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

Workshop Agenda (Onsite)

Opening Session

Sign-In to Workshop and ExploreLearning

Guided Instruction:

Modeling a Gizmo using Teaching Strategies

Reflection

DATE

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“The instructor just completed the training for our math and science teachers. I just wanted to say this 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. The instructor reminded the teachers that this was a “safe place” so they would ask questions, which many did. The program itself was user-friendly. The labs were easy to manipulate and full of higher order thinking skills. The teachers are eager to use Gizmos. 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

THE SPONSORS

Thank you to all our partners that made this day possible. They deserve a grand aplause! 

Professional Development

THE SPEAKERS

We brought together a group of people that have devoted their time and energy into digital marketing.

Speaker’s Name

Founder of Company Name XX. Marketing junkie. Loves to high 5 strangers.

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Speaker’s Name

Founder of Company Name XX. Marketing junkie. Loves to high 5 strangers.

@speakername

Speaker’s Name

Founder of Company Name XX. Marketing junkie. Loves to high 5 strangers.

@speakername

Speaker’s Name

Founder of Company Name XX. Marketing junkie. Loves to high 5 strangers.

@speakername

Speaker’s Name

Founder of Company Name XX. Marketing junkie. Loves to high 5 strangers.

@speakername

Speaker’s Name

Founder of Company Name XX. Marketing junkie. Loves to high 5 strangers.

@speakername

Speaker’s Name

Founder of Company Name XX. Marketing junkie. Loves to high 5 strangers.

@speakername

Speaker’s Name

Founder of Company Name XX. Marketing junkie. Loves to high 5 strangers.

@speakername

Participants will:

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 

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LOCATION

Handouts for Teachers

Helpful resources for you to download.

Use these onsite case studies to examine the best practices for classroom instruction using Gizmos.

Use these webinar case studies to examine the best practices for classroom instruction using Gizmos.

Professional Learning requires reflection before it transfers to the classroom.

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Break

Guided Instruction:

Website Navigation and Setting up My Homepage

Guided Instruction:

Modeling a Gizmo using Teaching Strategies

Reflect and Review

Guided Instruction:

Providing Students with Access

Guided Instruction:

Modeling a Gizmo using Teaching Strategies

Independent Application:

Planning a Gizmo Lesson

Closing Session

Notes:

  • Full-Day Workshops are often 6 content hours in duration, include a lunch break, and development of a Gizmos lesson by teachers
  • Half-Day Workshops are often 3 content hours in duration and will begin the Gizmos lesson development process

Workshop Agenda (Webinar)

Opening Session

Introduction to Gizmos

Getting to know the participants survey

Sign-In to Workshop and ExploreLearning 

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Guided Instruction:

Website Navigation and Setting up My Homepage

Lesson Task and Group Share Out

Gizmos Best Practices Discussion 

Reflection

Guided Instruction:

Website Navigation, Homepage Basics, and Providing Students with Access

Independent Application:

Planning a Gizmo Lesson and Group Share Out 

Closing Session

Review and Wrap-Up

Workshop Agendas - Onsite & Webinar

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