Episode 070: Student Teaching NGSS in a Pandemic with Madison Levine and Rachel Lauzier

In this week’s podcast, we sat down with Madison Levine and Rachel Lauzier, two seniors in the Neag School of Education at the University of Connecticut. They discuss their student teaching experience this past spring and how they navigated being a pre-service teacher in a pandemic. The two of them touch upon hybrid teaching and the challenges they were faced with when balancing in person and at home students.

Moreover, they discuss resources they found helpful while facilitating a hybrid classroom and share with us their experience engaging students in NGSS practices.

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Episode 023: Designing Equitable Learning Environments in NGSS Classrooms with Michelle Salgado


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Meet Michelle Salgado, a doctoral student at the University of Washington, College of Education. Michelle shares with us 5 years worth of research that includes designing equitable learning environments in the NGSS classroom. Specifically, she has worked with a kindergarten teacher and shares what has been successful in their linguistically diverse kindergarten classroom.

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  • 04:00 - 08:30     Language diversity and engaging families in the science classroom
  • 09:00 - 14:30     Encouraging the use of multiple languages in the classroom
  • 15:00 - 29:00     Lessons and examples from Michelle's research
  • 29:30 - 32:00     Making time for science in the classroom
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