Yadkin County awarded Gizmos Science Success grant

CHARLOTTESVLLE, Va. — The Yadkin County School District has been awarded a Gizmos Science Success Grant by ExploreLearning.

The Gizmos Science Success Grant Program enables districts to develop and implement inquiry-based instructional methods that will increase science teachers’ effectiveness in the classroom. The program incorporates professional development and Gizmos interactive simulations to promote students’ deep conceptual understanding in STEM disciplines. Through this grant, students in the district will be using Gizmos in science classes for one year.

ExploreLearning Gizmos are interactive online simulations that help students develop a deep understanding of challenging science and math concepts through inquiry and exploration. Using Gizmos, students can manipulate variables, generate and test hypotheses, and engage in extensive “what-it’ experimentation. Research has consistently shown simulations to be powerful tools for improving student learning.

“We congratulate Yadkin County School District on being accepted into the Gizmos Science Success Grant Program,” said David Shuster, Ph.D., ExploreLearning founder and publisher. “We look forward to helping the district meet the rigorous new science standards and to help engage more of their students in STEM careers.”

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