Presented by Lisa Cumming, Chemistry Teacher, Olmsted Falls High School (OH)
Providing science and math content online can be relatively straightforward, but engaging students in true distance learning requires more than just transmittal of information. Secondary students in particular need to be able to see and ask questions during laboratory experiments, or receive feedback when developing their own solutions to math problems. During a recent edWebinar, two experienced teachers explained how they made the transition from teaching in a classroom to remote instruction during the spring, and how they are prepared to teach online or in hybrid settings during the new school year.
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.