NSTA Learning Center: Enhance Your Content Knowledge with
This Web Seminar took place on August 7, 2012 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern
Time. The presenter was Flavio Mendez, Senior
Director, NSTA Learning Center. In this seminar, Mr. Mendez introduced participants
to NSTA’s Science Objects—self-directed, two-hour, interactive, inquiry-based content
modules that are available free in the Learning Center.
The PowerPoint and related resources from the NSTA Learning Center 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
This program was the first in a series focused on the resources and tools available
in the NSTA Learning Center. Mr. Mendez talked about how to search for and use Science
Objects to brush up on a wide range of Earth, life, and physical science topics.
He demonstrated the rich content included in every Science Object, such as interactive
simulations and assessment pieces. Participants had the opportunity to practice
saving Science Objects to their Learning Center libraries for easy access at any
Fifty (50) participants were present at the live Web Seminar in addition to the
presenter and NSTA staff. Participating educators represented the states of California,
Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Louisiana, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri,
Nebraska, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Carolina,
Tennessee, Texas, and Washington. In addition, two participants joined the program
from a country outside of the United States: American Samoa and Turkey.
Seminar participants received a one year subscription to the NSTA
SciPack of their choice. A certificate of attendance was deposited into
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 have been trying to glance at some of these resources this summer but this
clarified so much about the Learning Center."
- "I had learned some things about the Learning Center on my own but this was
excellent for me to better use what NSTA has to offer. I love it. The Science Objects
are going to be very helpful for inclusion students who need extra help with content."
- "I am absolutely thrilled about the amount of material that is available even
- "Thank you for the guided tour of the Learning Center. I cannot wait to get
Thanks to the participants and the presenters for the learning opportunity, the
interactions, and a job well done!
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