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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

Presenters

  • 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.

Materials from the Webinar