Making and Sharing Collections of Resources in the NSTA Learning Center
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This web seminar took place on March 12, 2013, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. eastern daylight time. The presenters were Dr. Al Byers, Assistant Executive Director of e-Learning and Government Partnerships at NSTA, and Flavio Mendez, Senior Director of the NSTA Learning Center. In this seminar Dr. Byers provided an introduction to the NSTA Learning Center, and Mr. Mendez showed participants how to gather and share Learning Center resources by organizing them into collections.

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.

Dr. Byers welcomed participants to the web seminar and discussed the role of the NSTA Learning Center in a blended model of professional learning that combines face-to-face events with online experiences. Mr. Mendez talked about the different functions of the My Library tool, including adding and recommending NSTA resources, uploading personal resources, creating personalized collections, and sharing those collections with groups or making them public. During the program participants had the opportunity to practice using these functions by visiting the Learning Center and sharing their feedback via the web seminar chat.

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:

  • “Fun interaction and quick to answer my questions.”
  • “I liked being able to have time to explore the NSTA site during the presentation so I could come back and ask questions if I had them.”
  • “I have slowly been increasing my involvement with the Learning Center, and this may be the push I needed to do more.”

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

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