This Year's Conference

Navigating Through Science!

will be located in

St. Augustine 

on 

October 24-26, 2019

and will be at the

World Golf Village Renaissance

St. Augustine Resort


Conference Registration Information

CONFERENCE REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!


Conference Registration is now OPEN! <-- click here

Field Trip, Social Events, and Workshop Registration <--click here

If you scroll further down the page, there is a description of all the field trips, social events, and workshops.



HOTEL BOOKING INFORMATION



Book your Hotel Room at a Discount Rate <-- click here


Reserve your hotel room at a discount rate for our Conference in St. Augustine by following the link below. The discount rate is valid for reservations made before 5:00 pm, October 3, 2019, or until room block is full. The hotel is the World Golf Village Renaissance St. Augustine Resort. 

A map with the hotel location is provided below. 


If you prefer to call the hotel, please use the following code FSTFSTR

Phone: 888-740-7020


The room rates range from $119 to $179/night. The rate is valid from October 18 - 30. Self parking is FREE! There is no resort FEE! 


World Golf Village Renaissance St. Augustine Resort

Vendor Information for our Conference

For Vendor information pertaining to the Exhibit Hall at our Conference,

please contact

 Sharon Cutler: cutlersharon@mac.com


VENDOR REGISTRATION FORM <--Click here if you would like to represent your company at our 2019 FAST Conference in St. Augustine


Schedule at a Glance


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PROGRAM BOOK


The program book is now online for your browsing. Enjoy and see you at the Conference!!


Click the cover below or click the link below.




Link to program book

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You must be REGISTERED for the CONFERENCE to participate in our Field Trips, Social events and Workshops!


Field Trips


Thursday, October 24, 2019

All Field trip participants will meet at the registration area at Renaissance World Golf Village St. Augustine Resort. Transportation is provided to all Field Trips. 


FIELD TRIP #1: 

Explore Archaeology in St. Augustine and Beyond

      

Date: Thursday, October 24, 2019

Time: 8:15 am until 12:30 pm

Cost: $ 15.00

Dress: Walking attire

Participant Limits: 

          minimum  15

          maximum 23


Description:

Join the Florida Public Archaeology Network (FPAN) for a walking tour of St. Augustine’s buried past to learn about the history of the city – and the science of archaeology. Participants will also visit FPAN’s office at historic Flagler College to learn about their program offerings and free resources provided across the state.


FIELD TRIP #2: 

The benefits of becoming a STEM-certified school 

      

Date: Thursday, October 24, 2019

Time: 7:15 am until 10:00 am

Cost: $ 15.00

Dress: Casual attire

Participant Limits: 

          minimum 15

         maximum 23


Description:

Sebastian Middle School is a STEM-certified school by UF’s Lastinger Center. One of the administration will talk about the process of certification and the STEM practices that take place within and across the curriculum. Participants will visit the STEM Lab and STEM class and will see/hear from students in regard to projects that they’ve undertaken/will undertake. There will be time for a Q &A session with the students and admin, at the end.


FIELD TRIP #3:Cancelled

Visit to the Guana Tolomato Matanzas National Estuarine Research Reserve 

      

Date: Thursday, October 24, 2019

Time: 8:00 am until 4:00 pm

Cost: $ 30.00

Includes: Lunch

Dress: 

  • It is strongly suggested that participants wear outdoor clothing and don’t mind getting dirty!
  • Be sure to bring a hat/sunglasses, and a water bottle!
  • Bug spray, sunscreen, water and snacks will be provided.

Participant Limits: 

       minimum  15

          maximum 23


Description:

Teachers will experience several hands-on educational experiences based around the saltmarsh estuary at the Guana Tolomato Matanzas National Estuarine Research Reserve. Weather permitting, activities may include seining, water quality analysis, and exploring the estuary habitats both using virtual reality and for real.


FIELD TRIP #4:Cancelled

     Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens

      

Date: Thursday, October 24, 2019

Time: 7:45 am until 4:30 pm (1 hour travel time each way)

Cost: $ 25.00

Lunch on your Own

Participant Limits: 

        minimum  20

          maximum 35


Description:

The Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens is home to over 1,400 species of animals and 2,000 species of plants from around the world. Spend the day starting with a guided tour, take a train ride (included in your visit) and then finish by viewing the exhibits like the new African Forest Habitat.

Social Events



 Meet and Greet! 


Date: Thursday, October 24, 2019 

Time: 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM


Cost-FREE! MUST REGISTER!

Location: TBA

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



 Speaker Luncheon


Date: Friday, October 25, 2019

Time: 11:45 AM - 1:00 PM

Open to all attendees (must pre-register)

Lunch included (some dietary restrictions may be accommodated)

Cost- $15.00 (Life Members are free, must pre-register)

maximum:60


Enjoy a buffet lunch that includes grilled chicken, pasta, and salad while listening to NASA employee, Frank Robinson Jr. speak about future NASA missions. Robinson is also a co-founder of the New Approach to Self Achievement Project, which is a career awareness program for inner-city youth focused on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields. 

The Outstanding Teacher Recipients will also be honored.


WORKSHOPS

(Thursday, October 24, 2019)


 

Workshop #1


Date: Thursday, October 24, 2019

Time: 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Title: Aquaponics in the Classroom

Presented by: 

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

Audience: 3-8 grade

Location: TBA

Workshop Cost: $ 5.00, Pre-registration required

Maximum: 20 (to receive Kit) /35 allowed

Minimum: 10

Description:

The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Division of Aquaculture will be hosting a workshop discussing the use of small desk-top aquaponic systems in the classroom. At the workshop, teachers will learn how to setup and maintain small aquaponic systems and be provided with lesson plans for hands-on learning opportunities. The first 20 teachers to sign up for the workshop will receive a free, small aquaponic system, as well as water quality test kits to utilize in their own classrooms. While only the first 20 teachers will receive a free system, those interested in teaching basic aquaculture are still encouraged to sign-up and will be provided with the same training and education resources. This workshop will be focused toward 3rd-8th grade students.


Workshop #2


Date: Thursday, October 24, 2019

Time: 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Title: Argument-Driven Inquiry in Grades 3-5: Three-Dimensional Investigations that Integrate Science, Literacy and Mathematics

Presented by: 

Leeanne K. Gleim, Co-Author ADI Biology & Life Science, ADI Teacher for Biology

Audience: 3-5 grade

Location: TBA

Workshop Cost: $ 5.00, Pre-registration required

Maximum: 26

Minimum: 14


Description:

This session is an introduction to a new approach to science instruction called Argument-Driven Inquiry (ADI). ADI gives children in grades 3-5 an opportunity to learn how to use the core ideas, practices, and crosscutting concepts of science to make sense of natural phenomena.   Learn about Argument-Driven Inquiry and how it can help students learn how to explain natural phenomena while they develop science proficiency and 21st century skills.  A new approach to science instruction, Argument-Driven Inquiry (ADI), provides children in grades 3-5 opportunities to make sense of phenomena using core ideas, practices, and crosscutting concepts of science. ADI uses sciences to develop literacy (reading, writing, speaking, and listening) skills, while students learn important mathematical concepts.

In this session, participants will learn about the stages of the ADI instructional model, how it was designed, and how it is aligned with your state’s Science standards, ELA, and Mathematics.


Workshop #3  CANCELED

Title: Hands-on with the NEW LEGO Education Spike Prime



Workshop #4


Date: Thursday, October 24, 2019

Time: 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Title: Introduction to Solar Energy

Presented by:

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

Audience: All

Location: TBA

Workshop Cost: $ 5.00, Pre-registration required

Maximum: 30 

Minimum: 12


Description:

Explore the fundamentals of solar technology through fun, hands-on activities.  Session includes a brief overview of solar energy concepts and associated technologies, inquiry based experiments and lessons ready for classroom implementation.  All materials are aligned with the Sunshine State Standards and NGSS.  Free materials and door prizes!


Workshop #5


Date: Thursday, October 24, 2019

Time: 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Title: Argument-Driven Engineering in Grades 6-8: STEM Design Challenges

Presented by: 

Leeanne K. Gleim, Co-Author ADI Biology & Life Science, ADI Teacher for Biology

Audience: 6-8 grade 

Location: TBA

Workshop Cost: $ 5.00, Pre-registration required

Maximum: 26

Minimum: 14


Description:

Learn about Argument-Driven Engineering and how it can help students learn to use core science ideas, practices and crosscutting concepts to design solutions to meaningful problems. In this session, participants will learn about the stages of the ADE instructional model, how it was designed, and how it integrates standards across disciplines.

This session is an introduction to a new approach to instruction called Argument-Driven Engineering (ADE). ADE gives students an opportunity to learn how to use crosscutting concepts, core ideas from mathematics and science, and science, engineering, and mathematical practices to design a solution to a meaningful problem.

This instructional approach also provides context to help students develop foundational literacy skills because they must read, write, speak, and listen in order to obtain, evaluate, and communicate information during each design challenge.


Workshop #6 CANCELED

Title:  Hands-on with the NEW LEGO Education Coding Express  (Preschool)




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Future Date

 

Plan ahead for our 2020 Conference in

St. Augustine 

on

October 22-24, 2020

at the

World Golf Village Renaissance

St. Augustine Resort


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