2022 FAST Conference

located in St. Augustine

October 27-29, 2022



The Main Conference Registration page is separate from the Social Events and Workshop page. You must register for Social Events and Workshops in a separate registration page (see Register for the Conference, Workshops and Social Events below)


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Vendor Information for our Conference

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HOTEL BOOKING INFORMATION

Reserve your hotel room at a discounted rate ($129 for one king or two doubles) for our Conference in St. Augustine by clicking the link below. The discounted rate is valid for reservations made before 5:00 pm, October 8, 2021, or until room block is full. Dates will appear on the site showing the length of the discounted rate. Just click on those dates to put in your days for your reservation stay. 

The Hotel is the World Golf Village Renaissance St. Augustine Resort.

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Self parking is FREE! Overnight parking is FREE if your room is reserved using our link. There is no resort FEE! 

A map with the hotel location is provided below. 

World Golf Village Renaissance St. Augustine Resort

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LIST OF CONCURRENT SESSIONS


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Schedule at a Glance




Social Events and Workshops available at the Conference

WORKSHOPS

(Thursday, October 21, 2021)


 

Workshop #1


Date: Thursday, October 21, 2021

Time: 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Title: Aquaponics in the Classroom

Presented by: 

Jennifer Morgenthal and Becky Sponholtz, Florida Agriculture in the Classroom

Katrina Bayliss and Dr. Marcy Cockrell, Florida Dept. of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Division of Aquaculture

Audience: 3-5th Grade Teachers

Location: Troon

Workshop Cost: $ 5.00, Pre-registration required

Maximum: 30

Minimum: 10

Description:

Florida Agriculture in the Classroom (FAITC) and The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) Division of Aquaculture are partnering to host a workshop aimed at demonstrating the use of small desktop aquaponics systems in the classroom. Through a project funded by the National Agriculture in the Classroom Organization (NAITCO), FAITC and FDACS have created an interactive lesson plan that utilizes small desktop aquaponics systems to teach a range of subjects and meets Florida State Standards. Workshop participants will be introduced to the lesson plan and learn the basics of setting up and using a desktop aquaponics system in their classroom. Participants will also have an opportunity to receive a free system and sign up to participate in the NAITCO-funded project at the end of the workshop.


Workshop #2


Date: Thursday, October 21, 2021

Time: 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Title: Overview of the 2021 - 2022 Science Olympiad Tournament              Season

Presented by: 

Valerie Ledford, Florida Science Olympiad

Audience: Middle and High School - Division B and C Olympiad Coaches

Location: St. Augustine E 

Workshop Cost: $ 5.00, Pre-registration required

Maximum: 30

Minimum: 10


Description:

Interested in coaching a Science Olympiad Team for 2022?  This 2-hour session will review the events for Divisions B and C.  You will then compete with a partner in a min-Science Olympiad “tournament” events for either middle or high school.  Including but not limited to: Crave the Wave, BioProcess Lab, and It’s About Time or Remote Sensing, Environmental Chemistry, and Green Generation.


Workshop #3 


Date: Thursday, October 21, 2021

Time: 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Title: Argument-Driven Inquiry in Grades 3-5: How to give children more opportunities to use science and literacy to make sense of the world around 

Presented by: 

Victor Sampson, Ph.D., Associate Professor of STEM Education, The University of Texas at Austin

Audience: 3-5th grade teachers 

Location: Wentworth

Workshop Cost: $ 5.00, Pre-registration required

Maximum: 26

Minimum: 14


Description:

This session introduces a way to create learning experiences that will give students opportunities to talk, read, and write in the service of sensemaking as they use the DCIs, CCs, and SEPs to explain natural phenomena.


The session will give teachers an opportunity to participate in the same sort of rich and meaningful learning experiences that are called for by the NGSSS. Such learning places the focus squarely on the nature of instruction. It is rooted in ongoing, active experiences that will prompt teachers to expand their content knowledge, pedagogical knowledge, and expand their beliefs about what is possible inside the classroom. The presenter will guide the participants in a series of focused, small-group demonstration activities that are structured like a typical day’s lesson, allowing teachers to experience instruction as students do. The demonstration activities will focus on making sense of differences in rabbit fur color placed on where they live.


Workshop #4


Date: Thursday, October 21, 2021

Time: 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Title: Aquaponics in the Classroom

Presented by:

Jennifer Morgenthal and Becky Sponholtz, Florida Agriculture in the Classroom

Katrina Bayliss and Dr. Marcy Cockrell, Florida Dept. of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Division of Aquaculture

Audience: 6 - 8th Grade Teachers

Location: Troon

Workshop Cost: $ 5.00, Pre-registration required

Maximum: 30 

Minimum: 10


Description:

Florida Agriculture in the Classroom (FAITC) and The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) Division of Aquaculture are partnering to host a workshop aimed at demonstrating the use of small desktop aquaponics systems in the classroom. Through a project funded by the National Agriculture in the Classroom Organization (NAITCO), FAITC and FDACS have created an interactive lesson plan that utilizes small desktop aquaponics systems to teach a range of subjects and meets Florida State Standards. Workshop participants will be introduced to the lesson plan and learn the basics of setting up and using a desktop aquaponics system in their classroom. Participants will also have an opportunity to receive a free system and sign up to participate in the NAITCO-funded project at the end of the workshop.


Workshop #5 CANCELED


Date: Thursday, October 21, 2021

Time: 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Title: S.O.S. – Surviving On Solar

Presented by: 

Susan T. Schleith and Penny Hall, Program Director and Coordinator K-12 Education, Florida Solar Energy Center/UCF

Audience: 3rd Grade through High School 

Location: 

Workshop Cost: $ 5.00, Pre-registration required

Maximum: 20

Minimum: 12


Description:

In this three hour workshop, facilitated by FSEC Energy Research Center staff, participants will explore solar energy concepts and technologies that can make life bearable after a disaster and in some situations may mean the difference between life and death.  While covering important science standards, these practical applications involving solar thermal, photovoltaic and battery technology provide relevant lessons for students that can be implemented now.  All attendees receive lesson plans, reference materials and Water Pasteurization Indicator, (WaPI).  Door prizes! 

 


Workshop #6


Date: Thursday, October 21, 2021

Time: 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Title: Argument-Driven Engineering in Grades 6-8: How to help students learn the core ideas and practices of science and engineering through the use of meaningful STEM design challenges.

Presented by: 

Victor Sampson, Ph.D., Associate Professor of STEM Education, The University of Texas at Austin

Audience: 6 - 8th Grade Teachers 

Location: Wentworth

Workshop Cost: $ 5.00, Pre-registration required

Maximum: 26

Minimum: 14


Description:

This session introduces a way to create STEM design challenges for use in science classrooms that will help students learn the core ideas and practices of science and engineering at the same time.

The session will give teachers an opportunity to participate in the same sort of rich and meaningful learning experiences that are called for by the NGSSS. Such learning places the focus squarely on the nature of instruction. It is rooted in ongoing, active experiences that will prompt teachers to expand their content knowledge, pedagogical knowledge, and expand their beliefs about what is possible inside the classroom. The presenter will guide the participants in a series of focused, small-group demonstration activities that are structured as a typical STEM design challenge, allowing teachers to experience instruction as students do. The demonstration activities will focus on creating a new shipping and storage container for insulin.


Social Events


 Meet and Greet! 

     Sponsored by FPL and Edmentum

Date: Thursday, October 21, 2021

Time: 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM


Cost-FREE!

Even though the cost is free to everyone, you MUST REGISTER by October 8, 2021 to ATTEND! Your registration allows us to order enough food and drink so all attendees will have a great time! You must be registered for the conference to attend. 

Location: Hotel Pool


Come as you are and enjoy snacks, beverages, and the company of your colleagues.


 Speaker Luncheon

Date: Friday, October 22, 2021

Time: 11:45 AM - 1:00 PM

Lunch included (some dietary restrictions may be accommodated)

Cost- $15.00 (discounted rate of $5.00 for Life members, ALL must preregister by October 8th, 2021)

Location: St. Augustine B in the Convention Center

Open to all attendees (must pre-register by October 8th, 2021)

Enjoy a buffet lunch that includes grilled chicken, pasta, salad and dessert while listening to Dr. Malcolm Butler, Professor of Science Education at UCF, co-author of a K-5 National Geographic Science curriculum, former President of the Assoc. for Science Teacher Education and securer of over six million dollars to fund his research and initiatives, speak on the topic, JEDI: Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion- The Evolution from “Science for All” to “Science for Each and Every.”

The Outstanding Teacher Recipients will also be honored.

There will be a raffle at the end of the luncheon for all attendees present.

maximum: 60


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Florida Association of Science Teachers' Conference

October 21 – 23, 2021

"NAVIGATING THROUGH SCIENCE"

Welcome Back! Live and in Person!

Call for Presenters! Is now closed! 

If you would like to present, contact Nancy Besley

 nancybesley@gmail.com

Deadline for Submission: June 15, 2021

We are now looking for your expertise and contributions to this event.  Would you like to be a presenter or workshop facilitator?  For more information and to apply, please complete the Presenter's Application:

 Presenter Application <--Click Here


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