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ExploraVision Online Resources
All web seminar participants use online tools that allow them to mark-up presenter's slides or share desktop applications in addition to engaging in chat with others online and answering poll questions

This Web Seminar took place on November 17, 2011 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Presenting was Brian Short from NSTA and Amy Attard from West Hills Middle School in West Bloomfield, MI. The presenters provided an overview of the ExploraVision competition and shared instructions for using the program’s online resources.

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 Web Seminar, the presenters introduced the basic components of the ExploraVision program and showed participants how to use the ExploraVision website to register teams, read about past winners, and access video interviews with students and teachers. Mr. Short showed each step of the registration process, and Ms. Attard explained how the ExploraVision competition can help teachers integrate National Science Education Standards into the classroom.

Twenty-eight (28) participants were present at the live Web Seminar in addition to the presenters and NSTA staff. Participating educators represented the states of Arizona, California, Idaho, Illinois, Florida, Kansas, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Texas, Virginia, and Washington.

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'm so happy I'm aware of this opportunity and hope to incorporate it into my classroom.”
  • “ExploraVision is an excellent resource for involving students in scientific activities.”
  • “I'm a first time ExploraVision participant. I feel as though I'm receiving valuable insight into facilitating the project.”
  • “Wonderful advice on beginning the process of entry and submission. Great ideas on incorporating in to lesson planning.”

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

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