Using the Learning Center as Your e-Textbook with Preservice
This web seminar took place on February 20, 2014, from 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. eastern
standard time. The presenters were Al Byers, Acting
Associate Executive Director of Services at NSTA, and Flavio
Mendez, Senior Director of the NSTA Learning Center. A panel of university
professors included Ken Miller from Montana State
University Billings; Carolyn Mohr from Dominican University;
and Wendy Ruchti from Idaho State University.
Dr. Byers began the presentation by talking about the research behind a blended
model of professional learning that combines face-to-face events with online experiences.
Mr. Mendez gave an overview of the NSTA Learning Center and described how it can
be used as an e-Textbook at the college and university level. He shared examples
of successful application in preservice teacher classrooms then invited the panelists
to share their own experiences using the Learning Center with their students. The
panelists also answered questions from the audience.
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A certificate of attendance was deposited into participants' My PD Record and Certificate 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:
- "Awesome. I have what I need to start using the LC and e-textbook in my methods
classes in the fall."
- "I most enjoyed how much the professor panel participants were excited about the
Thanks to the participants and the presenter for the learning opportunity, the interactions,
and a job well done!
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