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Workshop postings are intended to be professional development opportunities for mathematics educators.
Listings are provided for the convenience of our members, and are not necessarily endorsed or sponsored by SDCTM.
Updated 04/26/2017

Desmos Camp

The site has quickly become a must-use resource for all 6-12 math teachers. Whether you are someone who has never used Desmos before or an intermediate user looking to expand your skill level, Desmos Camp is for you. Participants in this two day, hands-on workshop will learn the basics of what Desmos has to offer, how to find and use Desmos resources, and dive into the activity builder capabilities of the site. By the end of the training, participants will leave with at least one activity ready to use in their classrooms next year.
Date:              August 1st – 2nd
Location:        Brookings High School
Cost: $20 for registration; $45 for graduate credit (optional)

To register for the class, send your name, district, phone number, and address to
(Registration deadline July 31, maximum 30 participants) 
To register for credit…
The following workshop has been approved for graduate credit through the University of Sioux Falls for Summer 2017:

EDU_BSD5.15 Desmos Camp
Section EDU548S.2

Participants now have the opportunity to register for these workshops on-line. This is the safest and most preferred method. They can go directly to and search for the “EDU_SDCA” and the approved South Dakota Counseling Association courses will be displayed. Payment must be made by  e-check, credit or debit card.
For those registering by check or cash, participants can download the off-campus registration form from (found under Policies & Information) and submit to me by the date specified above. The cost per credit hour for an off-campus graduate workshop through the University of Sioux Falls is $45.

Mark Kreie  (@kreiem)
HS Math Teacher (@BHSGeometry)
Brookings High School

Together, Black Hills State University and CAMSE are offering a June 19 – 22, 2017 course
Making Mathematics Visible: Proportional Reasoning.

This is a grant supported course offered through a Title IIA grant. Teachers of mathematics for grades 5 to 12 are invited to apply. There are currently several unfilled spots for this opportunity.


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This course is two credit math content course which may be used to partially fulfill the requirements for a SD State Math Specialist Endorsement.

Deann Kertzman
Coordinator of Mathematics Outreach
Center for the Advancement of Math and Science Education
Black Hills State University, Unit 9005
(605) 642-6571


“Robotics Training” provided by Christine Wood at SDSU Extension 

Robotics Training in SD offered remotely via DDN by SDSU Extension on April 29, 2017 reaching Sioux Falls, Rapid City, Pierre, and Aberdeen.The half-day training workshop is available to both school teachers and informal educators via DDN.  Any teachers that want to be trained in LEGO robotics can take it.

Contact Christine Wood with questions or for further information:



Transforming Your Classroom (Workshops)

These are 3 different, 1-day workshops with something for every K-12 teacher.  Participants will also have the opportunity to earn 3 distinct graduate credits through USF. (1 credit per workshop and assignments)
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Transforming Ordinary Into Extraordinary  Register at
Huron:  Wednesday, June 21
Rapid City:  Wednesday, June 28
More Extraordinary Transformations
  Register at
Mitchell:  Thursday, July 6
Pierre:  Tuesday, July 11
Huron:  Wednesday, July 12
Transform Student Learning with the 4 Cs  Register at
Brookings:  Tuesday, August 8
Huron:  Wednesday, August 9 
Check out our website  where you can get credit information, register for workshops, and learn about our upcoming Book Studies
. We look forward to working with you at one of our events.

Lori Keleher NBCT & Lindsey Brewer NBCT

Educational Consultants and TeacherPreneurs

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SD Mines has a content-rich math and science program for teachers and students!
The program includes three components:
·         several two-day computational astronomy workshops for teachers that connect specific mathematics computational models to astronomy and space exploration, with the goal of taking it back into the classrooms
·         bi-weekly computational astronomy sessions for middle and high school students
night sky exploration for students   

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Register Today  
Ann Brentlinger
Director of Marketing & Communications University Relations
South Dakota School of Mines & Technology
501 E St. Joseph St
Rapid City, SD  57701



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