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Overview

*If you attended the original webinar of the same name that was offered in Spring 2020, be aware this two-part series covers the same content, only spread over two shorter webinars instead of one longer one.*

“In light of the rapid and continual development of digital technology, individuals are required to use a growing variety of technical, cognitive, and sociological skills in order to perform tasks and solve problems in digital environments.” Eshet-Alkalai, 2004, p. 93

Are you looking for the right technology tool to support mathematical learning? You’ll want to learn more about Desmos Classroom Activities – a powerful (and free!) digital tool for helping students communicate mathematically.

    Audience

    This professional development activity/course is designed for:

  • All teachers involved in adult numeracy instruction and at all levels of math comfort are encouraged to enroll. You do not need to currently teach a math class to participate in this course.
Description

The Survey of Adult Skills (OECD, 2013) found that about two-thirds of adults in the United States perform at or below Level 1 in assessing information and problem solving in digital environments. Research also shows that blending technology with classroom instruction appeared to be an effective process for deeper learning (Russell, Lippincott & Getman, 2013).

An ever-growing selection of free activities for teachers and students are designed to support students from pre-ASE to ASE level. Integrating these activities into your existing curriculum will allow students to explore and experiment with math concepts and build math skills from informal ideas. In this workshop, Desmos will be introduced as a viable tool to deepen understanding of math concepts through exploration. Come learn more about this tool that you can use to support learning in your classroom. We also invite you to read one of our recent blogs about using Desmos. 

  • Part 1 of this webinar is Monday, August 3 from 12:30 to 2:00 p.m.
  • Part 2 of this webinar is Wednesday, August 5 from 12:30 to 2:00 p.m.

NOTE: Priority seating is given to Massachusetts teachers from Department of Elementary and Secondary Education-funded programs. If you are a registrant from another state, you will be put on a waiting list. If space is available, we will contact you roughly a week before the event to confirm your registration.

To receive a certificate of completion, participants must attend the full workshop. For more information, please contact Sherry Soares (sherry_soares@terc.edu).

    Learning Objectives

    Upon completion of this professional development activity/course, you will be able to:

  • Establish an initial comfort level with this digital tool for math instruction
    Describe ways this tool can connect to an existing lesson, or become a lesson within a unit of instruction
    Identify specific Desmos Classroom Activities to incorporate in your instruction
Presenter(s) / Facilitator(s)
Prerequisites

N/A

Date
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Location

online
United States

PD Center
SABES Mathematics and Adult Numeracy Curriculum and Instruction PD Center
Topic Area
ABE/Adult Education
College and Career Readiness
College and Career Readiness Standards for Adult Education (CCRSAE)
Digital Literacy
High School Equivalency (HiSET/GED)
Learning Disabilities
Mathematics and Adult Numeracy
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