"Diversify and Strengthen Science for All"
November 15-17, 2018, Double Tree by Hilton Hotel, Williamsburg, VA
The Virginia Association of Science Teachers Professional Development Institute theme for 2018 is Diversify and Strengthen Science for All. We will be returning to historic Williamsburg. The theme calls on us to celebrate the ever-increasing diversity in our student population across the commonwealth. The upcoming PDI will offer a wealth of information about science resources that are available throughout the state of Virginia. Please consider attending to share and gather information on how to better serve the rich tapestry of students we serve across the state.
We have an exciting array of speakers to motivate, inspire and expand your knowledge base. Astronaut Scot “Scooter” Altman and Dr. Jeff D. Jordan will share effective approaches for cultivating science and teacher leaders. Internationally respected science educator and researcher Dr. Okhee Lee will discuss and present a concurrent session science and language assessment. Astronomer Munazza Alam will wow us with her adventures as a National Geographic Young Explorer.
The 2018 VAST PDI is being designed so that all teachers of science and their resource teams can share their best practices, celebrate their accomplishments, and discuss learning and teaching practices that “Diversify and Strengthen Science for All.”
- Registration Information, Prices, and Link to Online Registration Form
- Hotel Information, Prices, Online Reservation Form, WiFi, Menus, and Parking
- PDI Information Booklet
- Schedule at a Glance (3.8.18 draft)
- VAST Bucks, Drawings, Auction
- Exhibitor and Vendor Information, Prices, and Form
- 2017 post-PDI Survey and Certificate of Attendance (survey is now closed)Pre-conference Short Courses and Workshops Information
- Thursday Evening Speaker, Astronaut " Scooter" Altman and Dr. Jeff Jordan, NASA. Click HERE for more information.
- Friday Morning Speaker, Munazza Alam, National Geographic Young Explorer. Click HERE for more information.
- Saturday Afternoon Speaker, Dr. Okhee Lee, New York University. Click HERE for more information.
- Concurrent Session Presenter Information and Online Proposal Submission Form
- CONCURRENT SESSION LIST
2018 DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, Williamsburg, Nov. 15 - 17
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 (JMU), Nov. 17 - 20