Resources for Teaching Remotely • Supporting Students Through COVID-19

In this unprecedented time, it is important for us to share ideas of how to best help all of our students learn science from home. MnSTA has set up the following vehicles for networking and sharing lessons, websites, videos, and other resources to help you with distance learning.

Webinar May 12, 2020 Promising Practices for Science Distance Learning
MnSTA and MDE teamed together to present a webinar to over 150 educators around Minnesota titled "Promising Practices for Science Distance Learning".  We worked together to share resources for distance learning in our current situation. If you missed the webinar, you can view a recording of it and the resources shared here.
Webinar Recording     Webinar Resources   Presentation Slides

Lesson Sharing

The MnSTA board of directors invites you to share lessons that you have developed with other Minnesota teachers. The lessons may be digital (delivered online) or analog (for students without internet or computers). A sampling of exemplary lessons that follow the best practices standards and provide equitable access for all students will be highlighted in another list.

Contribute and/or Download Lessons Here

Download Exemplary/Equitable Access Science Lessons Here


Web links

MnSTA has gathered links to websites that have simulations, videos, lesson plans, activities, and other resources that can be used for distance learning.

Online Learning Specific Resources

Discipline Specific Resources

Elementary Focused Resources


Screencast: Access and Inclusion in Online Science Education

The Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility working group of MnSTA developed a screencast to support teachers in online science education for all.

View Screencast Here


Remote Resource Forum

To facilitate the sharing of questions and answers about distance learning, MnSTA has set up a forum for the exchange of ideas. To add resources, ask or answer a question, click a category below and then click 'Comment'.  Please change the 'Subject' line of your comment to a descriptive heading.


Threads Comments Last Post
Creating Equitable Science Experiences for All
What resources support equitable experiences for all learners? What creative strategies can be leveraged to engage ALL learners in science? What things do students have at HOME that we can leverage to do science?
8 8 11 months ago
Creating Instructional Videos
What tools and techniques support the easy creation of video content?
5 6 11 months ago
Creating Science Content
What resources support educators in creating content for their learners? What works for your situation?
4 4 10 months ago
Running Online Discussions
What techniques and tools are great for engaging learners in asynchronous discussions in an online setting?
3 3 10 months ago
Sharing Online Resources Now Available
Many online education resources have become freely available. Please share links to these resources here.
9 9 11 months ago
Using Remote Conferencing Tools (Google Meet, Zoom, etc)
What tips and strategies are particularly useful to interact with learners with remote conferencing technologies? What's available free to all NOW?
2 2 1 year ago

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Other Resources

Education Minnesota Resource Site

Johns Hopkins COVID-19 Resource Center

The Minnesota Writing Project