Learning Opportunity

Gizmos Simulations Supporting the New Curriculum for Grade 2 Math Teachers

This session has been completed.
Facilitator: Amanda Wilson
Date:August 17, 2022
Time:9:00 am to 10:15 am MTN
No charge
Location: Virtual
Session Code: 22-MA-272
Focus: Mathematics and Numeracy Curriculum Implementation and Pedagogy

Target Audience

Teacher Grade 2 Math, Administrators, Instructional coaches

About this Learning Opportunity

Experience how to use Gizmos immediately in your Grade 2 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.