Using Science Simulations to Engage Students

Interested in using online science simulations in your classroom? New To Gizmos? Join US! This session is designed to prepare teachers to use Gizmos immediately in their classrooms. The course introduces the major features and functions of the Gizmos website and shows teachers how Gizmos can engage students with content and competencies. In the workshop, an experienced instructor models a science lesson with Gizmos so that participants can identify and deconstruct best teaching practices.

Target Audience

Elementary (K-5), Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12)


9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

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    Amanda Wilson

    For 15 years, Amanda has been an advocate of STEM education. She has been a secondary science teacher, then transferred to a district science 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 providing resources that allow for student exploration is critical for transformative learning.