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.
Extensive lessons, resources, and professional development
Here at ExploreLearning, we celebrate the fact that no two classrooms are the same. Thanks to comprehensive and customizable teaching resources, Gizmos simulations are easy to implement in any classroom, regardless of a teacher’s experience level or subject matter knowledge.
Everybody's Talking About Gizmos
Hello, Ms. D. I apologize about emailing you during the weekend, but I couldn’t wait to tell you. Gizmos is so much fun, and I absolutely love it. I actually learn something and I like the fact that it is interactive. Thank you so much for making us do Gizmos.- Gizmos Student, American International School, Abu Dhabi
I really love Gizmos as they help students grasp difficult concepts that can’t always be seen. They make abstract ideas come to life.- Gizmos Teacher, Foothills School Division, Alberta, Canada
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.- Gizmos Assistant Superintendent, Miami-Dade Public Schools, FL
Gizmos STEM Cases improve students’ content knowledge and critical thinking ability. The kids are putting more thought into things and they’re asking better questions.- Gizmos Director of Science, Gwinnett County Public Schools, GA
Gizmos STEM Cases is the most engaging program that I’ve ever seen! High-quality graphics and real-world stories make them more thought-provoking than traditional teaching materials. Students become more personally invested in the lessons and feel a sense of accomplishment [when doing them].- Gizmos Director of Science, Walker School, GA
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