PROVIDING SUPPORT AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT FOR TEACHERS
Session: Desmos, Not Just for Math!
Date/Time: 2 Different Sessions! September 13th 7-8 pm ET or 8-9 pm ET.
In the past few years, numerous math teachers have become acquainted with Desmos. Desmos Studio is a Public Benefit Corporation, driven by the goal of helping everyone learn math, love math, and grow with math. Through its diverse range of interactive features, Desmos effectively engages students in the learning process. However, there's an aspect that many educators may not be aware of—Desmos is not limited to math alone; it can be seamlessly integrated into various types of lessons.
In the upcoming professional development session, we extend an invitation to explore Desmos' interactive features and to grasp the art of applying these features to any lesson. Regardless of grade level or subject matter, Desmos provides a wealth of interactive and captivating activities for students. As participants delve into this experience, they'll encounter a valuable array of ideas, all centered around this freely accessible online tool.
Shantel Breen is an experienced educator with a passion for teaching and learning. With a Masters in Secondary Math from Towson University and currently pursuing a second Masters in Instructional Technology from the same institution, she is dedicated to enhancing the educational experience for her students. Over the past 22 years, Shantel has been an integral part of Baltimore County Public Schools (BCPS), teaching grades 3-8 and currently servicing as the Math Department Chair. She also plays a pivotal role as a secondary teacher in the school system's virtual learning program. Beyond the classroom, Shantel finds joy in outdoor adventures like hiking and her love for travel, music, and photography enrich her life. A mother of four, she balances her professional and personal pursuits with grace and enthusiasm.
Casey Markilinski-Homishak has been teaching for 11 years with Baltimore County Public Schools. Currently, she is the Social Studies Department Chair for the Virtual Learning Program, which serves students in Grades 4-12. She earned her bachelor's degrees in history and English Literature at the University of Pittsburgh and her master's degree in teaching at Johns Hopkins University.