Use the NSTA Learning Center as your online platform when developing professional learning experiences for teachers of science.

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Use the NSTA Learning Center as your online textbook when teaching science pre-service teachers.

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Getting the students to draw models

by Susan German (Hallsville, MO)
Great simple demo for air pressure. This can be duplicated easily and given to the class to determine "What is going on?" Have students draw a model as a pre-activity, work with the phenomena, and then draw a model as a post-activity. What a great way to me...

Archive: Increasing Pre-service Teachers’ Ability to Become Lifelong Learners, April 16, 2019

Pre-service Teachers working on the NSTA Learning CenterAre you a professor working with science teacher candidates?  If so, join us for this web seminar on Tuesday, April 16, from 6:30 to 8:00 pm Eastern time.

In this web seminar, authors of the article Increasing Science Teacher Candidates’ Ability to Become Lifelong Learners Through a Professional Online Learning Community will share their experience and answer questions about how they use the NSTA Learning Center in their university classroom.   The article was published in the Association for Science Teacher Education’s practitioner’s journal Innovations in Science Teacher Education in January 2019 and its abstract is below.

Abstract: This article describes the use of an online professional learning community within the context of K-8 science education methods courses. The article describes the unique usage of the learning community with preservice teachers at different certification levels within the context of five distinct universities. While each approach is different there exist commonalities of usage. Specifically, the site is used to develop mastery of science content, exposure to pedagogical content knowledge, and classroom activities that focus on authentic science practices. Each case provides specific details of how the preservice teachers were immersed into a learning community that can serve them throughout their teaching career.

This web seminar is designed for professors who teach science pre-service teachers. All participants will receive a certificate of participation and 100 Learning Center activity points for attending and completing the post-program evaluation. An archive and presentation slides will be available at the end of the program.

Professors can learn more about how to use the NSTA Learning Center with teacher candidates at:

Journal Article
Teacher's Toolkit: Jumping to Conclusions

By: Kylie S. Hoyle, Kristie S. Guiterrez, Lauren A. Harper, Brandon D. Hollingsworth, Margaret R. Blanchard
Science Scope

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Mindy Lee-Olsen @Genes2Proteins
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Kathy Keil Dunberg @KKDunberg
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oscar soto @oscarso70138553
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Susan German @susan_german
I am happy this is one step closer to being published. @caroyce Is a great author and I am lucky she asked me to p…

Sedro-Woolley School District @SedroWoolleySD
Congrats to the 2019 @Shell #Science Lab Regional Challenge Regional Winners #NSTA #STEM #SciEd Clear Lake Element…

MWas @EducZen
Engage in early elementary school with books that have a science topic at their core. Then make lessons for all sub…

Page Keeley @CTSKeeley
Interesting phenomenon I recently noticed after having my pool resurfaced. Ask students: why does the water look bl…

NatSciTeachAssoc @NSTA
@caahayes #NSTA also has a book that can help students learn more about notebooks from famous scientists. #NSTAchat

Carolyn Hayes @caahayes
A5: I found many articles in the various #NSTA journals that focused on Ss notebooks and journals. Go to the…

Sean Musselman @MrMusselman
@MsCarlySparks Thank you for aiming your sights at joining the science teaching profession! Participating in #NSTA…

Carolyn Hayes @caahayes
#NSTAchat explores topics of interest to the science education community. I am Carolyn Hayes your moderator and…

SweenyISD @SweenyISD
@Shell Oil Company representative, Toyin Ope, was at SJH @jhsweeny today to present an award to Mrs. Kristi Hilton…

Carolyn Hayes @caahayes
Tonight - #NSTAchat 9PM ET - Let's talk about "Student Science Notebooks & Journals" Don't miss it!!!! #NSTA…

MWas @EducZen
The mere fact that from cultural diversity one can gain a variety of perspectives - an ingredient for creative solu…

Eric Alexander @Pinnacletrainer
More food for thought!!! #pinnacleathleticsathleticperformance #strengthandconditioning #sportsperformance…