Professional Learning at Desmos

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Our professional learning is designed to support individuals, schools, districts, and various organizations in using Desmos for teaching mathematics. Whether you are a teacher exploring for the first time, a school or district seeking to increase staff Desmos knowledge, or looking for information sessions about the Desmos Math Curriculum, we’re here to help.

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Upcoming Free Events and Webinars

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Introduction to Desmos Activities | 1 hour

This webinar is designed as an introduction to facilitating Desmos activities. Join us to first experience an activity as a student, and then learn how to use features to support student learning and celebrate and develop their brilliance. Leave ready to assign a pre-made activity to students and use the activity dashboard fluently (including anonymizing the class, pacing throughout the activity, pausing student work to facilitate conversations, and leaving meaningful feedback for students).

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Intro to the Desmos Graphing Calculator | 1 hour

Learn how to use the Desmos graphing calculator tools to explore ways that students can develop their own power as mathematical problem solvers. Explore points, tables, functions, inequalities, sliders, and lists. Leave excited to learn more and with the resources to continue practicing.

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Desmos Dashboard Deep Dive | 1 hour

This webinar is designed for teachers who feel comfortable facilitating Desmos activities and are ready to dive deeper into using the dashboard features to motivate classroom conversation. Explore how to use the snapshots and feedback tools to deepen student learning. Leave with strategies to promote and celebrate student thinking and communication.

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Introduction to Desmos Activity Builder | 1 hour

Designed for teachers who are comfortable facilitating Desmos activities, this session focuses on building. Based on the Desmos activity design principles, we’ll explore how to use the activity builder to create dynamic activities to engage and delight students. Leave with the ability to create and edit your own activity. Please note that this session will not discuss the computation layer.

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Introduction to Desmos Computation Layer | 1 hour

Designed for intermediate/advanced users of Desmos activities who are looking for an introduction to Computation Layer (CL) that will not be intimidating! CL is the underlying technology that lets you connect different components in an activity to help students learn math deeply. Join us to walk through some examples of this connection focused on “getters” and “setters.” Leave excited to learn more and with the resources to continue practicing. Note: this session doesn't cover correctness (in the teacher dashboard or student facing). For more on that, see the CL Newsletter.

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What’s New at Desmos: Feature Releases for All Users | 1 hour

Curious about what’s new at Desmos? Join Desmos Product Manager, Isaiah Genece, and Desmos staff for an update on new features since our last feature release cycle. Save the date and check out earlier feature releases on our What's New page.

 

Recordings to Watch on Demand

Introduction to Desmos Activities

This is a recorded webinar from the summer of 2022. After watching, you'll be ready to assign a pre-made activity to students and know more about anonymizing the class, pacing throughout the activity, pausing student work to facilitate conversations, and leaving meaningful feedback for students.

If you'd like to participate in the activity asynchronously as you watch, keep an eye out for the activity code at the start of the video.

To Learn More: Getting Started with Desmos Classroom Activities

Introduction to the Desmos Graphing Calculator

This is a recorded webinar from the summer of 2022. During the webinar, you'll learn more about using points, tables, functions, inequalities, sliders, and lists to help students develop their own power as mathematical problem solvers.

To Learn More: Getting Started with the Desmos Graphing Calculator

Desmos Dashboard Deep Dive

This is a recorded webinar from the summer of 2022. During the webinar, you'll explore how to use the snapshots and feedback tools to deepen student learning.

If you'd like to participate in the activity asynchronously as you watch, keep an eye out for the activity code at the start of the video.

To Learn More: Desmos Classroom Conversations

Introduction to Desmos Activity Builder

This is a recorded webinar from the summer of 2022. During the webinar, you'll learn more about the Desmos activity design principles and explore how to use the activity builder to create dynamic activities to engage and delight students.

If you'd like to participate in the activity asynchronously as you watch, keep an eye out for the activity code at the start of the video.

To Learn More: Getting Started with Activity Builder

Introduction to Desmos Computation Layer

This is a recorded webinar from the summer of 2022. After watching, you'll have explored the underlying technology that lets you connect different components in a Desmos Classroom activity to help students learn math deeply. Join us to walk through some examples of this connection focused on “getters” and “setters."

If you'd like to participate in the activity asynchronously as you watch, keep an eye out for the activity code at the start of the video.

To Learn More: Introduction to Computation Layer

What's New at Desmos: Actions

Curious about what’s new at Desmos? Join Desmos Product Manager, Isaiah, and Interaction Developers, Suzanne and Andrew, for an update on new features for school year 21-22. We’ll also be taking an in-depth look at our new Actions feature.

 

Contact Us

Is your school or district interested in paid professional development about the Desmos graphing calculator or our other math tools?   Please contact us at pd@desmos.com to learn more! If you're interested in learning more about the curriculum, visit desmos.com/curriculum or reach out to curriculum@desmos.com.

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