New Opportunities: June 22, 2020

NASA Opportunities

Celebrating 20 Years of Humans in Space
Wednesday, June 24, 2020 3:00:00 PM EDT – 4:00:00 PM EDToin NASA’s STEM on Station team to celebrate the space station’s 20 years as an education platform with an introduction to education resources including a hands on inquiry
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Astro-not-yets Explore Commercial Crew
Wednesday, July 1, 2020 1:00:00 PM EDT – 2:00:00 PM EDTExplore the activities and resources available to your elementary students. Engage and educate our future generations on the Commercial Crew program and the return to the International Space Station from American soil! 
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 Propulsion with the Space Launch System
Wednesday, July 8, 2020 2:00:00 PM EDT – 3:00:00 PM EDTLearn about NASA’s Build a Multistage Balloon-Powered Rocket Challenge. Students use the engineering design process to construct, test and analyze a prototype of a multistage balloon-powered rockets.
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X-59 Sound Educator Activities
Wednesday, July 15, 2020 2:00:00 PM EDT – 3:00:00 PM EDTTwo standards-aligned activities help students learn about the principles of sound and NASA’s X-59 QueSST aircraft that will fly faster than the speed of sound without producing a loud sonic boom.
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EPDC’s Digital Badging and Virtual Learning Opportunities for Educators
Wednesday, July 22, 2020 4:00:00 PM EDT – 5:00:00 PM EDTJoin us for a 1-hour webinar featuring NASA Educator Professional Development Collaborative (EPDC) and their virtual learning opportunities and resources
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Friday Institute:

Teaching Remotely: A Practical Guide

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For the past three months, the COVID-19 crisis has caused massive disruptions in every corner of our society. Schools have been heavily impacted, some closing for the year, and others transitioning to Emergency Remote Learning.

As we close one school year and begin to plan for the next, we still do not know what that year will have in store for us. We may be back to school face-to-face with a new normal. We may be online. We may use some combination of these models at different points during the school year. The process of preparing for all of these possibilities can seem overwhelming.

Whether you have been teaching remotely for three months, or are just getting started — Remote Learning at the beginning of the school year is going to be a new experience for all of us.

Over seven weeks, we will cover best practices, resources, and strategies to set your Remote Learning classroom up for success while providing you plenty of opportunities to brainstorm and share with colleagues. We will be providing specific focus throughout the course on supporting students with limited connectivity and for students with learning differences and other unique needs. These strategies will be focused beyond the COVID-19 crisis and will support you in bringing remote learning to your classroom whenever it is needed. At the end of the course, you will develop an action plan for your Remote Learning Classroom.

Course Objectives

  • Define Remote Learning: We will define what Remote Learning is and is not, how it is different from traditional “distance learning”, and review the Instructional Design Principles for Remote Learning.
  • Establish Norms for Remote Learning: In this unit, we will discuss how to set up classroom procedures in a Remote Learning context, including sending and receiving content, maintaining connections with students.
  • Bring SEL to Remote Learning: Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) focuses on helping learners understand and manage emotions, set goals, set and achieve goals, show empathy for others, maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions. In this unit, we will learn how to bring SEL practices to your Remote Learning classroom, and how to identify and address the social and emotional needs of your students.
  • Maintain Connections with Students and Families: In the time of COVID-19, many families and students are struggling with daily realities including managing working from home while teaching students, having to go to work while students have to remain home, food insecurity, family illness, or loss of income. This unit will cover strategies to support and maintain connections with families in uncertain times.
  • Select Digital Content: With all of the resources available on the Internet, selecting high-quality, appropriate content for all students can be a challenge. This unit will support locating, identifying, and vetting content to pick the best resources for your Remote Learning classroom.
  • Support Populations with Special Needs: This unit will address and provide strategies to support students with disabilities, learning differences, English Language Learners, and other students with unique academic and social-emotional needs.
  • Provide Feedback and Assessment: This unit will dive deep into providing high-quality feedback to students remotely through a variety of media. We’ll also dig in to how to assess student learning and adapt instruction in new ways.

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