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Science on the Small Screen: A Short History of Science Education via Remote Learning
As educators try to figure out what teaching looks like in COVID times, “ZOOM-learning” and “remote education” have become the phrases of the day. Yet, learning through the small screen isn’t a new idea; in fact, educators have debated the merit of educational television since the 1940s. In the 1950s, science educators, convinced of the merits of medium, pioneered television shows about science. In this talk, science historian Ingrid Ockert will take viewers through a whirlwind tour of the groundbreaking science television genre and will discuss what early lessons are useful for educators today. This talk is held in conjunction with the Sarnoff’s In Living Color exhibit.

Sep 27, 2020 01:30 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Ingrid Ockert
Ingrid Ockert is a science writer and a historian. She holds a PhD from the History of Science Program at Princeton University. Previously, she ran a lecture series for Princeton’s Council on Science. She has collaborated with Oregon Public Broadcasting, WGBH, WHYY, and WPRB. Ingrid’s work has been supported with grants from the Smithsonian’s Lemelson Center, NASA, and AmeriCorps. She is currently an adviser for the American Archive of Public Broadcasting.