Teacher Learning Journeys: Learn Today...Your Way

NSTA Professional Development Create your personalized learning journey based on your unique learning needs and preferences. Find more than 12,000 resources, of which over 4,200 are free. A suite of practical tools, such as My PD Indexer, My PD Plan and Portfolio, and My Library will help you diagnose, manage, and document your professional learning experiences. Collaborate with a community of like-minded individuals and learn together. Begin your learning journey by creating your free account.
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Learn at your own pace online with these 1-2 or 6-10 hour interactive activities.

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Learn online from certified instructors with your colleagues. 1-2 hour seminars, week and month long courses are available. Earn state and university credit.

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Attend an NSTA workshop in person to learn hands-on techniques with other teachers. Earn state and university credit.

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The Learning Center is NSTA's e-professional development portal to help you address your classroom needs and busy schedule. You can gain access to more than 12,000 different resources that cater to your preference for learning. Over 4,200 resources, such as journal articles, science objects, podcasts and web seminars are available for free. Other resources include SciPacks, SciGuides, and Short Courses. A suite of practical tools including My Library, My PD Record, My Professional Development Plan and Portfolio, My Calendar, My Notepad, and My PD Indexer are available to help you organize, personalize, and document your growth over time. If desired, you may review an archived Web Seminar overview of the NSTA Learning Center, or download the "How to Guide" PDF (2.7 MB).

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Cell Structure and Function: The Cellular Factory

Cell Structure and Function: The Cellular Factory

2 hr Do-It-Yourself Science Object

Earth, Sun, and Moon: Our Moving Earth

Earth, Sun, and Moon: Our Moving Earth

2 hr Do-It-Yourself Science Object

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The NSTA Learning Center is an outstanding resource that has proven to be invaluable to our teachers! We have utilized this resource for both beginning teachers as well as more experienced teachers. All of our teachers have found this to be a convenient way to enhance their science content knowledge, an invaluable resource to assist in explaining specific concepts in class, a useful tool for sharing resources with colleagues, and a central location for compiling their lesson plans, examples of student work, and annual progress.

Marguerite A. Sognier, Ph.D.
Director, Educational Outreach
Texas Regional Collaborative, Galveston

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