Virginia Association of Science Teachers



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.



General Session Speakers
  • Thursday Evening Speaker, Dr. Mike Gill, Ph.D.,  Click HERE for more information.
  • Friday Morning Speaker, Dr. Kenneth Wesson, Ph.D.,  Click HERE for more information.
  • Saturday Morning Speaker, Dr. Robert Corbin, Ph.D. Click HERE for more information. 

Friday Evening Award Ceremony Speaker

  • Dr. Ken R. Miller, Ph.D..  Click HERE for more information


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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