Professional Learning at Desmos

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Our professional learning modules are 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 an international education company, we’re here to help.

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Free Events and Webinars

Intro to Desmos Activities for New Users | 1 hour

Join us to experience a Desmos activity as a student and learn how to use the activity features to support student learning and celebrate and develop their brilliance. Once completed, you’ll have fluency in the activity dashboard, including anonymizing the class, pacing throughout the activity, and pausing student work to facilitate conversations.
Wednesday, November 3 @ 3:00pm PT / 6:00pm ET - Register

Intro to the Desmos Graphing Calculator for New Users | 1 hour

Learn how to create dynamic and concrete visualizations of abstract mathematical ideas. You’ll explore ways students can use the graphing calculator’s tools—including points, tables, functions, and lists —to experience and develop their own power as mathematical problem solvers.
More to come!

Desmos Activity Facilitation for Intermediate Users | 1 hour

Designed for intermediate Desmos users, this session will focus on using the dashboard features to deepen the classroom conversation. We’ll focus on using the snapshot tool and other features to promote and celebrate student thinking and communication.
Saturday, November 13 @ 10:00am PT / 1:00pm ET - Register

Intro to Activity Building for Intermediate Users | 1 hour

Designed for intermediate Desmos users, this session will demonstrate how to use the Activity Builder to create dynamic activities that engage and delight your students. Based on the Desmos activity design principles, we’ll explore how small design changes can make huge differences in student learning. Please note that this session will not discuss computation layer.
Monday, November 15 @ 12:00pm PT / 3:00pm ET - Register

Introduction to Computation Layer for Intermediate/Advanced Users | 1 hour

Designed for intermediate/advanced Desmos users looking for an introduction to Computation Layer (CL) that will not be intimidating! CL is the underlying technology that lets you connect different components and different representations in an activity. Join us to walk through some examples, write some code together, and gain resources to continue your learning.
Wednesday, October 27 @ 4:00pm PT / 7:00pm ET - Register

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

Curious about what’s new at Desmos? Join Desmos Program 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.
Thursday, November 4 @ 2:00pm PT / 5:00pm ET - Register

 

Recordings to Watch on Demand

Introduction to the Desmos Graphing Calculator

Learn more about the Desmos graphing calculator through an engaging math activity led by a Desmos teaching faculty member. Then level up your Desmos skills through a scavenger hunt activity designed to challenge and support you. You'll reflect on your learning and leave with concrete steps for applying that learning in your classroom.

Introduction to Desmos Activities

Learn how Desmos activities can increase student engagement, enable connected class discussions, and support student learning. We’ll help you find activities that align with your curriculum, and we’ll help you learn to use our teacher dashboard to transform your classrooms.

Building Your Own Activities

Find out what it takes to edit existing activities and to build your own from scratch. You'll learn about the Desmos Activity Builder, our design principles for engaging math, and how to use those principles to make great activities.

Introduction to Computation Layer

This webinar is for anyone interested in learning the basics of computation layer (CL) or in deepening their knowledge of the fundamentals. If you love Desmos and want to learn how to take your activities from good to great, this is the place to be! To watch more recordings like this, check out the Desmos Youtube page.

What's New at Desmos: Actions

Curious about what’s new at Desmos? Join Desmos Program 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

For the next few months, we will focus our professional development energy on schools and districts using the Desmos 6–8 Math Curriculum. If you're interested in learning more about that, visit desmos.com/curriculum or reach out to us at sales@desmos.com! Otherwise, you can contact us at pd@desmos.com and we’ll be in touch when we add events starting later this winter.

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