Using the NSTA Learning Center as an Online Textbook for Teaching Science Pre-service Teachers

This web seminar took place on June 10, 2015 from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Eastern time. Presenters were Flavio Mendez, NSTA, and Carolyn Mohr, Dominican University, IL.

Mendez gave an overview of the NSTA Learning Center and described how it can be used as an online textbook when teaching science pre-service teachers. Mohr shared examples of successful application in pre-service teacher classrooms and answered questions from professors in the audience. Seminar participant Kate Baird from Indiana University also answered questions from members of the audience via text chat.

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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:

  • “Lots of great free resources. The website works really well and is easy to navigate (especially when compared to other textbook sites).”
  • “The seminar was great! Thought the presenters were knowledgeable, pleasant, and quick to respond to questions.”
  • “I learned more features of the Learning Center. I liked the welcoming, no pressure environment of the speakers.”

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

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