Virginia Association of Science Teachers

From this page VAST members can access all YouTube videos from the General Sessions, VAST business sessions, live (via Zoom recording), and prerecorded sessions (provided by presenter) by way of the VAST YouTube Channel.  Zoom recordings produce MP4 video files as well as m4a audio files and chat transcriptions which can be accessed in the corresponding Google Drive folder.  Questions or comments about a particular presentation?  Contact the presenter.  For a technical issue with a link or viewing a file, contact: pdi.presentations@vast.org

Note: presentations not linked were either not recorded or not presented. 

General Sessions (time limited)

General Session I

Dr. Don Duggan-Haas

It's Too Late. Let's Get to Work Anyway

Google Drive folder

General Session II

Dr. Carole Nash

Spinning Stories: The Science of Archaeology and Complex Problem Solving

Google Drive folder

General Session III

Dr. Joi Merritt

Systems for Success in the Elementary Science Classroom

Google Drive folder

General Session IV

Dr. Eric Pyle

STEM in the 18th Century: How Navigation, Geodesy, and the Romance of Euclid made the Industrial Revolution Possible

Google Drive folder

VAST Business Sessions

Welcome

Russ Kohrs, President

Google Drive folder

Treasurer's Report

Matt Scott, Treasurer

Google Drive folder

Awards Ceremony

Sandy Pace, Awards Chair (included in General Session IV)

Google Drive folder

Election Results

Michael Pratte, Immediate Past-president  (included in General Session IV)

Google Drive folder

Becky Schnekser, President-elect

(included in General Session IV)

Google Drive folder

Links to YouTube video recordings of live sessions and the Google Drive folders for Zoom video, audio, chat transcripts, and any pdfs the presenter provided   Click here for pdf of all presentations including presenters and abstracts.

Session

Room A Room B Room C Room D
1.

Green Schoolyards Enable Students to Become Problem Solvers

ALL GRADES

Environmental Science, STEM

Google Drive folder

Evaluating and Teaching Spatial Reasoning

ALL GRADES

Earth/Space Science, Environmental Science

Spreadsheets Aren't Only for Accountants: They’re for STEM!

ELEM Main

STEM

Google Drive folder

Interdisciplinary Planning: IDM Meets Science!

ELEM         

Interdisciplinary Approach

Google Drive folder

  Room E Room F Room G  Room H
 

NASA's X-57 Maxwell & Advanced Air Mobility

MS-HS-COL

Physics/Physical Science, Engineering

Google Drive folder

Blending the 5E: An Innovative Approach to Student Inquiry

MS-HS

General

Google Drive folder

Using Environmental Cartoons as Conversation Starters

ALL GRADES

Biology/Life Science, Environmental Science, Cartoons Can Stimulate Students

Google Drive folder



Room A

Room B

Room C

Room D

2.

Teaching Human Ecology with Models and Simulations

MS

Earth/Space Science, Biology/Life Science, Environmental Science

Google Drive folder

New Tools and Content in eMediaVA for Science Educators!

ALL GRADES

Earth/Space Science, Biology/Life Science, Environmental Science

Engage Students With Books About Women Who Defy the STEM Gap

ALL GRADES

General, STEM

Google Drive folder

Explore Smithsonian Science: Investigating Freshwater

ELEM Main

Environmental Science, Engineering, STEM

Google Drive folder

  Room E Room F Room G Room H

The Art & Science of NASA's James Webb Space Telescope

ALL GRADES

Earth/Space Science, Arts/STE(A)M

Google Drive folder

Favorite Physics Demonstrations

MS-HS-COL

Physics/Physical Science

Google Drive folder

Science and Literacy: Refining Sense Making Skills?

ALL GRADES

Biology/Life Science

VA STEM: Inspiration through Integration

ALL GRADES

General, STEM


Room A Room B
Room C
Room D
3.

GIS 101: Helping Students Become Map Producers

HS Main

Earth/Space Science, Environmental Science, STEM

Google Drive folder

Using Real-World Phenomena to Engage Students in Science

ALL GRADES

General

Google Drive folder

I'm Fixin’ to Simulate That: Simulations Make Science Stick!

ELEM

General

Google Drive folder

Using the Leafs as a Basis for Student Ownership in Learning

ALL GRADES

General

Google Drive folder


Room E

Room F

Room G

Room H


NASA Digital Badging Resources for Educators & Students

ALL GRADES

General

Google Drive folder

Practical Physics Pedagogy

MS-HS-COL

Physics/Physical Science

Google Drive folder

Teaching Evolution Virtually or In-Person

MS-HS

Biology/Life Science

Google Drive folder

Enlarging Projects in a Model STEM System

HS-COL

STEM

Google Drive folder


Room A

Room B

Room C

Room D

4.

The Importance of Mentoring Teachers

ALL GRADES

General

Google Drive folder

From Seed To Harvest: Cultivating CRE & Academic Liberation

ALL GRADES

Culturally Responsible Ed

Google Drive folder

Improving Critical Thinking Skills with Virtual STEM Cases!

MS-HS-COL

STEM

Google Drive folder

Climate Change and the 2018 Science Standards of Learning

ALL GRADES

Earth/Space Science, Biology/Life Science, Environmental Science

Google Drive folder


Room E

Room F

Room G

Room H


Adapting to the New Normal: What Has the Pandemic Taught Us?

ALL GRADES

General

Google Drive folder

Virginia Instructors of Physics - Share and Organizational

MS-HS-COL

Physics/Physical Science

Sketching Science in Biology Classrooms

HS-COL

Biology/Life Science

Google Drive folder

Coffee Chat with the Content Chairs

ALL GRADES

General

Google Drive folder


Room A

Room B

Room C

Room D

5.

Do You Mentor Students in Research for Competitions?

MS-HS-COL

Any Subjects: Research

Google Drive folder

Five Minute Creations

ELEM-MS

STEM

Google Drive folder

Give Them Something to Talk About!

ELEM-MS

General, STEM

Google Drive folder

Science "FUN"damentals

MS

General

Google Drive folder

  Room E Room F
Room G
Room H
 

RAD Science (Resources and Data Science)

ALL GRADES

Earth/Space Science, Environmental Science, Physics/Physical Science

Google Drive folder

Ooh’s & Aah’s of Energy Transformations!

ALL GRADES

Chemistry, Physics/Physical Science, General

Google Drive folder

Re Imagining School  Education

ALL GRADES

Social Emotional Learning

Google Drive folder

Oceanography Blended Learning Lab Activities

HS

Oceanography

Google Drive folder


Room A Room B
Room C
Room D
6.

Student Goals: The Classroom Compass

ALL GRADES

General

Google Drive folder

Rock of Ages: Geologic Maps and the Stories They Tell

ALL GRADES

Earth/Space Science, Environmental Science

Google Drive folder

The Challenge is On: Using Engineering in Chemistry

MS-HS

Chemistry, Engineering

Google Drive folder

Inquiry Training for Preservice teachers:  Virtual Water 3-6

ELEM

STEM  Preservice Virtual

Google Drive folder

  Room E Room F
Room G
Room H

Get Your Game On: Student Engagement and Science Learning

ELEM-MS

Math in Science, General, STEM

Google Drive folder

Illuminate Your Classroom with Solar Energy!

MS-HS

Physics/Physical Science, General

Google Drive folder

Chesapeake Bay Foundation  Programs Supporting Virginia

ALL GRADES

General

Google Drive folder

 

Google My Maps in the Science Classroom

ALL GRADES

General

Google Drive folder

 
  Room A Room B
Room C
Room D
7.  

Supporting Science Teachers During and After COVID-19

ALL GRADES

Science Teacher Development

Google Drive folder

Ensuring Access & Equity for All: It isn't Rocket Science!

ALL GRADES

Earth/Space Science, Engineering, STEM

Google Drive folder


VDOE Update

ALL GRADES

General

Google Drive folder


Room E Room F
Room G
Room H
 

Coding in a STEM Classroom: It is More Than Just Gaming!

ALL GRADES

Math in Science, General, STEM

Google Drive folder


 

Wind Can Do Work!

MS-HS

Physics/Physical Science, General, STEM

Google Drive folder

 

Marsh to Lobster Eggs: Research Translated to K-12 Classrooms

ALL GRADES

Biology/Life Science, Environmental Science, Physics/Physical Science

Google Drive folder

 
Capital Science

ALL GRADES

All Science Disciplines

Google Drive folder

  Room A Room B
Room C
Room D
8.  

Enhancing the Science Learning Environment with Mathematics

ALL GRADES

Math in Science

Google Drive folder


Geology, Geothermal Energy, & Geography - Exploring Iceland 

ALL GRADES

Earth/Space Science, Biology/Life Science, Environmental Science

Google Drive folder

 

PAEMST Information Session

ELEM-MS

Content: K-6 Science, CS, Engineering, and Math

Google Drive folder

  Room E Room F
Room G
Room H
 

Invention STEM: Giving the Chance to be Innovative in High School

HS-COL

STEM

Google Drive folder


Project Based Learning in the Science Classroom

MS

Physics/Physical Science

Google Drive folder


Trawls to Antibiotics: Research Translated to K-12 Classrooms

MS-HS-COL

Biology/Life Science, Environmental Science, STEM

Google Drive folder

Ditch the Worksheets with Wizer.me

ALL GRADES

GENERAL

Google Drive folder

 

Room A Room B
Room C
Room D
9.

How to BLOW Your Students' Minds as They Learn About Weather

HS-COL

Earth/Space Science, Environmental Science, General

Google Drive folder

 

Exclusively for Pre-service Teachers - What YOU Need to Know

ALL GRADES

General


How to Teach Nature Journaling

ALL GRADES

Environmental Science

Google Drive folder

Explore Smithsonian Science: Investigating Freshwater 

ELEM

Environmental Science, Engineering, STEM


  Room E Room F
Room G
Room H
 

Islands No Longer: Environmental Science Community Solutions

HS-COL

Environmental Science

Google Drive folder

 

JMU STEM Outreach and Engagement Opportunities for K-12

ALL GRADES 

STEM

 
   Strategies for Engaging EVERY Learner 

ALL GRADES 

General

Google Drive folder

  Room A Room B
Room C
Room D
10.

Introduction to Bioinformatics

HS-COL

 Biology/Life Science, Math in Science

Google Drive folder

Get involved with JVSE! There is Room for Everyone!

ALL GRADES

General

Google Drive folder

 
Claim Evidence Reasoning: Strategies for Student Success

ELEM-MS 

General

Google Drive folder

   Engaging in Science: Learning with Preservice Teachers

MS-HS

Biology/Life Science, Chemistry, Physics/Physical Science

Google Drive folder

  Room E Room F
Room G
Room H
  Enliven Student Learning with Experimentation

MS-HS-COL

General, STEM

Google Drive folder

 Engaging Students in Creating Clean Energy Solutions 

MS-HS-COL

Environmental Science, Engineering, STEM

Google Drive folder

 

Adapting to the New Normal: What Has the Pandemic Taught Us?

ALL GRADES 

General

 
  Room A Room B
Room C
Room D
11.

Diving Deeper into Bioinformatics

HS-COL

Biology/Life Science, Math in Science

Google Drive folder


College and University Science Educators Share Session

HS-COL 

General

          Let’s Talk Science: Strategies to Encourage Student Voice

ELEM-MS 

General

Google Drive folder


 
  Room E Room F  Room G Room H

Not Another Buzz Word: Culturally Responsive Science

MS-HS

Biology/Life Science, Chemistry, Physics/Physical Science

Google Drive folder

HS-COL         

Engineering, STEM, Student Designed Research

Google Drive folder

   

Links to prerecorded sessions on the VAST YouTube Channel and the Google Drive for MP4 video and any pdfs the presenter provided. Click here for pdf of all presentations including presenters and abstracts.

Session Room A Room B Room C Room D
12.

It's Electric!

ELEM

Physics/Physical Science, STEM

Google Drive folder

Standard-Based Escape Rooms & Forensic Scenes

ELEM-MS

Earth/Space Science, Biology/Life Science, Physics/Physical Science

Google Drive folder

Investigating the Chesapeake Bay with Place-based Education

MS

Biology/Life Science, Environmental Science

Google Drive folder

Addressing Student Anxieties about the Climate Crisis

ALL GRADES

Biology/Life Science, Environmental Science, General

Google Drive folder


Room E

Room F

Room G

Room H

 

Sprouting Success with Agriculture in the Classroom

ELEM

General

Google Drive folder

Makerspace on the Move: Engaging Students in Engineering

ELEM-MS

Engineering, STEM

Google Drive folder

Coding for the Ages: Engaging Students in Offline Coding

ELEM-MS

Engineering, STEM

Google Drive folder

Camps, Un-Camps and Professional Development Workshops at VT

MS-HS

Math in Science, General, STEM

Google Drive folder

  Room A Room B
Room C
Room D
13.

Using Biotic and Abiotic Factors to Determine Stream Health

HS

Environmental Science, Biology II Ecology

Google Drive folder

Real Science: Science Teachers in Research Labs

MS-HS

Biology/Life Science

Google Drive folder

If Newton Had Hot Wheels- Physics Fun Through Demos and Labs

ELEM-MS

Physics/Physical Science, Engineering, STEM

Google Drive folder

Differentiating Science-The Possibilities are Endless

ALL GRADES

All science content

Google Drive folder

  Room E Room F
Room G
Room H
 

Shifting the Middle School Science Instructional Sequence

MS

Science Curriculum

Google Drive folder

Leading from the Classroom

ALL GRADES

General

Using Biodiversity to Promote Diversity in STEM

HS-COL

Biology/Life Science, Environmental Science, STEM

Google Drive folder

Assessing Students in an Online Environment

ALL GRADES

Assessment Strategies

  Room A Room B
Room C
Room D
14.

What's the Point, Curie?

HS-COL

Physics/Physical Science

Megadrought: Ancestral Puebloan Culture and Environment

MS-HS-COL

Earth/Space Science, Biology/Life Science, Environmental Science

Google Drive folder

Gamify Your Canvas Classroom

ALL GRADES

General

Google Drive folder

Project-based Learning in Diverse Learning Environments

ALL GRADEs

Biology/Life Science, General, STEM

Google Drive folder


Room E

Room F

Room G

Room H

 

Conducting Field Trips for Virtual Experiments

ALL GRADES

All Topics; Specific to Tools

Google Drive folder

QUAD P: Post-AP Physics Projects Potpourri

HS-COL

Physics/Physical Science, STEM

Google Drive folder

Training and Volunteering as a Virginia Master Naturalist

ALL GRADES

Biology/Life Science, Environmental Science, General

Google Drive folder

Nature Journaling; VAST Mini Grant Funded Project

ELEM

General

Google Drive folder

  Room A Room B
Room C
Room D
15.

Expedition Science: Empowering Learners through Exploration

ELEM

General

Google Drive folder

Designing Online Lab Reports - Cut Down on Paper Use!

MS-HS-COL

Biology/Life Science, Chemistry, Environmental Science

Google Drive folder

Sweet and Salty Investigations with a 3-D Twist

MS-HS-COL

Chemistry, General

Google Drive folder

Ramp Up Your STEM Data Collection

MS-HS-COL

Biology/Life Science, Chemistry, Math in Science

Google Drive folder

  Room E Room F
Room G
Room H

Citizen Science: Authentic, Accessible, 3-Dimensional

HS Main

General

Google Drive folder

STEM Majors in Sustainability, Environment, & Conservation

HS-COL

Earth/Space Science, Environmental Science, STEM

Google Drive folder

Argumentation, Radio Waves, and Engineering Design

HS

Physics/Physical Science, Engineering

Google Drive folder

Climate Literacy: The Future of Our World

ALL GRADES

Climate Literacy: The Future of Our World

Google Drive folder


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