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In Partnership with Virginia’s Transportation Construction Alliance and Friends of Mineralogy Virginia Chapter
VAST Announces Summer 2023 Rockin’ PD
Save the Dates: Tentative Dates for Tours of Operating Quarries
Earn professional development hours, if approved by your school evaluators!
For more information, check the VAST website and future newsletters for updated information. Attend one or all four drive-in field trips at four unique Virginia locations.
2022 PDI presentations are now available for VAST members:
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The summer edition of the Jounal of Virginia Science Education is now available: https://vast.wildapricot.org/jvsev16n1/
The late Spring edition of The Science Educator is now available for downlaod.
Donna Sterling Institute
Using Problem-based Learning in Finding Smart Solutions in Energy and Climate Science
November 10, 2022; 8am-3pm
In Person: Double Tree by Hilton-Williamsburg, VA
We are pleased to announce the 2022 Donna Sterling Institute with Don Haas as the featured speaker and in conjunction with NEED Energy.
1. Use a PBL approach to learn about climate and energy.
2. Engage in National Energy Education Development (NEED) activities to support understanding of climate and alternative energy.
3. Learn and apply the key components of a PBL unit to meet Virginia Standards and the needs of your students.
Registration includes a hotel room for Wednesday night, breakfast and lunch, plus 7 hours of recertification points.
Donna Sterling Institute Registration: $75
(Institute registration fee does not include registration for the VAST PDI)
Registration Opens March 15 and Ends October 31, 2022
Donna Sterling’s vision of problem-based learning (PBL) as a means of teaching and integrating science with math, engineering, technology, and language arts is timeless. She was committed to meeting the diverse needs of our students through culturally responsive and equitable practices. Her legacy lives on in the Sterling Institute which supports teachers in developing and enacting PBL units in their instruction through a 7-hour professional development experience.
Here is your chance to learn how to implement this powerful teaching strategy!
Instructors: Jaclyn Claytor, Robin Curtis, Dr. Elizabeth Edmondson, Emily Hawbaker, Suzanne Kirk, Dr. Jennifer Maeng, Dr. Anne Mannarino, Dr. Juanita Jo Matkins, Dr. Jackie McDonnough, LoriAnn Pawlik, and Dr. Eric Pyle Retiring President NSTA.
The Spring Edition of The Science Educator Is Now Available
The winter edition of The Science Educator is now available:
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