Learn how students in grades 3–5 can explore issues of
racial equity while investigating the COVID-19 pandemic, supported by family
engagement and social-emotional learning.
Participants will learn that: 1. students’ own questions about COVID-19 and its disproportionate impact motivate them to authentically engage in NGSS Science and Engineering Practices and other connected multidisciplinary standards; 2. students can be supported in their exploration of the COVID-19 pandemic and inequities it has amplified by inviting families to be partners and incorporating social-emotional learning; and 3. students use the science they learn to explore ways their own decisions can help them care for themselves, their families, and their communities.
Megan Bang (Northwestern University: Evanston, IL), Jamie Noll (BSCS Science Learning: Colorado Springs, CO), Sara Ivory (The Ogden International School of Chicago, East Campus: Chicago, IL), Gail Housman (Northwestern University: Evanston, IL), Tyler Scaletta (Alcott Elementary School: Chicago, IL), Dan Voss (Northwestern University: Evanston, IL), Carrie Tzou (University of Washington Bothell: Bothell, WA), Katy Fattaleh (The Nora Project: Highland Park, IL), Ashley Stanley (Dewey Elementary School: Evanston, IL)