At Lab-Aids we've been working hard to maintain our educational philosophy and high-quality instruction while also pivoting to assist our teachers in a remote and digital environment.


Each session will use activities and units from the middle school program, Issues and Science: Redesigned for the NGSS, but special attention will be kept on applying strategies to any science curriculum, including high school. 

 

WEBINARS - all sessions are offered at no cost

 

Driving Questions Boards (DQB) used to drive phenomena in a virtual classroom

Presenters: Lisa Yemma (MS Teacher, Denver, CO) and Cindy Lilly (MS Teacher, Myrtle Beach, SC)
Date: March 4, 2021
Time: 6:30p - 7:15p EST

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Explore the use of a Driving Question Board (DQB) as a tool to make the phenomena meaningful and connected to science content. Pro-tips and full exemplary DQB walkthrough with our experienced classroom trainers. Several DQBs will be showcased on different platforms (Jamboard, Padlet, etc) and each participant will have access to each as a template to take back to your classrooms.

Intended audience:

  • middle and high school science teachers
  • current Lab-Aids teachers
  • non Lab-Aids teachers

 

Planning a unit for the hybrid model — what to do synchronously vs. asynchronously

Presenter: Lisa Yemma (MS Teacher, Denver, CO)
Date: March 18, 2021
Time: 6:30p - 7:15p EST

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Work through both an activity and a full unit through the lens of a hybrid classroom. What needs be done synchronously versus asynchronously, virtually or in-person, or both simultaneously? All participants get access to an activity and simulation that works well in-person and remotely.

Intended audience:

  • middle and high school science teachers
  • current Lab-Aids teachers
  • non Lab-Aids teachers

 

Using Virtual Summary Tables within a SEPUP unit

Presenter: Dr. Lisa Martin (Professor of Science Education, California State University, Long Beach)
Date: April 1, 2021
Time: 6:30p - 7:15p EST

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Help your students track their knowledge and understanding of a phenomenon by building a Summary Table. Students learn to record their understanding, observations, and evidence after each activity as a way to continually connect to the anchoring phenomenon and storyline. Visual Summary Tables allow students to connect the "why" to each activity. Teachers will leave with an understanding of using Summary Tables within a SEPUP unit, which can easily be transferred to other units. Teachers will also have access to digital Summary Table templates. 

Intended audience:

  • middle and high school science teachers
  • current Lab-Aids teachers
  • non Lab-Aids teachers

 

Using Google Slides for breakout room discussions and competitions

Presenter: TBD
Date: TBD
Time: TBD

Participate in a model activity focused on increasing student engagement using Google Slides for breakout room discussions and competitions. Participants will use and have access to Group Interaction scoring and Developing Communication Skills guides as tools to promote and evaluate student interaction.

Intended audience:

  • middle and high school science teachers
  • current Lab-Aids teachers
  • non Lab-Aids teachers

 

How to teach a hands-on activity in a remote world using demos

Presenter: TBD
Date: TBD
Time: TBD

Work with our seasoned, virtual classroom teachers for ideas and pro-tips on running an effective science demonstration. We'll focus on logistics of the set up, how to encourage student engagement, and student accountability. Participants may enter to win select hands on kits, good for virtual demos or face to face in the classroom.

Intended audience:

  • middle and high school science teachers
  • current Lab-Aids teachers
  • non Lab-Aids teachers

 

 

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