Web Tools for STEM Instruction: All About Desmos


Web Tools for STEM Instruction: All About Desmos
Event on 2017-06-21 08:30:00
Attention Aspiring DESMOS DAREDEVILS & DIVAS! The Regional System of District & School Support – Region 4 Presents: All About Desmos and Other Amazing Tools for STEM Instruction June 21st at the San Mateo County Office of Education  Desmos built the best-in-class HTML5 graphing calculator that millions of students around the world use for free everyday. That calculator earns stellar reviews in app stores and on Twitter. Desmos also creates activities to help students use this powerful tool to experience all the curiosity, beauty, and sense that math has to offer. Desmos wants to help every student to love learning math, Come experience Desmos and play with its features!  Click here to view Desmos introduction video! Workshop description: This is a "bring your own device" event. Using a laptop during this event will provide the best experience for participants.  Desmos is next-level instruction that can be used in your classroom tomorrow! Desmos is an instructional tool that is instantly effective in math, science and STEM classrooms. It is used by tens of thousands of STEM teachers who freely share the results of their efforts and those of their students. Desmos is more than an online graphing calculator; Desmos has built a library of ready-made, self-directed student learning experiences. Come to this workshop with a laptop or tablet, and leave with the skills and digital tools to change the way you teach math, science and STEM classes. Help students love math, and experience all the curiosity, beauty, and sense STEM instruction has to offer. Bring your own device, take a tour of Desmos and explore its power! There is something for everybody in this full-day workshop led by two Google Certified Innovators. Click here to learn more about Desmos! Objectives: Experience instruction that attracts, inspires, motivates, and engages students as they apply practical skills to real world tasks. Explore and consider high-interest STEM application Desmos. Learn to create real-world, standards-aligned experiences that draw students into standards-aligned class content.  Engage in professional learning that promotes technology-supported practices of 21st Century classrooms. Rediscover your passion for teaching! This is a "bring your own device" event. Using a laptop during this event will provide the best experience for participants.    Facilitator: John Stevens         Facilitator: Matt Vaudrey   John Stevens is an educational technology coach for Chaffey Joint Union High School District who has also taught high school Geometry, Algebra 1, middle school Math, Service Learning, and Robotics, Engineering, and Design since 2006. He has served as the go-to guy for trying new, crazy, and often untested ideas to see how well they will work. John co-founded and moderates #CAedchat, the weekly teacher Twitter chat for the state of California. He also is the co-founder and organizer of EdCamp Palm Springs, the first in the area. In his free time that doesn’t exist, he runs a site called Would You Rather? which is dedicated to getting students talking about math. He is an author of Flipping 2.0, a resource that helps teachers take the flipped classroom to the next level. During recent summers, John has had the honor of presenting at CUE Rockstar events in California and various technology and math conferences. John blogs at fishing4tech.com and createdappsinclass.com. His latest adventure has led him into the world of 3D-printing, designing lesson plans and curricula forAirWolf3D. Follow him @jstevens009 or email him at stevens009@gmail.com.  Matt Vaudrey is the Educational Technology Coach for Bonita Unified School District who has taught 7th grade, seniors, and most math classes between those grade-levels. Recently, his school tagged him to pilot a 1:1 iPad program for intervention students. With no curriculum, Matt sought ways to make math meaningful for his students using free technologies available. Matt blogs at MrVaudrey.com, connects with educators across the world on Twitter, and presents at conferences throughout California. Taking any opportunity to "talk shop" with other teachers, his Mullet Ratio is used (and improved) by teachers around the world.  Target Audience: Site Administrators and Teachers FEE: /person /person when registering in a group of 3 or more  Includes Breakfast, lunch, handouts and access to online resources. FAQs: What are my transport/parking options getting to the event? This event will be held at the San Mateo County Office of Education. Parking at SMCOE is free.  What can/can't I bring to the event? This is a "bring your own device" event. Using a laptop during this event will provide the best experience for participants.   Where can I contact the organizer with any questions? Program Content: Robin Hall, rhall@acoe.org 510.670.4170 Payment Info:  Monique Tate, mtate@acoe.org 510.670.4171 Registration/General: Kim Lamfers, klamfers@acoe.org 510.670.4202 Is my registration/ticket transferrable? Only if substitute user’s registration and payment information is provided at the time of ticket presentation Can I update my registration information? Yes, that is preferable to substitution/transferring Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event? No, we do not need your printed ticket. The name on the registration/ticket doesn't match the attendee. Is that okay? See “ticket transferrable” above What is the refund policy? Registrations cancelled seven (7) working days or less prior to the workshop are assessed the full charge of the registration. If the registration is cancelled eight (8) to fifteen (15) working days prior to the workshop, a fifty percent charge is assessed. If the registration is cancelled sixteen (16) or more working days prior to the workshop, a full refund is given. ***RSDSS reserves the right to cancel or reschedule our trainings as necessary***  

at San Mateo County Office of Education
101 Twin Dolphin Drive
Redwood City, United States

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