Virginia Association of Science Teachers


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  • 08/24/2023 10:10 AM | VAST Webmaster (Administrator)

    The Virginia Association of Science Teachers honors one of their own by establishing "The Shirley Sypolt Memorial Mini-grant in Elementary Education."

    Awardees will be selected by the VAST Awards and Grants committee. The committee will be looking for projects that will directly impact student learning in the elementary science classroom.

    Ideally, the projects that are funded will provide the students with new experiences and make possible new scientific investigations.

    To apply, simply complete the Google form here:

    Applications are due by September 30 of the current calendar year and applicants must be a member of VAST.

    If you have any questions or would like more information, contact Sandy Pace,

  • 01/30/2023 1:26 PM | VAST Webmaster (Administrator)

    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

    • June 23, 2023 – E. Dillon & Co. – Swords Creek, VA (SW VA) 
    • June 30, 2023 – C.W. Barger & Son – Lexington, VA 
    • July 21, 2023 – Vulcan – Dale Quarry – Chester, VA 
    • July 28, 2023 – Luck Stone – Bull Run Quarry – Chantilly, VA 
    The second annual Rockin’ PD will be held this summer. These unique experiences are free of charge to VAST members and open to educators of all grade levels.

    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.

  • 01/11/2023 10:50 AM | VAST Webmaster (Administrator)

    2022 PDI presentations are now available for VAST members:

  • 07/31/2022 1:02 PM | VAST Webmaster (Administrator)

    The summer edition of the Jounal of Virginia Science Education is now available:

  • 05/09/2022 6:33 PM | VAST Webmaster (Administrator)

    The late Spring edition of The Science Educator is now available for downlaod.

  • 04/27/2022 8:02 AM | VAST Webmaster (Administrator)

    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.

    Participants will

    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.

  • 03/10/2022 7:39 PM | VAST Webmaster (Administrator)

    The Spring Edition of The Science Educator Is Now Available

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