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Teaching Scientific Inquiry with Gizmos
Audience: Grade 3-12 science teachers | Prerequisite: Previous experience using Gizmos in the classroom
About the Workshop
Teaching Scientific Inquiry with Gizmos prepares teachers to use the inquiry process and Gizmos to support the development of deeper student understanding of important science concepts. The instructor models best practices for teaching with Gizmos in science, demonstrating a progression of inquiry that develops students' scientific inquiry skills. Teachers become more skillful in using inquiry methods of instruction, which encourage students to ask questions, make observations, and construct reasonable explanations.
Understand the inquiry method of science instruction and develop inquiry teaching skills.
Learn best practices for using Gizmos to support student inquiry in science.
Plan science lessons using inquiry and appropriate Gizmos, and share lesson ideas with colleagues.
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
Cell Structure Student Exploration and Key: Inquiry doesn’t always have to include an investigation, like with this Cell Structure inquiry lesson activity.
Inquiry Posters: Use these posters to do the inquiry activity that was modeled in the workshop.
Lesson Planning Support: Review all of the web pages that were shared during the webinar.
Sticky Note Poster Slides: Copy this template to your Google Drive to do the inquiry activity modeled in the webinar with your students in a remote learning environment.
Levels of Inquiry
Include this slide in your presentations when showing other teachers what was talked about in the workshop.
Everybody's Talking About Gizmos
“I just wanted to say thank you for an outstanding professional development training on Gizmos last evening. I can see why this is your favorite training - it was really good! Teachers were really engaged and feedback was very positive! Using inquiry really takes the Gizmos to another level and the teachers were clearly excited about that. I have already heard some of them are using some of the strategies in their classrooms for next week!! ”- Leigh Ann Anderson, Science Resource Teacher K-8, Charles County Public Schools