Armuchee Elementary, Coosa Middle, Coosa High, Model Middle and Model High have been awarded a Gizmos Grant by ExploreLearning. 

The Gizmos Grant Program enables districts to develop and implement inquiry-based instructional methods that will increase 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 classes for a full year. A big thank you to Coosa Middle teacher, Randy Haney, for getting this started for our district. 

“I am excited our schools were awarded this grant,” said Coosa Middle assistant principal, Tyler Thomas. “This is a great opportunity for teachers and students to learn through real-world experiences.”

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-if” experimentation. Research has consistently shown simulations to be powerful tools for improving student learning. 

“We congratulate the schools in Floyd County on being accepted into the Gizmos Grant Program,” says David Shuster, Ph. D., ExploreLearning Founder and Publisher. “We look forward to helping the schools and district meet the rigorous new standards and to help engage more of their students in STEM careers.”