Open Access Graduate Research Paper
Science--Study and teaching (Middle school); Science--Web-based instruction; COVID-19 Pandemic, 2020- --Influence;
The purpose of this paper is to analyze how the COVID-19 pandemic impacted and changed teaching strategies in a young adolescent science classroom and how the pandemic changed personal ideas around online learning. Prior research shows how online learning can be implemented successfully in collegiate classrooms, but it is rare to find research that shows how to successfully implement online learning in a young adolescent classroom. This point of view is from a rural, Iowa middle school standpoint and data was collected through the use of personal journals, emails, and a timeline from March 2020 and May 2020. After the analysis, it was found that converting from an in person to an online format took flexibility, teamwork, patience, and strong student teacher relationships.
Year of Submission
Master of Arts
Science Education Program
Lyn Countryman, Advisor
1 PDF file (148 pages)
©2021 Kelsey Ufford
Ufford, Kelsey, "Autoethnography on teaching during a pandemic" (2021). Graduate Research Papers. 1875.