NSTA Learning Center: Enhance Your Content Knowledge with Science Objects

This Web Seminar took place on August 7, 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 introduced participants to NSTA’s Science Objects—self-directed, two-hour, interactive, inquiry-based content modules that are available free in the Learning Center.

The PowerPoint and related resources from the NSTA Learning Center 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.

This program was the first in a series focused on the resources and tools available in the NSTA Learning Center. Mr. Mendez talked about how to search for and use Science Objects to brush up on a wide range of Earth, life, and physical science topics. He demonstrated the rich content included in every Science Object, such as interactive simulations and assessment pieces. Participants had the opportunity to practice saving Science Objects to their Learning Center libraries for easy access at any time.

Fifty (50) participants were present at the live Web Seminar in addition to the presenter and NSTA staff. Participating educators represented the states of California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Louisiana, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Washington. In addition, two participants joined the program from a country outside of the United States: American Samoa and Turkey.

Seminar participants received a one year subscription to the NSTA SciPack of their choice. 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 have been trying to glance at some of these resources this summer but this clarified so much about the Learning Center."
  • "I had learned some things about the Learning Center on my own but this was excellent for me to better use what NSTA has to offer. I love it. The Science Objects are going to be very helpful for inclusion students who need extra help with content."
  • "I am absolutely thrilled about the amount of material that is available even to nonmembers."
  • "Thank you for the guided tour of the Learning Center. I cannot wait to get started!"

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

For more information contact webseminars@nsta.org

Underwritten by the GE Foundation