Archive: FA23: Lab Safety Considerations for Preservice Elementary Science/STEM Teachers, October 16, 2023

This interactive web seminar will begin with an overview of safety protocols specific for doing elementary-level safer science/STEM classroom/laboratory activities. Dr. Ken Roy, NSTA and NSELA Safety Compliance Advisor/Specialist and Director of Environmental Health and Safety, Glastonbury (CT) Public Schools, will present this session, along with NSTA Safety Advisory Board Chairperson Dr. Kevin Doyle of Morris Hills Regional School District in Rockaway, New Jersey.

Critical related topics for science/STEM preservice elementary teachers to be addressed include legal safety standards and better professional safety practices, engineering controls, standard operating procedures, personal protective equipment, and duty or standard of care. If time permits, the presenters will answer individual questions near the end of the program.

All individuals receive a certificate of participation and 100 NSTA activity points for attending the live seminar and completing the end-of-program survey. A certificate of participation is not awarded for watching the recorded version of the program.

This web seminar is hosted for and by the National Chapter for Preservice Teachers at NSTA.  We invite you to register for upcoming web seminars at NSTA.

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Below are comments from individuals who attended the seminar:

  • "I enjoyed that it could be applied to any elementary school grade and our own safety as teachers was talked about."
  • "I found the additional information on labels the most interesting because I had no clue how to read them. Now, I think I've gained a better understanding of how to be aware of what chemicals I buy and use, and how to store them to make sure the environment/classroom is safe."
  • "I loved the interactivity and that they answered all the questions presented."
  • "I thought that the information about animals in the classroom and the discussion about chemicals was interesting. Additionally, I enjoyed the examples of the messy classrooms."

A certificate of attendance was deposited into participants' account page for completing the evaluation form at the end of the program.

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