Learning Opportunity

Gizmos - Explore Online Math Simulations that Support the New Curriculum!

This session has been completed.
Facilitator: Amanda Wilson
Date:August 12, 2022
Time:9:00 am to 10:00 am MTN
No charge
Location: Virtual
Session Code: 22-MA-268
Focus: Mathematics and Numeracy Curriculum Implementation and Pedagogy

Target Audience

Teachers K-6 Math, Administrators, Instructional coaches

About this Learning Opportunity

Inspire students to think like mathematicians using ExploreLearning Gizmos! Providing engaging learning opportunities promotes life long learning at all grade levels.

Online simulations support classroom instruction using models and inquiry practices. Students build conceptual understanding through thoughtful exploration.

Participants will create their Gizmos account to immediately begin exploration into how Gizmos will add to their classroom learning environment.

We also encourage you to join us for additional webinars designed for Grade Level specific curriculum.

This session addresses the LQS competencies

  • #2: Modeling Commitment to Professional Learning
  • #3: Embodying Visionary Leadership

This session addresses the TQS competencies

  • #2: Engaging in Career-Long Learning
  • #3: Demonstrating a Professional Body of Knowledge

This learning opportunity is being subsidized through funding from Alberta Education.

About the Facilitator

For 18 years, Amanda Wilson has been an advocate for STEM education. She was a secondary STEM teacher, then transferred to a district STEM instructional and assessment specialist. Amanda has worked with multiple education grants at the collegiate level supporting new STEM teachers designed to increase teacher retention rates. She believes that all students are curious and that providing resources that allow students to engage in exploration is critical for transformative learning.

Amanda has been with ExploreLearning for over 4 years supporting elementary and secondary teachers in the United States and Canada. She believes all students are naturally inquisitive and active learners.