The 2019 VAST Professional Institute will focus on the theme: STEM Starts with Science. We will be examining the role of science in the United States and in public education and sharing ways to make your classroom science become more engaging and motivating. We will also examine the connections between science and engineering, technology, and mathematics and how to strengthen those connections in our classrooms. We will also be preparing teachers to engage with the new 2018 Science Standards of Learning and the skills in the new Profile of a Graduate that are an integral part of the new standards.
* In addition to presentations related to our theme there will be concurrent session presentations in all subject areas for grades K-12.
* Attend the 3 general sessions featuring speakers who will challenge you with up-to-date scientific discoveries and instructional strategies.
* Interact with vendors in our Exhibit Hall as you collect samples of new instructional materials and explore cutting-edge technologies.
* As an added bonus you can shop for cool science themed stuff.
- 2019 Online Registration & Fees for PDI attendees, presenters, exhibitors, Donna Sterling Institute, W-9 form
- 2019 Schedule at a Glance (final)
- 2019 Individual Planner (final)
- 2019 VAST Bucks, Drawings, Auction
- 2019 Exhibitor and Vendor Information, Prices, and Form
- Hotel Reservation Information and Online Reservation Form
- Summer 2019 VAST Newsletter with PDI information
- 2019 post-PDI Survey and Certificate of Attendance (now open until December 31, 2019)Donna Sterling InstituteGeneral Session Speakers(Institute registration does NOT include PDI registration)
Friday Evening Award Ceremony Speaker
- Dr. Ken R. Miller, Ph.D.. Click HERE for more information
2019 Hotel Roanoke, Roanoke, Nov. 14 - 16
2020 DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, Williamsburg, Nov. 12 - 14
2021 Hotel Madison and Shenandoah Valley Conference Center, Harrisonburg, Nov. 17 - 20
2022 DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, Williamsburg, Nov. 11-13