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Connect with a community of educators for the next Virtual T³IC

We’re excited to jump back online for the 34th annual T³IC — the two-day virtual experience you don’t want to miss this summer. Connect with an ever-growing community of educators as we explore ways to enrich teaching and learning in math, science and STEM education.

Join colleagues and guest speakers as they share teaching experiences and exchange insights on how to continually motivate students to learn, grow and succeed.

  • Attend dynamic sessions led by thought leaders and experts in education
  • Explore new strategies for utilizing TI technology in the classroom
  • Get resources and activities to get students excited about math, science and STEM
  • Learn new skills to take into the classroom to prepare for back to school
  • Connect and share ideas with educators from around the world
  • Take advantage of special events and opportunities to win fun prizes

Mark your calendars for 2022 Virtual T³IC, July 28–29. Experience the virtual conference live, or follow along at your own pace with on-demand recordings of all the sessions. Stay tuned for updates!

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Peter Liljedahl, Ph.D., is a Professor of Mathematics Education in the Faculty of Education at Simon Fraser University. He’s the author of the best-selling book, “Building Thinking Classrooms in Mathematics (Grades K–12): 14 Teaching Practices for Enhancing Learning.”

Join us for his opening keynote, “Building Thinking Classrooms,” as he shares his insights into how teachers can transform their classrooms from a space where students mimic to one where students think.

 

 

Robert Ahdoot is a math educator and founder of Yay Math, a free online collection of math video lessons featuring authentic student interactions that's both fun and emotionally connective.

Don’t miss his closing keynote, “How to Connect to Students and Inspire Them” for an in-depth discussion around the art of cultivating strong student-teacher learning relationships for inspired education.

 

Breakout sessions

T³IC features a series of one-hour breakout sessions with time reserved for Q&A. Attend sessions on a wide range of topics that discuss various ways of using TI technology for discovery and exploration to create richer learning experiences in math, science and STEM education.

Session topics include:

  • Effective teaching strategies
  • Test preparation
  • Coding
  • STEM projects
  • Data collection and analysis
  • And more

Certificate of Attendance

All attendees receive a certificate of attendance, which may be submitted to your school or district for professional development credit.

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Registration

Get access to 2022 Virtual T³IC for just $49. Experience two days of hands-on learning sessions and engaging content with fellow educators.

Group discount

Attend with your team and save! When you register four attendees, the fifth registers for free.

Claim your swag box

Register by July 1 to receive your free conference swag box featuring an exclusive T³IC hat, fun calculator squishy, notebook and more.*

*While supplies last.

Borrow TI technology

We’ll lend you the technology you need to get the most from your conference experience. Choose to borrow a TI-Nspire™ CX II or TI-84 Plus CE graphing calculator absolutely free — we’ll even cover the shipping cost.

Quantities are limited and provided on a first-come, first-served basis. Request yours by July 1.

Watch on demand

Catch every conference session on your own schedule. They’re all recorded and available on demand through the end of September.

Thursday, July 28, 2022



Peter Liljedahl, Ph.D.
Professor of Mathematics Education
in the Faculty of Education
Simon Fraser University

"Building Thinking Classrooms" with Peter Liljedahl, Ph.D.

9:45 – 10:45 a.m. Central time

Much of how classrooms look and much of what happens in them today is guided by institutional norms laid down at the inception of an industrial-age model of public education. These norms have enabled a culture of teaching and learning that is often devoid of student thinking.

In this session, Liljedahl will present some of the results of over 15 years of research into how teachers can transform their classrooms from a space where students mimic to one where students think. The practices discussed will intertwine with, and make extensive references to, his recently published book, Building Thinking Classrooms in Mathematics (Grades K-12): 14 Teaching Practices for Enhancing Learning.

Breakout session #1

11:05 a.m. – 12:35 p.m. Central time

CAS + Notes Page = Dynamic Learning Opportunities

The TI-Nspire™ CX graphing calculator is not only a device to find the answers but can also be leveraged as a teaching tool to discover patterns and establish mathematical relationships. By utilizing the TI-Nspire™ Notes application, CAS brings mathematical learning to life. Learn how to create dynamic documents in algebra through calculus.

Technology: TI-Nspire™ CX II CAS graphing calculator

STEM-ulating Projects for Clubs, Camps and Classrooms

Engineering design and STEM projects can be difficult to link to science content when you are pressed for time. This session will explore science content–rich STEM projects that will have all of your students eager for more. These STEM projects can be completed in a science classroom, in a club or a camp with students in grades six through 12. This session will provide examples of how two teachers completed these projects both in and out of classroom instruction time. Come learn, grow and succeed with us!

Technology: TI-84 Plus CE graphing calculator, TI-Nspire™ CX II graphing calculator

My TI-84 Plus CE Graphing Calculator Can Do What?

Do you know all that your TI-84 Plus CE is capable of? See features of your calculator and emulator software that are usually underused or not used at all. Discussions that deepen students’ understanding about why these features work will also be facilitated.

Technology: TI-84 Plus CE graphing calculator, TI-84 Plus CE Python graphing calculator

Authentic Hands-on Assessments With TI Technology

Looking to use technology to create rich performance tasks that apply student mathematical content knowledge? From wood turning pens and bungee-jumping Barbie®, to rocket launches and curve sketch contests, this session gives practical, hands-on examples of ways to use the TI-Nspire™ CX II graphing calculator for novel assessments.

Technology: TI-Nspire™ CX II and TI-Nspire™ CX II CAS graphing calculators

Breakout session #2

1:05 – 2:05 p.m. Central time

Just in Time: Scaffolding To Support Unfinished Learning

Unfinished learning is not new. We will discuss how to scoop up the "just-in-time learning" students need. We will explore how the Building Concepts Fractions app on the iPad® can be used as a scaffold to support students’ understanding while continuing with grade-level instruction.

Technology: TI-Nspire™ App for iPad®, TI-Nspire CX Premium Teacher Software

Notice and Wonder With TI Tools for Exploring Families of Functions

Research continues to support the need for student exploration. In this session, we will use the Families of Functions library available on the TI website to see how these materials can encourage students to notice and wonder about what they are seeing and experiencing. We will also show how to use TI-84 Plus CE Python and TI-Nspire™ CX II graphing calculators as a teaching and learning tool for transformation graphing of these families.

Technology: TI-84 Plus CE graphing calculator, TI-Nspire™ CX II graphing calculator

DifferenTIation Through AcTIve ParTIcipation

Have you considered what differentiation looks like in a post-COVID-19 classroom? In this session, participants will experience differentiation through active learning using TI technology. Participants will discuss how differentiation can be implemented overtly and covertly, and discuss the benefits/reasons for each method. This session will ignite a conversation for defining the role of technology when it comes to post-COVID-19 instruction.

Technology: TI-84 Plus CE graphing calculator, TI-Nspire™ CX II graphing calculator

“Up” in Real Life: Data Collection and Coding

Using the Dual Range Force Sensor and Vernier DataQuest™ App for TI-Nspire™ technology, participants will determine the upward force of helium balloons and the amount needed to lift them and a two-bedroom house. Then, participants will learn how to write a Python code to recreate the app’s collection.

Technology: TI-Nspire™ CX II graphing calculator, TI-Nspire™ CX II CAS graphing calculator and TI-Innovator™ Hub

Breakout session #3

2:25 – 3:25 p.m. Central time

What We Do To Help Students Love Math

From songs to TI-Nspire™ discovery activities, and from mastery to formative assessment that engages all students, learn what we do to increase students’ love and enjoyment of mathematics. Many more ideas that build classroom identity and community, help students see connections, and increase motivation for success will be shown. 

Technology: TI-Nspire™ CX II and TI-Nspire™ CX II CAS graphing calculators

Mindset for the ACT® Mathematics Test: Boost Student Scores With a Different Approach

Mindset, practice and pacing are three of the most important things students should consider going into the ACT® math test. We will help you learn to meet students where they are and help them adjust their approaches to problems accordingly. Tools, resources and strategies will be provided.

Technology: TI-84 Plus CE graphing calculator, TI-Nspire™ CX II graphing calculator

Simulating Dice With Python on the TI-Nspire™ CX II Graphing Calculator

Using either the handheld or the computer software, we will walk you through the process of coding a simulation in Python, and visualize the results using the Data Analysis tools built into the TI system.

Technology: TI-Nspire™ CX II graphing calculator, TI-Nspire™ CX II CAS graphing calculator

What’s on Your (84) Table?

We will use the table feature of the TI-84 Plus graphing family, stacked fractions and the ANS key on the home screen to generate numeric patterns to engage students in reasoning and problem-solving, provide a fertile opportunity for the mathematical practice standards, and showcase the elegance of mathematics.

Technology: TI-84 Plus CE graphing calculator

The 2022 T³™ Challenge

Test your trivia skills for a chance to win
Put your knowledge of pop culture, math and science, and TI education technology to the test for an hour of trivia! The fun starts at 3:45 p.m. Central — the top three trivia wizards will win exciting prizes! Limited to the first 600 participants.

ACT is a registered trademark of ACT, Inc., which does not endorse TI products. Policies subject to change. Visit www.act.org.

Barbie is a registered trademark of its owner. iPad is a trademark of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. Vernier DataQuest is a trademark of Vernier Software & Technology.

Views expressed by those not speaking specifically on behalf of TI in presentations at the 2022 Virtual T³™ International Conference (T³IC) are those of the speakers and not necessarily of Texas Instruments. Presentations at the 2022 Virtual T³IC do not represent an endorsement by TI of the speaker’s views, products or services.

Friday, July 29, 2022

Breakout session #1

10 – 11 a.m. Central time

Supporting Middle School OpenSciEd With TI Technology

OpenSciEd is a free MS curriculum designed to meet the NGSS. We’ll explore new
TI-Nspire™ simulations that engage students in investigating, analyzing data and solving problems. See how these TI activities align and support students in visualizing and more actively engaging in OpenSciEd lessons.

Technology: TI-Nspire™ CX II graphing calculator

Let’s Build an Engaging Mathematics Lesson To Address All Learners

Engaging all students is the ultimate goal for learning mathematics. What magic must take place to accomplish this? We start with developing a community of learners and move to the structural components of the lesson that invite the voices of all students, promote discovery and inquiry using technology when appropriate, make connections, and consolidate and reflect on the learning.

Technology: TI-84 Plus CE graphing calculator

TI-Innovator™ Rover as a Robot-boat for Ocean Monitoring and Cleaning

This project adapts the TI-Innovator™ Rover for movement on water, using solar energy, for ocean monitoring and cleaning. Discover how this problem-solving approach based on STEM, in a realistic application of TI technology and Python programming, can lead to sustainable development and more responsible students.

Technology: TI-Nspire™ CX II graphing calculator

Engaging Students With Math in the Virtual Environment

Whatever the level or topics of math instruction, technology allows students to engage in mathematics at a deeper level. As online learning systems become pervasive across the math classroom, how do teachers maintain best practices in using technology to teach mathematics in the virtual environment? In this session, we will explore continuing to make full use of the power and familiarity of TI technology through various online platforms. We will examine which established practices work well, which need to be enhanced, and what new opportunities arise in this new normal for teaching.

Breakout session #2

11:20 a.m. – 12:20 p.m. Central time

STEM-ulate Your Students With TI

This session will provide ready-made STEM activities for your face-to-face and virtual classes. Learn how to write and use programs for models, simulations and robot interaction that will motivate students to investigate important concepts and apply them to real-world situations.

Technology:TI-84 Plus CE graphing calculator, TI-Nspire™ CX II graphing calculator

Promoting Probability Understanding With Python on the TI-Nspire™ CX Family of Graphing Calculators

Taking advantage of the power of Python programming on the TI-Nspire™ CX graphing calculator (or TI-84 Plus CE Python graphing calculator), we will explore probability problems chosen from the American Statistical Association’s March Randomness contest by illustrating how simulation can be used to test student probability intuition.

Technology: TI-Nspire™ CX II and TI-Nspire™ CX II CAS graphing calculator

Providing Feedback — Critique Not Criticize

Feedback is a powerful way to encourage students to engage deeply with mathematical content. Teachers need feedback from students in order to assess and promote thinking. Students need feedback from each other and from the teacher in order to gain momentum while problem-solving. The right technology can facilitate the flow and organization of a wealth of feedback. This spurs discussion in powerful ways. Join us to see how we can make this happen in the context of rich problems.

Technology: TI-Nspire™ CX II CAS graphing calculator, TI-Nspire™ CX Navigator™ System

They’re Baaaack! How To Rekindle Our Students

Seeing students who are passive after remote learning? Wondering how we create an equitable learning environment? Join us as we share our most engaging strategies and lessons that encourage active learning from every student.

Technology: TI-84 Plus CE Python graphing calculator, TI-Nspire™ CX II graphing calculator

Breakout session #3

12:50 – 2:20 p.m. Central time

If You Have Questions, We Have Answers!

By using the TI-Nspire™ CX Premium Teacher Software, you are able to create several different types of questions to use as formative assessments with your students. In this session, you will also learn how to make questions multi-select, self-check, and how to insert a picture into a question.

Technology: TI-Nspire™ CX II graphing calculator

Experience Statistical Concepts Using the TI-84 Plus CE Graphing Calculator

When a student hears the word “statistics,” they think mean, median and mode. As math teachers, we know that isn’t even the top of the iceberg. We will explore statistical concepts beyond MMM using the visualization capabilities of the TI-84 Plus CE.

Technology: TI-84 Plus CE graphing calculator

Utilizing TI-Nspire™ CX Navigator™ System Strategies to Effectively Assess and Reduce Paper Grading Time

This session will focus on advancing the amount of formative assessment feedback to students while looking to eliminate as much as 75% of paper grading. Strategies to use the TI-Nspire™ CX Navigator™ System more effectively with the portfolio in the teacher software will be explored. Bonus: Advance ACT® scores!

Technology: TI-Nspire™ CX II graphing calculator

Zombie Autopsies and Emergency Preparedness

This is a blended curriculum from TI, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and Public Broadcasting Service (PBS). Using a zombie model, the session investigates the spread of a disease through a population and how to respond to emergencies with a plan and a prep kit.

Technology: TI-Nspire™ CX Premium Teacher Software


Robert Ahdoot
Founder of Yay Math

"How to Connect to Students and Inspire Them" with Robert Ahdoot

2:45 – 3:45 p.m. Central time

What do teachers and parents see when they envision a sensational learning environment? Enthusiasm? Laughter? Everyone being their core selves? What is the fundamental recipe for creating a positive student culture?

The answer: We must fundamentally understand our students' mental and emotional wiring. Ask them and they'll tell you; they crave a meaningful connection with their teachers. Our understanding of how they relate to learning, and to us, is the difference between igniting deep learning or extinguishing it cold. Once we tune in to the frequency by which they learn, and live, we cultivate the very bond necessary for inspired education. Then they thrive.

In this session, Ahdoot will explore how connecting to students and inspiring them is, at its essence, an art form. It's about so much more than teaching tactics alone. Tactics are important, yes, and they are an essential part of the conversation. Yet at the heart of any learning exchange lies the very people taking part in that exchange. We all go the extra mile for those whom we feel a deep connection to. Understanding how people learn most effectively is the basis for all our success.


ACT is a registered trademark of ACT, Inc., which does not endorse TI products. Policies subject to change. Visit www.act.org.

Views expressed by those not speaking specifically on behalf of TI in presentations at the 2022 Virtual T³ International Conference (T³IC) are those of the speakers and not necessarily of Texas Instruments. Presentations at the 2022 Virtual T³IC do not represent an endorsement by TI of the speaker’s views, products or services.