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Getting Started with TI-Nspire™ Technology in Middle Grades Science

Educators who are just beginning to use TI-Nspire™ technology will learn the basics of teaching with the TI-Nspire™ handheld and TI-Nspire™ Teacher Software. This workshop immerses middle grades science teachers in hands-on explorations that demonstrate effective classroom use of technology, covering a variety of topics across life, earth and physical science. Investigate simulations using TI-Nspire™ documents from Science Nspired and learn to use the Vernier DataQuest™ application for the TI-Nspire™ handheld and TI-Nspire™ Lab Cradle to identify patterns for modeling and predicting science phenomena.

Explore learning resources such as the Science Nspired tool, designed to support further use of TI-Nspire™ technology, and discuss its integration in the classroom.


This in-person workshop is available in one-, two- and three-day options to accommodate educator-specific needs. A half-day workshop option is also available. The two- and three-day workshops offer a more extensive exploration of topics. A virtual workshop is also available in multiple two- or three-hour sessions.

  • Overview of the TI-Nspire™ handheld, including data collection and analysis with the Vernier EasyTemp® USB temperature sensor and Calculator-Based Ranger 2™ (CBR 2™) motion sensor.
  • Exploration of interactive simulations using Science Nspired lessons.
  • Introduction to Teacher Software.
  • Additional coverage of simulations and data-collection labs with the TI-Nspire™ handheld.
  • Emphasis on classroom applications and online resources.
  • Introduction to the capabilities of the TI-Nspire™ CX Navigator™ System.
  • Deeper coverage of the TI-Nspire™ handheld and Teacher Software, including creating lab reports with the PublishView™ feature.
  • Opportunities for differentiation based on educators’ subject areas and needs.
  • Additional exploration of key concepts in life, earth and physical science, with clusters of related data-collection labs and simulations.

Areas of Focus

This workshop focuses on effective use of the TI-Nspire™ handheld and Teacher Software across the life, earth and physical sciences. Educators will learn how to collect data with a wide range of sensors, analyze it using the Vernier DataQuest™ application, and use interactive simulations to explore key concepts with students.

Subject Topics
Life Science
The Human Body
Earth Science
Earth’s Surface
Physical Science
Forces & Motion, Sound & Light, Properties of Matter
Skills of Science
Data Collection & Analysis, Building & Interpreting Graphs, Graphical Analysis, Creating Lab Reports

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  • Half day:      $1,750
  • One day:      $2,500
  • Two days:    $5,000
  • Three days:  $7,500

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.