Casio Prizm Workshop in Chicago-land

By Tech Powered Dad | November 10, 2011

While Texas Instruments’ T3 workshops tend to get a lot of publicity, if you are a teacher using Casio products, you should know that the Casio team is also striving to provide professional development opportunities for teachers. In particular, they are working towards helping teachers learn how to teach with the Casio Prizm (review) color graphing calculator. If you are in the Midwest and use Casio products, you should consider signing up for a Prizm workshop being held on December 10, 2011, from 8:30-11:30 a.m. at Hinsdale Central High School in Darien, IL.

There are some big names taking part in this event, including Amber Branch, Casio’s National Director of Curriculum and Training and John Diehl, President of the Casio Teacher Advisory Council, so I’d expect it to be an extremely high quality event. Although you are asked to RSVP for the event, there is no cost, and everyone who attends receives a Prizm emulator for their computer.

Complete text of the official invitation follows:

F.I.N.D. New Ways to Engage Your Students

A Casio PRIZM Workshop

Saturday December 10, 2011; 8:30 – 11:30

Hinsdale South H.S., Darien, IL (Little Theater)

The goal of this workshop is to help you F.I.N.D. inquiry-based, technology-enhanced mathematical methods for the 6-12 classroom with PRIZM. The world’s first full-color graphing calculator, PRIZM boasts innovative enhancements and amazing feature sets – driven by teachers, for teachers. There is no charge to attend this workshop.

Foster more meaningful mathematical understanding through our icon-based menu, Natural Display and intuitive navigation that results in far fewer keystrokes; getting you to the mathematics faster. Imagine being able to bring everyday mathematical images to your classroom where the mathematics can be investigated directly through technology.

Nurture a deeper understanding of vital concepts through Casio-specific applications like patent-pending Modify and Conics. Discover an entirely different way to engage students and truly involve them in exploring mathematics through Picture Plot.

Each workshop attendee will:

Receive a single-license fx-Manager PLUS software that exactly emulates the PRIZM


Be entered into a drawing for a free PRIZM at the end of the workshop

Be entered into a national drawing to win a PRIZM class-set

Workshop Presenters:

Amber Branch, National Director of Curriculum and Training for Casio Education

John Diehl, President of the Casio Teacher Advisory Council; retired teacher

Ismael Zamora, Member of the Casio Teacher Advisory Council; Teacher and Department Chair at Hinsdale


Nancy Foote, Member of the Casio Teacher Advisory Council, Teacher

RSVP to John Diehl 630-248-7066 or

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