Mathematics reform champion Jo Boaler to deliver keynote speech at Texas Instruments' Teachers Teaching with Technology™ Conference

Common Core State Standards, education reform and growth mindset among top themes for keynote address

Dec 04, 2014, 11:30 ET from Texas Instruments

DALLAS, Dec. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Jo Boaler, Ph.D., a Stanford University Math Education Professor and driving force behind mathematics education reform, will be the keynote speaker at the 2015 Teachers Teaching with Technology™ (T3™) International Conference. Boaler, the author of seven books and co-founder of YouCubed, a new movement to revolutionize math teaching and learning, will address this year's theme "Join the ConversaTIon" and empower educators with new ideas, proven strategies and concrete solutions to take back to the classroom.

Boaler has earned enthusiastic renown from scholars, educators and parents for the results of her groundbreaking research, ideas and challenges to the traditional model of the math classroom. Her innovative approaches — including helping students to develop a growth mindset and encouraging students to talk about math — have been proven to transform the way students learn mathematics.

"This idea that only some children can learn math to high levels and that math is a 'gift' that some children have and some don't has been disproven by brain research," said Boaler. "With the right mindset and math teaching, anyone can excel in math." Boaler will share her methods, proven to work for demographic groups that have historically struggled with mathematics, during her keynote speech at T3.

The T3 professional development conference, March 13-15 in Ft. Worth, Texas, is for middle grades to university educators and administrators interested in using Texas Instruments (TI) (NASDAQ: TXN) educational technology to enhance mathematics and science teaching. Attendees will have the opportunity to network with teachers from around the world, learn from experienced educators and participate in hands-on, interactive sessions addressing changing standards in education.

"We're honored Jo Boaler, an enthusiastic advocate for improving mathematics education, is joining the conversation at T3 as we bring the right minds together for a rich discussion on how to get more students engaged in mathematics," said Gayle Mujica, worldwide marketing director for TI Education Technology division. "Boaler's research is changing the way students interact with and understand mathematics, and we are excited to share that with our T3 community."

To register for the conference, click here. Early bird pricing, at a 15 percent discount, is available for $165 through Jan. 31, 2015.

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