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Exploring the Path to STEM Projects with the TI-Innovator™ Hub

This workshop is designed for high school mathematics or science educators interested in introducing STEM projects to their students using the TI-Innovator™ Hub with TI LaunchPad™ Board, along with either TI-Nspire™ CX technology or TI-84 Plus CE technology.

In this workshop, participants will explore STEM concepts and develop engineering skills by designing and coding electronics. In addition, participants will learn to guide students on the path to building their own STEM projects with activities that support the development of engineering skills. Participants will learn how to lead students to synthesize, build and understand unique projects of their own creation using TI technology.

By the end of the workshop, participants will be able to say, I can:

  • Create opportunities for students to explore STEM concepts and develop engineering skills by designing and coding electronics
  • Use the TI-Innovator™ Hub and TI-Innovator™ Breadboard Pack to control digital and analog inputs and outputs in the context of specific STEM projects
  • Enable students to explore principles in electronics by designing, coding and building systems that monitor sensor inputs and adjust outputs

Note: Participants should have basic working knowledge of either TI-Nspire™ CX technology or TI-84 Plus CE technology prior to attending this workshop. It is recommended that educators attend a “Getting Started” workshop prior to participating in this workshop.


This workshop is available in one- and two-day options to accommodate educator-specific needs. Participants will use either the TI-Nspire™ CX handhelds or TI-84 Plus CE handhelds, along with the Hub and corresponding TI-Innovator™ Breadboard Packs. The two-day workshop offers a more extensive exploration of topics.

Day One

Participants will join in discussions and interactive activities to:

  • Engage with the Hub and coding menus on an entry level
  • Incorporate the TI-Innovator™ Breadboard Pack to design code and create projects
  • Understand the circuitry of a breadboard
  • Understand, modify and author programs in TI-Basic
  • Develop project ideas and formulate a hypothesis, including variables to be tested, measurements and observations

Day Two

Participants will expand on the lessons learned in day one and engage in additional activities to:

  • Learn the circuitry involved in controlling a small DC motor
  • Discuss how these projects can relate to everyday electronics
  • Brainstorm ideas on how to expand upon and use these projects
  • Develop questioning strategies for accomplishing design objectives

Areas of Focus

Subject Topics
Setting Digital Output
Design, code and build a speaker using a digital output pin.
Getting Digital Input
Design code and build an electronic switch using a digital input pin.
Setting Analog Output
Control the brightness of an LED light using an analog output.
Getting Analog Input
Design, code and build a water quality sensor using an analog output.
Feedback and Control
Build an electronic heater than monitors sensor input and adjusts output.

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Workshop Pricing

The cost of a standard workshop without TI technology is:

1-day $1,990
2-day $3,980

For workshop pricing including TI technology, please contact us.