Sean Sweeney: One of Only 40 in Nation Selected for Teaching Fellowship

Upper School Math Teacher Sean Sweeney is one of only 40 teachers in the country accepted into the Desmos Teaching Fellowship.

Desmos is regarded as one of the most powerful and versatile tools that exists for teaching math. It consists of a free and easy-to-use graphing calculator app that allows students to quickly graph and explore equations in a visual and meaningful way. It also includes an activity builder for teachers to plan and facilitate lessons in class.

As a Desmos teaching fellow, Sweeney takes part in regular discussions of lessons and best practices for the classroom with other fellows and members of the Desmos development team. Desmos heavily relies on teaching fellows to guide app improvements and new features. Recently, Sweeney flew to the company’s headquarters in San Francisco to take part in a workshop to improve teachers’ use of the application in classes.
Woodlynde School is a private, co-ed college prep day school located in suburban Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, that serves intelligent, talented students with learning differences in grades K - 12. Woodlynde provides a comprehensive, evidence-based Kindergartenelementarymiddle and high school program in a challenging yet nurturing environment for students with average to above average cognitive abilities (IQ) who have language- or math-based learning differences (such as Dyslexia, Dysgraphia or Dyscalculia), Executive Function Challenges, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), or Auditory Processing Disorder. Even for those students without a diagnosed learning disability (LD), Woodlynde offers expert and caring teachers in small classroom settings that support academic success. Woodlynde School also offers a post-graduate (PG) program in partnership with Rosemont College as well as a regional Summer Camp for students who learn differently.