National Aeronautics and Space Administration How to Maximize Your NSTA Conference Experience
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, developed in collaboration with the NASA Explorer Schools program, took place on March 12, 2008, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time. The presenters were Howard Wahlberg, NSTA Assistant Executive Director, Membership, Ken Rosenbaum, NSTA Chapter Relations Consultant, and Flavio Mendez, NSTA Symposia and Web Seminars Director.

The presenters worked as a resource team and provided an insightful, informative, and comprehensive presentation on NSTA conferences. Topics included types of sessions, networking, resources available in the Exhibit Hall, scheduling tools, suggested attire, and field trips. The Web Seminar participants asked many questions and provided comments, further preparing them for the NSTA conference in Boston.

Sixty-six (66) participants were present at the live Web Seminar in addition to the presenters and NSTA staff. Participating educators represented the states of Alaska, Connecticut, Florida, Massachusetts, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and West Virginia. One participant tuned in from Bermuda and another from Canada. All seminar participants received a one-year subscription to one of NSTA’s SciGuides 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:

  • “The Web Seminar was good. The presenters were very prepared -
    excellent even. I learned how to properly use the personal scheduler.”

  • “Enjoyed hearing the tips and watching the chat. Presenters/moderators
    were very helpful!”

  • “The presenters were very friendly and supportive of all questions.
    Everyone showed such excitement for the conference. It really
    increased my own excitement for Boston!”

  • “I feel A LOT less stress and MORE excited about the conference. Thanks."

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


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