What is ExploraVision and How Can I Use It?
This Web Seminar took place on September 21, 2011, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Presenting was Leif Segan, math and science teacher from Ames, IA and Brian Short from NSTA. The presenters gave an overview of the ExploraVision competition, talked about how to enter, and provided some tips and guidelines for a successful beginning.
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The presenters provided information about the basic elements of the ExploraVision
competition and what teachers can expect. Leif Segan, a veteran of the competition
and a finalist from last year, shared his personal experience with entering teams
in the competition while addressing the general guidelines for application and preparation.
Miz Fischer from Toshiba assisted on the chat, and the participants were able to
get all their questions answered.
Forty (40) participants were present at the live Web Seminar in addition to the
presenters and NSTA staff. Participating educators represented the states of California,
Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New York, North
Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont and Wisconsin.
Seminar participants received one of the NSTA SciGuides. A certificate
of attendance was deposited into participants My PD Record and Certificates
area in the NSTA Learning Center for completing the evaluation form at the end of
Here are some comments provided by the participants at the end of the Web Seminar:
- “I am now prepared to present this idea to my 5th and 6th grade teachers as
well as fellow science specialist.”
- “It has motivated me to offer this competition to my students this school year.”
- “It helped explain the process in a clear way. I Iiked the questions and seeing
- “Exploravision is a competition that may motivate my students.”
Thanks to the participants and the presenters for the learning opportunity, the
interactions, and a job well done!
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Toshiba/NSTA ExploraVision Web Seminars are scheduled
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