Using the Learning Center as Your e-Textbook with Preservice Teachers
All web seminar participants use online tools that allow them to mark-up presenter's slides or share desktop applications in addition to engaging in chat with others online and answering poll questions

This web seminar took place on October 30, 2014, from 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. eastern standard time. The presenter was Flavio Mendez, Senior Director of the NSTA Learning Center. A panel of university professors included Lisa Blank from University of Montana, Eric Brunsell from University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh, Ruth Burkett from University of Central Missouri and Carolyn Mohr from Dominican University.

Mr. Mendez gave an overview of the NSTA Learning Center and described how it can be used as an e-Textbook at the college and university level. He shared examples of successful application in preservice teacher classrooms then invited the panelists to share their own experiences using the Learning Center with their students. The panelists also answered questions from the audience.

View the web seminar archive.

To view the presentation slides from the web seminar and related resources, visit the resource collection.

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 see great value in this eTextbook for science specific teachers - middle and secondary. "
  • "I benefited most from the mechanics of how the E text idea works."
  • "Liked the different educators sharing their stories and ways that they have used the Learning Center"

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