Virginia Association of Science Teachers


  • 07/08/2017 10:06 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

     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.
    Responsibilities Include:
    • 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  EOE

  • 05/25/2017 1:26 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

     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:

  • 05/24/2017 7:23 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    October 10-12, 2017

    Northern Virginia 4-H Center

    Front Royal, VA

    For more information, go to:

  • 05/19/2017 1:38 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    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.

  • 05/11/2017 10:21 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    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. 

    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. 
  • 05/04/2017 7:19 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    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.

  • 05/01/2017 1:30 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    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

    Call for Nominations (pdf)

    Nominating Form (pdf)


  • 04/25/2017 8:10 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    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 . Learn more about careers in PWCS at  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


  • 04/04/2017 9:29 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    VAST Invites all K - 12 artists and young scientists to enter

    Showcase your original 2-D talent on 8.5x11inch paper. A template with the required layout and theme is available for the download on the VAST website. Judging categories will be K-2, 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12.

    Judging Criteria Specifications:

    The artwork should be created on a copy of the “Celebrating Science” template. The student should complete their original artwork in the designated space provided, below the header, on the template in portrait orientation, not landscape. The artwork should have a clear message and visual clarity. If a student is unable to use the “Celebrating Science” template, they need to limit their design to an 8 in. x 8 in. size so it can be inserted into the template.   

    Submitting Procedure: All submissions become the property of VAST.

    Postmarked no later than May 1, 2017.
    Mail submissions to: Robin Curtis (4127 Wiffet Way, Williamsburg, VA 23188)

    Email Questions to Susan Bardenhagen at:


    PDI Page: click here

    Info Art Contest - download pdf

    Template - download pdf

    Information about the Artist - download pdf 

  • 04/03/2017 10:00 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    PDI presentation proposals are due May 1. To learn more, go to:

Virginia Association of Science Teachers

209 W 15th St, Richmond VA 23224

(757) 897-3104

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