The inquiryHub team in collaboration with The Charles A. Dana Center at the University of Texas, and OpenSciEd is hosting a series of webinars on how to navigate remote teaching and learning for teachers who use the inquiryHub Biology curriculum. The series is also open to any teacher using storylined curricula in their classroom. 

Staying Grounded when Teaching Remote is a webinar series to support educators to stay grounded in the best practices of science teaching and learning while they shift to remote learning during school closures in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. This series focuses on routines and elements of storyline instructional models that are central to inquiryHub BiologyOpenSciEd, and NextGen Storylines materials (https://www.openscied.org/)

Fostering Productive Norms in Remote Teaching, the first Remote Learning Resource for teaching and learning, we offer suggestions for developing and maintaining norms that promote safe student-driven learning experiences in remote learning environments. The archived recording of the webinar and the corresponding slides are available as a reference.

Leading an Anchoring Phenomenon Routine with Remote Teaching. In this Remote Learning Resource, we offer some initial suggestions for how to adapt an Anchoring Phenomenon Routine to a remote learning environment. In a regular classroom, the routine might last one or two days; as outlined here, it might span multiple days, so that students have time both to generate ideas and build on each others’ ideas.

This document was informed by a webinar hosted on April 7th, 2020 in which educators provided feedback and guidance on the original draft of this document. The archived recording of the webinar and the corresponding slides are available as a reference.

Using the Navigation Routine while Teaching Remotely. In this Remote Learning Resource, we offer some initial suggestions for how to adapt the Navigation Routine to a remote learning environment. The Navigation Routine are the “bookends” to each lesson in a storylined curriculum. The routine includes three different aspects (looking back, taking stock, and looking forward), all of which need to be considered when moving learning to a remote setting.

This document was informed by a webinar hosted on April 13th, 2020 in which educators provided feedback and guidance on the original draft of this document. The archived recording of the webinar and the corresponding slides are available as a reference.

 

Upcoming Meetings (Mondays 2-3 PM ET):

Date          Topic                             

April 20      Student Discourse: Consensus-Building        https://zoom.us/j/825402910 Meeting ID: 825 402 910 

April 27      Problematizing                                                https://zoom.us/j/653339018 Meeting ID: 653 339 018