Texas Instruments Workshops for Teachers
Any Science Olympiad coach looking to bring hands-on excitement to the classroom should consider attending Texas Instruments' workshops and professional development opportunities. Teachers can also utilize vast online resource libraries for excellent in-class labs in all science and math topics. Plan ahead and reserve classroom sets of Texas Instruments equipment free for two weeks via the Educator Loan program -- it's easy and can be done completely online. Science Olympiad has a special agreement with TI to allow our Tournament Directors to use the Educator Loan program for Science Olympiad tournaments, so don't forget to take advantage of that incredible service!
Each fall, representatives from Texas Instruments present cutting-edge educational technology seminars at Science Olympiad workshops in states such as Michigan, Illinois and Ohio, and brought hands-on technology to Chicago Public Schools teachers and students at annual Science Olympiad Urban Schools Initiative Build It Learn It Days. Since 2005, Science Olympiad has worked with science education specialists from TI to incorporate hands-on calculator, sensor and probe use in events like Bio-Process Lab, Chem Lab, Technical Problem Solving, Microbe Mission, Physical Science Lab and Forensics. Check your state website for a complete list of upcoming workshop dates!