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Teach Science Concepts and Inquiry with Food
All web seminar participants use online tools that allow them to mark-up presenter's slides or share desktop applications in addition to engaging in chat with others online and answering poll questions

This Web Seminar took place on April 1, 2009 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Presenting was Alan Tart, Regional Retail Food Specialist and Co-Team Leader for the FDA National Retail Food Field Team. In this Seminar Mr. Tart focused the discussion on Teaching Food Safety to Oral-Culture Communication Learners.

This is the first of two Web Seminars scheduled as a follow-up to the Teaching Science Concepts and Inquiry with Food Symposium that took place at the NSTA National Conference on Science Education in New Orleans, LA. In this program, Alan Tart talked about changes in the instructional delivery necessary to reach individuals who are oral-culture learners. He talked about the importance in such instruction with regard to how materials, such as training signs in restaurants, are developed. Mr. Tart also talked about the different causes of food borne illness and the steps necessary to reduce infection.

Forty-four (44) participants were present at the live Web Seminar in addition to the presenter and NSTA staff. Participating educators represented the states of Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Texas, Utah, Virginia, and West Virginia. Two participants attended the Web Seminar from countries outside the United States: Puerto Rico, Korea.

Seminar participants received one of the NSTA SciGuides. 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 can use the ideas and information in the chemistry unit that is taught at the eighth grade level.”

  • “Reminded me of some hands-on ideas to keep up on.”

  • "I teach human diseases and disorders as well as lots of other stuff, and I will use the info about oral cultures to enrich my curriculum."

  • “Allows you to see how people can affect food and the things they need to do to ensure food safety for others.”

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


For more information contact webseminars@nsta.org

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