NOVA 3.0 Explore/Educate/Engage

This Web Seminar took place on May 25, 2010 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time. The presenters were Thea Sahr, Howard Lurie and Jennifer Larese from WGBH. . They shared information about the new NOVA website and its rich collection of teacher resources. The presenters also discussed recent and upcoming updates to the WGBH Teachers Domain website.

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

In this program, Thea Sahr, Howard Lurie, and Jennifer Larese talked about the new teacher page, search function, and resource features on the NOVA website. Participants took a web tour of the NOVA site, as well as Teachers Domain, another resource website. The presenters showed participating teachers some of the online interactives that can be used with students on topics like genetics and evolution. Lastly, the presenters gave an overview of the Career Exploration resource on the NOVA website.

Thirty-seven (37) participants were present at the live Web Seminar in addition to the presenters and NSTA staff. Participating educators represented the states of California, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Kansas, Maine, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Nevada, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia. Two participants attended the Web Seminar from a country outside the United States: Puerto Rico

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 learned about teacher resources that I was not familiar with. They seemed very teacher-friendly and pertinent to what I teach.”

  • “New resource that I had not been aware of for use in classroom visits by our volunteer population.”

  • “I taught in the military but am now about to begin teaching in public school which will be very different. It is nice to have a resource, especially one that is tied to standards to help me get started.”

  • “These are great resources. I like that I can download files rather than depend on internet when I want to use them.”

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

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