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Teaching CTE-STEM and Engineering in a Remote or Hybrid World – Why and How It Works

Tuesday, January 26, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST

Teaching CTE-STEM and Engineering in a Remote or Hybrid World – Why and How It Works

Presented by Alan Downward, Ph.D., Senior Staff Scientist, Flinn Scientific

Sponsored by Flinn Scientific



The recording will be posted on this page after the live session. Closed captioning will be added to the recording within 2 weeks of the live presentation.
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With the advent of COVID-19, remote learning became a necessity. Initially, engineering and CTE-STEM educators were concerned. But what they discovered was that the right virtual environment and digital tools could motivate students to truly design and engineer products in ways that building physical products alone does not. In this edWebinar, you’ll hear from a panel of CTE directors and STEM teachers who will discuss the lessons they learned about remote STEM education and hear their stories and strategies.

The presenters will also discuss ways to use digital components from 3D virtual models through unlimited design iterations through online competitions to engage and motivate students to learn the engineering design process in the most real-world way—exposing even the most reluctant students to STEM careers.

This edWebinar will be of interest to middle and high school teachers and school and district leaders. There will be time for questions at the end of the presentation.


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.


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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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