Virginia Association of Science Teachers

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  • 11/15/2018
  • 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Doubletree by Hilton, 50 Kingsmill Rd, Williamsburg, VA 23185


  • Please register here if you have received a code for free registration from the Sterling Fund.

    Please indicate if you would like to attend the Biology, Earth Science, Upper Elementary, or Middle School section in the 'comments' section.

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Collaborative Teaching in Science Content Areas – Powerful Collaborations: Science and SPED Instructors Working Together for Students’ Success 

Do you teach a collaborative section of your science classes? Do you co-teach with a Special Education (SPED) teacher or are you a SPED teacher who teaches science? Do you know someone who does? In keeping with the 2018 theme “Diversify and Strengthen Science for All”, VAST and the Sterling Committee are pleased to offer a pre-conference on Collaborative Teaching in Science Content Areas - “Powerful Collaborations: Science and SPED Instructors working together for students’ success”.

The full day pre-conference (8am to 3pm) will focus on maximizing the power of collaborative partnerships. Featured speakers in the morning will lead the group in examining current best practices in science and collaborative teaching while also addressing the challenges collaborative teams face in teaching the range of students in collaborative classrooms. Afternoon break-out sessions will be Upper Elementary (3-5) Middle School (6-8) and Biology and Earth Science. Each break-out session will be led by a collaborative teaching team and will include effective teaching approaches and test taking strategies that can be used for both SPED and general populations. 

Breakfast and lunch are included as well as all materials. All for $100 registration fee! 

Registration deadline is October 31st, 2018. No late registrations can be guaranteed.

Please note: the pre-conference registration fee does not include registration for the full VAST Professional Development Institute (PDI), nor does the VAST PDI registration fee include the pre-conference. 

Check out information on the Donna Sterling Institute and special Preconference short courses below!


NOTE: in order to ensure prompt payment, any registration that remains unpaid at the start of the PDI will require a valid credit card to be held on file. VAST will not charge this card until 30 days have passed from conclusion of the PDI. Once payment is received, the card information will be expunged. If you have not provided payment prior to the start of the PDI, please plan accordingly.

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