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Archived Webinar

Keep Teaching Science: Successful Strategies to Adapt K–12 Science Experiences for Distance Learning

Recorded on September 17, 2020

The sudden shift to distance and hybrid learning due to the COVID-19 pandemic has created a need to identify virtual and at-home science experiences that ensure students keep learning science in meaningful ways.

Anchored in the vision of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and A Framework for K-12 Science Education, a new NextGenScience resource highlights ways materials designed for in-person NGSS learning can be adapted for virtual or at-home settings while maintaining or enhancing best practices.

In this archived webinar, you will:

  • See examples of effective strategies to adapt materials directly from the educators who conducted the analysis
  • Learn from the developers about their process and design decisions
  • Explore how to best support educators to be successful in this environment


  • Kristoffer Carroll, K–12 Science, STEM, and Innovative Programs Coordinator, Clark County School District
  • Christine Depatie, STEM Teacher, Missisquoi Valley School District
  • Tana Luther, Science Specialist, Louisiana Department of Education
  • Alessandra MacFarlane, Science Teacher, Hillsborough Township Public School District
  • Jeanne Norris, Instructional Specialist, mySci, Institute for School Partnership, Washington University in St. Louis
  • Matt Reed, Vice President, Science, Amplify
  • Breigh Rhodes, Director of Math, Science, and STEM, Louisiana Department of Education
  • Jenny Sarna, Director, NextGenScience, WestEd
  • Iram Shaikh, Education Consultant
  • Neelo Soltanzadeh, Program Associate, NextGenScience, WestEd
  • Tracy Staley, Elementary Science Staff Developer, Pinellas County Schools
  • Vanessa Wolbrink, Associate Director, NextGenScience, WestEd

Read Our Twitter Chat!

After the webinar, NextGenScience hosted a #NGSSchat organized by the National Science Teaching Association. Educators weighed in on the strategies highlighted in the new Keep Teaching Science! resource and shared their own ideas.

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