Responses to COVID-19: Adapting Classroom Teaching Techniques and Hands-On Learning to an Online Environment

Dr. Rebecca Campbell-Montalvo
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Rebecca Campbell-Montalvo, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Research Associate
University of Connecticut
Dr. Chaya Gopalan
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Chaya Gopalan, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Applied Health, Primary Care, and Health Systems
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

How can we adapt STEM courses to the online environment without missing out on the benefits of hands-on learning or strong teaching techniques used in-person? In this workshop hosted by the AAAS-IUSE Initiative, speakers share their research and experience transitioning their courses online. First, researcher Dr. Rebecca Campbell-Montalvo shares how to pivot STEM service-learning courses to an online environment by sharing her research from the University of Connecticut’s environmental service corps’ move online. Afterwards, Dr. Chaya Gopalan discusses how she used flipped teaching techniques in a remote environment. Overall, the workshop serves as an opportunity to explore successful strategies for transitioning STEM courses online while continuing to engage students.