A Deep dive into the Desmos Activity Builder System

Update/Location Clarification - ESC has changed the location of this session to Amos-Sidney Library, Sidney, Ohio (this change was made on 8/29/19 @ 11:00 am).

Workshop Description & Overview

AUDIENCE: 7th - 12th Grade Math Teachers with moderate experience using Desmos in the classroom

FOCUS: Finding, developing, and using the Desmos activity builder as an instructional tool.

~Teachers will get a quick refresher on the Desmos calculator and some of the newer features.

~Participants will have a chance to participate in a few activities from the students' side and then peel back the curtain to see how activities are built.

~We will explore creating polygraphs, cardsorts, marbleslides, and more as well as exploring some of the features of the computation layer.

~Teachers will have the opportunity to collaborate with peers to develop their own activities and learn how to build and share collections of activities.

**Teachers should bring their own device to use during the session.

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Date: October 28th, 2019

Time: 8:30 am - 3:00 pm (Please Arrive 15 Minutes Early to Sign-In & Find Your Seat)

Location: Amos Memorial Library, Sidney, Ohio

Lunch: On Your Own (one hour)

Contact Hours: 5.5

Registration Fees (Tiered Pricing System Applies)

$0 - No Cost to Curriculum Team Districts: Districts purchasing presenter contract (i.e. Curriculum Team Districts) may attend at no cost.

  • The following is a list of "Curriculum Team" districts for the 2019-2020 school year: Ada, Botkins, Fairlawn, Hardin-Houston, Jackson Center, Riverside, Upper Scioto Valley, Ridgemont, Kenton City Schools, and Sidney City Schools.

$75 for districts not listed above from Hardin, Shelby, or Logan counties, Boards of DD, and Career Centers.

$105 for school districts outside of the above counties or other agencies/non-profits.

If you have questions about fees or the registration process, please contact Kim Leach at

Meet our Presenter

peaker: Robert Batty. Curriculum Director & Mathematics Content Specialist, MRESC

Background: Bob is excited to be joining the curriculum team at the Midwest Regional ESC. He taught for 18 years in a high school math classroom and has three years of experience as math curriculum specialist. Bob is an active member of the Dayton Area Math Teachers Circle, The ODE network of regional Leaders, and the Ohio Council of Teachers of mathematics where he currently serves as the nominations committee chair.

Bob earned his bachelor’s in math education from Miami University. He later earned a master’s of arts in teaching mathematics from the University of Cincinnati and finished his principals licensure at Indiana Wesleyan University. He and his family reside in the Versailles area.

Registration Deadline

October 18, 2019 at 3:00 pm


Monday, Oct. 28th, 8:30am-3pm

230 East North Street

Sidney, OH

Location: The ESC has changed the location of this session to Amos-Sidney Library, Sidney, Ohio (this change was made on 8/29/19 @ 11:00 am).

What time should I arrive at the training site? Please arrive 15 minutes early to each session to complete the check-in process. Please enter through the main entrance and check-in with the Office before proceeding to the second floor multi-purpose room.

Food & Beverage: Bottled water and assorted breakfast bars will be available at the beginning of the session. While coffee or other food will not be served, participants are free to bring snack items for themselves or to share with the group. Please plan accordingly…..

What You Should Bring? Participants should bring note taking materials and writing utensils with them to the session.

Our Cancellation Policy - Cancellations must be received 15 days prior to the event. Cancellations received outside of this policy will not be accepted. Attendees and/or employing districts will be billed accordingly.

Midwest Regional Educational Service Center

Our Vision/Mission: The Midwest Regional Educational Service Center serves and supports students, families, and districts as an innovative educational partner.