Enhance Your Content and Pedagogical Knowledge Using NSTA Resources: Life Science
Cell Structure and Function Scipack Simulation

This web seminar took place on August 14, 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 11,700 resources, a community of like-minded individuals, and professional learning tools--can enhance and extend educators' content and pedagogical knowledge of life science topics. Don Boonstra outlined several types of life 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 a simulation found in the Interdependence of Life SciPack and related Science Objects. Participating educators searched Science Objects in the Learning Center and added several to their libraries. Two collections of free NSTA resources were also shared with the attendees.

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To view the presentation slides from the web seminar and related resources, visit the resource collection. Continue discussing this topic in the community forums.

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:

  • "This is really a great way for teachers to learn about all of the wonderful resources available to us as members of NSTA and also for non-members."
  • "This was amazing! I learned so much about the NSTA website. I am very excited about what it has to offer to guide me this year teaching my students."
  • "NSTA is such a valuable resource, so expansive. I will share with colleagues. "

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

For more information contact webseminars@nsta.org

Underwritten by the GE Foundation