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At-Home Science Safety

A colleague and friend of mine from Burbank USD contacted me about a month ago asking if the state or county had any at-home science safety guidelines for teachers, students and parents engaged in distance learning instruction. After speaking with…

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Virtual Science Fair workshops for OC and LA

Welcome back to the start of school, with all the excitement, challenges (and new stress) associated with teaching virtually.  As you begin your instruction, I am sure you continue to look for ideas to help your students engage in and…

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NGSS Self-Assessment

Looking for something to assess your understanding and application of the key components of Next Generation Science Standards? I have created a Nearpod lesson that includes a series of interactive polls, use of drawing tools, and open-ended questions, along with…

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Distance Learning Recommendations for Special Needs Students

I recently came across six excellent posters from the University of St. Andrews that focus on distance learning instructional strategies to accommodate for students with the following learning challenges: Autism; Hearing challenges; Dyslexia; Vision challenges; Physical or motor disabilities; and…

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Sustaining an Equitable Online Community

I know that opening school for the 2020-21 academic year has brought additional responsibilities, concerns, stress and anxiety to you as a teacher or administrator. My colleagues and friends at the UCLA Science Project created a PDF HyperDoc to help…

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SDCOE Distance Learning Units

The San Diego County Office of Education has designed K-12 integrated learning units of study that focus on grade-level essential learnings across all curricular content areas. Assessment opportunities are also included, along with student feedback options. Being faced with the…

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Design HS Curriculum for OpenSciEd

Hey, all you folks that are into curriculum development!  OpenSciEd is looking for colleagues interested in participating in their next phase of free online, NGSS-aligned instructional unit development for HIGH SCHOOL. A free informational webinar, hosted by OpenSciEd, is scheduled…

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Strategies Aligned to Virtual Platforms

Virtual Platforms That Mimic Face-to-Face Instructional Strategies Since the closure of schools in mid-March resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, I have devoted a significant amount of time accelerating my personal online learning curve.   I have particularly focused on virtual…

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NGSS SEP Implementation Tool

I recently came across some great instructional resources, developed by Instructional Leadership for Science Practices (ILSP), that can assist teachers (and administrators) with the implementation of the NGSS Science and Engineering Practices. Link to downloadable PDF: SEPs_Practices and Student Performance…

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Distance Learning Page Launched

With more of you transitioning to the “virtual” world of instruction, we have launched a new page, “Distance Learning”  to help guide your accelerated professional learning curve to learn and implement the various options and applications of distance learning. I…

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