"STEM Starts with Science"
November 14-16, 2019, Hotel Roanoke and Conference Center, Roanoke, VA.
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 Form and Fees for Exhibiting
- 2019 Hotel Information, Prices, Online Reservation Form, WiFi, Menus, and Parking
- Summer 2019 VAST Newsletter with PDI information
- 2019 Schedule at a Glance
- 2019 VAST Bucks, Drawings, Auction
- 2019 Exhibitor and Vendor Information, Prices, and Form
- 2018 post-PDI Survey and Certificate of Attendance (will be open November 18-December 31, 2018)Donna Sterling Institute Short CourseGeneral Session Speakers(Short Course registration does NOT include PDI registration)
PDI Thursday Afternoon Pre-conference Workshops
- Thursday Evening Speaker. Click HERE for more information.
- Friday Morning Speaker. Click HERE for more information.
- Saturday Afternoon Speaker. Click HERE for more information.
- Concurrent Session Presenter Information and Online Proposal Submission Form
- CONCURRENT SESSIONS PRESENTATIONS LIST
- Alpha Index of Concurrent Session Presenters
- Art Contest 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 (JMU), Nov. 17 - 20
2022 DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, Williamsburg, Nov. 11-13