In-person, online, or a hybrid classroom for the 2020-21 school year, there’s no one right way to teach science. But for all methods, safety should be the first priority along with helping students engage in the scientific process and relate the lessons to the real world. In the edLeader Panel, “Teaching Science and STEM in a COVID World Fully and Safely—Whatever the Learning Approach,” Dr. Mike Marvel, Chief Scientist at Flinn Scientific, and James Palcik, Director of Education, Safety, and Compliance at Flinn Scientific, helped teachers prepare for the fall by answering the key questions they’ve received about science in a COVID world.
One of the many challenges with distance learning is finding ways for students to engage in active and interpersonal learning experiences that increase their understanding of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM). These types of activities are especially important because they can make abstract scientific concepts more accessible, and engage diverse learners in using engineering processes that are helpful for 21st century careers.
Join Dr. Mike Marvel and James Palcik of Flinn Scientific as they discuss how the right safety procedures and instructional approaches can make for effective and engaging science laboratory and “hands-on” STEM experiences for middle school and high school students.
In this edWebinar, we will discuss how to engage students in STEM and active play with hybrid learning and how to get students collaborating remotely.
Gain an understanding of why hands-on activities bring meaning to STEM and discuss ways to bring hands-on activities into virtual learning environments.
If circumstances call for social distancing (think COVID-19!), distance learning comes into play. It has its benefits, wearing PJs among them. It also has its challenges: lots of screen and seat time; virtual tools that might not fully engage learners; and programs that may not be a good fit with the curriculum. In short, they don’t always measure up to the “real thing” that is school.
In this edWebinar, Kirstin Harrington, EdTech Coach from Flagler County Schools, will discuss how she is supporting teachers and students with STEM activities to keep students learning and engaged at home.
Steve Spangler shares his creative ideas and strategies to teach hands-on science through the medium of children’s literature.
During this edWebinar, Dr. Justin Aglio will lead a conversation about the current state of EdTech and how educational leaders can help their schools move forward into the future.
Students exposed to coding and programming at an early age are well equipped to take on higher-level computer science courses in high school and have essential skills for future opportunities in the technology world. When Rob van Nood was hired as the educational technology specialist for Catlin Gabel School in Oregon, coding and computer science courses were only offered in grades 9-12 and not to students in the younger grades. The lack of coding curricula at the younger levels has left a significant teaching gap in 21st century skills such as problem solving, designing, and computation thinking.