Free Virtual Teaching Course
Let’s Do Science!
Bringing Hands-on lessons to Online Learning
This four-part series in March 2021 provided participants with ready-to-do science explorations that can be done virtually and easily transition to in-person classroom lessons. Each week, participants explored the wonders of science including the weather, animals, the human body, and robots. This professional development is geared for students in the early grades of elementary school. Lessons may be contextualized and expanded to upper elementary students.
Participants had the opportunity to apply for a grant to bring all the lessons to life in their own classrooms generously sponsored by Intel.
Presenter: Stephanie Walstrom – Golden Apple Fellow
Stephanie Walstrom is a 2019 Golden Apple Fellow who has been teaching Kindergarten most of her 15-year career. She is board certified in Early Childhood and believes that children learn best by doing. She adheres to a belief that joy IS the most important learning standard and that children who are having fun and love their teacher are learning at maximum capacity. Stephanie is from Ohio but New Mexico is her home. Though Stephanie wasn’t entirely sure how online learning could be done well, she has found that sending home learning kits every two weeks has opened a world of possibilities to bringing hands-on to her online class! She is excited to share with you some of her successful experiences from her virtual class.