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T³™ Regional Summit: California

June 13, 2024 | 8:15 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Northridge Academy High School | 9601 Zelzah Ave | Northridge, California 91325


Please note: Registration closes June 6.


$250 — Summit registration includes your choice of the following:

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

What to expect from your T³™ Regional Summit:

  • Attend a total of four sessions featuring hands-on, interactive professional learning on the topics of your choice.
  • Receive TI technology and training materials given to you on site.
  • Receive a Certificate of Attendance which may be accepted for school or district professional development credit. TI Education Technology professional development may satisfy NBCT professional development hours and GATE hours.
  • Continental breakfast and lunch are included.
  • We will follow local protocols and safety recommendations and request that all attendees do the same for the health of all in attendance.
  • In the event the summit is canceled, all registrants will be notified as soon as possible and registration fees will be refunded in full.

Contact information

For questions regarding the summit program, please contact:

Host: Tania Lopez |
Brian Dunnicliffe |

For questions about registration, please contact us at or call 844.851.9251.


8:15 – 9 a.m. | Check-in and continental breakfast


9 – 9:15 a.m. | Opening remarks

9:25 – 10:55 a.m. | First morning sessions

Session 1 | Valuable Tips for the TI-84 Plus CE Graphing Calculator and TI-SmartView™ Emulator (Calculator and Software)

  • Explore creative and cool essential ideas to utilize the TI-84 Plus graphing calculator and its color version, the TI-84 Plus CE, much more effectively.
  • Get an overview of the TI-84 Plus CE along with the basic computation, graphing and functionality, and discover how this member of the TI-84 Plus graphing family is different than previous versions.
  • Learn how to easily use the TI-84 Plus CE as an evaluator of complex expressions, trace on a graph and table simultaneously, quickly evaluate the quadratic formula, store window settings, quickly investigate transformation graphing with lists, and more.
  • Get tips on how to fully utilize the TI-SmartView™ software.

Session 2 | Developing Deeper Conceptual Understanding to Prepare for the Digital SAT® Exam With the TI-84 Plus CE

  • Students who only excel at procedural fluency (i.e. memorizing steps and formulas) will have a tough time on the math section of the redesigned SAT® exam. They need a deeper understanding of the concepts. Learn to leverage the TI-84 Plus CE graphing calculator to help meet this goal by providing activities and ideas that promote conceptual understanding.

Session 3 | Exploring Topics in Precalculus With the TI-84 Plus CE: Polynomial and Rational Functions

  • Learn the makeup of an Advanced Placement® course and, in particular, what is important to know about AP® Precalculus.
  • Explore insights about the exam and ways TI technology can be useful, such as helping students:
    • Develop both procedural and conceptual fluency.
    • Interpret and connect multiple representations.
    • Get engaged in interpreting and reasoning about mathematical concepts and relationships.
  • Discover how TI technology can also deepen student understanding of rate of change, end behavior, asymptotes and function transformations.
  • Strategies for engaging students in these mathematical practices for AP® Precalculus will be shared during the four sessions in the AP® Precalculus strand.

Session 4 | Valuable Tips for Using TI-Nspire™ CX II Technology (Calculator and Software)

  • Get an overview of TI-Nspire™ CX II graphing calculator, including general calculator, graphing and statistical functionality.
  • Explore dynamic and interactive lessons for algebra I and algebra II, geometry, precalculus and calculus, and statistics.
  • Learn the basic features of the TI-Nspire™ CX Premium Teacher Software.

11:05 a.m. – 12:35 p.m. | Second morning sessions

Session 5 | Exploring Middle Grades Topics With the TI-84 Plus Family of Graphing Calculators

  • Learn about the features for modeling with multiple representations.
  • Explore interactive lessons that make connections between ratios, proportional relationships and linear functions.

Session 6 | Analyzing and Interpreting Data in a Vertical Curriculum With the TI-84 Plus CE

Join this session as we explore how the topics below can help students move through a vertical curriculum, from middle grades math through algebra II and beyond, including:

  • Analyzing and interpreting univariate data: Representing data with dot plots, box and whisker plots, histograms; comparing center and spread of data sets.
  • Use of the mean and standard deviation to fit a data set into a normal distribution, including qualitative and quantitative data, and comparing sets of data and identifying outliers.
  • 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.

Session 7 | Exploring Topics in Precalculus With the TI-84 Plus CE: Exponential Functions, Logarithmic Functions and Regression

  • Learn how the TI-84 Plus CE is used to investigate the relationship between exponential and logarithmic functions, inverse and composite functions, and the concept of regression as a way to find a model for contextual data.

Session 8 | Integrating TI Technology for Emergent Bilinguals

  • "¿Cómo se usa esto?" Learn how activities and video resources can be integrated in an ELL/ESL classroom when using the TI-84 Plus CE Python or TI-Nspire™ CX II graphing calculators.

12: 35 – 1:20 p.m. | Lunch

1:20 – 2:50 p.m. | First afternoon sessions

Session 9 | Building Concepts: Statistics and Probability With TI-Nspire™ CX Family of Graphing Calculators

  • Designed for middle grades mathematics educators who are beginning with or already using TI-Nspire™ CX technology, this workshop focuses on strategies for engaging students in new ways of visualizing and thinking about statistics and probability.
  • Connect mathematical concepts through a coherent story within and across grades, and in the vertical alignment of concepts.
  • Leverage technology to enhance visualization in support of learning and developing concepts.
  • Implement effective teaching practices to support developing concepts and empower learners to drive the conversation by asking and answering questions of others.

Session 10 | Advanced Tips With the TI-84 Plus CE: Data Collection in Science and Math Classrooms

  • Get an overview of the TI-84 Plus CE, including data collection with the Vernier EasyTemp® sensor and CBR™ 2 motion sensor.
  • Explore data analysis through the development of mathematical models.

Session 11 | Exploring Topics in Precalculus With the TI-84 Plus CE: Trigonometric and Polar Functions

  • Use the TI-84 Plus CE to develop understanding of concepts related to the trigonometric functions and make the connection to polar coordinates.

Session 12 | Learning to Code With the TI-Innovator™ Hub (and the TI-84 Plus and TI-Nspire™ CX Families of Graphing Calculators)

  • This session is designed for educators interested in introducing coding to their students using the TI-Innovator™ Hub.
  • Expand on the lessons featured in TI’s 10 Minutes of Code to excite students in learning the code to control the TI-Innovator™ Hub and its 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.

3:00 – 4:30 p.m. | Second afternoon sessions

Session 13 | Exploring Algebra Topics With the TI-84 Plus CE

Utilizing the TI-84 Plus CE graphing calculator, we will explore topics such as:

  • Linear functions
  • Systems of linear equations
  • Functions and relations
  • Quadratic, exponential, radical and rational functions
  • Probability

Session 14 | Exploring Topics in Statistics With the TI-84 Plus CE

  • Explore STAT functions to determine critical values, p-values and more, as well as DISTRIBUTION functions for normal distributions, binomial distributions and others.
  • Review premade activities available on the TI Education Technology website that help students get a deeper understanding of some basic topics in statistics.

Session 15 | Topics in Calculus With the TI-Nspire™ CX II Graphing Calculator

  • Explore topics focused on teaching calculus with TI-Nspire™ CX technology, including:
    • Tangent line approximations.
    • The relationship between a function and its derivatives.
    • The relationship between integration and the area between a curve and x-axis.
  • Discuss strategies to prepare students for the AP® Calculus exam.

Session 16 | Making Math and Science Meaningful With the TI-Innovator™ Rover

This session is designed for teachers interested in introducing the Rover to their students. Explore lessons that feature topics to get students engaged with this exciting technology, such as:

  • The relationship between distance, rate and time.
  • Designing and measuring a segmented path.

This session includes both TI-84 Plus CE and TI-Nspire™ CX families of graphing calculators.

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