Developing a Competitive Application for the Shell Science
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
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!
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Underwritten by the Shell