Learning Opportunity

Gizmos: Building Understanding in Math with Online Simulations that Support the New Grades 4-6 Curriculum

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Facilitator: Karen Blumhagen
Date:April 30, 2024
Time:4:00 pm to 5:00 pm MTN
No Charge
Location: Virtual
Session Code: 24-NC-609
Focus: Curriculum Implementation and Pedagogy Mathematics and Numeracy

Target Audience

Grade 4-6 Math Teachers

About this Learning Opportunity

Inspire students to think like mathematicians using ExploreLearning Gizmos! Explore the major features of Gizmos online simulations and how they can support classroom instruction using models and inquiry practices. You will experience a modelled mathematics lesson using online simulations. Time will be provided to search for and investigate Gizmos that support the new mathematics curriculum. K - 6 teachers in Alberta have access to Gizmos through a subscription provided by Alberta Education.

This session addresses the LQS competencies

  • 2. Modeling Commitment to Professional Learning
  • 4. Leading a Learning Community

This session addresses the TQS competencies

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

About the Facilitator

Karen Blumhagen

Karen Blumhagen is an Implementation Coordinator with ExploreLearning. She has over thirty years of experience in education as a classroom teacher, learning facilitator, and administrator. Karen has observed firsthand the positive impacts of online simulations in student understanding and achievement. For fifteen years, she has used Gizmos to engage her science and math students. Karen is in... Read more »