This summer we are so excited to host approximately 170 math and science teachers from nine states for three days of TI-Nspire workshops. We will use the TI-Nspire CX and/or TI-Nspire CAS CX as the learning tool to investigate topics in middle grades math, algebra, high school math, and topics for connecting math and science. Each participant will leave with ideas to energize their classroom and their very own TI-Nspire CX or TI-Nspire CX CAS handheld and TI-Nspire Teacher Software.
We are offering five different courses and have filled eight sections with a waiting list that we hope to clear this week. The courses offered and our all-star facilitators are:
- Getting Started with TI-Nspire™ in Middle Grades Mathematics
Jill Gough, The Westminster Schools, Atlanta, GA
- Getting Started with TI-Nspire™ in Algebra
Margaret Bambrick, Volusia County, Deland, FL
- Getting Started with TI-Nspire™ in High School Mathematics
Paul Alves, Fletcher’s Meadow Secondary School, Brampton, ON, Canada
Jeff McCalla, St. Mary’s Episcopal School, Memphis, TN
Josh Mize, Reservoir High School, Fulton, MD
- Getting Started with TI-Nspire™ in Connecting Science and Mathematics
Jeff Lukens, Roosevelt High School, Sioux Falls
- TI-Nspire™ for Intermediate Users: High School Mathematics
Sam Gough, The Westminster Schools, Atlanta, GA
Jennifer Wilson, Northwest Rankin High School, Flowood, MS
Here’s the email sent to our participants:
We are looking forward to seeing you July 19th for the Nspire Training in Atlanta, GA held in the Junior High of The Westminster Schools. The school address is 1424 West Paces Ferry Rd NW, Atlanta, GA 30327. Classes will begin at 8:30 a.m. in the classrooms. Your classroom location will be posted in the hallway as you enter the building.
If possible, please bring your laptop. If you have administrative rights to your computer, we want you to install the TI-Nspire software and use it. We want to help you be ready to use both the handheld and the software when school starts. Please feel free to call if you need help or have any questions.
The course hours are 8:30 a.m. -3:30 p.m. Tuesday – Thursday. There will be a morning snack and a light lunch served on campus each day.
When you arrive on campus, please park in the Love Hall parking lot.
If you come in the front gate off West Paces Ferry Road, take your first left, follow this road until it dead ends. (You will see a sign directing you to the Junior High, please disregard.) Take a right at the dead end. Turn at the second right, across from the Chapel, into the Love Hall parking lot. Take the stairs across from the handicapped parking down to the Junior High. When you arrive at the top of the amphitheatre bear right and enter the building.
If you have any special needs and are unable to climb the stairs, please email C. Kirk and she will give you alternate directions.
For maps and directions to Westminster go to the following website: http://www.westminster.net/about_us/our-campus/maps-directions/index.aspx
For an area guide, you will find the following website helpful: http://www.westminster.net/about_us/our-campus/area-guide/index.aspx
See you soon…Jill
Traditionally, we have our participants learn from one facilitator all three days. With this all-star line-up of facilitators, we’ve decided to mix it up on Wednesday. Our participants are going to change classes just like our students do during the school year. Each participant will have the opportunity to learn from at least four different T3 instructors. The topics for the round robin experience range from formative assessment with the TI-Nspire Navigator system to data collection with the CBR and the EasyTemp temperature probe to using Publish View to enhance lessons with visuals and video and more.
Doesn’t this sound like fun? Isn’t it great to know that our children’s teachers choose to be learners too?