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NSTA Web Seminars:

Developing a Competitive Application for the Shell Science Teaching Award

This web seminar took place on September 26, 2012 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time. The presenter was Greer Harvell, a teacher at Meigs Middle school in Shalimar, Florida. During this program, Ms. Harvell discussed the application process for the Shell Science Teaching Award and shared tips for developing a standout submission.

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 the presentation, Ms. Harvell provided an in-depth overview of the Shell Science Teaching Award. She talked about the submission procedures, the selection process, and the awards for the finalist. Participants had the chance to start brainstorming for their own applications by sharing their ideas for the different sections of the application, including teaching philosophy, instructional method, and the video.


Seminar participants received one of the NSTA SciGuides. 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:

  • “I feel so inspired to become a better science teacher when I attend a web seminar! I love a challenge, and the upbeat chats propel me forward!”
  • “Detailed presentation of the application process. Participant questions and presenter answers are valuable for those who are considering applying.”

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 Shell