Many states, districts, and schools are unsure of what the coming school year will bring. Will we back together in the classroom or teaching and learning from a distance? Perhaps a blend of the two? In this four-part web seminar series, we’ll explore ways in which we can continue to give our students experience with relevant, intriguing phenomena to create the need to engage in science learning to explain what they’ve observed utilizing distance-learning strategies. The focus of this series will be on synchronous and asynchronous online learning, but we’ll also consider how to connect students to their learning communities through smartphones and local computers (no internet access). Participants will experience distance-learning strategies through engagement in high-quality science lessons during the live web seminars and have opportunities to reflect, exchange distance-learning ideas and tools, and pose questions to the presenters and participants during the web seminars and through asynchronous posts in the private learning community forum.
During the four-part series participants have access to:
- A moderated private forum for group discussions with other participants
- Digital resources and all NSTA online community tools (My Library, My Learning Plan, My Profile, Community Forums)
- All archive versions of the web seminars to watch on-demand.
By the end of the web seminar series, participants will be able to:
- Choose sensemaking tasks or improve existing tasks to engage students in science learning through distance- and home-learning
- Utilize a suite of tools to create a learning community where students are virtually working together (synchronously or asynchronously)
- Provide feedback to students
Science Leaders Can Sponsor a Group of Teachers
Are you a state, district, or school leader responsible for providing professional learning experiences for K-12 educators? Consider sponsoring a group of teachers to participate in the NSTA Web Seminar Series: Topic Study for K-12 Science Teachers: Distance-Learning Strategies that Support Student Sensemaking.
Registration is $1,500.00 flat fee per cohort of up to 25 participants, regardless of their NSTA membership status.
Please contact Flavio Mendez via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) with your questions and/or to request a quote.
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