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How to Avoid Disqualification in ExploraVision?
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 January 18, 2012 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Presenting was Brian Short from NSTA and Brenda Conwell-Dudley from Ashburn, Virginia. 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.

In this Seminar, the presenters provided information on the basic components of the ExploraVision program, emphasizing the most common mistakes that lead to disqualification. To give participants an "insider's view" of the competition, Ms. Conwell-Dudley shared her experience as a mentor in the program. She and Mr. Short answered numerous questions submitted by seminar participants. Teachers competing in the program this year are encouraged to view the archive to help them appropriately prepare their entries.

Thirty-three (33) participants were present at the live Web Seminar in addition to the presenters and NSTA staff. Participating educators represented the states of California, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Massachusetts, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia, and Washington. Two participants joined the presentation from locations outside of the United States: Canada and Germany.

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:

  • "The webinar answered my questions concerning the risk of disqualification and how to avoid it."
  • "Gave me ideas for next year!"
  • "Needed it for entering ExploraVision competition."
  • "I am considering coaching a team for next year, and hearing the requirements, along with the questions of other participants is helpful in helping me decide how to proceed."

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

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