Got plans for the August 21 solar eclipse? Check out the eclipse viewing guide from NSTA: http://vast.wildapricot.org/resources/Documents/Guide%20to%20Viewing%20the%20Eclipse.pdf
The latest edition of The Science Educator is now available online at: http://vast.wildapricot.org/resources/Documents/newsletterjuly2017.pdf
HopeTree Academy has an immediate opening for a Full-Time Science Teacher at our location on the campus of HopeTree Family Services in Salem, VA. This position will serve the needs of students, ages 11-22, with dysfunctional behaviors and academic deficiencies.
• Providing social, moral and academic opportunities for learning
• Communicate with and work cooperatively with child care and social work staff to ensure optimal direct supervision of all students
• Will maintain a close working relationship with the educational staff within the Academy
• A minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Education from an accredited college or university
• A current Science Teacher’s License to teach at middle and secondary education levels. Endorsements for experience working with students with disabilities and other “at-risk” students are preferred
• Must be able to demonstrate the professional ability to deal effectively with a wide range of student dysfunctional behaviors and academic deficiencies
• The teacher must demonstrate the ability to represent HopeTree Academy and HopeTree Family Services in a positive manner within the community
• Background checks and pre-employment drug testing are required
Competitive benefits offered include medical/dental/life and retirement plan. Interested candidates must complete our on-line agency application at www.hopetreefs.org. EOE
Call for Proposals for the 2017 Virginia Environmental Education Conference
October 10-12, Northern Virginia 4-H Center, Front Royal, VA
The most important part of the conference is concurrent sessions given by experts in their fields. Do you have an EE program that is innovative, reaches new audiences, incorporates ideas in a new fashion, or uses small budgets to achieve big things? We’d like to know about it!
We are looking for programs that are 45 minutes per session, preferably hands-on and/or interactive. We are also looking for field trip ideas for Thursday of two to four hours. New this year will be break-out sessions of 10-15 minutes where participants can learn a game, make a craft, or other quick topics.
Proposals are due June 15th so don't hesitate! Submit today by visiting: https://goo.gl/forms/AahblSPCzhhuHVHe2
October 10-12, 2017
Northern Virginia 4-H Center
Front Royal, VA
For more information, go to: https://vaee.wildapricot.org/
STEAM 4.0 & Meaningful Watershed Experiences PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOPS
Presented by the Virginia Association of Science Teachers, Region IV
Wednesday, July 12th, 2017 – 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Charles J. Colgan High School, Prince William County
Registration deadline: July 6th
For more information, download the pdf flyer here.
Registration is now open for the Summer 2017 Environmental Leadership Academy for Principals. The Virginia Resource Use Education Council invites school principals to participate in one of the upcoming academies held at various locations around the state. Click here (pdf) for more information.
2017 STEM Voice Video Competition
The STEM Voice™ Video Competition is nationwide opportunity for students in grades 5 - 12 to artistically explore the importance of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).
The competition encourages creativity and the use of video to show how much students love STEM.
Act it out, create an animation, sing it - but make sure it is appropriate for all ages. Click here to learn more.
Are you looking for a challenging leadership position that impacts local, state, and national science education? Would you like to serve the association that serves you? The VAST Nominating Committee is currently accepting nominations from the VAST Membership who are in good standing for the following positions on the 2018 VAST Board: President-elect, Secretary, Regional I (Central) Director, Regional III (Northern Neck) Director, Regional V (Valley) Director, and Regional VII (Southwest) Director. Submission deadline is May 1, 2017, but why wait? Click on the links below for complete information and the nomination forms below. Send you completed nomination form and email to email@example.com.
Nominating Form (pdf)
Prince William County Schools, a growing and vibrant School Division in Northern Virginia, is now hiring science teachers for SY 2017-18. Multiple opportunities exist, particularly in the area of Earth Science. View all vacancies and corresponding job descriptions and apply online at https://jobs.pwcs.edu/Jobs/ . Learn more about careers in PWCS at https://www.pwcs.edu/departments/department_of_human_resources/recruitment/ EEOC/M/F/D/V
Julie E. Curry, M.S. Ed.
Coordinator, Recruitment & Retention
Office of Recruitment & Specialty Programs
Department of Human Resources
Prince William County Public Schools
Virginia Association of Science Teachers
134 Twin Lake Circle, Newport News, VA 23608