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Foster Student Engagement and Exploration with Interactive Simulations

Tue, Feb 26, 2019 · 9:00 PM · Eastern Time (US & Canada)
About This Webinar

PhET simulations are free interactive simulations that provide students an open-ended space to play with and explore mathematical concepts from place value to calculus. Teachers can guide students toward specific learning goals by combining simulation exploration with a guided activity and facilitating student discussions. Learn how to design and facilitate sim-based lessons that engage your students and encourage conceptual understanding. This session will focus primarily on pre-algebra and algebra topics, but will be useful for any teachers new to PhET.

Who can view: Everyone
Webinar Price: Free
Webinar ID: 419906a0492b
Featured Presenters
Webinar hosting presenter GMD Host Coordinator - Leigh Nataro
Host Coordinator
I am a mother, wife and math teacher. I currently teach at Moravian College in Bethlehem, PA and my favorite class to teach is statistics! This is my 27th year of teaching and I am a Desmos fellow and Desmos certified presenter. @mathteacher24 is my twitter handle and I blog at mathteacher24.blogspot.com. I have several tech related videos for stat and TI-NSpire at www.youtube.com/mathteacher24. Feel free to ask me questions about National Board Certification (renewed in 2015). I also enjoy singing, reading and staying fit using workouts from Beachbody (P90X3/TurboFire/21DFX).
Webinar hosting presenter Amanda McGarry
Amanda is a former master teacher now working at CU Boulder designing interactive simulations and teacher support materials. As a designer, she oversees the design of a simulation from brainstorming through development, including user-testing with students. She also leads workshops where teachers write inquiry-based lessons and other teacher support materials. Amanda often misses the classroom, but gets a lot of satisfaction out of working on a high-quality, research-based, open education resource.
Webinar hosting presenter Sheila Orr
Currently teaching a 10th grade integrated Algebra 1 Physics class and a 12th grade Financial Literacy course in a Project Based Learning school in Michigan.
Hosted By
Global Math Department webinar platform hosts Foster Student Engagement and Exploration with Interactive Simulations
The Global Math Department began as a group of teachers who knew each other through Twitter, math education blogs and Twitter Math Camp. Since 2012 The Global Math Department community has grown into a multi-faceted group of math educators who love to share their ideas related to teaching and learning mathematics. We recognize that as educators we are charged with promoting equity and access within mathematics instruction. In addition, we believe it is crucial that teachers be provided with quality resources and ideas that they can use immediately with their students. Lively and friendly conversations in our weekly webinars encourage all participants to share and continue to grow as educators.
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