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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
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Jack Stevens @JackSte26038255
#tati #tativsjames #jamescharlesisoverparty #JeffreeStarCosmetics #lfsanzcod #like #like4like #follow #LikeForLikes…

Jeff Remington @Sci_Rem
Thought leaders take on science education’s leadership-level challenges in new #NSTA book

Ms. Rubin, M.A.T.  @MsRubinChats
Any self respecting woman or #Medical professional should protest stupidity by moving out of #Alabama or #Missouri.…

Bev DeVore-Wedding @bdevore
@NGSS_tweeps NSTA learning center and conferences #NSTA

Nutrition Society @NutritionSoc
Whey protein - explore the evidence behind the claims on our upcoming #NSTA lunchtime webinar with Prof…

Debra Shapiro @Debra_NSTA
More about #scied & #STEMed breakout games in this #NSTA Reports story:

Jennifer Williams @ScienceJennifer
STEM in action at Newman S.T.A.R.S. at Esperanza Charter. Students teaching students always the best learning.…

Teaching with the LC @TeachingLC
How can you use images of inventions to help students develop critical thinking and analysis skills? Today's blog p…

Jennifer Williams @ScienceJennifer
STEM in action at Newman S.T.A.R.S. at Esperanza Charter. Students teaching students always the best learning. #STEM @IsidoreNewman #NSTA

Carolyn Hayes @caahayes
Do you use student science journals or notebooks in your classes? Join #NSTAchat and share your successes and stru…

Explore all the Next Generation Science Standards Resources. Prepare for the 2018-19 school year and beyond! The re…

Page Keeley @CTSKeeley
Another one of my favorite probes to find out whether students use a particle model to explain the phenomenon of a…

HamakerScience @HamakerScience So excited to use these two projects to offer more STEM opportunities in my classroom.…

Chris Duvall @apoduvall
Another excellent #k12 #STEM #phenomenon disc. topic about #MtStHelens eruption, thx for sharing, @jessphoenix2018!…

The one-stop-shop for all your Next Generation Science Standards Resources. Prepare for the 2018-19 school year and…