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Toshiba/NSTA ExploraVision Web Seminars:

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Aligning ExploraVision with the National Science Education Standards and the NRC Framework for K-12 Science Education

This web seminar took place on October 10, 2012 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time. The presenters were Eric Crossley, Director of Science Education Competitions at NSTA, and Courtney Georginn, a teacher at West Grove Elementary in San Diego, California. In this program, the presenters provided an overview of ExploraVision and discussed opportunities for connecting the competition to the National Science Education Standards and the NRC Framework for K-12 Science Education.

The PowerPoint, related resources from the NSTA Learning Center, and web links from the presentation are now contained in the above resource collection. Clicking on the collection link will place it in your Learning Center, My Library, neatly organized under the My Resource Collections tab.


This was the second program in a series of web seminars focused on the ExploraVision competition. During the presentation, Mr. Crossley introduced participants to the history and components of the competition, then shared information about the prizes that teams can potentially win. Ms. Georginn talked about ways that teachers can link students’ work on the ExploraVision competition to specific science standards. She also shared strategies for assisting and motivating students based on her own experience as an ExploraVision coach. Web seminar participants then had a chance to check out the ExploraVision website.


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 the program.


Here are some comments provided by the participants at the end of the web seminar:

  • “Excellent, I was looking for a challenge to give my students.”
  • “I liked this seminar, it is valuable information that I will share with my peers.”
  • “I am definitely signing up my students and we are doing this as a class.”

Thanks to the participants and the presenter for the learning opportunity, the interactions, and a job well done!


See when other Toshiba/NSTA ExploraVision web seminars are scheduled.




For more information contact webseminars@nsta.org


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