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Conference to focus on technology and the Common Core

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2012 16:28 PM

From March 2-4, Texas Instruments (TI) will host its annual T3 International Conference in Chicago, Illinois. This year’s event will include a focus on the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), as well as how technology will play a role in improving students’ education.

Overall, more than 1,800 math and science educators and experts are expected at the Conference. These individuals will participate in more than 400 educational sessions that are designed to enhance teaching skills and promote interest in science, technology, engineering and math, or STEM, subjects.

"Speakers and attendees share ideas on how best to integrate technology into their classrooms, using digital content and new instructional approaches," said Gayle Mujica, director of the T3 –Teachers Teaching with Technology professional development organization.

One Conference session will be "Applying the Common Core State Standards of Mathematical Practice," which will feature panelists discussing how CCSS practices will differ from those used in the past.

Other sessions will focus on such topics as the effectiveness of project-based learning in the classroom, as well as ways of teaching students about statistics.