Education Technology

On-Demand Webinars

Take advantage of these free, on-demand webinars that show educators how to effectively use TI technology to build student understanding. These webinars are offered for a variety of topics, subject areas and TI technology. They often feature free activities found on the TI Activities webpage.

Title Technology Topic
Engaging Students in Progressions
Speakers: Michelle Rinehart, Dan Ilaria
Level: All
TI¹s Building Concepts series engages students in a progression of focused content meant to enhance students’ conceptual knowledge through highly interactive activities. In this webinar, T³™ Instructors will explore Building Concepts activities and discuss examples to show how the series has been developed to be a different way of thinking about teaching and learning critical middle grades content.

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Math for the Win: Connecting Sports With Mathematics
Speakers: Kara Leaman, Tracy Wingert
Engage your students in mathematics with real-world experiences through the sports in which they participate: a tennis serve, shot put, a baseball/softball player at bat, shooting baskets... How can students use parabolas to predict success? This webinar will focus on:
  • Bringing mathematics to life by connecting it to sports using TI technology
  • Showcasing lessons applicable to algebra I or algebra II
  • Providing resources you can use immediately in your classrooms
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Things You Didn’t Know Are STEM
Speakers: Jessica Kohout, JoAnn Miltenberg
Level: All
Sometimes we don’t realize just how pervasive STEM* is, that it is infused in all aspects of our everyday life. In fact, many other subjects rely on skills traditionally considered STEM skills or STEM habits of mind, such as problem solving, analysis and collaboration. In this webinar, learn from T³™ Instructors who will:
  • Show how such topics as photography, music and gardening have elements of STEM that can help students develop 21st century learning skills
  • Demonstrate how to incorporate non-traditional STEM activities into your math or science classroom
  • Highlight resources available to help you provide real-world relevance to math and science concepts
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Investigating Integration and Differential Equations Using TI Technology
Speakers: Tom Dick, Pat Flynn
Level: All
Integration and differential equation problems often appear in the AP* Calculus curriculum. Students can investigate these topics using the TI-84 Plus family of graphing calculators and TI-Nspire™ technology. AP* Calculus Readers, who also serve as T³™ Instructors, will share strategies for teaching the following topics using TI technology:
  • Accumulation functions
  • Rate in/rate out problems
  • Slope fields
  • Differential equations
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TI‑Nspire™ Technology
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Reaching Your Potential as an Educator and Leader
Speakers: Dr. Tim Kanold
Level: All
What does it mean to become a fully formed professional educator, teacher and leader? How does technology play a role in this? How can you leverage and build into your community to help you? In this webinar, mathematics education leader Timothy Kanold, Ph.D., will provide insight into these questions as he introduces his new book, “HEART! Fully Forming Your Professional Life as a Teacher and Leader” (Solution Tree Press, Mid-March 2017).

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Mathematical Modeling With TI Technology
Speakers: Johnny Ashurst, Rachel Gorsuch
Level: All
Mathematical modeling is hot catchphrase in education right now. What exactly is mathematical modeling though? This webinar will give a quick introduction to the big ideas of mathematical modeling and will share a classroom-tested lesson using TI-Nspire™ CX technology. Attend this webinar to explore:
  • What mathematical modeling looks and sounds like
  • The role of TI technology in mathematical modeling
  • Using mathematical modeling to enhance students’ conceptual understanding through real-world application
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Exploring Applications of Integrals Using TI Technology
Speakers: Corey Boby, Tracy Watson
Level: All
The AP* Calculus curriculum addresses applying the integral to contextual problems. Students may use TI technology, including the TI-84 Plus family of graphing calculators and TI-Nspire™ technology, to explore these types of problems. AP* Calculus Readers will share examples of student work. Topics covered in this webinar will include:
  • Area and volume
  • Particle motion problems
  • Average value of a function problems
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TI‑Nspire™ Technology
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Math Behind the Music: Exploring the Harmony of Mathematics
Speakers: Ellen Browne, Dr. Stephen Arnold
Level: All
"Music is the mathematics of one who does not know that he is counting." – Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz (1646-1716)

Join this webinar for an exploration – both historical and mathematical – of the harmonic mean, which connects the various branches of mathematics and integrates mathematics with other disciplines including music. T³™ Instructors will demonstrate classroom applications to illustrate this concept using TI-Nspire™ CX technology and the TI-84 Plus CE graphing calculator, as well as the TI-Innovator™ Hub with TI LaunchPad™ Board.

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Distribution and Simulation: Key Ideas in Statistical Reasoning
Speakers: Landy Godbold, Gail Burrill
Level: All
Mathematics educators in middle grades and high school face the tough task of incorporating elements of statistics into their curriculum. At its crux, statistics is all about variability, or noise. By developing an understanding of distributions and simulation, this allows students to make sense of information in light of variability, or in the presence of noise.

Distributions make it possible to describe variability and interpret data, and simulations give us a picture of what typical variability looks like. Together, these are the foundations for inference. Join statistics experts as they demonstrate several examples that apply these ideas using TI technology, with an eye toward meaning in context across the grade levels.

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Investigating the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus Using TI Technology
Speakers: Vicki Carter, Pat Flynn
Level: All
The Fundamental Theorem of Calculus (FTC) is a frequently tested concept in AP* Calculus. Students need to be able to recognize and solve problems involving the FTC. In this session, T³™ National Instructors who are also AP* Calculus Readers will share their insights for teaching FTC using the TI-84 Plus family of graphing calculators and TI-Nspire™ technology. This webinar will address:
  • The First Fundamental Theorem of Calculus
  • The Second Fundamental Theorem of Calculus
  • Area function problems
  • Strategies for helping students achieve success
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TI‑Nspire™ Technology
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“Balancing the Equation” - Book Study Kick-off
Speakers: Dr. Matthew Larson, Kim Thomas
Level: All
Hear from NTCM President Matthew Larson, Ph.D., as he introduces the book, “Balancing the Equation: A Guide to School Mathematics for Educators and Parents.” This webinar will kick off a six-week “slow chat” book study on Twitter. T³™ Instructor Kim Thomas will provide an overview of the book study and let you know how to get engaged in this important discussion about the state of mathematics in education today.

Then join Dr. Larson in person – along with co-author and mathematics education leader Dr. Timothy Kanold – at the T³™ International Conference in March, where they will discuss essential actions for the school community regarding the teaching and learning of mathematics.

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Deciphering Ratios with TI-Nspire Technology: Are They Fractions?
Speakers: Michelle Rinehart, Jennifer Wilson

Is a ratio the same as a fraction? Or is there more to the mathematical story with ratios and proportional relationships? After experiencing dynamic TI-Nspire™ models from the free Building Concepts lesson series, you might be surprised at the answer. This session will focus on:

  • Connecting ratios and proportional relationships through a coherent story within and across Grades 6, 7, and 8
  • Leveraging TI-Nspire™ technology to enhance visualization in support of learning and developing concepts
  • Implementing effective teaching practices to support developing concepts

(2015)

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Visualizing Riemann Sums and Definite Integrals With TI Technology
Speakers: Corey Boby, Tracy Watson
Level: All

Integrals and the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus is one of the four “Big Ideas” in the revised AP* Calculus course description. A common method for introducing integrals is through Riemann sums. In this session, T³™ National Instructors who also serve as AP* Calculus Readers will share teaching strategies for helping students visualize Riemann sums using the TI-84 Plus family of graphing calculators and TI-Nspire™ technology. This session will address:
  • Riemann sums methods and TI technology
  • Calculating definite integrals
  • An introduction to the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus
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STEM Behind Hollywood - “Cipher Solvers”: Math and the Cryptic Missive
Speakers: Curtis Brown, Tom Reardon
Level: All

There is a buried treasure located somewhere on the family’s property. A pair of geometry students find a cryptic message that launches them on the treasure hunt using algebra, geometry and cryptology. During this webinar, presenters introduce a new STEM Behind Hollywood math activity and show how the students use TI-Nspire™ CX and TI-84 Plus CE technology to:
  • Decipher the code
  • Plot ordered pairs and write equations of lines
  • Employ dynamic geometry and an interactive program to construct the circumcenter of the triangle created by the three lines
Discover how the student finds the treasure!

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Exploring Applications of Derivatives Using TI Technology, Part II
Speakers: Tom Dick, Pat Flynn
Level: All
Level: All

This webinar continues our Oct. 20 discussion addressing AP* Calculus topics involving applications of the derivative. In this session, T³™ Instructors with AP* experience will share more examples of applying the derivative to contextual problems using TI technology. Topics to be addressed include:
  • Optimization
  • Related rate problems
  • Parametric equations (BC topic only)
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TI‑Nspire™ Technology
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Science Through Engineering Design With the TI-Innovator™ Hub
Speakers: Todd Morstein, Cassie Whitecotton
Level: All

Are you interested in knowing more about the Engineering Design Process and employing it in the science classroom? Learn how you can take advantage of TI-Nspire™ CX technology interfacing with the TI-Innovator™ Hub with TI Launchpad™ Board to incorporate the Engineering Design Process into your science classroom. This webinar will highlight middle grades lessons that focus on topics such as photosynthesis, cellular respiration and uniform motion that will engage your students in new and exciting ways. See how your students can design and build models that interface with TI technology to explore these topics like never before.

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Collecting Data With a CBR 2™ Motion Sensor in Your Math Classroom
Speakers: Audrey Cucci, Josh Mize
Level: All

Excite your students with the mathematics surrounding motion. Using the Calculator Based Ranger (CBR 2™) with either your TI-Nspire™ or TI-84 Plus technology allows your students to get out of their seats and experience the mathematics involving distance and time. In particular, kinesthetic learners will see the connections between the graphs and their movements. This session will focus on:
  • Increasing relevance using real world data to study piece wise function in algebra I
  • Using data collection devices (CBR 2™) to model sinusoidal function in the algebra II curriculum
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Building Concepts: Foundations for Success in Expressions & Equations
Speakers: Katie England, Dan Ilaria
Level: All
Level: All

Developing students’ understanding of Expressions & Equations requires instruction that helps them make sense of abstract ideas. TI-Nspire™ interactive technology and visual approach along with well-constructed learning experiences that draw strong connections among topics provide the foundation for success. This session will focus on:
  • Key learning experiences that build student understanding in Expressions & Equations
  • Assessing student understanding
  • Exploring how TI-Nspire™ supports students in forming deep understanding
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“Mystery of the Ocelot and the Agouti” and Other Engaging TI-84 Plus Activities
Speakers: Sherri Abel, Kathy Hale
Level: All
Level: All

Catch your students’ attention using engaging TI-84 Plus activities that bring real-world data to sometimes hard-to-grasp concepts for middle grades and high school mathematics students. This session will focus on the “Mystery of the Ocelot and the Agouti” and two additional TI-84 Plus activities that:
  • Use data to drive instruction and engage students
  • Integrate real data to teach students how to curve fit
  • Incorporate graphs to answer thought-provoking questions
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10 Minutes of Code for the TI-Innovator™ Hub
Speakers: Fred Fotsch, Ellen Browne
Level: All
In this webinar, participants will learn how to take control of the TI-Innovator™ Hub and make engaging and authentic STEM projects for their classes. This webinar will demonstrate how the new TI-Innovator™ Hub works, how to connect it to the TI-84 Plus CE and how to control it using a TI Basic program running on their device of choice. In addition, example activities will be demonstrated ranging from getting started to more advanced. The TI-Innovator™ Hub promises to open up a whole new world of engagement in both the math and science classes.

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Exploring Applications of Derivatives Using TI Technology Part I
Speakers: Jeff Lukens, Cassie Whitecotton, Erick Archer
Level: All

Join us for a SPOOKtakular webinar. We’ll be introducing a new STEM Behind Hollywood activity with a Halloween twist that will have your students engaged and wanting more. We have lots of tricks up our sleeves, as this will be a treat for all attendees.

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Spooky Stories That STEMulate Student Thinking
Speakers: Jeff Lukens, Cassie Whitecotton, Erick Archer
Level: All

Join us for a SPOOKtakular webinar. We’ll be introducing a new STEM Behind Hollywood activity with a Halloween twist that will have your students engaged and wanting more. We have lots of tricks up our sleeves, as this will be a treat for all attendees.

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Teaching Calculus Using Computer Algebra Systems
Speakers: Vicki Carter, Tom Dick
Level: All

Students may take AP* Calculus Exams using calculators with Computer Algebra Systems (CAS) such as TI-Nspire™ CX CAS technology. CAS can be used to assist students in making conjectures and verifying properties. In this webinar, T³™ National Instructors will share ideas for using CAS to:
  • Develop derivative and anti-derivative rules
  • Perform the four approved AP* Calculus calculator operations in a CAS environment versus a non-CAS environment
  • Use CAS to investigate connections between graphical, symbolic and numeric representations
  • Discuss how AP* type questions are written with CAS in mind
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Data Collection With TI-SmartView™ CE
Speakers: Jackie Bonneau, Judy Day
Level: All
Level: All

If you’ve been thinking of using sensors in your TI-84 Plus math or science classroom, this webinar is a must-attend. Learn how to use TI-SmartView CE Emulator Software for the TI-84 Plus to create hands-on data collection experiences for your students. This session will focus on:
  • Collecting and analyzing data with sensors and TI-SmartView™ CE
  • Creating labs that incorporate screenshots and graphs of the data you collect
  • Using TI-SmartView™ CE as a teacher tool to create dynamic labs and worksheets
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STEM Behind Health: Breast Cancer Research
Speakers: Jeff Lukens, Dr. Kristi Egland
Level: All
Level: All

As we approach Breast Cancer Awareness Month, STEM Behind Health will connect students to valuable classroom math and science content and allow them to explore current research and careers associated with seeking personal cures to breast cancer. This webinar will focus on:
  • The STEM Behind Health activity, “Breast Cancer: When Good DNA Goes Bad,” and the genetics and exponential growth associated with cancer cells
  • Careers in medicine and research associated with the real world of cancer research
  • An introduction to the concepts of genetic mutations and precision medicine as it pertains to cancer diagnostics and treatment
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Investigating Derivatives Using TI Technology
Speakers: Vicki Carter, Tracy Watson
Level: All
Level: All

The AP* Calculus course requires students to master the foundational concept of the derivative. In this webinar, experts serving on the AP* Calculus Development Committee and readers for the AP* Calculus exam will focus on using TI technology – both the TI-84 Plus family of graphing calculators and TI-Nspire™ CX technology – to demonstrate how to:
  • Use limits and secant lines to develop the notion of the derivative at a point
  • Investigate the relationship between a function and its derivative using graphs
  • Explore the derivative as a function using graphs
  • Learn how AP type questions involving the derivative might be scored

*AP is a registered trademark of the College Entrance Examination Board, which was not involved in the production of and does not endorse this product. Policies subject to change.

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Flipping Your Classroom With TI Technology
Speakers: Tammy Casey, Robyn Poulsen
Level: All
Level: All

Looking for more time with your students? The flipped classroom may help you find the time you need. This webinar will focus on:
  • Strategies for developing flipped lessons
  • Suggestions for in-class and out-of-class activities using TI-84 Plus and TI-Nspire™ technology
  • Identifying opportunities for rich tasks in and out of the math and science classroom
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Tips and Tricks for Taking Exams With TI Technology
Speakers: Corey Boby, Beth Smith
Level: All
Level: All

Looking for ways to better prepare your students for taking exams using TI technology? This webinar will focus on effective test taking strategies for your students using TI-84 Plus or TI-Nspire™ technology. In addition to general test taking strategies and hints, this session will highlight using TI technology to:
  • Save time and avoid mistakes
  • Understand the reasonableness of an answer
  • Explore answer choices
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TI‑Nspire™ Technology
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STEM Behind Sports
Speakers: Erick Archer, Curtis Brown
Level: All
Level: All

Texas Instruments opens a new series of activities investigating the STEM Behind Sports. Each activity challenges your students to think critically about practical applications of science, technology, engineering and math.

This webinar will introduce two new activities:
  • First, tackle a graphical investigation of the success of a winning field goal and confirm the investigation algebraically. Consider the rush of the defense and the length of the kick while investigating activities appropriate for middle grades and algebra I up through and including algebra II and pre-calculus using the TI-84 CE.
  • Next, compete in a virtual triathlon, using TI-Nspire™ CX technology, in an effort to understand the concepts of work, energy and power at a physical science level.
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Using TI-Nspire™ Technology to Promote Productive Struggle
Speakers: Jill Gough, Jennifer Wilson
Level: All
Level: All

One of the mathematics teaching practices from the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics’ (NCTM’s) Principles to Actions is to support productive struggle in learning mathematics.

This webinar will focus on:
  • Providing #SlowMath opportunities for all students to notice and question
  • Activities for visualization and conceptual development of fractions, ratios and equations
  • Exploring how TI technology can promote productive struggle
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Math for the Win: Tying Math to Unexpected, Real World Scenarios
Speakers: Jeff McCalla, Matt Owens
Level: All
Level: All

Mathematics is a universal discipline that is applied in a multitude of careers, sports and hobbies. Yet, math is often viewed as a set of steps that should be memorized, rather than a language that is used to solve problems of all magnitudes. From finding the perfect angle at which to kick a soccer ball to make a goal, to calculating the rate at which a disease spreads through a population, math is essential to the decisions we make every day. As we are tasked with preparing students for college and careers, how might we inspire them to think differently about the math that can be used to explain their world and to solve problems?

This session will focus on empowering students to:
  • Tackle challenges using problem-solving skills and their TI technology
  • Evaluate, analyze and explain the math behind their favorite topics
  • Explore a variety of careers and the math that makes them possible
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Five New Features of TI-Nspire™ CX Technology for Back to School
Speakers: Sean Bird, Elena Smirnova, Gosia Brothers
Level: All
Level: All

Have you heard about the latest features for the TI-Nspire™ CX handheld and TI-Nspire™ CX Navigator™ system? Join us for this webinar to get an insider’s look at TI-Nspire™ technology from a member of the development team as well as a T³™ Instructor.

This webinar will focus on the new features that provide a wow factor, as well as improve ease-of-use, including:
  • Relation Graphing – Easily graph vertical lines, conics in any form, and much more
  • Automatic Sliders in Graphs – Learn to graph f(x) = m*x+b or other general form equations and observe their behavior upon change of parameters and add these interactive features to manipulate graphs with just a few easy key strokes
  • Sliders in Notes – Explore analytic and numeric patterns, or with TI-Nspire™ CAS, even algebraic patterns, with an easy motion
  • Easy Access to Math Actions – Contextual menu options guide investigations of math expressions and ensure correct use of math commands
  • Graphing from Notes and Calculator – Graph your favorite functions directly from where you define them
Plus, see what's new with the TI-Nspire™ CX Navigator™ system to help with Press-to-Test, configuring handheld settings, and other classroom management functionality.

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Did You Know Your TI-84 Plus Could Do This?
Speakers: Margo Mankus, Deborah Poss
Level: All
Level: All

Get an insider’s look at features of the TI-84 Plus graphing calculator family – designed to enhance teaching and learning - from a member of the product development team as well as a T³™ Instructor.

Whether you are new to the TI-84 Plus graphing calculator family or a veteran user looking to advance your TI technology skills, join us for this webinar to gain insight into TI-84 Plus features which support investigations and discoveries, as well as exam prep. This webinar will focus on:
  • Graph-Table Mode – Analytic, numeric and graph (plots) all in one view
  • Interactive Draw features – Drawing horizontal and vertical lines and much more
  • Inequality Graphing App – Enhancing Y= with relation graphing
  • Using the Boolean features to graph number lines and piecewise functions
  • How to set calculators for exams
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L'Hopitals Rule: Review and Preview with TI Technology
Speakers: Vicki Carter, Steve Kokoska
Level: All

L’Hopitals Rule uses derivatives to help evaluate limits involving indeterminate forms, and is now included in the AP* Calculus Course and Exam Description for 2016-2017. To support your TI-84 and TI-Nspire™ Technology implementation, this session will focus on:
  • Developing the basic rule of evaluating indeterminate forms
  • Exploring AP* type questions and how students should answer them
  • Learning how AP* type questions involving L’Hopital’s Rule might be scored

*AP is a registered trademark of the College Entrance Examination Board. Visit www.collegeboard.com.

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Coding with TI-Nspire™ Technology
Speakers: Marc Garneau, John Hanna
Level: All
Level: All

Get your students excited about coding with TI-Nspire™ handhelds, software and apps for iPad®. This webinar introduces you to the built-in programming editor and will cover “the basics:” statement structure, keywords, programs and functions, as well as some control structures including conditional statements and loops. The presenters will also introduce the new “10 Minutes of Code” activities for TI-Nspire™ technology: short, easy-to-master lessons that include everything beginners need to succeed. This programming capability makes an ideal companion for the new AP* Computer Science Principles course where the programming language and platform is determined by the teacher.

Win registration to a 2016 T³™ Workshop
Attend this webinar for a chance to win complimentary registration to your choice of a 2016 T³™ Workshop. (See rules.)

*AP is a registered trademark of the College Entrance Examination Board. Visit www.collegeboard.com.
iPad is a trademark of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.

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Proven Strategies for Implementing a STEM Program in Your School
Speakers: Jeff Mathews, Stephanie Ogden
Level: All
Level: All

Join us for an inspiring conversation about the administrator’s role as a catalyst for building a dynamic STEM program. We will share insights on the effective leader’s impact on overcoming the challenges of preparing students for success in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. This session will focus on:
  • Strategies for developing STEM habits of mind to promote college readiness and interest in STEM careers
  • Identifying curricular areas with opportunities for rich STEM tasks
  • Exploring how TI technology and professional development can support the successful implementation of STEM programs
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Extending the Functionality of Your TI-84 Plus Graphing Calculator with Apps
Speakers: Ruth Casey, John LaMaster
Level: All
Level: All

Did you know that you can customize students’ learning with free, interactive graphing calculator apps for the TI-84 Plus family? Many math and science apps are pre-loaded on your TI-84, and all you need to further extend its functionality is the free TI Connect™ CE connectivity software. This session will focus on:
  • Performing simulations and collecting random data with the Probability Simulation app.
  • Exploring the Polynomial Root Finder and Simultaneous Equation Solver app
  • Investigating circles, ellipses, parabolas, and hyperbolas with the Conic Graphing apps
  • Enhancing Y= Function mode graphing with the Inequality Graphing App and Transformation Graphing App
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Foundations for Success in Expressions & Equations: A Focused Series of TI Nspire™ Lessons
Speakers: Michelle Rinehart, Jennifer Wilson
Level: All
Level: All

Expressions and equations provide an important conceptual bridge between middle grades and high school mathematics. Join us to learn how Building Concepts engages students in a progression of focused TI Nspire™ lessons to target misconceptions and develop a deeper understanding of expressions and equations. This session will focus on:
  • Connecting expressions and equations through a coherent story within and across Grades 6, 7, and 8
  • Leveraging TI-Nspire™ technology to enhance visualization in support of learning
  • Implementing effective teaching practices to support developing concepts
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Preparing Your Students for End-of-Year Calculus Exams with TI Technology
Speakers: Vicki Carter, Steve Kokoska
Level: All
Level: All

Join Vicki Carter, co-chair of the 2015-2016 AP* Calculus Development Committee, and Steve Kokoska, the 2012-2015 Chief Reader, as they discuss strategies to prepare your students for the AP* Calculus Exam using TI-84 and TI-Nspire™ technology. This session will focus on:
  • Examining recent AP* Calculus AB free response questions through the lens of TI-84 and TI-Nspire™ technology
  • Graphing and analyzing the behavior of functions using TI-84 and TI-Nspire™ technology
  • Exploring ways to use TI-84 and TI-Nspire™ technology to solve problems involving derivatives and integrals

*AP is a registered trademark of the College Entrance Examination board, which was not involved in the production of and does not endorse this product. Policies subject to change.

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Making STEM Meaningful: Dynamic TI-Nspire™ Lessons with Real Storylines in Medical Research
Speakers: Jeff Lukens, Elizabeth McMillan
Level: All
Level: All

Texas Instruments and Sanford Health, a nationally renowned non-profit healthcare system, have teamed up to produce STEM Behind Health, a series of free activities for TI-Nspire™ technology. The activities present important STEM concepts in the context of real people coping with real diseases. This session will focus on:
  • Using interactive TI-Nspire™ activities to engage students in the math and science behind rare genetic diseases
  • Encouraging students to connect what they are learning in the classroom to authentic research that’s happening now
  • Inspiring students to learn more about meaningful careers in the field of health care
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The Top Five Formative Assessment Strategies for Math Coaches and Supervisors
Speakers: Kyle Atkin, Katie Martinez
Level: All
Level: All

If you want to learn formative assessment strategies that can positively impact teacher performance and student achievement, then this webinar is right for you. We will highlight a range of practical tools for math coaches and supervisors to support the successful implementation of formative assessment with your teachers. This session will focus on:
  • Growing a leadership culture that promotes teacher learning
  • Exploring how TI technology and professional development can support effective formative assessment
  • Questioning strategies for gaining clearer insight into student understanding
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mISSion imaginaTIon – Math and Science Content from Space
Speakers: Erick Archer, Curtis Brown
Level: All
Level: All

A partnership between NASA and TI, mISSion imaginaTIon provides teachers and students with challenges related to solving real issues being explored on the International Space Station (ISS) in preparation for long-term manned missions to Mars. Free, interactive TI-Nspire™-based lessons reinforce math and science skills by enabling students to apply their knowledge to solve problems with virtual interactive activities.
  • “Fuel for the Fire” allows students to explore rate of change in the context of fueling SLS, NASA’s Space Launch System.
  • “Keep Calm and Enjoy the Ride” gives students insight into the world of cardiovascular health on the ISS.
Join us for an exploration of the mISSion imaginaTIon project and these TI-Nspire™ activities.

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TI-84 Plus Tips & Tricks for Working with Probability & Statistics
Speakers: Tammy Jones, Jeff McCalla
Level: All
Level: All

Whether you are already using the TI-84 Plus graphing calculator in your classroom or want to learn more about the TI 84 Plus CE, join us for tips on how you and your students can get the most out of your TI 84 technology when working with probability and statistics. This session will focus on tips and tricks for:
  • Using the Stat Wizards to execute common probability and statistics commands
  • Entering, plotting and analyzing a list of data
  • Exploring probability theory with interactive animations in the Probability Simulation app
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Top Ten Features of TI-Nspire™ Technology
Speakers: Betty Gasque, Judy Hicks
Level: All
Level: All

Are you still discovering TI-Nspire™ features that make your eyes light up? Whether you are a TI-Nspire™ veteran or are picking it up for the first time, join us to learn about many valuable, often overlooked features that can enhance instruction and increase student understanding. This session will focus on:
  • Using key features of the built-in Calculator, Graphs, Geometry, and Data & Statistics applications
  • Making real-world connections by inserting images into TI Nspire™ documents and overlaying mathematical objects on them
  • Modeling technology skills with the TI-Nspire™ CX Teacher Software to lead your class in active learning
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TI-84 Plus Tips & Tricks for Working with Expressions & Equations
Speakers: John LaMaster, Stuart Moskowitz
Level: All
Level: All

Whether you are already using the TI-84 Plus graphing calculator in your classroom or want to learn more about the TI-84 Plus CE, join us for tips on how you and your students can get the most out of your TI-84 technology when working with expressions and equations. This session will focus on tips and tricks for:
  • Editing and evaluating expressions on the home screen, the Y= screen, tables and lists
  • Adjusting the viewing window to find complete graphs not displayed in the standard window
  • Bringing spreadsheet power to the list editor
  • Understanding unexpected results and troubleshooting common errors
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Foundations for Success in Statistics & Probability: A Focused Series of TI Nspire™ Lessons
Speakers: Michelle Rinehart, Jennifer Wilson
Level: All
Level: All

The role of statistics is changing in the K-12 curriculum, and students are increasingly being asked to develop statistical reasoning skills and communicate statistical ideas. Join us to learn how Building Concepts engages students in a progression of focused TI Nspire™ lessons to target misconceptions and develop a deeper understanding of statistics and probability. This session will focus on:
  • Connecting statistics and probability through a coherent story within and across Grades 6, 7, and 8
  • Leveraging TI-Nspire™ technology to enhance visualization in support of learning
  • Implementing effective teaching practices to support developing concepts
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TI-84 Plus Tips & Tricks for Working with Graphs
Speakers: Karen Campe, Ruth Casey
Level: All
Level: All

Whether you are already using the TI-84 Plus graphing calculator in your classroom or want to learn more about the TI-84 Plus CE, join us for tips on how you and your students can get the most out of your TI-84 technology when working with graphs. This session will focus on tips and tricks for:
  • Graphing and analyzing functions
  • Using the QuickPlot and Fit Equation features to plot points on a background image and develop a mathematical model
  • Exploring functions and inequalities with the Transformation Graphing app and Inequality Graphing app
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What’s New with the TI-Nspire™ App for iPad®
Speakers: Ellen Browne, Tom Steinke
Level: All
Level: All

The TI-Nspire™ App for iPad® brings a whole new meaning to hands-on learning! Whether you are new to the app or want to learn more about the latest features for math and science, join us for an up-close look at the app’s all-in-one functionality and comprehensive set of computational, graphing and analytic tools. This session will focus on:
  • Creating interactive geometric shapes using the Math Draw feature
  • Collecting and analyzing data using the Vernier Go Wireless® temperature sensor
  • Accessing external content with the built-in QR Code® reader

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Successfully Integrating TI-84 Technology into Your Middle Grades Mathematics Classroom
Speakers: Sherri Abel, Andi Parr
Level: All
Level: All

Graphing technology is becoming an increasingly important tool in middle grades mathematics classrooms. Many states have shifted more algebra content into the middle grades, and some even require students to have access to graphing technology during classroom instruction and assessments. To support your TI‑84 implementation, this session will focus on:
  • Working with expressions and equations using the MathPrint™ feature
  • Graphing and analyzing functions and data
  • Locating and using free activities and online professional development resources
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Engaging Students in Progressions
Speakers: Michelle Rinehart, Dan Ilaria
Level: All
TI¹s Building Concepts series engages students in a progression of focused content meant to enhance students’ conceptual knowledge through highly interactive activities. In this webinar, T³™ Instructors will explore Building Concepts activities and discuss examples to show how the series has been developed to be a different way of thinking about teaching and learning critical middle grades content.

Math for the Win: Connecting Sports With Mathematics
Speakers: Kara Leaman, Tracy Wingert
Engage your students in mathematics with real-world experiences through the sports in which they participate: a tennis serve, shot put, a baseball/softball player at bat, shooting baskets... How can students use parabolas to predict success? This webinar will focus on:
  • Bringing mathematics to life by connecting it to sports using TI technology
  • Showcasing lessons applicable to algebra I or algebra II
  • Providing resources you can use immediately in your classrooms
Things You Didn’t Know Are STEM
Speakers: Jessica Kohout, JoAnn Miltenberg
Level: All
Sometimes we don’t realize just how pervasive STEM* is, that it is infused in all aspects of our everyday life. In fact, many other subjects rely on skills traditionally considered STEM skills or STEM habits of mind, such as problem solving, analysis and collaboration. In this webinar, learn from T³™ Instructors who will:
  • Show how such topics as photography, music and gardening have elements of STEM that can help students develop 21st century learning skills
  • Demonstrate how to incorporate non-traditional STEM activities into your math or science classroom
  • Highlight resources available to help you provide real-world relevance to math and science concepts
Investigating Integration and Differential Equations Using TI Technology
Speakers: Tom Dick, Pat Flynn
Level: All
Integration and differential equation problems often appear in the AP* Calculus curriculum. Students can investigate these topics using the TI-84 Plus family of graphing calculators and TI-Nspire™ technology. AP* Calculus Readers, who also serve as T³™ Instructors, will share strategies for teaching the following topics using TI technology:
  • Accumulation functions
  • Rate in/rate out problems
  • Slope fields
  • Differential equations
Reaching Your Potential as an Educator and Leader
Speakers: Dr. Tim Kanold
Level: All
What does it mean to become a fully formed professional educator, teacher and leader? How does technology play a role in this? How can you leverage and build into your community to help you? In this webinar, mathematics education leader Timothy Kanold, Ph.D., will provide insight into these questions as he introduces his new book, “HEART! Fully Forming Your Professional Life as a Teacher and Leader” (Solution Tree Press, Mid-March 2017).

Mathematical Modeling With TI Technology
Speakers: Johnny Ashurst, Rachel Gorsuch
Level: All
Mathematical modeling is hot catchphrase in education right now. What exactly is mathematical modeling though? This webinar will give a quick introduction to the big ideas of mathematical modeling and will share a classroom-tested lesson using TI-Nspire™ CX technology. Attend this webinar to explore:
  • What mathematical modeling looks and sounds like
  • The role of TI technology in mathematical modeling
  • Using mathematical modeling to enhance students’ conceptual understanding through real-world application
Exploring Applications of Integrals Using TI Technology
Speakers: Corey Boby, Tracy Watson
Level: All
The AP* Calculus curriculum addresses applying the integral to contextual problems. Students may use TI technology, including the TI-84 Plus family of graphing calculators and TI-Nspire™ technology, to explore these types of problems. AP* Calculus Readers will share examples of student work. Topics covered in this webinar will include:
  • Area and volume
  • Particle motion problems
  • Average value of a function problems
Math Behind the Music: Exploring the Harmony of Mathematics
Speakers: Ellen Browne, Dr. Stephen Arnold
Level: All
"Music is the mathematics of one who does not know that he is counting." – Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz (1646-1716)

Join this webinar for an exploration – both historical and mathematical – of the harmonic mean, which connects the various branches of mathematics and integrates mathematics with other disciplines including music. T³™ Instructors will demonstrate classroom applications to illustrate this concept using TI-Nspire™ CX technology and the TI-84 Plus CE graphing calculator, as well as the TI-Innovator™ Hub with TI LaunchPad™ Board.

Distribution and Simulation: Key Ideas in Statistical Reasoning
Speakers: Landy Godbold, Gail Burrill
Level: All
Mathematics educators in middle grades and high school face the tough task of incorporating elements of statistics into their curriculum. At its crux, statistics is all about variability, or noise. By developing an understanding of distributions and simulation, this allows students to make sense of information in light of variability, or in the presence of noise.

Distributions make it possible to describe variability and interpret data, and simulations give us a picture of what typical variability looks like. Together, these are the foundations for inference. Join statistics experts as they demonstrate several examples that apply these ideas using TI technology, with an eye toward meaning in context across the grade levels.

Investigating the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus Using TI Technology
Speakers: Vicki Carter, Pat Flynn
Level: All
The Fundamental Theorem of Calculus (FTC) is a frequently tested concept in AP* Calculus. Students need to be able to recognize and solve problems involving the FTC. In this session, T³™ National Instructors who are also AP* Calculus Readers will share their insights for teaching FTC using the TI-84 Plus family of graphing calculators and TI-Nspire™ technology. This webinar will address:
  • The First Fundamental Theorem of Calculus
  • The Second Fundamental Theorem of Calculus
  • Area function problems
  • Strategies for helping students achieve success
“Balancing the Equation” - Book Study Kick-off
Speakers: Dr. Matthew Larson, Kim Thomas
Level: All
Hear from NTCM President Matthew Larson, Ph.D., as he introduces the book, “Balancing the Equation: A Guide to School Mathematics for Educators and Parents.” This webinar will kick off a six-week “slow chat” book study on Twitter. T³™ Instructor Kim Thomas will provide an overview of the book study and let you know how to get engaged in this important discussion about the state of mathematics in education today.

Then join Dr. Larson in person – along with co-author and mathematics education leader Dr. Timothy Kanold – at the T³™ International Conference in March, where they will discuss essential actions for the school community regarding the teaching and learning of mathematics.

Deciphering Ratios with TI-Nspire Technology: Are They Fractions?
Speakers: Michelle Rinehart, Jennifer Wilson

Is a ratio the same as a fraction? Or is there more to the mathematical story with ratios and proportional relationships? After experiencing dynamic TI-Nspire™ models from the free Building Concepts lesson series, you might be surprised at the answer. This session will focus on:

  • Connecting ratios and proportional relationships through a coherent story within and across Grades 6, 7, and 8
  • Leveraging TI-Nspire™ technology to enhance visualization in support of learning and developing concepts
  • Implementing effective teaching practices to support developing concepts

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Visualizing Riemann Sums and Definite Integrals With TI Technology
Speakers: Corey Boby, Tracy Watson
Level: All

Integrals and the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus is one of the four “Big Ideas” in the revised AP* Calculus course description. A common method for introducing integrals is through Riemann sums. In this session, T³™ National Instructors who also serve as AP* Calculus Readers will share teaching strategies for helping students visualize Riemann sums using the TI-84 Plus family of graphing calculators and TI-Nspire™ technology. This session will address:
  • Riemann sums methods and TI technology
  • Calculating definite integrals
  • An introduction to the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus
STEM Behind Hollywood - “Cipher Solvers”: Math and the Cryptic Missive
Speakers: Curtis Brown, Tom Reardon
Level: All

There is a buried treasure located somewhere on the family’s property. A pair of geometry students find a cryptic message that launches them on the treasure hunt using algebra, geometry and cryptology. During this webinar, presenters introduce a new STEM Behind Hollywood math activity and show how the students use TI-Nspire™ CX and TI-84 Plus CE technology to:
  • Decipher the code
  • Plot ordered pairs and write equations of lines
  • Employ dynamic geometry and an interactive program to construct the circumcenter of the triangle created by the three lines
Discover how the student finds the treasure!

Exploring Applications of Derivatives Using TI Technology, Part II
Speakers: Tom Dick, Pat Flynn
Level: All
Level: All

This webinar continues our Oct. 20 discussion addressing AP* Calculus topics involving applications of the derivative. In this session, T³™ Instructors with AP* experience will share more examples of applying the derivative to contextual problems using TI technology. Topics to be addressed include:
  • Optimization
  • Related rate problems
  • Parametric equations (BC topic only)
Science Through Engineering Design With the TI-Innovator™ Hub
Speakers: Todd Morstein, Cassie Whitecotton
Level: All

Are you interested in knowing more about the Engineering Design Process and employing it in the science classroom? Learn how you can take advantage of TI-Nspire™ CX technology interfacing with the TI-Innovator™ Hub with TI Launchpad™ Board to incorporate the Engineering Design Process into your science classroom. This webinar will highlight middle grades lessons that focus on topics such as photosynthesis, cellular respiration and uniform motion that will engage your students in new and exciting ways. See how your students can design and build models that interface with TI technology to explore these topics like never before.

Collecting Data With a CBR 2™ Motion Sensor in Your Math Classroom
Speakers: Audrey Cucci, Josh Mize
Level: All

Excite your students with the mathematics surrounding motion. Using the Calculator Based Ranger (CBR 2™) with either your TI-Nspire™ or TI-84 Plus technology allows your students to get out of their seats and experience the mathematics involving distance and time. In particular, kinesthetic learners will see the connections between the graphs and their movements. This session will focus on:
  • Increasing relevance using real world data to study piece wise function in algebra I
  • Using data collection devices (CBR 2™) to model sinusoidal function in the algebra II curriculum
Building Concepts: Foundations for Success in Expressions & Equations
Speakers: Katie England, Dan Ilaria
Level: All
Level: All

Developing students’ understanding of Expressions & Equations requires instruction that helps them make sense of abstract ideas. TI-Nspire™ interactive technology and visual approach along with well-constructed learning experiences that draw strong connections among topics provide the foundation for success. This session will focus on:
  • Key learning experiences that build student understanding in Expressions & Equations
  • Assessing student understanding
  • Exploring how TI-Nspire™ supports students in forming deep understanding
“Mystery of the Ocelot and the Agouti” and Other Engaging TI-84 Plus Activities
Speakers: Sherri Abel, Kathy Hale
Level: All
Level: All

Catch your students’ attention using engaging TI-84 Plus activities that bring real-world data to sometimes hard-to-grasp concepts for middle grades and high school mathematics students. This session will focus on the “Mystery of the Ocelot and the Agouti” and two additional TI-84 Plus activities that:
  • Use data to drive instruction and engage students
  • Integrate real data to teach students how to curve fit
  • Incorporate graphs to answer thought-provoking questions
10 Minutes of Code for the TI-Innovator™ Hub
Speakers: Fred Fotsch, Ellen Browne
Level: All
In this webinar, participants will learn how to take control of the TI-Innovator™ Hub and make engaging and authentic STEM projects for their classes. This webinar will demonstrate how the new TI-Innovator™ Hub works, how to connect it to the TI-84 Plus CE and how to control it using a TI Basic program running on their device of choice. In addition, example activities will be demonstrated ranging from getting started to more advanced. The TI-Innovator™ Hub promises to open up a whole new world of engagement in both the math and science classes.

Exploring Applications of Derivatives Using TI Technology Part I
Speakers: Jeff Lukens, Cassie Whitecotton, Erick Archer
Level: All

Join us for a SPOOKtakular webinar. We’ll be introducing a new STEM Behind Hollywood activity with a Halloween twist that will have your students engaged and wanting more. We have lots of tricks up our sleeves, as this will be a treat for all attendees.

Spooky Stories That STEMulate Student Thinking
Speakers: Jeff Lukens, Cassie Whitecotton, Erick Archer
Level: All

Join us for a SPOOKtakular webinar. We’ll be introducing a new STEM Behind Hollywood activity with a Halloween twist that will have your students engaged and wanting more. We have lots of tricks up our sleeves, as this will be a treat for all attendees.

Teaching Calculus Using Computer Algebra Systems
Speakers: Vicki Carter, Tom Dick
Level: All

Students may take AP* Calculus Exams using calculators with Computer Algebra Systems (CAS) such as TI-Nspire™ CX CAS technology. CAS can be used to assist students in making conjectures and verifying properties. In this webinar, T³™ National Instructors will share ideas for using CAS to:
  • Develop derivative and anti-derivative rules
  • Perform the four approved AP* Calculus calculator operations in a CAS environment versus a non-CAS environment
  • Use CAS to investigate connections between graphical, symbolic and numeric representations
  • Discuss how AP* type questions are written with CAS in mind
Data Collection With TI-SmartView™ CE
Speakers: Jackie Bonneau, Judy Day
Level: All
Level: All

If you’ve been thinking of using sensors in your TI-84 Plus math or science classroom, this webinar is a must-attend. Learn how to use TI-SmartView CE Emulator Software for the TI-84 Plus to create hands-on data collection experiences for your students. This session will focus on:
  • Collecting and analyzing data with sensors and TI-SmartView™ CE
  • Creating labs that incorporate screenshots and graphs of the data you collect
  • Using TI-SmartView™ CE as a teacher tool to create dynamic labs and worksheets
STEM Behind Health: Breast Cancer Research
Speakers: Jeff Lukens, Dr. Kristi Egland
Level: All
Level: All

As we approach Breast Cancer Awareness Month, STEM Behind Health will connect students to valuable classroom math and science content and allow them to explore current research and careers associated with seeking personal cures to breast cancer. This webinar will focus on:
  • The STEM Behind Health activity, “Breast Cancer: When Good DNA Goes Bad,” and the genetics and exponential growth associated with cancer cells
  • Careers in medicine and research associated with the real world of cancer research
  • An introduction to the concepts of genetic mutations and precision medicine as it pertains to cancer diagnostics and treatment
Investigating Derivatives Using TI Technology
Speakers: Vicki Carter, Tracy Watson
Level: All
Level: All

The AP* Calculus course requires students to master the foundational concept of the derivative. In this webinar, experts serving on the AP* Calculus Development Committee and readers for the AP* Calculus exam will focus on using TI technology – both the TI-84 Plus family of graphing calculators and TI-Nspire™ CX technology – to demonstrate how to:
  • Use limits and secant lines to develop the notion of the derivative at a point
  • Investigate the relationship between a function and its derivative using graphs
  • Explore the derivative as a function using graphs
  • Learn how AP type questions involving the derivative might be scored

*AP is a registered trademark of the College Entrance Examination Board, which was not involved in the production of and does not endorse this product. Policies subject to change.

Flipping Your Classroom With TI Technology
Speakers: Tammy Casey, Robyn Poulsen
Level: All
Level: All

Looking for more time with your students? The flipped classroom may help you find the time you need. This webinar will focus on:
  • Strategies for developing flipped lessons
  • Suggestions for in-class and out-of-class activities using TI-84 Plus and TI-Nspire™ technology
  • Identifying opportunities for rich tasks in and out of the math and science classroom
Tips and Tricks for Taking Exams With TI Technology
Speakers: Corey Boby, Beth Smith
Level: All
Level: All

Looking for ways to better prepare your students for taking exams using TI technology? This webinar will focus on effective test taking strategies for your students using TI-84 Plus or TI-Nspire™ technology. In addition to general test taking strategies and hints, this session will highlight using TI technology to:
  • Save time and avoid mistakes
  • Understand the reasonableness of an answer
  • Explore answer choices
STEM Behind Sports
Speakers: Erick Archer, Curtis Brown
Level: All
Level: All

Texas Instruments opens a new series of activities investigating the STEM Behind Sports. Each activity challenges your students to think critically about practical applications of science, technology, engineering and math.

This webinar will introduce two new activities:
  • First, tackle a graphical investigation of the success of a winning field goal and confirm the investigation algebraically. Consider the rush of the defense and the length of the kick while investigating activities appropriate for middle grades and algebra I up through and including algebra II and pre-calculus using the TI-84 CE.
  • Next, compete in a virtual triathlon, using TI-Nspire™ CX technology, in an effort to understand the concepts of work, energy and power at a physical science level.
Using TI-Nspire™ Technology to Promote Productive Struggle
Speakers: Jill Gough, Jennifer Wilson
Level: All
Level: All

One of the mathematics teaching practices from the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics’ (NCTM’s) Principles to Actions is to support productive struggle in learning mathematics.

This webinar will focus on:
  • Providing #SlowMath opportunities for all students to notice and question
  • Activities for visualization and conceptual development of fractions, ratios and equations
  • Exploring how TI technology can promote productive struggle
Math for the Win: Tying Math to Unexpected, Real World Scenarios
Speakers: Jeff McCalla, Matt Owens
Level: All
Level: All

Mathematics is a universal discipline that is applied in a multitude of careers, sports and hobbies. Yet, math is often viewed as a set of steps that should be memorized, rather than a language that is used to solve problems of all magnitudes. From finding the perfect angle at which to kick a soccer ball to make a goal, to calculating the rate at which a disease spreads through a population, math is essential to the decisions we make every day. As we are tasked with preparing students for college and careers, how might we inspire them to think differently about the math that can be used to explain their world and to solve problems?

This session will focus on empowering students to:
  • Tackle challenges using problem-solving skills and their TI technology
  • Evaluate, analyze and explain the math behind their favorite topics
  • Explore a variety of careers and the math that makes them possible
Five New Features of TI-Nspire™ CX Technology for Back to School
Speakers: Sean Bird, Elena Smirnova, Gosia Brothers
Level: All
Level: All

Have you heard about the latest features for the TI-Nspire™ CX handheld and TI-Nspire™ CX Navigator™ system? Join us for this webinar to get an insider’s look at TI-Nspire™ technology from a member of the development team as well as a T³™ Instructor.

This webinar will focus on the new features that provide a wow factor, as well as improve ease-of-use, including:
  • Relation Graphing – Easily graph vertical lines, conics in any form, and much more
  • Automatic Sliders in Graphs – Learn to graph f(x) = m*x+b or other general form equations and observe their behavior upon change of parameters and add these interactive features to manipulate graphs with just a few easy key strokes
  • Sliders in Notes – Explore analytic and numeric patterns, or with TI-Nspire™ CAS, even algebraic patterns, with an easy motion
  • Easy Access to Math Actions – Contextual menu options guide investigations of math expressions and ensure correct use of math commands
  • Graphing from Notes and Calculator – Graph your favorite functions directly from where you define them
Plus, see what's new with the TI-Nspire™ CX Navigator™ system to help with Press-to-Test, configuring handheld settings, and other classroom management functionality.

Did You Know Your TI-84 Plus Could Do This?
Speakers: Margo Mankus, Deborah Poss
Level: All
Level: All

Get an insider’s look at features of the TI-84 Plus graphing calculator family – designed to enhance teaching and learning - from a member of the product development team as well as a T³™ Instructor.

Whether you are new to the TI-84 Plus graphing calculator family or a veteran user looking to advance your TI technology skills, join us for this webinar to gain insight into TI-84 Plus features which support investigations and discoveries, as well as exam prep. This webinar will focus on:
  • Graph-Table Mode – Analytic, numeric and graph (plots) all in one view
  • Interactive Draw features – Drawing horizontal and vertical lines and much more
  • Inequality Graphing App – Enhancing Y= with relation graphing
  • Using the Boolean features to graph number lines and piecewise functions
  • How to set calculators for exams
L'Hopitals Rule: Review and Preview with TI Technology
Speakers: Vicki Carter, Steve Kokoska
Level: All

L’Hopitals Rule uses derivatives to help evaluate limits involving indeterminate forms, and is now included in the AP* Calculus Course and Exam Description for 2016-2017. To support your TI-84 and TI-Nspire™ Technology implementation, this session will focus on:
  • Developing the basic rule of evaluating indeterminate forms
  • Exploring AP* type questions and how students should answer them
  • Learning how AP* type questions involving L’Hopital’s Rule might be scored

*AP is a registered trademark of the College Entrance Examination Board. Visit www.collegeboard.com.

Coding with TI-Nspire™ Technology
Speakers: Marc Garneau, John Hanna
Level: All
Level: All

Get your students excited about coding with TI-Nspire™ handhelds, software and apps for iPad®. This webinar introduces you to the built-in programming editor and will cover “the basics:” statement structure, keywords, programs and functions, as well as some control structures including conditional statements and loops. The presenters will also introduce the new “10 Minutes of Code” activities for TI-Nspire™ technology: short, easy-to-master lessons that include everything beginners need to succeed. This programming capability makes an ideal companion for the new AP* Computer Science Principles course where the programming language and platform is determined by the teacher.

Win registration to a 2016 T³™ Workshop
Attend this webinar for a chance to win complimentary registration to your choice of a 2016 T³™ Workshop. (See rules.)

*AP is a registered trademark of the College Entrance Examination Board. Visit www.collegeboard.com.
iPad is a trademark of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.

Proven Strategies for Implementing a STEM Program in Your School
Speakers: Jeff Mathews, Stephanie Ogden
Level: All
Level: All

Join us for an inspiring conversation about the administrator’s role as a catalyst for building a dynamic STEM program. We will share insights on the effective leader’s impact on overcoming the challenges of preparing students for success in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. This session will focus on:
  • Strategies for developing STEM habits of mind to promote college readiness and interest in STEM careers
  • Identifying curricular areas with opportunities for rich STEM tasks
  • Exploring how TI technology and professional development can support the successful implementation of STEM programs
Extending the Functionality of Your TI-84 Plus Graphing Calculator with Apps
Speakers: Ruth Casey, John LaMaster
Level: All
Level: All

Did you know that you can customize students’ learning with free, interactive graphing calculator apps for the TI-84 Plus family? Many math and science apps are pre-loaded on your TI-84, and all you need to further extend its functionality is the free TI Connect™ CE connectivity software. This session will focus on:
  • Performing simulations and collecting random data with the Probability Simulation app.
  • Exploring the Polynomial Root Finder and Simultaneous Equation Solver app
  • Investigating circles, ellipses, parabolas, and hyperbolas with the Conic Graphing apps
  • Enhancing Y= Function mode graphing with the Inequality Graphing App and Transformation Graphing App
Foundations for Success in Expressions & Equations: A Focused Series of TI Nspire™ Lessons
Speakers: Michelle Rinehart, Jennifer Wilson
Level: All
Level: All

Expressions and equations provide an important conceptual bridge between middle grades and high school mathematics. Join us to learn how Building Concepts engages students in a progression of focused TI Nspire™ lessons to target misconceptions and develop a deeper understanding of expressions and equations. This session will focus on:
  • Connecting expressions and equations through a coherent story within and across Grades 6, 7, and 8
  • Leveraging TI-Nspire™ technology to enhance visualization in support of learning
  • Implementing effective teaching practices to support developing concepts
Preparing Your Students for End-of-Year Calculus Exams with TI Technology
Speakers: Vicki Carter, Steve Kokoska
Level: All
Level: All

Join Vicki Carter, co-chair of the 2015-2016 AP* Calculus Development Committee, and Steve Kokoska, the 2012-2015 Chief Reader, as they discuss strategies to prepare your students for the AP* Calculus Exam using TI-84 and TI-Nspire™ technology. This session will focus on:
  • Examining recent AP* Calculus AB free response questions through the lens of TI-84 and TI-Nspire™ technology
  • Graphing and analyzing the behavior of functions using TI-84 and TI-Nspire™ technology
  • Exploring ways to use TI-84 and TI-Nspire™ technology to solve problems involving derivatives and integrals

*AP is a registered trademark of the College Entrance Examination board, which was not involved in the production of and does not endorse this product. Policies subject to change.

Making STEM Meaningful: Dynamic TI-Nspire™ Lessons with Real Storylines in Medical Research
Speakers: Jeff Lukens, Elizabeth McMillan
Level: All
Level: All

Texas Instruments and Sanford Health, a nationally renowned non-profit healthcare system, have teamed up to produce STEM Behind Health, a series of free activities for TI-Nspire™ technology. The activities present important STEM concepts in the context of real people coping with real diseases. This session will focus on:
  • Using interactive TI-Nspire™ activities to engage students in the math and science behind rare genetic diseases
  • Encouraging students to connect what they are learning in the classroom to authentic research that’s happening now
  • Inspiring students to learn more about meaningful careers in the field of health care
The Top Five Formative Assessment Strategies for Math Coaches and Supervisors
Speakers: Kyle Atkin, Katie Martinez
Level: All
Level: All

If you want to learn formative assessment strategies that can positively impact teacher performance and student achievement, then this webinar is right for you. We will highlight a range of practical tools for math coaches and supervisors to support the successful implementation of formative assessment with your teachers. This session will focus on:
  • Growing a leadership culture that promotes teacher learning
  • Exploring how TI technology and professional development can support effective formative assessment
  • Questioning strategies for gaining clearer insight into student understanding
mISSion imaginaTIon – Math and Science Content from Space
Speakers: Erick Archer, Curtis Brown
Level: All
Level: All

A partnership between NASA and TI, mISSion imaginaTIon provides teachers and students with challenges related to solving real issues being explored on the International Space Station (ISS) in preparation for long-term manned missions to Mars. Free, interactive TI-Nspire™-based lessons reinforce math and science skills by enabling students to apply their knowledge to solve problems with virtual interactive activities.
  • “Fuel for the Fire” allows students to explore rate of change in the context of fueling SLS, NASA’s Space Launch System.
  • “Keep Calm and Enjoy the Ride” gives students insight into the world of cardiovascular health on the ISS.
Join us for an exploration of the mISSion imaginaTIon project and these TI-Nspire™ activities.

TI-84 Plus Tips & Tricks for Working with Probability & Statistics
Speakers: Tammy Jones, Jeff McCalla
Level: All
Level: All

Whether you are already using the TI-84 Plus graphing calculator in your classroom or want to learn more about the TI 84 Plus CE, join us for tips on how you and your students can get the most out of your TI 84 technology when working with probability and statistics. This session will focus on tips and tricks for:
  • Using the Stat Wizards to execute common probability and statistics commands
  • Entering, plotting and analyzing a list of data
  • Exploring probability theory with interactive animations in the Probability Simulation app
Top Ten Features of TI-Nspire™ Technology
Speakers: Betty Gasque, Judy Hicks
Level: All
Level: All

Are you still discovering TI-Nspire™ features that make your eyes light up? Whether you are a TI-Nspire™ veteran or are picking it up for the first time, join us to learn about many valuable, often overlooked features that can enhance instruction and increase student understanding. This session will focus on:
  • Using key features of the built-in Calculator, Graphs, Geometry, and Data & Statistics applications
  • Making real-world connections by inserting images into TI Nspire™ documents and overlaying mathematical objects on them
  • Modeling technology skills with the TI-Nspire™ CX Teacher Software to lead your class in active learning
TI-84 Plus Tips & Tricks for Working with Expressions & Equations
Speakers: John LaMaster, Stuart Moskowitz
Level: All
Level: All

Whether you are already using the TI-84 Plus graphing calculator in your classroom or want to learn more about the TI-84 Plus CE, join us for tips on how you and your students can get the most out of your TI-84 technology when working with expressions and equations. This session will focus on tips and tricks for:
  • Editing and evaluating expressions on the home screen, the Y= screen, tables and lists
  • Adjusting the viewing window to find complete graphs not displayed in the standard window
  • Bringing spreadsheet power to the list editor
  • Understanding unexpected results and troubleshooting common errors
Foundations for Success in Statistics & Probability: A Focused Series of TI Nspire™ Lessons
Speakers: Michelle Rinehart, Jennifer Wilson
Level: All
Level: All

The role of statistics is changing in the K-12 curriculum, and students are increasingly being asked to develop statistical reasoning skills and communicate statistical ideas. Join us to learn how Building Concepts engages students in a progression of focused TI Nspire™ lessons to target misconceptions and develop a deeper understanding of statistics and probability. This session will focus on:
  • Connecting statistics and probability through a coherent story within and across Grades 6, 7, and 8
  • Leveraging TI-Nspire™ technology to enhance visualization in support of learning
  • Implementing effective teaching practices to support developing concepts
TI-84 Plus Tips & Tricks for Working with Graphs
Speakers: Karen Campe, Ruth Casey
Level: All
Level: All

Whether you are already using the TI-84 Plus graphing calculator in your classroom or want to learn more about the TI-84 Plus CE, join us for tips on how you and your students can get the most out of your TI-84 technology when working with graphs. This session will focus on tips and tricks for:
  • Graphing and analyzing functions
  • Using the QuickPlot and Fit Equation features to plot points on a background image and develop a mathematical model
  • Exploring functions and inequalities with the Transformation Graphing app and Inequality Graphing app
What’s New with the TI-Nspire™ App for iPad®
Speakers: Ellen Browne, Tom Steinke
Level: All
Level: All

The TI-Nspire™ App for iPad® brings a whole new meaning to hands-on learning! Whether you are new to the app or want to learn more about the latest features for math and science, join us for an up-close look at the app’s all-in-one functionality and comprehensive set of computational, graphing and analytic tools. This session will focus on:
  • Creating interactive geometric shapes using the Math Draw feature
  • Collecting and analyzing data using the Vernier Go Wireless® temperature sensor
  • Accessing external content with the built-in QR Code® reader

Successfully Integrating TI-84 Technology into Your Middle Grades Mathematics Classroom
Speakers: Sherri Abel, Andi Parr
Level: All
Level: All

Graphing technology is becoming an increasingly important tool in middle grades mathematics classrooms. Many states have shifted more algebra content into the middle grades, and some even require students to have access to graphing technology during classroom instruction and assessments. To support your TI‑84 implementation, this session will focus on:
  • Working with expressions and equations using the MathPrint™ feature
  • Graphing and analyzing functions and data
  • Locating and using free activities and online professional development resources

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