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Crafting Authentic Hands-On Science-Learning Activities

Tuesday, August 24, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT

Crafting Authentic Hands-On Science-Learning Activities

Presented by Alan Downward, Ph.D., Senior Staff Scientist, Flinn Scientific
Moderated by Sagar Deo, Marketing Manager – New Customer Acquisition, Flinn Scientific

Sponsored by Flinn Scientific

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Teachers and instructors always want to provide the best possible learning experience for their students. STEM and CTE education are hands-on disciplines, which means at some point students must perform a practical activity. Unfortunately, there will always be some degree of limitation imposed by the classroom environment.

This recorded edWebinar shares some of the philosophies and the design processes used at Flinn Scientific when crafting new educational experiences. It also includes success stories obtained from observing and engaging with teachers in the classroom.

This recorded edWebinar will be of interest to STEM and CTE educators at all levels as well as district leaders. 


Alan DownwardAbout the Presenter

Alan Downward, Ph.D. is a member of the science team at Flinn Scientific, developing new laboratory experiments, online content, and presenting workshops at national and regional science education conferences. Prior to joining Flinn, Dr. Downward was an adjunct faculty member teaching general and organic chemistry at multiple colleges while coaching a middle school robotics team that competed in the FIRST Tech Challenge. Dr. Downward holds a Bachelor of Science, with first-class honors, and a Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of Canterbury in New Zealand. After completing his Ph.D., he worked as a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Geneva in Switzerland. He is passionate about developing compelling STEM experiences, both online and in person.


Sagar DeoAbout the Moderator

Sagar Deo is a member of the marketing team at Flinn Scientific, developing marketing strategies for new customer acquisition. Prior to joining Flinn, Sagar was a marketing manager at multiple safety organizations, including the National Safety Council. His marketing and technical expertise spans industries ranging from innovative startups in Los Angeles to big banks in Chicago. Sagar earned a bachelor’s degree in computer science from the engineering program at the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana.


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Flinn ScientificFlinn Scientific supports STEM/STEAM educators in opening young minds to the challenges and joys of scientific discovery and the design thinking process. The leader in science education and lab supplies and safety, Flinn Scientific also provides learning systems and professional development that incorporate differentiated digital experiences with hands-on learning grounded in the real-world to help all students think critically, explore like scientists and engineers, and solve problems creatively so they are ready for college and careers in an increasingly technology-driven world.

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Tuesday, August 24, 2021
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
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