Introduction to Gizmos

Audience: Grade 3-12 math and science teachers

About the Workshop

This workshop is designed to prepare teachers to use Gizmos immediately in their classrooms. The course introduces the major features and functions of the ExploreLearning website and shows teachers how Gizmos can look in their classrooms. In the workshop, an experienced ExploreLearning instructor models a math and science lesson with Gizmos so that participants can identify and deconstruct best teaching practices. Teachers use this information to begin planning exemplary lessons with Gizmos for their students.

Learn to navigate the ExploreLearning.com website

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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“Thank you, thank you, thank you for leading our Gizmos Workshop in Spartanburg today. Your experience and expertise with Gizmos has our teachers excited to put these simulation experiences to use in their classrooms. Because you modeled professional best practices while demonstrating their use, I feel confident our teachers will use them in a way that will be engaging for students. You made our learning experience informative, practical, and fun ~ those are the very best kind!”

Whitney Stancil
 Director of STEAM/CATE/PLTW/Science
 Spartanburg School District Six

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.

@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

Speaker’s Name

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

@speakername

Participants will:

Customize their Teacher Homepage and learn to enroll students 

Employ research-based teaching strategies with Gizmos 

Create standards-based lessons incorporating Gizmos 

TIME

LOCATION

Handouts for Teachers

Helpful resources for you to download.

Keep this slide from the workshop to help guide your Gizmos lessons.

Everything you need to know to get around the Gizmos website.

Use this template and example lesson notes to help you vary the mode of instruction.

Professional Learning requires reflection before it transfers to the classroom.

© ExploreLearning. All rights reserved.

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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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