NSTA Engage: Fall20

November 13-15, 2020

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Special Session: Taking Care of Ourselves

Saturday, November 14 • 12:15 PM - 1:00 PM

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Self-Care Resources
This is a list of links and resources for self-care for educators that can be shared freely.

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To do our best for our families, our communities, and our students, teachers must take care of their own mental, emotional, and physical health. It is important that as teachers, we are supporting ourselves and each other in finding ways and time to take care of our minds and bodies. In this session we will discuss mindfulness, kindness, and compassion practices that teachers can use, and share resources that can help you consider ways to take care of yourself and others in ways that are nourishing and enlivening, including readings and articles; videos and podcasts; and guided self-care practices.

William Penuel (University of Colorado Boulder: Boulder, CO)

Special Session: Teaching Science and Engineering During a Crisis: Maintaining High-Quality Science and Engineering Learning During the Pandemic

Saturday, November 14 • 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

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Teaching Science and Engineering During a Crisis -- Slides

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The COVID-19 pandemic is resulting in widespread and ongoing changes to how the K–12 education system functions, including disruptions to science and engineering teaching and learning environments. In early September 2020, the Board on Science Education at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine released Teaching Science During the COVID-19 Pandemic, to offer guidance to educators as they take on the challenge of adapting instruction to these challenging times. The guide aims to describe what high quality science and engineering education can look like in a time of great uncertainty and to support practitioners as they work toward their goals. This session will provide an overview of the key principles in the guide and engage participants in a discussion of how these principles can guide the difficult decisions they are making day to day as they navigate complex blends of virtual and in-person learning environments.

Jennifer Childress Self (NextGenScience: San Francisco, CA), Heidi Schweingruber (The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine: Washington, DC)