Using the Pandemic to Teach Science

with Academy Fellows Michael Becker, Felicia Giunta, and Tracy LaGrassa
Wednesday, July 28, 2021
4:00 p.m. – 5:15 p.m. EDT

Registration is closed.

From the science of predicting pandemics to pandemic research models to vaccine equity issues, three brilliant teachers show how our current crisis can bring science to life. Following these presentations, participants will meet in small groups to share and brainstorm with other innovative teachers. Join us!

Michael Becker is a science teacher at KIPP NYC College Prep in the Bronx. He has taught biology, chemistry, and genetics, and he currently teaches environmental science and psychology. 

Felicia Giunta is in her 8th year teaching AP biology, living environment, and chemistry at Staten Island Technical High School. She loves bringing real world applications to her teaching.

Tracy LaGrassa teaches biology research, molecular cell biology, and AP biology at Bronx Science. She is inspired by, and thankful for, her students, and is especially grateful for their dedication this year, which made a class community possible, even on Zoom. 

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