Professional Development Opportunity for Educators: Integrating Technology in Mathematics Classrooms

Maine Department of Education will be sponsoring a 2-part series, offered in two locations, that will focus on supporting teachers in developing and implementing purposeful integration of technology in the mathematics classroom to effectively impact student engagement, learning, and understanding.

Jennifer Vadnais, a certified Desmos presenter, will be facilitating the sessions with the first part in October and the second part in March. Participants will be expected to implement their learning and return with evidence of implementation for the next in-person meeting. In addition, there will be virtual check-in opportunities in between the sessions to provide support and answer questions.

During these sessions participants will:

  • Experience the impact of purposeful integration of technology in the mathematics classroom
  • Explore the Desmos resources
  • Learn how to navigate and use the teacher account
  • Understand how using Desmos supports student engagement and learning
  • Apply these understandings using a developed implementation plan

Participants will be provided 20 contact hours at end of series upon completion of survey in addition to coffee, lunch, and workshop materials.

Cost and participation: these sessions are FREE and open to anyone working with middle and high school math students.

Location Dates Grade Span
Jeff’s Catering, Brewer ME Session 1 – October 11, 2018

Session 2 – March 25, 2019

Grades 6-12
Keeley’s, Portland ME Session 1 – October 12, 2018

Session 2 – March 26, 2019

Grades 6-12

Registration & coffee begins at 8:00 am. The sessions run from 8:30 am – 3:30 pm . Lunch will be provided. Virtual Check-ins to be scheduled.

Register here