasks and discuss the key components that push student thinking

11 a.m. – 12 p.m. | Lunch

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

Session 4 – 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

Session 5 – Exploring Algebra Topics With TI-84 Plus CE Technology and TI-Nspire™ Technology (Calculator and Software)

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

Session 6 - 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

Thursday, June 28, 2018

7:30 – 8 a.m. | Continental Breakfast

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

Session 7 – 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

Session 8 – Exploring Statistics Topics With TI-84 Plus CE Technology and 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

Session 9 – Eliciting Evidence of Student Understanding

  • How do you know when students are ready to move on?
  • We will explore methods for gauging student comprehension and addressing misconceptions

11 a.m. – 12 p.m. | Lunch

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

Session 10 - 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

Session 11 – Exploring Precalculus and Calculus Topics With TI-84 Plus CE Technology and TI-Nspire™ 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

Session 12 – Open Ended Struggle – Key to Learning

  • As 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