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 24, 2015, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. eastern standard time. The presenter was Flavio Mendez, Senior Director of the NSTA Learning Center, Dr. Kate Baird, professor at Indiana University Purdue University Columbus (IUPUC) and Dr. G. Nathan Carnes, Associate Professor in the Department of Instruction and Teacher Education (ITE) at the University of South Carolina and Program Coordinator for the Middle Level Education degree.

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 Drs. Baird and Carnes to share their own experiences using the Learning Center with their students.

View the web seminar archive.

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

Here are some comments provided by the participants at the end of the Web Seminar:

  • "I like hearing from the different professors and how they use the Learning Center with their pre-service teachers."
  • "I liked the interactive and hands on aspects of the seminar. For example the fact that I had time to browse through the Learning Center DURING the web seminar and then share my impressions with other participants."
  • "Very interactive and great pace by moderators and presenters. Great visuals and directions on how to navigate the Learning Center portal. Very explicit information."
  • "I thought it was very informative and well timed. I really enjoyed exploring the Learning Center's community forums."

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

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