International Teachers Teaching with Technology conference
Washington recently scored a C on its focus on math, science, and engineering, and also scored a C on its ability to prepare students for college, work, and life, according to the Citizens’ Report Card from the League of Education Voters Foundation. There are many key factors that contributed to this issue. It’s time to propose solutions. State teachers are joining together with teachers from all over the nation to discuss utilizing technology to close the gap, to increase the state’s grade, to help students in the future.
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WHAT: The Teachers Teaching with Technology (T³) International Conference, sponsored by Texas Instruments, has provided high-quality professional development for more than 25 years to teachers who want to teach more effectively by adding education technology to their curricula.
More than 1,500 high school, middle grades, college education professionals and administrators from across North America are slated to attend the T³ International Conference. Attendees will learn the latest math and science teaching techniques in more than 400 informative sessions taught by the most respected educators, influencers and presenters in math and science education.
WHY: Currently Washington state is struggling with the best way to teach math to students in public schools. This conference is bringing to Seattle top math and science minds from around the country who can speak to best practices in those subjects and how technology can impact student achievement, and perhaps inject a different perspective into the conversation. The conference also will show educators how they can capitalize on technology such as graphing calculators to reach this generation of tech-savvy learners.
WHO: Steve Ouellette: New TI-Nspire for Dummies author Steve Ouellette, is the Math Department Chair at Westwood High School in Westwood, Mass. A former activity writer for the television show, NUMB3RS, Ouellette can add the CliffsNotes® Guide to TI-Nspire and the CliffsNotes Guide to the TI-Navigator System to his list of accomplishments. Technology could be the key to helping students learn math and science. Steve Ouellette can show you why and how.
Brendan Kelly: Author Brendan Kelly has written more than 60 books for students from grade 1 through college. His books are sold throughout the world in multiple translations. Brendan Kelly is professor of mathematics and mathematics education at the University of Toronto. Have you ever wondered how math applies to the real world, even to a reporter’s job? Brendan can show you.
Jason Dorsey: Keynote speaker Jason Dorsey is a bestselling author and acclaimed speaker. Jason has delivered more than 1,800 keynote speeches around the world giving insight into Gen Y, their parents, educators and employers and has appeared on shows and publications such as: 60 Minutes, 20/20, NBC’s Today Show, ABC’s The View, Fortune Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, NPR’s On Point, USA TODAY, Forbes.com, CNN. With keen insight into the new generation of American school-goers, Jason can give tips on how to help how to reach students.
WHEN: Friday, Feb. 27, 2009 – March 1, 2009
WHERE: 2009 T³ International Conference at the Washington State Convention and Trade Center in Seattle, WA
Photo and interview opportunities: Interviews with Steve Ouellette, Jason Dorsey and Brendan Kelley as well as local participants can be scheduled upon request. For more information please contact Mari Hancock at 713-513-9574 or firstname.lastname@example.org.