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Authoring TI-Nspire™ Documents – Strategies for Advanced Users

This workshop is designed for educators who have attended an intermediate-level TI-Nspire™ workshop and are interested in authoring TI-Nspire™ documents for middle grades or high school mathematics classrooms. The workshop introduces advanced TI-Nspire™ authoring skills by examining the characteristics and structure of effective TI-Nspire™ documents.

Learn to use notes with math boxes to interact with other built-in applications, enabling dynamic displays of functions or calculations. Explore the use of conditional attributes to dynamically hide, show or change the properties of graph or geometry objects based on user input, variable values or calculated expressions. Create and edit dynamic math programs, functions and algorithms with Lua scripting to meet specific curriculum needs. By the end of the workshop, you’ll be able to develop rich, interactive TI-Nspire™ documents supporting mathematics teaching and learning.

Overview

This workshop is available in one-, two- and three-day options to accommodate educator-specific needs. The two- and three-day workshops offer a more extensive exploration of topics.

workshop-1-day
  • Formative assessment of TI-Nspire™ technology skills.
  • Investigation and discussion of the characteristics of effective TI-Nspire™ documents.
  • Introduction to lesson storyboarding.
  • Construction of a TI-Nspire™ document to support a specific learning objective.
workshop-2-day
  • Analysis and discussion of instructor-modeled storyboards.
  • Additional construction techniques for enhancing TI-Nspire™ documents.
  • Continued TI-Nspire™ document construction.
  • Progress reporting in a collaborative feedback loop.
  • Favorite authoring tips and tricks.
workshop-3-day
  • Continued TI-Nspire™ document construction.
  • Preparation for presenting documents to the group.
  • Presentations of TI-Nspire™ documents with class feedback and coaching.
  • Group debriefing, with additional opportunities to refine documents based on feedback and coaching.

Areas of Focus

This workshop focuses on advanced use of TI-Nspire™ technology, with an emphasis on designing interactive TI-Nspire™ documents and creating learning opportunities that empower students to investigate answers to their own questions.

Subject Topics
TI-Nspire Skills
Authoring skills are explored in the context of Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2, Precalculus, & Calculus
Storyboarding
Design a technology-based lesson that prompts students to ask questions & investigate answers
Document Construction
Used advanced authoring skills to construct a TI-Nspire document that prompts student exploration
Presentations & Feedback
Present TI-Nspire documents and refine based on peers’ feedback

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Workshop Pricing

The costs of standard workshops without TI technology are:

1-day $1,990
2-day $3,980
3-day $5,490

For workshop pricing including TI technology, please contact us.