2016 Annual PDI

The Faces of Science in Virginia

November 17-19, 2016
DoubleTree by Hilton
50 Kings Mill Road
Williamsburg, VA 23185

(10.31.16 update) Please note: online registration for the PDI and for the Donna Sterling Institute is now closed. On-site registration will take place at the conference.

The 2016 Virginia Association of Science Teachers (VAST) Professional Development Institute (PDI) theme is The Faces of Science in Virginia. It builds upon last year’s PDI them Designing Inquiring Minds. The Faces of Science showcases the rich Virginia science resources that are available to you through the many science organizations and companies in Virginia. You may already be using some of these resources in your classrooms, but VAST wants to expose you to more and VAST also wants you to share with your colleagues how you use these resources with your students as a VAST presenter.

Last year’s PDI provided opportunities for teachers to develop their ability to engage their students in effective science practices, while encouraging the growth of an inquiry mindset in their students. What better way to develop critical thinkers who engage in effective science practices than to experience science first hand! The Faces of Science will focus in the areas of science in:

•    Environment

•    Industry

•    Research

•    Community

For full descriptions of The Faces of Science in Virginia strands, click here http://www.vast.org/presenters.html.

The VAST PDI keynote and general speakers are in place. Click here to see speaker bios and each will speak to the theme of the The Faces of Science in Virginia as it relates to the science they do.

Future PDIs

2016        DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, Williamsburg, November 17 - 19

2017        Hotel Roanoke, Roanoke, November 16 - 18

2018        DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, Williamsburg, November 15 - 17

2019        Hotel Roanoke, Roanoke, November 14 - 16

2020        DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, Williamsburg, November 19 - 21

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1. Can I still get a certificate for attending last year's PDI?

Answer: Yes. You need to go to this site: https://www.cvent.com/Events/ContactPortal/Login.aspx?cwstub=0006c91e-3f3d-478c-8580-669bce8a4eef
Login with your email and password with which you originally signed up.  If you forgot your password, click the link to reset it.  If the original email is no longer functional, they can email membership@vast.org to change the email address.
After logging in, there is a gray INFORMATION tab on the top left.  Hover over this to access the menu with My Profile and My Events.  To print certificate, click on My Events.  Click on the 2015 PDI. Click on My registration tab. Click on Certificate button.

BTW: After logging in, you can also edit your personal information.