Science is about observing, asking questions, and learning from mistakes—perfect for these times.
These materials, which include some Spanish-language resources, were gathered for a presentation at Massachusetts Coalition for Adult Education (MCAE) Network 2021: Science Teaching Now: What? How? During the pandemic shutdown, three of the presenters had to suddenly teach remotely. The fourth, who teaches in Corrections, was still in-person but without any hands-on materials and with no student access to the Internet. How does one teach science effectively in these circumstances?
This group of four teachers presented on:
- How their different situations and backgrounds shaped their approaches to teaching science
- Some strategies that worked during this pandemic year of remote and disrupted teaching
- How they might teach remotely about Weather & Climate
- Christina Dennis, ASE Teacher, SCALE (Somerville Center for Adult Learning Experience)
- Marie LeBlanc, ASE and Computer Technology Teacher, MA Department of Corrections at NCCI-Gardner (North Central Correctional Institution)
- Tessa Peixoto, Adult Diploma Pathway Science Instructor, JVS Boston (Jewish Vocational Service)
- Lakshmi Nayak, SABES ELA C&I PD Center Coordinator
Image Credit: NASA Worldview, Earth Observing System Data and Information System