By tpm | March 6, 2013
The T3 conference is hitting Philadelphia this week, and I’ll be fortunate enough to be in attendance. Texas Instruments’ annual showcase of technology and teaching runs Friday, March 8 through Sunday, March 10. Of course, they’ll be plenty of talk about the new TI-84+ C color graphing calculator (look for my review coming soon), and the just released TI-Nspire iPad app (review). As part of their promotion, Texas Instruments is slashing the price on the iPad app from its normal $29.99 down to just $4.99 for March 6-March 10. If you haven’t picked up a copy yet, you can’t pass that deal up.
Of course, Big Bang Theory star and TI spokesperson Mayim Bialik will be in attendance as well as former astronaut Leland Melvin. In addition to checking out the latest tools from Texas Instruments, I’ll also be in attendance at many conference sessions to see how teachers from around the world are using TI technology in their classrooms. Stay tuned for daily updates as well as more frequent posts on Facebook and Twitter. You can “like” Tech Powered Math using the link to the left to join the conversation.
The full text of the official T3 press release follows.
Actress Mayim Bialik and Former NASA Astronaut Leland Melvin
Talk STEM Education at Texas Instruments 25th Annual
T3 International Conference
TI’s premier professional development event for math and science educators offers innovative ways to integrate technology and content into classrooms to increase student understanding and achievement
DALLAS (March 6, 2013) – The Texas Instruments (TI) 25th Annual Teachers Teaching with Technology™ (T3) International Conference will open and close with inspiring STEM-focused keynotes, kicking off with a welcome address by former astronaut and NFL player Leland Melvin and ending with a big bang when actress and neuroscientist Mayim Bialik takes the stage.
The 25th annual T3 International Conference brings together education experts, thought leaders, and math and science teachers with more than 400 sessions covering the most relevant topics in education today. Educators can also participate in sessions about integrating TI’s math and science learning technology and content into their classrooms, including the new TI-84 Plus C Silver Edition and the recently-announced TI-NspireTM Apps for iPad.
“For 25 years, TI and the T3 organization have provided the best professional development resources for educators around the world. Classroom education technology has evolved tremendously over the years, and TI has been at the forefront of this evolution providing professional development and training for tens of thousands of educators each year,” said Melendy Lovett, president of Texas Instruments Education Technology. “We have seen an explosion in the integration of new technologies that are helping students touch math and science in ways we only dreamed of 25 years ago. Though our technology has changed throughout the years, our commitment to supporting educators remains the same by providing quality professional development that enables mathematics and science educators to be successful in the classroom.”
To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the T3 International Conference, TI is offering a special, limited-time $25.00 discount on its all-in-one TI-Nspire Apps for iPad March 6-10, 2013.*
“The enthusiasm of the educators attending T3 International is just thick in the air. Everyone is so excited about what they’re learning and getting to re-connect with our T3 family each year,” said Jill Gough, Atlanta-based math educator and T3Instructor. “We count on each other for motivation and encouragement. This is the place to share ideas and experiences, and we can be globally connected in our own education to help further the education of our students.”
“Our goal for the T3 International Conference is to provide educators with the right tools and resources that are critical to both their daily classroom instruction and the long-term success of their students,” said Lovett. “Attendees will have numerous opportunities to learn from and network with some of the best math and science educators from around the world, then take home ideas and strategies they can implement in their classrooms immediately.”
Download the T3 International Conference App
TI is offering a T3 International Conference App for iPhone and iPad to help teachers navigate the conference and get the most of the T3 experience.
For more information on the T3 International Conference or to register, visit http://education.ti.com/en/us/
_*The TI-Nspire App for iPad and TI-Nspire CAS App for iPad are available for $4.99 each from the App Store on iPad or atwww.AppStore.com March 6-10, 2013. Detailed information about the TI-Nspire Apps for iPad, including a brief video overview, is available at education.ti.com/ipad._
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About Texas Instruments
Education Technology, a business of Texas Instruments, provides a wide range of tools connecting the classroom experience with real-world applications, helping students and teachers to explore mathematics and science interactively. TI’s products and services are tested vigorously against recognized third-party research, which shows that the use of graphing calculators helps improve the mathematical skills of students and their attitudes toward mathematics. For more information, visiteducation.ti.com.
Texas Instruments (NYSE: TXN) helps customers solve problems and develop new electronics that make the world smarter, healthier, safer, greener and more fun. A global semiconductor company, TI innovates through manufacturing, design and sales operations in more than 30 countries. For more information, visit www.ti.com.