Virginia Association of Science Teachers



November 12-14, 2020, DoubleTrees by Hilton Hotel, Williamsburg, VA

The 2020 VAST Professional Institute will focus on the theme: "Science Content, Courses, and Career Pathways".    

The Why behind many a science educator passion is to teach and provide learning opportunities for students to critically open their minds to the exciting world around them.  Through inquiry, investigation, modeling and collaboration many of our students experience the phenomenon-based wonder of our natural world and STEM innovations that spark their trajectory as a post graduate.  Please consider what you can contribute as a presenter and joining us as a learner at the 2020 VAST PDI.  Join us as a we focus on science content, skills, and courses in a student's science educational continuum and how they lead to STEM career pathways.  Sessions will emphasize both the teaching and learning skills of engagement and innovative science instruction supporting the 2018 Science Standards and embracing the Virginia Profile of a Graduate.

    *  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.



 Donna Sterling Institute
     (Institute registration does NOT include PDI registration)

PDI Thursday Afternoon Workshops 

General Session Speakers
  • Thursday Evening Speaker, 
  • Friday Morning Speaker,
  • Saturday Morning Speaker,

Friday Evening Award Ceremony Speaker

Concurrent Sessions

Student Art Contest 


Susan Booth, Executive Director,

John Kowalski, PDI Chairman,

Future PDIs

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

Virginia Association of Science Teachers

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