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Opening Schools: The Challenges, Strategies, and a COVID-19 Update

Monday, October 19, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT

Opening Schools: The Challenges, Strategies, and a COVID-19 Update

Presented by Dr. Michael A. DiSpezio, Science Author and Educator

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Frustrated with online interactions? Want more updates on the latest COVID-19 findings? You are not alone. Don’t miss out on this engaging, richly illustrated, and information-packed edWebinar, where Dr. Michael A. DiSpezio, COVID-19 education expert, addresses what we have learned so far about the challenges and strategies for effective teaching in the time of COVID-19.

In this edWebinar, Dr. DiSpezio returns to edWeb to share best practices that you can apply tomorrow whether you are teaching in the classroom, virtually, or in a hybrid environment. Discover how simple strategies can better engage and maintain learners’ interest. In addition to addressing educational pedagogy, Dr. DiSpezio reviews the latest findings about COVID-19 and what they mean in terms of remaining safe in both remote and home environments.

This recorded edWebinar will be of interest to elementary through high school teachers, librarians, and school and district leaders. 


Michael DiSpezioAbout the Presenter

Dr. Michael DiSpezio is a globally respected renaissance educator, speaker, and science education author. He hosts JASON broadcasts and shepherded the Discovery Channel to their first Emmy Award nomination. A former marine biologist, he worked as a research assistant to a Nobel Prize winner. Leaving the laboratory and his instructor role at Boston University, he celebrated his passion for education as a K-12 classroom teacher for ten years. Returning to graduate school, he completed his Ed.D., based upon his work in HIV/AIDS education. In addition to writing the national curriculum on The Science of HIV, published by the National Science Teachers Association, Michael has authored over 25 trade books and coauthored over 60 textbooks. Beyond his work with leading print publishers, he has developed materials for Google, Disney, the Discovery Channel, PBS, Children’s Television Workshop, MTV, Scientific American Frontiers, The JASON Project, and the US Department of Education. These days, his interests in developing AR and VR experiences have been supplanted by the need to create COVID-19-literate students.

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Monday, October 19, 2020
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT
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