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 August 26, 2014, from 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. eastern standard time. The presenter was Flavio Mendez, Senior Director of the NSTA Learning Center. A panel of university professors included Kate Baird from Indiana University-Purdue University; Tommye Hutson from Midwestern State University; and Carolyn Mohr from Dominican University.

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.

View the web seminar archive.

To view the presentation slides from the web seminar and related resources, visit the resource collection.

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:

  • "Hearing how other professors were using the site helped, since I was new to the information. It allowed me to see the possibilities within my classroom."
  • "Sounds like a great (university) student resource. I like how the Sci-packs are interactive."
  • "The presenters were very responsive to questions. I learned a little more about the "backside" of the Learning Center to track my candidates' usage of this resource."

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

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