National Science Teachers Association Developing a Competitive Application for the Shell Science Lab Challenge and Shell Science Lab Regional Challenge

This web seminar took place on October 25, 2017, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern time. The presenter was Ruth Ruud, the present chairperson of the NSTA Teacher Awards and Recognition Committee. Thanks to the participants and the presenter for the learning opportunity, the interactions, and a job well done!

Program Abstract

On Wednesday, October 25, 2017, teachers from across the United States learned how they could win a $20,000 lab makeover for their school. The program featured Ruth Ruud, a past- and present chair of a number of awards and recognition committees and lead judge for the Shell Science Lab Challenge. Ms. Ruud discussed the application process for 2017-18, shared insight into completing your application, and provided tips for strengthening your submission for a chance to win one of 18 lab makeover and professional development support packages. The NEW Shell Science Lab Regional Challenge whose support entails professional development to science educators to improve their content knowledge and instructional methods, and to improve science instruction in classrooms and science labs was also highlighted. The Shell Science Lab Challenge has recognized middle and high school science teachers (grades 6-12) in the United States and Canada who illustrated replicable approaches to science lab instruction utilizing limited school and laboratory resources. Teachers and schools submitting top entries have received additional laboratory tools, resources, and rich professional development opportunities. The Shell Science Lab Regional Challenge will recognize elementary, middle, and high school science teachers representing their schools in targeted areas near Shell assets.

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A certificate of attendance was deposited into participants' My Profile 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:

  • "By attending this webinar, I came to know various awards available to candidates and the school as well."
  • "I like the straight forward delivery of information. I learned the details of the prizes and the application process."
  • "Very clear information and direction to go when applying for this award."
  • "One of the most helpful pieces was seeing an example from a previous winner."

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 Shell