Enhance Your Content and Pedagogical Knowledge Using NSTA
Resources: Life Science
Cell Structure and Function Scipack Simulation
This web seminar took place on August 14, 2014 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. eastern
standard time. The presenter was Don Boonstra, NSTA Coordinator
for Online Advisors.
Don Boonstra explained how the Learning Center--NSTA's ePD portal with over 11,700
resources, a community of like-minded individuals, and professional learning tools--can
enhance and extend educators' content and pedagogical knowledge of life science
topics. Don Boonstra outlined several types of life science resources available
on the Learning Center, particularly Science Objects and SciPacks. He also demonstrated
several methods for finding high quality professional learning resources in the
Learning Center. Participants explored a simulation found in the Interdependence of Life SciPack
and related Science Objects. Participating educators searched Science Objects in
the Learning Center and added several to their libraries. Two collections of free
NSTA resources were also shared with the attendees.
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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:
- "This is really a great way for teachers to learn about all of the
wonderful resources available to us as members of NSTA and also for non-members."
- "This was amazing! I learned so much about the NSTA website. I am very excited about
what it has to offer to guide me this year teaching my students."
- "NSTA is such a valuable resource, so expansive. I will share with colleagues. "
Thanks to the participants and the presenter for the learning opportunity, the interactions,
and a job well done!
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Underwritten by the GE Foundation