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  • 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 nominations@vast.org.

    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 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

    curryje@pwcs.edu

    703.791.8950

  • 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: region4@vast.org

    Resources:

    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: https://vast.wildapricot.org/page-18062


  • 03/08/2017 9:09 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Virginia Outstanding Biology Teacher Award

    Every year, an outstanding Virginia biology educator (grades 7-12) is recognized with the Virginia Outstanding Biology Teacher Award (VOBTA) and receives the National Association of Biology Teachers Outstanding Biology Teacher Award (OBTA) for Virginia. Candidates for these awards do not have to be NABT or Virginia Association of Biology Teachers (VABT) members, but they must have at least three years of public, private, or parochial school teaching experience. A major portion of the nominee's career must have been devoted to the teaching of biology/life science, and candidates are judged on their teaching ability and experience, cooperativeness in the school and community, and student-teacher relationships. The VOBTA recipient is the special guest of VABT at the annual Virginia Association of Science Teachers (VAST) Professional Development Institute (PDI) Awards Dinner. Here, the winner is recognized at the VAST Awards Ceremony and receives a plaque for themselves and their school. At the NABT National Convention, they are the guest of Carolina Biology Supply Company at the Honors Luncheon held at the NABT Professional Development Conference, receive gift certificates from Carolina Biological Supply Company, resources from other sponsors, and award certificates and complimentary one-year membership from NABT. For information and/or to nominate or apply, please contact Kathy Frame at chuckframe@aol.com. Deadline April 28, 2017.


  • 03/06/2017 9:00 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Climate Connections

    FIVE-PART LECTURE SERIES AT THE SCIENCE MUSEUM OF VIRGINIA

    Each Wednesday in March • 7 – 9 pm

    Join us for this Climate Connections lecture series designed to connect you with resiliency-themed content while exploring our societal understanding of climate science.

    March 1

    Communicating Climate Science and Resiliency

    Carrie McDougall, Ph.D., Scientist, NOAA

    Climate Change Primer - What It Is, How It’s Happening, Its Impacts, and How to Adapt

    Jeremy Hoffman, Ph.D., Climate and Earth Science Specialist, Science Museum of Virginia

    March 8

    Sea-Level Rise in Virginia and Chesapeake Bay: Then, Now, and Next

    Carl Hershner, Ph.D., Director, Center for Coastal Resources Management, Virginia Institute of Marine Science, College of William & Mary

    March 15

    Geologic Studies of Barrier Islands: Helping Society Better Understand and Respond to Changes Affecting the Outer Banks and Virginia’s Eastern Shore

    Chris Hein, Ph.D., Asst. Professor, Virginia Institute of Marine Science, College of William & Mary

    March 22

    Shoreline Erosion in Chesapeake Bay and Virginia Coastlines - Research and Future Management Plans

    Scott Hardaway, M.S., Marine Scientist, Virginia Institute of Marine Science, College of William & Mary

    Houses That Float – Flood Gates 5-Stories High? Innovative Ways Other Countries are Dealing with Sea-Level Rise, and What May Be in Our Future in Hampton Roads

    Molly Mitchell, M.S., Marine Scientist, Virginia Institute of Marine Science, College of William & Mary

    March 29

    Rap Guide to Climate Chaos

    Baba Brinkman, Canadian climate rap artist, award winning playwright, and former tree planter


    Climate Connection lecture series is free; reservations are required.

    To reserve your space, go to www.smv.org/upcoming-events.

    Questions? Call us at 804.864.1400.

    www.smv.org


  • 03/03/2017 2:12 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    We are looking for an energetic, tech-savvy, VAST member to join the communications team to contribute or coordinate social media. Can't spare much time? Not a problem, we would welcome whatever time and talent you can give! For more information, contact: communications@vast.org

Virginia Association of Science Teachers

209 W 15th St, Richmond VA 23224

(757) 897-3104

communications@vast.org

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