Getting Your Class Started in ExploraVision
This Web Seminar took place on September 16, 2009, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Presenting was Brian Short from NSTA and Michael Lampert from West Salem High School in Oregon. The presenters gave an overview of the ExploraVision program and shared personal experiences with working with their students throughout the process.
The presenters provided information on the basic components of ExploraVision entries, the new online entry system, the required entry components, and information regarding the regional and national judging. Mr. Lampert shared his personal experiences with the competition with regard to the development of ideas, steps in the process, and ways to motivate students throughout the competition. Members of the NSTA and Toshiba teams attended the program and they were assisted by Toshiba’s Miz Fischer who answered participants’ questions on the chat window.
Thirty-nine (39) participants were present at the live Web Seminar in addition to the presenters and NSTA staff. Participating educators represented the states of Alabama,
Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Minnesota,
New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia.
Seminar participants received a one year subscription to one of NSTA’s SciGuides and a certificate of attendance was deposited into their My Transcript 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:
- “We live in a rural area. This is a way for my students to connect with the outside world.”
- “Good preparation for Toshiba entry.”
- “I enjoyed hearing about ideas and questions that aren't answered on the website.”
- “This is my first year to encourage or push a team of students to compete. I wanted to make sure that I knew what was going on before I threw them into it!”
Thanks to the participants and the presenters for the learning opportunity, the interactions, and a job well done!
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