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Teaching Science Through Trade Books
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This web seminar took place on December 3, 2012, from 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Eastern Time. The presenter was Christine Royce, NSTA Press author of Teaching Science Through Trade Books. In this program, Dr. Royce shared strategies for using fiction and nonfiction children’s books to teach fundamental science concepts.

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.

In this web seminar Dr. Royce provided an in-depth look at the NSTA Press book Teaching Science Through Trade Books. She talked about the format of the book and the types of activities included, and then shared an example of a lesson for grades K–3 and grades 4–6. Dr. Royce discussed the research showing the efficacy of using trade books to support learning by connecting firsthand experiences with models and symbols. After looking at additional lessons from the book, participants discussed ways they could use the book and associated strategies in their own classrooms.

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:

  • “I loved the engagement and interactive activities.”
  • “Enjoyed hearing about personal experiences using the lessons.”
  • “Very nice to have an NSTA Press book explained prior to purchasing it.”

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

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