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Sally Ride to Keynote Texas Instruments 23rd Annual T(3)™ 2011 International Conference

Former astronaut to speak on the importance of math and science education

Oct 25, 2010

DALLAS, Oct. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Sally Ride, America's first woman to fly in space, will be the keynote speaker at the 23rd annual T(3) International Conference on February 25, 2011 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, Texas. The T(3)  International Conference is a premier professional development conference for math and science educators. Dr. Ride is a long-time advocate for math and science education.

"Speaking in front of thousands of dedicated math and science teachers about the importance of math and science education is a real honor and privilege," said Sally Ride. "More than anyone, they know how important it is to educate and support young students who will become tomorrow's high-tech workforce."

For more than 20 years, presenters at the T(3) International and Regional Conferences have educated fellow teachers on the innovative ways to sharpen their pedagogy skills and to engage students in the math and science classroom using technology. Teachers who attend will learn from experienced educators, participate in hundreds of hands-on sessions, network with other educators and receive classroom activities and ideas to implement in their own classrooms. They also have the opportunity to preview the latest classroom technology from Texas instruments.

"Sally Ride has inspired a generation of students to explore their potential in math and science," said Melendy Lovett, president of Texas Instruments Education Technology. "We will have thousands of teachers gathered here from across the U.S. and around the world, and I can't think of a better person to inspire them as they return to the classroom with new ways to engage and interact with their students."

For more information on the T(3) conference series or to register for the event, please visit education.ti.com/go/t3sanantonio.

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