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Texas Instruments' Summer Workshops Help Educators Sharpen Teaching Skills

Nationwide Professional Development Program Focuses on Pedagogy, Content and Technology

May 5, 2011

DALLAS, May 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Texas Instruments has announced its schedule of nationwide summer workshops for math and science teachers. The workshops, taught by experienced Teachers Teaching with Technology™ (T3™) instructors, focus on developing pedagogy, building content knowledge, and increasing technology skills for math and science instruction. All sessions include training in the appropriate use of TI-Nspire™ technology in the classroom.

This year's summer professional development program features two tracks, one for those who are new to using TI-Nspire technology and one for those with intermediate TI-Nspire skills. Topics for these hands-on, three-day workshops include middle grades mathematics, algebra, high school mathematics, high school science and connecting science and mathematics.

"For more than 20 years, T3 instructors and Texas Instruments have been training educators in ways to teach more effectively," said Gayle Mujica, director of TI's professional development program. "We design summer programs that focus on best practices in pedagogy and integrating technology into the classroom to enhance student learning of the content."

The program, which begins June 6 and ends in late August, lists more than 100 sessions in 39 states and provinces. The cost per person is $350 and covers all course materials, including a new TI-Nspire CX or TI-Nspire CX CAS handheld and TI-Nspire or TI-Nspire CX CAS Teacher Software Version 3.0. The handheld and software represent a retail value of $315. Teachers will receive a certificate of completion at the end of the session.

Teachers interested in signing up for these workshops can register at http://tinspire2011.com/. For workshop schedules and locations and for promotional offers, visit http://education.ti.com/educationportal/sites/US/nonProductMulti/pd_nspire_summer_workshops.html

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