When the COVID-19 pandemic began in spring of 2020, teachers felt the immediate impact. Many schools shut down altogether only to come back days or weeks later with a new virtual teaching model that the teachers had to test in real time. For Amgen Biotech Experience (ABE) teachers, the shift to virtual and then hybrid teaching also meant trying new methods for teaching biotech lessons that are typically hands-on.
Although daunting, ABE teachers persisted and adapted and innovated—finding new ways to engage their students and developing new best practices in the process. We are celebrating their resilience in a series of blog posts that showcase their unique stories and their lessons learned. Read about the frontlines of pandemic teaching from ABE teachers, in their own words, at the end of the 2020–21 school year: