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T³™ Northeast Professional Development Summit

June 29–30, 2020 | 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Massachusetts Academy of Math and Science | 85 Prescott St. | Worcester, MA 01605

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Pricing

$150 — Summit registration without TI technology package

$250 — Summit registration plus one of the following TI technology packages:

  • TI-Nspire™ CX II graphing calculator and TI-Nspire™ CX Premium Teacher Software
  • TI-Nspire™ CX II CAS graphing calculator and TI-Nspire™ CX Premium Teacher Software
  • TI-84 Plus CE graphing calculator and TI-SmartView™ CE emulator software for the TI-84 Plus CE

Note: Participants may purchase the TI-Innovator™ Hub and TI-Innovator™ Rover for an additional $120.

A continental breakfast and lunch will be provided.

Should the summit need to be cancelled, registration fees will be refunded in full.

Contact information

For questions regarding the summit program, please contact:

Jackie Bonneau | bonneau@wpi.edu
Robyn Poulsen | 518.569.4120 | rpoulsen@ti.com

For registration questions, please contact:

T³™ Summer Workshop Registration | 844.851.9251 | T3@eventconsultantsglobal.com

Program

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

Monday, June 29


8 – 9 a.m. | Check-in and continental breakfast


9 a.m. – noon | Day One Morning Sessions


Session 1 | Tips and Tricks With the TI-84 Plus Family of Graphing Calculators: Did You Know That It Could Do That?

For new and experienced users — get creative, cool and essential ideas to utilize the TI-83 and TI-84 Plus graphing calculator 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™ CE emulator software

Session 2 | I Didn’t Know My TI-Nspire™ CX II Graphing Calculator Could Do That!

Learn how TI-Nspire™ CX II technology facilitates reasoning, sense-making and understanding in an interactive mathematics classroom.

  • Review of TI-Nspire™ CX II graphing calculator capabilities
  • Exploration of dynamic, interactive lessons for algebra I, geometry, algebra II, precalculus, calculus and statistics
  • Function investigation by creating a TI-Nspire™ Document with sliders

Session 3 | Leveraging Classroom Instruction to Maximize Student Achievement on the Grades Eight and 10 MCAS Mathematics Exams, Part A

Did you know the TI-84 Plus CE is a digital graphing calculator on the grades eight and 10 MCAS exams? Are you wondering how to support your students in using this tool effectively on their state test?

In this session, learn how to incorporate this powerful tool in your classroom to improve student learning and success on the grades eight and 10 MCAS mathematics tests. This session is designed to:

  • Explore and better understand the content of the grades eight and 10 MCAS mathematics exams, including a review of sample test items
    • We will cover linear functions and coordinate geometry with transformations
  • Engage with mathematics assessment questions that highlight conceptual understanding
  • Explore instructional strategies, including the strategic use of technology, that develop conceptual understanding of important grades eights through 10 mathematics concepts
  • Orient participants to free online resources available to support students and teachers in preparing for the MCAS exams

Bring your laptop, if possible, and we’ll explore using the TI-84 Plus CE pull-down on sample MCAS exams.


Session 4 | Connecting Science and Math Through Data Collection With TI-84 Plus CE and TI-Nspire™ CX II Graphing Calculators

This session will focus on integrating key science and mathematics concepts with TI technology.

  • Learn to connect science and math principles that engage students and allow them to transfer their knowledge across disciplines
  • Explore simulations and data-collection activities from TI’s 84 Activity Central and Science Nspired sites, and discuss integrating them into your classrooms

Noon – 1 p.m. | Lunch


1 – 4 p.m. | Day One Afternoon Sessions


Session 5 | Learning to Code With TI Technology for Beginners

This session is designed for educators interested in introducing coding to their students using TI-84 Plus CE or TI-Nspire™ CX II graphing calculators.

  • 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 toward the next stage in coding

Session 6 | Intermediate Coding With TI Technology — One Step Beyond 10 Minutes of Code

Take your programming skills to a higher level. Let’s assume you are comfortable with the material found in TI’s 10 Minutes of Code and want to go beyond the basics. Work with the author of all the TI Codes materials and gain some firsthand knowledge of some of the more elegant and exotic coding activities that are possible. Topics will include:

  • Working with lists
  • Using programs in math boxes
  • Drawing tools

Session 7 | Exploring Algebra Topics With TI-84 Plus CE Technology

Utilizing the TI-84 Plus CE graphing calculator, we will explore topics that are important stepping stones to other mathematics courses, such as:

  • Linear functions and systems
  • Functions and relations
  • Quadratic, exponential, radical and rational functions
  • Probability

Session 8 | Developing Deeper Conceptual Understanding to Prepare for the SAT® Test With TI Technology

Students who only excel at procedural fluency (memorizing steps and formulas) will have a tough time on the math section of the SAT® test. What is needed?

This session will explore:

  • A deeper understanding of the concept
  • How we can leverage technology to meet our goals
  • Activities and ideas that promote conceptual understanding

Tuesday, June 30


8:30 – 9 a.m. | Continental Breakfast


9 a.m. – noon | Day Two Morning Sessions


Session 9 | Creating a Mood Ring With the TI-Innovator™ Hub and TI-RGB Array

Join this session to experience the science of color mixing while determining the right body temperature thresholds using a TI-Innovator™ Hub and TI’s new TI-RGB Array. The TI-RGB Array provides another level of engagement as students experiment with controlling each of the 16 individual RGB LEDs. Math, science and design all come together. Concepts can include:

  • Feedback and control
  • Temperature sensor input
  • Color LED output
  • Coding concepts: loops, conditional statements and variables

Session 10 | Learning to Code With the TI-Innovator™ Rover

This session is designed for teachers interested in introducing coding with the TI-Innovator™ Rover to their students. The session will highlight lessons that include topics that will engage your students in new and exciting ways, such as programing the Rover to:

  • Drive a path
  • Draw geometric shapes
  • Move along the XY coordinate plane

Session 11 | Leveraging Classroom Instruction to Maximize Student Achievement on the Grades Eight and 10 MCAS Mathematics Exams, Part B

Did you know the TI 84 Plus CE is a digital graphing calculator on the grades eight and 10 MCAS exams? Are you wondering how to support your students in using this tool effectively on their state test?

In this session, learn how to incorporate this powerful tool in your classroom to improve student learning and success on the grades eight and 10 MCAS mathematics tests. This session is designed to:

  • Explore and better understand the content of the grades eight and 10 MCAS mathematics exams, including review of sample test items
    • We will cover statistics, systems and quadratic functions
  • Engage with mathematics assessment questions that highlight conceptual understanding
  • Explore instructional strategies, including the strategic use of technology, that develop conceptual understanding of important grades eight and 10 mathematics concepts
  • Orient participants to free online resources available to support students and teachers in preparing for the MCAS exams

Bring your laptop, if possible, and we’ll explore using the TI-84 Plus CE pull-down on sample MCAS exams.

(Part A is not a prerequisite.)


Session 12 | 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 using the TI-Innovator™ Hub with TI LaunchPad™ Board and either TI-Nspire™ CX 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 and math behind TI’s Pet Car Alarm Project, and other science principles, and use math, computer programming and engineering to design and build models to solve current problems

12 - 1 p.m. | Lunch


1 – 4 p.m. | Day Two Afternoon Sessions


Session 13 | Supporting Student Thinking Through Growth Mindset and Productive Struggle

Open-ended struggle is the key to learning. This session will focus on providing opportunities that encourage a growth mindset that allow students to struggle productively in developing their “math and science sense.” Let’s discuss what this looks like in your classroom.

 

Session 14 | Engineering a Four-Chambered Heart

Join this session to learn how to inspire students’ passion for engineering as you design a system that makes an artificial heart beat. Concepts covered will include:

  • Calculation of rates (heart beats)
  • Feedback and control
  • Temperature sensor input
  • LED and sound output
  • Heart anatomy and homeostasis

Session 15 | Making Math and Science Meaningful With TI-Innovator™ Rover

This session is designed for teachers interested in introducing the TI-Innovator™ Hub with the TI-Innovator™ Rover to their students. Participants will choose from math and science lessons that include topics that will engage students in new and exciting ways, such as:

  • Exploring the relationships between distance, rate and time through challenges involving driving a line and navigating a city
  • Illustrating the intersection of two lines by crashing the Rovers, while connecting velocity to the slope and starting distance to the y-intercept
  • Classifying species by working through a dichotomous key, putting the Rover through a battery of tests and observing the Rover’s behavior
  • Explore pedigrees by determining if a dominant or recessive allele is expressed for separate traits

Session 16 | Developing Deeper Conceptual Understanding to Prepare for the SAT® Test With TI Technology

Students who only excel at procedural fluency (memorizing steps and formulas) will have a tough time on the math section of the SAT® test. What is needed? This session will explore:

  • A deeper understanding of the concepts
  • How we can leverage technology to meet our goal
  • Activities and ideas that promote conceptual understanding

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