Give Yourself Credit: Planning Your Professional Learning Activities
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This web seminar took place on December 11, 2012, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time. The presenter was Flavio Mendez, Senior Director, NSTA Learning Center. In this seminar Mr. Mendez showed participants how they can use the Learning Center’s free tools to organize and track their professional learning.

The PowerPoint, related resources from the NSTA Learning Center, and web links from the presentation are now contained in the above resource collection. Clicking on the collection link will place it in your Learning Center, My Library, neatly organized under the My Resource Collections tab.

During this web seminar Mr. Mendez introduced participants to the Professional Development Plan & Portfolio tool in the NSTA Learning Center. He provided step-by-step instructions for using this free tool, which gives educators a method for planning their professional learning activities and keeping track of their goals. Participants learned strategies for making the most of the Professional Development Plan & Portfolio tool, and they got suggestions for getting started on their own plans.

Seminar participants received an NSTA SciGuide. A certificate of attendance was deposited into participants' My PD Record and Certificates 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 my first time, so I finally found a great tool for my professional development. I was wowed with the user friendly presentation.”
  • “The portfolio planner will be an excellent tool for me to use. Without this seminar, I wouldn't have known it existed nor how to start using it.”
  • “This is a great professional development tool, and it is always beneficial to participate in a live web seminar, where I can ask questions and gain greater insight into how the tool works.”

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

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