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NSTA Web Seminar:

The NSTA Learning Center: An Online Portal With Free Resources for Educators
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This web seminar took place on January 31, 2013, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. eastern standard time. The presenters were Dr. Al Byers, Assistant Executive Director of e-Learning and Government Partnerships at NSTA, and Flavio Mendez, Senior Director of the NSTA Learning Center. In this seminar Dr. Byers discussed the effectiveness of online teacher professional learning, and Mr. Mendez introduced participants to the over 3,500 resources that are available for free in the Learning Center.

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.


During this web seminar Dr. Byers talked about the research behind a blended model of professional learning that combines face-to-face events with online experiences. Mr. Mendez gave an overview of the NSTA Learning Center and shared examples of the Learning Center’s free resources, including interactive content modules called Science Objects. Participants tried out several simulations from different Science Objects. They also had a chance to visit the Learning Center and begin adding resources to their libraries to access later.


Seminar participants received an NSTA SciGuide. 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:

  • “This was my first web seminar and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I'm excited to implement my learning in the classroom.”
  • “I'm so glad I attended the webinar. I will pass this valuable resource on to all of my preservice teacher classmates!”

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


See when other web seminars about using the Learning Center are scheduled.




For more information contact webseminars@nsta.org



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