National Science Teachers AssociationUsing the NSTA Learning Center as an Online Textbook for Teaching Science Pre-service Teachers

This web seminar took place on September 22, 2015, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Eastern time. The presenters were Flavio Mendez, Senior Director of the NSTA Learning Center and Dr. Heather Domjan, Professor of Science Education at the University of Houston.

Mr. Mendez gave an overview of the NSTA Learning Center and described how it can be used as an online textbook at the college and university level. He shared examples of successful application in pre-service teacher classrooms then invited Dr. Domjan to share her own experiences using the Learning Center with her students.

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A certificate of attendance was deposited into participants’ My Profile page 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:

  • “The web seminar was great. It was very informative for a professor looking into the Learning Center. I liked how the chat box was used effectively. I learned about the many resources available.”
  • “I think it is a wonderful idea for pre-service teachers to be exposed to the NSTA LC.”
  • “I enjoyed hearing questions that others had as they navigated the portal. Thank you for the help in how to share resources with my students.”

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

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