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The Faces of Science in Virginia


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2016 Annual PDI

The Faces of Science in Virginia

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

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 Click here for presentation form.

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

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

To register, for the PDI or the PDI and the Donna R. Sterling Institute, click here (TBD)!

For School Teams or Individuals wishing to register only for the Donna R. Sterling Institute’s Workshop: click here (TBD).

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        TBA

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