Using the Learning Center as Your e-Textbook with Preservice Teachers
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 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 Learning Center."

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

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