Expanding the Gizmos Experience
Audience: Grade 3-12 math and science teachers | Prerequisite: Introduction to Gizmos workshop
About the Workshop
Expanding the Gizmos Experience helps teachers develop a deeper understanding of how to integrate Gizmos into their curriculum, and effective uses of whole group and small group instruction. The course shows teachers how to get the most from the Gizmo Lesson Materials by making these intentional instructional decisions. In the workshop, the instructor models best practices for using Gizmos in a whole class setting as well as a small group setting. Teachers work individually or in small groups to integrate best teaching practices with Gizmos into their curriculum.
Understand the similarities and differences between whole group and small group instruction and effective ways to utilize each method to improve student learning
Learn to incorporate Gizmos into collaborative classroom discussions, cooperative learning, and situations where students are constructing arguments supported by evidence
Develop customized lessons by modifying Gizmo Lesson Materials
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
Lesson Planning Guide: Use this template and example lesson notes to help you vary the mode of instruction.
Lesson Planning Support: Review all of the web pages that were shared during the webinar.
State Standards Shared Gizmos Lists: Select your state link from the list to see a shared Gizmos list of the correlation to state standards and add all Gizmos to your class with one click.
Remote Learning Resources
Integrating Digital Tools and Gizmos: Get ideas for how to integrate Gizmos into your remote learning lessons.
Quick Guide: Using Gizmos from Home: Share this helpful guide with parents so they can assist their children who are using Gizmos at home.
Remote Learning with Gizmos Tips: Learn how to use Gizmos virtually with this collection of tips.
Case Studies (Onsite/Webinar): Use these case studies to examine the best practices for classroom instruction using Gizmos.
Reflection/Best Practices Worksheet: Professional Learning requires reflection before it transfers to the classroom and the best practices used during the workshop are important to transfer into a lesson.
Gizmos Quick Start Guide
Everything you need to know to get around the Gizmos website.
Everybody's Talking About Gizmos
“The training for our math and science teachers was one of the best trainings I have arranged in a while. The instructor kept the teachers interested and engaged the whole time. It was great that she modeled how to do the labs, instead of just talking about them. It is obvious that the instructor was very knowledgeable about the program, the material, and the dynamics of how it could be implemented. The teachers were shown how to challenge their students, while also supporting those with special needs. Thank you for providing such a great trainer and program. I know the teachers found this training to be very beneficial.”- Nancy DeMarco, M. Ed., Student Success Coach / Head Cheer Coach, Frostproof Middle Senior High School