|Date:||August 18, 2022|
|Time:||9:00 am to 10:15 am MTN|
|Focus:||Mathematics and Numeracy Curriculum Implementation and Pedagogy|
Teachers Kindergarten Math, Administrators, Instructional coaches
About this Learning Opportunity
Experience how to use Gizmos immediately in your Kindergarten classroom!
Explore the major features of Gizmos simulations and how they can inspire your students to think like a mathematician.
You will experience a modeled mathematics lesson using Gizmos. We will identify and deconstruct best teaching practices when using Gizmos. Time will be provided to search for and investigate Gizmos that support your New Kindergarten Mathematics 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.