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Flinn’s Professional Learning Summer Webinar Series

How to Teach Science in a COVID-19 Environment, Part 1

Benefits to Reopening Schools, Planning for the Continuity of Learning, Synchronous & Asynchronous Learning Review, Potential Instructional Education Models, Instructional Education Model Considerations, What Will Teaching Science Look Like Now? Managing the Socio-Emotional Traumatic Impact.  This is the first in a two part session to assist science educators and school district leadership ready for the upcoming science and STEM programs. 

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How to Teach Science in a COVID-19 Environment, Part 2

Flinn has developed a framework from various educational and health authorities that will provide guidance on teaching science and STEM.  WE will explore the following topics during the session: Re-opening Schools During the COVID-19 Pandemic, Considerations for safe-school opening, Hygiene & PPE Considerations in Schools, Sanitizing & Disinfection, Suggestions for Teaching Science in COVID-19, Remotely offering science / STEM programs safely, Preventative Measures to Take in Science Labs, Classrooms and Shared Spaces, and Science Department Product Order Planning.  Join us for the second of this two-part session and be ready for teaching regardless of the environment and instructional model used in your district.

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Guidance to Safe School Re-Entry, Part C

This session is designed to provide the results from the recent OECD COVID-19 survey of countries around the world with specific direction into the re-opening guidance for school districts in North America based on the results of best-practices and multi-disciplinary insights.  This session will appeal to school district leadership who are looking for some additional global insight into the safe school re-opening plans for staff and students blended with the curated resources from Part A and Part B from Series One of our Professional Learning Sessions. 

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Prep Room Concerns from a Prolonged School Closure

There are many teachers and science supervisors asking about prep room safety strategies while their schools are closed for months longer than the traditional summer vacation.  FLINN understands the situation that you are in currently and we have compiled a listing of common concerns and remedies for them which you can use. During this challenging time we know that you are doing your best to provide remote learning and may not be thinking about the science department in the school, but there are some things to be mindful of back in your prep area and lab when you are back in the building.  Let us take you on a guided tour of what you need to observe and handle in the prep areas and chemical storerooms.

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School Nurse / Health Administrator Session on Return to School Planning
Attend this session if you are a school nurse or are involved with providing direction on the re-entry process and health/hygiene protocols in your school or district. We will cover some curated guidance documents specifically focused on the potential roles of a school nurse in regards to health checks, participation as a Designated Point of Contact, symptom identification and surveillance, Social, Emotional, Mental health and other topical areas specific to your role as a trusted leader in the school environment.

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For School District Personnel

Guidance to Safe School Re-Entry Part A: We recognize that there is not a ‘one-size fits all’ solution to safely returning to school. In this session, we discuss safety preparation and concerns within schools and maintaining a physically and mentally healthy school environment.

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Guidance to Safe School Re-Entry Part B: Join us for part B of this ongoing conversation, where we discuss maintaining healthy operations when schools are open and COVID-19 school modifications as well as continuity in education.

While not required, we recommend watching Guidance to Safe School Re-Entry Part A prior to watching Guidance to Safe School Re-Entry Part B in order to have a comprehensive understanding of the guidelines surrounding opening schools safely.

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School Leadership OSHA Science Safety Guidance: Designed to help school district level leaders navigate the OSHA laws regarding science programs, we review the OSHA Lab Standard and how it applies to your teachers and to the overall school system We cover Annual inspections, Chemical Hygiene Officer, Chemical Hygiene Plans, and much more.

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For Your Safety Officers, Science Dept. Chairs and Teachers

Lab Safety 101: Part 1: Come with FLINN on a guided tour of the science department as we investigate common safety protocols and best-practices including safety contracts, chemical storage, how to deal with emergency situations such as fires, floods, chemical spills, orphan chemicals and more. 

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Lab Safety 101: Part 2: Part 2 of this safety series addresses common science department safety concerns including chemical storage issues, labelling, GHS, inventory controls, PPE usage and best practices in the lab and prep areas. 

While not required, we recommend watching Lab Safety 101: Part 1 prior to watching Lab Safety 101: Part 2.

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Elementary Science and STEM Safety K-8: We take you on a journey through the elementary science and STEM lab discussing increased safety and compliance. We look at the safe, proper use and storage of science equipment, apparatus, hand tools and more, in addition review checklists and things to watch for with your students.

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What Does Science Teaching look like when I Get Back to my School Lab? 

Come on a tour of the science department and get a feel for what it will look like when you get back into the school.  We will explore some common prep room concerns as a result of an extended school closure, and we will look at how to handle science activities with students, how to disinfect lab equipment, apparatus, tools and materials, and how the instructional models will drive many of the decisions made for science teachers in the coming months.  Teaching science and STEM in a COVID-19 environment will present some challenges and also some opportunities.  Let James Palcik, Director of Education, Safety & Compliance from FLINN take you on a journey through the ‘unknowns’ of being a science educator today and highlight key safety protocols regardless of the teaching/learning modality. 

Originally hosted with NSLEA on Tuesday July 21st as part of their Summer Leadership Institute

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School Leadership OSHA Science Safety Guidance 

Designed to help school district level leaders navigate the OSHA laws regarding science programs, we will review the OSHA Lab Standard and how it applies to your teachers and to the overall school system. We will cover Annual inspections, roles of the designated Chemical Hygiene Officer, Chemical Hygiene Plans, and much more.  This is a short session on regulatory compliance with the OSHA Lab Standard.  Let James Palcik from Flinn Scientific take you through the essentials that you need to know as a Chemical Hygiene Officer, Science Supervisor or school district leader involved with science education.   Session designed to align with NSELA Summer Learning Institute conference.  

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