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Calling all K-8 teachers of science!


WestEd is conducting cutting edge new research on the impact of the COVID-19 school closures. They need teachers to share their experiences with teaching science through distance learning.

The purpose of this research (part of an ongoing NSF-funded study investigating enactment of the NGSS, Award #1561529), is to gain insight into:

  1. How teachers are teaching NGSS during school closures through distance learning.
  2. What opportunities and challenges teachers of science are facing with distance learning.
  3. What tools, resources, and supports teachers of science are using to guide their science distance learning.
  4. How teachers of science are feeling about distance learning.

This study could help inform future science instruction (whether through distance learning or not).

Complete Survey by July 1, 2020
Participating teachers will complete one 20-minute online survey about science teaching through distance learning. A $75 gift card will be awarded to several teachers.  In order to be entered into the gift card drawing, please complete the survey at the link below by July 1st.
We acknowledge that all teachers have been asked to teach under circumstances for which they likely were not trained or prepared. There is no expectation that teachers have implemented NGSS science in all or even any of the ways the survey will ask about. Whatever you have been able to do (or not) during these uncertain times is ok! As researchers and evaluators, we just want to learn about what teachers are doing during distance learning and how they feel distance learning has been going.
If you are interested in participating in the survey and/or want to learn more, please click on the link below for more information, and to take the survey online:


If you are looking for resources or webinars about distance learning, WestEd has a variety of helpful options that you can access on our website.

Thank you in advance for your time and consideration, especially during these difficult times. We greatly appreciate your hard work and dedication!



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