Applying Sense-Making Scientific Practices with Gizmos
Audience: Grade 3-12 science teachers | Prerequisite: Previous experience using Gizmos in the classroom. Good follow-up workshop for clients who have attended an Inquiry workshop.
About the Workshop
This workshop is part 1 of a webinar version of the onsite workshop Using Gizmos with Science and Engineering Practices. This workshop allows educators to experience four of the science practices embedded within exemplary Gizmo lessons. Consequently, participants develop a deeper understanding of the Scientific and Engineering Practices and how those practices look in the classroom. They also learn to develop effective lessons around the practices that allow students to develop a deep conceptual understanding of underlying scientific principles.
Understand the Next Generation Science Standards and the implications of using them in the classroom.
Learn best practices for using Gizmos to support the practices where students can develop and use models, analyze data, use mathematics, and construct scientific explanations about the concepts involved.
Workshop Flyers - Onsite & Webinar
A downloadable flyer with the workshop agenda will be available after clicking on each button below.
Resources for Teachers
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Share the agenda with the teachers that will be attending the workshop and add the date, time, and location to use as an informational flyer.
Lesson Planning Resources
Jamboard Templates: Copy this template (elementary or secondary) to do the activity modeled in the webinar with your students in a remote learning environment.
Lesson Planning Support: Review all of the web pages that were shared during the webinar.
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