Archive: WI24: Lab Safety Considerations for Pre-Service Elementary Science/STEM Teachers, February 26, 2024

This interactive web seminar will begin with an overview of safety protocols specific for doing elementary level safer science/STEM classroom/laboratory activities with Dr. Ken Roy, NSTA and NSELA Safety Compliance Advisor/specialist and, Director of Environmental Health & Safety, Glastonbury Public Schools (CT). In addition, Dr. Kevin Doyle of Morris Hills Regional School District, NSTA Safety Advisory Board Chairperson will also be presenting.  

Critical related topics for science/STEM pre-service elementary teachers addressed include legal safety standards and better professional safety practices, engineering controls, standard operating procedures, personal protective equipment, duty or standard of care and more.  Time permitting, individual questions will be answered by the presenters near the end of the program.

Early career elementary school teachers looking for a review on safety considerations are also invited to attend. 

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 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 everything was explained well and the information was useful. I am glad questions were answered and cleared up any confusion."
  • "I found the class pet section very interesting. I never knew all that a teacher had to consider before getting one."
  • "I found the information covered to be interesting and important for teachers of both young and older students, including how to take care of animals properly."
  • "This seminar provided great information on many topics, such as food safety, protection, and how to navigate chaos within labs. I loved learning about lab safety, as it is important for my daily life right now (in college course labs) and also for my life in the future (in my own future classroom)."

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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