The Virginia Association of Science Teachers Professional Development Institute theme for 2018 is Diversify and Strengthen Science for All. We will be returning to historic Williamsburg. The theme calls on us to celebrate the ever-increasing diversity in our student population across the commonwealth. The upcoming PDI will offer a wealth of information about science resources that are available throughout the state of Virginia. Please consider attending to share and gather information on how to better serve the rich tapestry of students we serve across the state.
Register as an Attendee or Student by October 15th for special Earlybird prices!
This is registration for the 2018 VAST PDI for VISTA teachers. Registration does NOT include lunch, dinner, registration for preconference events, or preconference short courses. Any additional options must be purchased separately.
NOTE: You will only be able to register for this site if you have the registration code provided for VISTA teachers.
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.
Virginia Association of Science Teachers
134 Twin Lake Circle, Newport News, VA 23608