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Middle School Social Emotional Learning During COVID-19: How Can People Help End Pandemics?

April 20 @ 2:45 pm - 3:45 pm PDT

Experience a contact tracing activity and explore how a storyline unit supports SEL during the pandemic while emphasizing health equity. Print http://bit.ly/MSContactTracing ahead of time.

Takeaways: Participants will: 1. learn how discussions of a pandemic can be attentive to students’ social-emotional needs; 2. consider how COVID-19-focused learning can and should provoke students’ thinking about how their actions affect others and can help end pandemics; and 3. experience a contact-tracing activity that supports students’ thinking about issues of trust in public health.


Dan Voss (Dallas Center-Grimes High School: Grimes, IA), Dawn Novak (BSCS Science Learning: Colorado Springs, CO)