Three years ago we launched our first ever Desmos Fellowship, and from that moment Desmos was forever changed. Our goal at Desmos is to help students learn math and love learning math, and we need teachers to make that goal a reality. The Desmos fellowship has proven to be an essential way for us to stay in touch with teachers so that we design tools that ensure that math is for everyone.
We have invited 41 teachers to participate in the Desmos Fellowship through which they’ll receive community, mentorship, early access to our best ideas and technology, and a free trip to our headquarters in San Francisco this July.
Applications for Cohort 4 of the Desmos Fellowship are now open, and we think you should apply! Here’s what our current Desmos Fellows are saying about the Desmos Fellowship:
Desmos Fellows weekend was the most amazing professional development I have ever experienced as a math educator. It is difficult to find PD that is a room packed with people so passionate about how we help students learn math and how the technology of Desmos has completely changed how we can do it.
Desmos Fellows are the math department we all dream about. Supportive, collaborative, caring, and innovative. I strive to create experiences that parallel the experience I had over the Fellows weekend. I didn’t want it to stop and although the weekend did, the support didn’t.
I was so grateful for all the Desmos knowledge I gained, but more than that I was inspired by the exceptional collection of math teachers. The fellowship felt more personal and impactful than any other PD I’ve attended. The weekend created long lasting connections, both mathematical and professional.
What is a Desmos Fellow, you ask? Desmos Fellows are curious learners and avid explorers of the territory where math, teaching, and technology meet. They draw on their unique backgrounds and experiences to contribute to the Desmos Fellowship and beyond!
As a Desmos Fellow, we’ll fly you out on an all-expenses paid trip to Desmos HQ in San Francisco from July 12-14, 2019, for a weekend of learning and community building. You’ll take all of those tools and ideas back to your schools and districts, energizing your own practice and that of your colleagues.
We hope the Fellowship Weekend is just the beginning of your participation in the Desmos Fellowship and your collaboration with the Desmos Faculty.
This past weekend Desmos invited 50 math educators from North America to join
us for our 3rd annual Desmos Fellowship Weekend. We were grateful for the
chance to hang out during the weekend with this group of incredibly talented
and inspiring educators, and we are looking forward to the journey ahead.
Some highlights from the weekend included:
Sessions from the Desmos Teaching Team and Desmos Fellows helping educators
learn how Desmos supports teachers in using Desmos tools.
A keynote from Eli Luberoff.
Desmos Trivia hour and other after hours outings.
Above all else the weekend focused on community and helping teachers learn
from each other. From sharing activities to discussing next year’s textbook
adoption and how to use Desmos for assessment, Desmos Fellows gathered ideas
to bring back to their schools, and built relationships that will sustain them
throughout their careers.
See what the Desmos Fellows had to say about our Cohort 3 Weekend:
I am humbled to be around so many thoughtful, like-minded teachers at #desmosfellows
weekend. I have learned so much from everyone here in just 1 day. -
saying goodbye! Thankful for this math-loving community! Thank you to the
Desmos Faculty for providing a fertile soil that allowed us all to grow in
security and with authenticity. Blessings to all. -
Check out reflections from the Cohort 3 Desmos Fellows below, and head to
if you’re interested in participating next year!