New year, new job

If you’ve been following along (and honestly, I cannot imagine how anyone could possibly have time to do so!), you are under the impression that I’m on sabbatical leave this year.

There has been a change of plans.

I’ve taken an unpaid leave from my college and am spending the bulk of my professional time on curriculum development work at Desmos as a (nearly) full-time teaching faculty member.

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The job actually involves almost no sitting on small children.

Our team is growing (Do you know any awesome designers? Send them our way, please!) We have a lot of great stuff in the pipeline. I’m delighted and grateful for the opportunity to work with this amazing team. It’s well known that I’ve been working with them on an extracurricular basis for some time now (>1.5 years), and this has made the transition super smooth.

I am especially fortunate to be able to set aside a portion of my professional life for ongoing projects that are outside the scope and focus of Desmos (although they are certainly consistent with the overall Des-mission of more and better mathematics for all learners!) I’ll spend a couple mornings a week in a kindergarten most of this school year, for example, and Which One Doesn’t Belong is still slated for a 2016 release from Stenhouse. (We still need to sort out Math On-A-Stick for next summer, but that’s a year away.)

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17 responses to “New year, new job

  1. Oh yay you! So excited for your new opportunity! You deserve it!

  2. Congratulations! That is terrific news for you and great news for the entire math community.

  3. This is great news for math education. I am excited to see what you guys come up with. What thrills me the most is the likelihood that you and your team will continue to create things that I don’t even know I need or want but will immediately love once I see them.

  4. Congrats! I agree with Robert.

  5. Desmos is assembling a seriously amazing team. I am glad to see it.

  6. Bummer that the future teachers going through the Normandale program will be losing out on your expertise. Congratulations!

  7. Woohoo!! Awesome. Are you moving out to the bay area? Or working remotely?

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  9. I’m super stoked that elementary folk will have a voice in the world of Desmos. Any opportunity to embrace and push mathematics as a progression is a lovely opportunity. I’m already appreciating the elementary components that Desmos has integrated and looking forward to your awesomeness being folded into the mix.
    Cheers and good luck my friend!

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  11. hey christopher, that’s great news! if i have suggestions for an activity, can i send them to you?

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