The NSTA Learning Center: Free Professional Learning Resources for Educators
This web seminar took place on March 18, 2015, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern time. The presenter was Flavio Mendez, Senior Director of the NSTA Learning Center.

Mendez talked about the NSTA Learning Center’s (NSTA LC) free resources and opportunities available to all teachers. Users of the NSTA LC do not need to be members of NSTA to create a free account and use the portal. There are over 4,200 free resources in the NSTA LC available to all teachers. Free resources like science objects, web seminar archives, award-winning journal articles, and book chapters can enhance science teachers’ content knowledge and pedagogy. In addition to free resources and opportunities, the NSTA LC has free professional learning tools for educators including the Library, PD Indexer, a Professional Profile, and the PD Plan and Portfolio tool. Fourteen public forums for asynchronous discussion are also available to all users at no cost.

During the seminar participants had the opportunity to add resources to their library, navigate the portal to explore the forums, update their professional profile, and learn how to create collections of resources. The seminar ended with participants selecting a free SciPack to add to their library.

View the web seminar archive.

To view the presentation slides from the web seminar and related resources, visit the resource collection. Continue discussing this topic in the community forums.

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:
  • "I liked how the presenter walked us through the different links on the website and showed how each can be used as a teaching resource."
  • "I really enjoyed the community forums and the moderators did a great job answering all of our questions!"
  • "Giving us time to explore as the web seminar progressed was an excellent use of time."
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