Using the Learning Center as Your e-Textbook with Preservice
This web seminar took place on December 10, 2013, from 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. eastern
standard time. The presenters were Al Byers, Acting
Associate Executive Director of Services at NSTA, and Flavio
Mendez, Senior Director of the NSTA Learning Center. A panel of university
professors included Ruth Burkett from University
of Central Missouri; Wendy Ruchti from Idaho State
University; and Kathy Sparrow from Florida International
Dr. Byers began the presentation by talking about the research behind a blended
model of professional learning that combines face-to-face events with online experiences.
Mr. Mendez gave an overview of the NSTA Learning Center and described how it can
be used as an e-Textbook at the college and university level. He shared examples
of successful application in preservice teacher classrooms then invited the panelists
to share their own experiences using the Learning Center with their students. The
panelists also answered questions from the audience.
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A certificate of attendance was deposited into participants' My PD Record and Certificate 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 learn how you can create a truly integrated and blended learning experience for
your students with a customized interactive e-Textbook leveraging the NSTA Learning
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 GE Foundation