How to Avoid Disqualification in ExploraVision?
This Web Seminar took place on January 12, 2011 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern
Time. Presenting was Brian Short from NSTA and Jonathan Gastel from Stuyvesant High
School New York, NY. The presenters provided an overview of the ExploraVision program
and specific tips on how to avoid disqualification.
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.
The presenter provided information on the basic components of ExploraVision program
with an emphasis on the most common items that cause disqualification. Jonathan
Gastel shared his experience as a mentor in the program, to give participants the
‘insider’s view’ of the competition. The participants asked a large number of questions
that were answered by Brian and Jonathan. Individuals who are competing in the program
for this year are encouraged to view the archive to help them appropriately prepare
Twenty-six (26) participants were present at the live Web Seminar in addition to
the presenters and NSTA staff. Participating educators represented the states of
Alabama, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Maryland, North Carolina,
South Dakota and Virginia. One participant joined the presentation from a country
outside of the United States: Canada.
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
Here are some comments provided by the participants at the end of the Web Seminar:
- “It offered many hints and explanations about the contest. Also we could ask
- “I would love to get a group of students together to participate, and I am finally
in a school where that is possible.”
- “I would like to put a group of students together next year to compete and having
the information presented will help me plan for next year.”
- “I like participating in competitions and I am very interested in technology
Thanks to the participants and the presenters for the learning opportunity, the
interactions, and a job well done!
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Toshiba/NSTA ExploraVision Web Seminars are scheduled
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