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Connecting science and mathematics in the middle grades with TI-Nspire™ technology and the TI-Nspire™ Navigator™ system

Designed for educators who are just beginning to use TI-Nspire™ technology, this workshop introduces the TI-Nspire™ CX handheld, sensor-based data collection and the TI-Nspire™ CX Navigator™ system in the context of middle grades science and mathematics.

Educators will learn a wide range of TI-Nspire™ technology skills focused on data collection and analysis, while exploring strategies to effectively integrate the TI-Nspire™ CX Navigator™ system into their science and mathematics classrooms.


This workshop is available in one- to six-day configurations to accommodate educator-specific needs. A half-day workshop option is also available.

  • Overview of the TI-Nspire™ CX handheld, including general calculator functionality and interactive TI-Nspire™ simulations.
  • Introduction to the TI-Nspire™ CX Navigator™ system, including the Live Presenter, Quick Poll and Class Capture features.
  • Data collection and analysis with the Vernier EasyTemp® USB temperature sensor and built-in Vernier EasyData™ application.
  • Overview of basic features of TI-Nspire™ CX Navigator™ Teacher Software.
  • Exploration of dynamic, interactive TI-Nspire™ CX handheld simulations and data-collection activities involving the Calculator-Based Ranger 2™ (CBR 2) motion sensor.
  • Introduction to formative assessment strategies, including creating TI-Nspire™ assessment documents.
  • Broader content coverage across the middle grades science and mathematics curricula, with opportunities for differentiation based on educators' needs.
  • Data collection and analysis with additional Vernier sensors, such as the gas pressure sensor, dual-range force sensor and conductivity probe.
  • Data aggregation with the TI-Nspire™ CX Navigator™ system, where students' data sets are collected, combined and sent to the entire class for further analysis.

Areas of Focus

This workshop focuses on TI-Nspire™ technology skills and strategies to support the successful implementation of the TI-Nspire™ CX Navigator™ system in middle grades science and mathematics classrooms.

Subject Topics
Middle grades science
Life science: cells and heredity, the human body, ecology.
Earth science: the earth's surface, space.
Physical science: electricity, forces and motion, properties of matter.
Middle grades mathematics
Expressions and equations, functions, geometry, statistics and probability, mathematical modeling.
TI-Nspire™ handheld skills
Calculator, graphing and statistical functionality; exploring dynamic TI-Nspire™ simulations; experiencing the TI-Nspire™ CX Navigator™ system from students' perspectives.
Data collection and analysis
Data collection with the CBR 2™ motion sensor and Vernier EasyTemp® sensor, data analysis using the built-in Vernier DataQuest™ App for TI-Nspire™ technology.
TI-Nspire™ Navigator™ system skills
Creating a class; sending and collecting a TI-Nspire™ document; monitoring progress using the Class Capture, Quick Poll and Live Presenter features; aggregating data.

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  • Half day:      $2,000
  • One day:      $3,200
  • Three days:  $9,600

Six virtual hours, delivered in two- or three-hour sessions, is the equivalent to one full-day of in-person professional learning. For workshop pricing including TI technology, please contact us.