T³ Europe (T cubed Europe) is an association of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) teachers across Europe sponsored by Texas Instruments Education Technology. The T³ (Teachers Teaching with Technology™) organizational goal remains true to the ideals on which it was founded: Sharing Inspiration.
Sharing Inspiration means
- Providing quality professional development that enables the mathematics and science educator to be successful in the classroom through the appropriate use of technology;
- Developing state-of-the art classroom pedagogy and sharing it with our peers nationally and internationally;
- Sharing this expertise in training, educational curricula and exam development with Ministries of Education, curriculum development and exam bodies, public and private pre- and in-service professional development organizations, pedagogical research institutions, textbook publishers and other content providers.
The Power of Visualization
Technology has changed the mathematics and science classroom, and its impact will continue to grow. Technology provides the opportunity for all students to be active learners as they are afforded the chance to explore and investigate what they have learned in the classroom.
When used effectively by a well-trained teacher, technology supports the learning of mathematics and science students, enhancing rather than degrading their skills. Technology provides value as an efficient means of analyzing data and instantly seeing the results. It provides opportunities for further exploration. These activities allow insight and understanding which is not available without the use of technology. T³ refers to this bridge to learning and understanding as "The Power of Visualization”.
“I started out as a math and physics teacher. I’ve always been driven by the desire to inspire young people by helping them to see how mathematics and science can help them change the world. I left the classroom to join TI a little more than 20 years ago. Through my work today, I’m able to help educators become even better teachers and put technology in the hands of students that helps them unlock the secrets and beauty of the world around them. As a teacher, I could expect to reach a few hundred students during the course of my career. In my role at TI, I get to reach and inspire thousands of students every year.”
Stephan Griebel,, Business Development Manager, Education Technology
“STEM education at school is about providing young people with the tools they will need to succeed in their digital world. Any curriculum should provide students with a coherent program which clearly shows the importance of being able to transfer skills from the different disciplines across the STEM activities. Today, one of these skills is coding and the ability to think in an algorithmic way. STEM literacy is about having access to the disciplines in each of the STEM activities and supported by coding, should be at the heart of a modern 21st century education.”
Ian Galloway, T³ Europe Coordinator