PhD Science® is an immersive curriculum that allows students to “dig in” with hands-on experience as they conduct scientific investigations and build knowledge that helps them understand the anchor phenomenon. But in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, how can students still drive the learning when they are social distancing or working in a remote setting?
In this video, PhD Science Implementation Support Specialist Kerwyn Simpson discusses COVID-19 modifications in a student-driven classroom. The video highlights recommended strategies, helpful PhD Science resources, and topics for implementers to consider to keep student-driven learning at the center of their science instruction.
Kerwyn Simpson is an implementation support specialist for PhD Science. Before joining Great Minds®, Kerwyn taught elementary school in Louisiana and Texas. What he loves most about PhD Science is how the level of questioning in the curriculum develops scientific thinking in students and the role of the teacher as a facilitator. Currently, Kerwyn is a virtual teacher working to create resources that support educators in their journey with PhD Science. He lives in Bossier City, Louisiana.