Students as Producers within the Math Classroom: Capitalizing on the Power of Instructional Technology through the Desmos Experience
Principal Investigators: Renee Parsley (DE Department of Education), Jamila Riser (DMC), and Sarah Potter (Caesar Rodney)
"In order to provide equitable access to learning mathematics with technology, schools should prioritize purposeful technology acquisition and provide content-specific teacher development."
Delaware Desmos Champions Summer Camp! July 26-30, 2021
Just over two years ago, the Delaware Mathematics Coalition launched a statewide initiative designed to build Delaware Desmos Champions. The project, Students as Producers within the Math Classroom: Capitalizing on the Power of Instructional Technology through the Desmos Experience has engaged more than one hundred teachers and coaches from seventeen Delaware districts and two charter schools in face-to-face and virtual professional learning opportunities to build their capacity as Desmos leaders in our state. Spearheaded by mathematics leaders from the DMC Instructional Technology in the Mathematics Classroom Subcommittee, the Delaware Desmos Champions project grew from the need to provide guidance and high quality professional learning for the effective use of technology in mathematics instruction. The project was funded in part by a Seed grant provided by the Delaware Foundation for Science and Mathematics Education.
Delaware Cohort One Desmos Champions Thank you for a great year!
Delaware Desmos Champions are champions of...
helping children love and see the beauty and power of mathematics;
developing their content knowledge, pedagogical skills, and instructional technology capacity; and
empowering a community of problem solvers who lift each other up, inspire one another, and model tenacity and perseverance.