Professional Development Overview
We want you to achieve great things in the classroom.
Helping teachers to achieve great things
We believe everyone can become a better teacher and continuous improvement is an important goal for every educator. Our professional development is more than just product training, it’s about what teachers can accomplish in the classroom every single day.
Steps for long-term success
Gizmos bring many of Marzano’s nine categories of effective instructional strategies to the classroom, including four techniques proven through meta-analysis to have a strong positive impact on student achievement.
Courses to get you started
These introductory workshops give teachers the time and confidence they need to integrate new technology into instruction. They’ll learn the basics of how to use Gizmos and what they can help accomplish in the classroom.View Courses
Courses to strengthen pedagogy
These higher-level workshops instruct teachers in using proven teaching strategies and help drive instructional change. Interested in inquiry, the 5E model, or meeting new practice standards? We’ve got you covered!View Courses
Courses to build systematic support
Build a strong ongoing implementation with planning support, pacing guide alignments, classroom lesson modeling, coaches’ workshops, and more.View Courses
Get your own Gizmos expert
ExploreLearning project management gives your district on-call professional development delivery, coaching, and ongoing support for Gizmos from a dedicated Implementation Manager. They partner with you to develop, realize, and monitor a customized plan to achieve your goals.
Everybody's Talking About Gizmos
"Using Gizmos has had a positive impact on student learning. Gizmos allows them to dig deeper and manipulate variables to lead them to a higher-level depth of knowledge. There were plenty of students who had a ‘light bulb’ moment using a Gizmo!"- Teacher, Racine Unified School District, WI
"Textbooks have come and gone in our district at all grade levels, but what our teachers have been able to rely on for years is the quality of the product ExploreLearning is putting out with Gizmos."- Director of STEM Education, Hillsborough Public Schools, FL
"Teachers deserve a tool like Gizmos to empower students to conduct their own investigations, learn without reading lots of text but by doing lots of reasoning."- Teacher, Los Angeles Unified School District, CA
"I’m really a strong proponent of Gizmos in science because I have seen firsthand what it does in terms of engaging kids in labs. Gizmos really allow students to go deeper in terms of problem solving and critical thinking."- Assistant Superintendent, Miami-Dade Public Schools, FL
"I see more student engagement with lesson content when students are using Gizmos. Student grades have shown more understanding of the topics."- Teacher, Salinas Unified School District, CA
Take your Implementation Further, Faster.
Let us help you be your best. Contact us to learn more about how our professional development team can help accelerate your use of Gizmos.Contact Support