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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Earth, Sun, and Moon: Motion of the Moon

Earth, Sun, and Moon: Motion of the Moon

2 hr Do-It-Yourself Science Object

Interdependence of Life: Population Balance in Biomes

Interdependence of Life: Population Balance in Biomes

2 hr Do-It-Yourself Science Object

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SciPacks are similar to short mini-courses, tailored to specific pieces of science content. Teachers can acquire 10 hours of intensely focused science content based on their individual needs. The courses are online and provide embedded assessments and a final assessment that indicate to participants, and to WVDE, teacher competence and success in mastering the science content. NSTA offered support through a content discussion forum; an “ask a wizard” content resource; and quick, responsive technical assistance. Compared to traditional face-to-face trainings, NSTA’s SciPacks to be a cost-efficient and effective method for delivering high-quality science content to teachers.

John Putnam
West Virginia Department of Education

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