Enhance Your Content and Pedagogical Knowledge Using NSTA Resources: Earth and Space Science
The Solar System Scipack Simulation

This web seminar took place on July 10, 2014 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. eastern standard time. The presenter was Don Boonstra, NSTA Coordinator for Online Advisors.


Don Boonstra explained how the Learning Center--NSTA's ePD portal with over 11,600 resources, a community of like-minded individuals, and professional learning tools--can enhance and extend educators' content and pedagogical knowledge of earth and space science topics. Don Boonstra outlined several types of earth and space science resources available on the Learning Center, particularly Science Objects and SciPacks. He also demonstrated several methods for finding high quality professional learning resources in the Learning Center. Participants explored two simulations found in the Earth, Sun, and Moon SciPack and related Science Objects. Participating educators searched for Science Objects in the Learning Center and added several to their libraries. A collection of free NSTA resources was also shared with the attendees.


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A certificate of attendance was deposited into participants' My PD Record and Certificate 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:

  • "I thought I knew about the resources available in the NSTA Learning Center, but this expanded my view tremendously!"
  • "I've been a member for years but I feel like I can now navigate the NSTA site to the greatest benefit"

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




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Underwritten by the GE Foundation