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FAST CONFERENCE, All sySTEMs Go!: FIELD TRIP, SOCIAL EVENT, and WORKSHOP registration page

  • Thursday, October 19, 2017
  • MEET at the registration area in the Convention Center at the DOUBLETREE at UNIVERSAL in ORLANDO

Registration

  • FIELD TRIP #1:
    Explore Shingle Creek: Importance of Watershed Protection

    Date: Thursday, October 19, 2017
    Time: 8:30 am until 12:30 pm
    Cost: $15.00
    Lunch on your Own
    Participant Limits:
    minimum 20
    maximum 40

    Description:
    Join Ecological Classroom Outdoors as we explore the headwaters of the Everglades right here in Central Florida. Participate in field activities that show how you can get students out of the classroom to gather real world data by identifying species that depend on these waters. Test water quality and explore the impact of invasive species and environmental factors. Transportation is provided.
  • FIELD TRIP #2:
    Skeletons Museum/Orlando Eye

    Date: Thursday, October 19, 2017
    Time: 11:30 am until 4:30 pm
    Cost: $5.00
    Lunch on your Own
    Participant Limits:
    minimum 15
    maximum 46

    Description:
    Explore the Skeletons Museum with a custom scavenger hunt and hop over to the Orlando Eye attractions for an up close and personal experience at Sea Life. Participate in a Behind the Scenes Tour, and get a chance to explore the Madame Tussauds exhibit and ride the Orlando Eye! Teachers must bring their school ID and a copy of their teaching certification to pick up their complimentary Awesome Pass. The pass is also good at Legoland. Transportation will be provided.
  • FIELD TRIP #3:
    STEAM at Universal

    Date: Thursday, October 19, 2017
    Time: 8:30 am until 12:30 pm
    Cost: $5.00
    Lunch on your Own
    Participant Limits:
    minimum 15
    maximum 24

    Middle and high school teachers ONLY

    Description:
    Explore the new STEAM apps through a pre-lesson, view a NBC learning video, experience the brand new STEAM app, and learn about the Universal Youth Program. Participants will receive complementary admission to both Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure for the day and may stay or return to the park after the field trip. For additional tickets for your family, a separate email will be sent to field trip participants at a later date. Transportation is provided for session participants only.
  • Date: Thursday, October 19, 2017
    Time: 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
    Cost-FREE! MUST REGISTER!
    Location: Doubletree Pool Deck

    WELCOME BACK!!!! Please plan to join Pearson poolside Thursday evening as we celebrate "Miller Time". Dr. Ken Miller, author of the best-selling Biology program of all time, "Miller and Levine Biology" , will be on hand to enjoy the evening with our Florida teachers. Pearson also welcomes Dr. Zipporah Miller, author of the ever popular Florida middle school program, "Interactive Science", as well as Florida's brand new "Elevate Science" series. Come as you are and enjoy snacks, adult beverages, and the company of your colleagues. Pre-registration is required, so don't miss this opportunity. AND...as an added bonus, attendees will be treated to a sneak peak of how Pearson is poised to "elevate" Florida science to new heights! See you Thursday!!!
  • Date: Friday, October 21, 2016
    Time: 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
    Cost-FREE! MUST REGISTER!

    Educators only, no guests. No one under 21. Must show registration badge.

    We invite you to join PASCO Scientific as we celebrate YOU: The Guardians of the STEM Galaxy! This celebration is a "come as you are" OR "come in costume" party with opportunities for best costume prizes, and other prizes awarded as we explore the use of PASCO Technology and Curriculum as our weapons to fight the anti-STEM evil forces. The FAST Board members have joined forces with PASCO Scientific to bring you this exciting Guardians of the Galaxy themed wine-and-cheese event. Come as your favorite Galaxy protector from any movie, series or comic strip, or invent your own and join the fun. Costumes are welcome but not required. Pre-registration is required for this party and we will be hosting the first 150 teachers to sign up. Come join PASCO Scientific as Guardians of the STEM Galaxy.
  • Social Event:

    Life Members' Breakfast

    Date: Saturday, October 21, 2017
    Time: 7:30 AM

    Life Members Only
    Cost-FREE! MUST REGISTER!

    Our annual celebration of Life Members.

    Life members: You must be signed into the FAST website to register.
  • Presented by Anita Forester, Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission/Project WILD Coordinator

    Time: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Free Pre-registration Required
    Maximum: 25
    Location: D2


    Targeted for the middle-school audience, though widely adaptable, Flying WILD offers practical hands-on classroom and outdoor field investigation experiences connecting real-world experiences in bird biology, conservation and natural history. Project-based classroom applications, service learning and community involvement are encouraged through sections of the guide dedicated to the planning and implementation of birding festivals. This workshop will provide hands-on experience with the Flying WILD curriculum. Participants will be given a Flying WILD Activity Guide and support materials to take flight!
  • Presented by JP Keener, PASCO Scientific

    Time: 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
    Cost: $5.00
    Maximum: 25
    Pre-registration is Required
    Location: C3/C2

    Wines are described by their color and taste. In this workshop, we go beyond reds and whites and actually measure the color of the wine. Using spectroscopy, we will distinguish between different types of wine – applying principles and procedures that may be used in any classroom (with other types of samples of course!). We will be doing some wine tasting to see how sensitive we are to the acidity of a wine. Acidity is a word that is often used to describe the taste of wine, but what does it really mean? In this hands-on activity we can use PASCO’s Wireless Spectrometer, and pH sensor to explore the science of behind a favorite beverage. Wine (for testing and tasting), and cheese provided. As a thank you for joining us, each participant will be receiving a wireless temperature sensor, and a personal license to the software: Sparkvue. This is a $150.00 value – Limit first 25 to the workshop. These types of activities are showcased in Essential Chemistry and Essential Physics. Book Author Tom Hsu will be providing autographed copies of the books.
  • Presented by Susan T. Schleith and Penny Hall, Program Director and Coordinator K-12 Education, Fl. Solar Energy Center/UCF; Thomas S. Turrentine, PhD., Director, and Dahlia Garas, Research Program Diretor - Plug-in Hybrid & Electric Vehicle Research Center, University of California, Davis

    Time: 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
    Cost: Free, Pre-registration required
    Maximum: 30 (12 minimum)
    Location: D3, Universal

    Cars are ubiquitous in our culture and represent a right-of- passage for young people. Electric vehicles can be a great hook to get even the most reluctant learner engaged in STEM. Through hands-on, project based learning students will use scientific and engineering practices to explore electric vehicle technology, its integration with renewable energy, climate change and sustainable transportation. Impacts of this technology and infrastructure include re-imagined buildings, cities, roadways, and the way we live and work. Participants will be introduced to electric vehicles and opportunities to incorporate EV lessons, models and projects that link engineering, technology, environment, science and society into their curriculum or in after-school programs. An electric vehicle “ride and drive” will be included in the workshop, which allows attendees the opportunity to explore the current EV technologies and how they work. Participants will be provided with project ideas and standards-based activities. Door prizes!
  • Date: Thursday, October 19, 2017
    Time: 12:00pm to 2:00pm
    Title: Hands-on with LEGO We Do 2.0
    Presented by: Debra Kelly Thomas, Computer Science Instructional Specialist for Broward County Public Schools, certified trainer for Engineering is Elementary, Code.org CS Fundamentals, and Lego Education
    Location: DoubleTree, Room: Broward
    Workshop Cost: Free, Pre-registration required
    Maximum: 26 (14 minimum)

    Description:

    Learn how you can incorporate LEGO WeDo 2.0 in your classroom to integrate computer science and computational thinking while meeting content area benchmarks. In this workshop you will create and program a robot to investigate the effects of balanced and unbalanced forces on the motion of an object in a “Robot Tug-of-War” Challenge. Free lesson plans and curriculum will be provided. Target audience: Teachers (Grades 2 – 5).
  • Date: Thursday, October 19, 2017
    Time: 2:00pm to 4:00pm
    Title: Hands-on with LEGO We Do 2.0
    Presented by: Debra Kelly Thomas, Computer Science Instructional Specialist for Broward County Public Schools, certified trainer for Engineering is Elementary, Code.org CS Fundamentals, and Lego Education
    Location: DoubleTree, Room: Broward
    Workshop Cost: Free, Pre-registration required
    Maximum: 26 (14 minimum)

    Description:

    Learn how you can incorporate LEGO Mindstorms EV3 in your classroom to integrate computer science and computational thinking while meeting content area benchmarks. In this workshop you will program a robot to safely navigate a course. Free lesson plans and curriculum will be provided. Target audience: Teachers (Grades 4 – 8).

Welcome to the Conference Field Trip, Social Event, and Workshop registration page!


All Field Trips and Workshops are scheduled for Thursday, October 19, 2017

at the Convention Center located at the DoubleTree by Hilton at the Entrance to Universal

5780 Major Blvd, Orlando, FL 32819

(407) 351-1000



Field Trips and workshops are for conference attendees only. You must register for the conference first. If you fail to register for the conference, your workshop and/or field trip registration will be voided. 

No refunds!


To RegisterClick on the 

<----------register button to the left at the bottom of the Blue Column(The types of registration will appear after clicking register). This will walk you through the registration process.



There is limited space for the field trips. If there is no space left, please keep checking back for further availability. 



Field Trips


Thursday, October 19, 2017

All Field trip participants will meet at the registration area in the Convention Center at the DoubleTree Orlando at the Entrance to Universal. Transportation is provided to all Field Trips. 



FIELD TRIP #1: 

            Explore Shingle Creek:                         Importance of Watershed                     Protection

      

Date: Thursday, October 19, 2017

Time: 8:30 am until 12:30 pm

Cost: $15.00

Lunch on your Own

Participant Limits: 

          minimum  20

          maximum 40


Description:

Join Ecological Classroom Outdoors as we explore the headwaters of the Everglades right here in Central Florida. Participate in field activities that show how you can get students out of the classroom to gather real world data by identifying species that depend on these waters. Test water quality and explore the impact of invasive species and environmental factors.  Transportation is provided. 




FIELD TRIP #2: 

        Skeletons Museum/Orlando Eye 

      

Date: Thursday, October 19, 2017

Time: 11:30 am until 4:30 pm

Cost: $5.00

Lunch on your Own

Participant Limits: 

          minimum  15

          maximum 46


Description:

Explore the Skeletons Museum with a custom scavenger hunt and hop over to the Orlando Eye attractions for an up close and personal experience at Sea Life. Participate in a Behind the Scenes Tour, and get a chance to explore the Madame Tussauds exhibit and ride the Orlando Eye!  Teachers must bring their school ID and ENTER their Florida DOE Teacher License Numberduring registration in the appropriate field to pick up their complimentary Awesome Pass.  The pass is also good at Legoland. Transportation will be provided. 



SOLD OUT !! FIELD TRIP #3: 

           STEAM at Universal 

      

Date: Thursday, October 19, 2017

Time: 8:30 am until 12:30 pm

Cost: $5.00

Lunch on your Own

Participant Limits: 

          minimum  15

          maximum 24


Middle and high school teachers ONLY


Description:

Explore the new STEAM apps through a pre-lesson, view a NBC learning video, experience the brand new STEAM app, and learn about the Universal Youth Program.  Participants will receive complementary admission to both Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure for the day and may stay or return to the park after the field trip.  For additional tickets for your family, a separate email will be sent to field trip participants at a later date. Transportation is provided for session participants only.


Social Events



Social Event: 


   It's Miller Time! presented by Pearson 


Date: Thursday, October 19, 2017 

Time: 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Cost-FREE! MUST REGISTER!

Location: Doubletree Pool Deck



WELCOME BACK!!!! Please plan to join Pearson poolside Thursday evening as we celebrate "Miller Time". Dr. Ken Miller, author of the best-selling Biology program of all time, "Miller and Levine Biology" , will be on hand to enjoy the evening with our Florida teachers. Pearson also welcomes Dr. Zipporah Miller, author of the ever popular Florida middle school program, "Interactive Science", as well as Florida's brand new "Elevate Science" series. Come as you are and enjoy snacks, adult beverages, and the company of your colleagues. Pre-registration is required, so don't miss this opportunity. AND...as an added bonus, attendees will be treated to a sneak peak of how Pearson is poised to "elevate" Florida science to new heights! See you Thursday!!!



Social Event: 


   Guardians of the STEM Galaxy                presented by PASCO Scientific


Date: Friday, October 20, 2017 

Time: 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Cost-FREE! MUST REGISTER!


Educators only, no guests. No one under 21. Must show registration badge. 

   
We invite you to join PASCO Scientific as we celebrate YOU:  The Guardians of the STEM Galaxy!  This celebration is a "come as you are" OR "come in costume" party with opportunities for best costume prizes, and other prizes awarded as we explore the use of PASCO Technology and Curriculum as our weapons to fight the anti-STEM evil forces.  The FAST Board members have joined forces with PASCO Scientific to bring you this exciting  Guardians of the Galaxy themed wine-and-cheese event.  Come as your favorite Galaxy protector from any movie, series or comic strip, or invent your own and join the fun. Costumes are welcome but not required.  Pre-registration is required for this party and we will be hosting the first 150 teachers to sign up.  Come join PASCO Scientific as Guardians of the STEM Galaxy.



Social Event: 


   Life Members' Breakfast


Date: Saturday, October 21, 2017 

Time: 7:30 AM 


Life Members Only 

Cost-FREE! MUST REGISTER!


Our annual celebration of Life Members.

Life members: You must be signed into the FAST website to register.
WORKSHOPS
(Thursday, October 19, 2017)


 

CANCELLED Workshop #1


Date: Thursday, October 19, 2017

Time: 9:00am to 12:00pm

Title: Self-driving Cars and Standards Driven                 Content-Coding for Curriculum

Presented by: JP Keener, PASCO Scientific

Location: DoubleTree Hotel, Room: C3/C2

Workshop Cost: $5.00, Pre-registration                                                     required

Maximum: 25 


Description:


Robots are technically fascinating and also fun and engaging.  With the new Florida Computer Science Standards, schools will be seeing more exciting applications of robotics and programming.  This hands-on workshop presents technology-enhanced lessons focusing on force and motion using some incredible classroom-scale robots. Using coding basics, Author and Physicist Tom Hsu will explore essential kinematics ideas from the 6-12 curriculum - such as velocity, acceleration, motion graphing and vector analysis. This will get students doing physics like nothing else. Physics and physical science resources, weblinks to interactive equations, access to assessment banks and signed copies of Tom Hsu’s newest text, “Essential Physics” will also be provided. There will be other give-aways to the winners of our various robotics competitions.  As a thank you for joining us, each participant will be receiving a gift certificate to be applied towards a PASCO  Scientific purchase – possibly the robotics module or physics demonstration tools.  This is a $100.00 value – Limit first 25 to the workshop



Workshop #2


Date: Thursday, October 19, 2017

Time: 9:00am to 12:00pm

Title:Project WILD Takes Flight: Don't Miss Your          STEM Connection!

Presented by: Anita Forester, Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission/Project WILD Coordinator

Location: DoubleTree Hotel, Room: D2

Workshop Cost: Free, Pre-registration                                                     required

Maximum: 25 


Description:


Targeted for the middle-school audience, though widely adaptable, Flying WILD offers practical hands-on classroom and outdoor field investigation experiences connecting real-world experiences in bird biology, conservation and natural history.  Project-based classroom applications, service learning and community involvement are encouraged through sections of the guide dedicated to the planning and implementation of birding festivals. This workshop will provide hands-on experience with the Flying WILD curriculum. Participants will be given a Flying WILD Activity Guide and support materials to take flight!




SOLD OUT!!! Workshop #3


Date: Thursday, October 19, 2017

Time: 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Title: Essential Chemistry: Wine Tasting                       Chemistry- Spectroscopy, and Acidity

Presented by: JP Keener, PASCO Scientific

Location: DoubleTree Hotel, Room C3/C2

Workshop Cost: $5.00 Pre-registration                                                      required

Maximum: 25 

 

Description:


Wines are described by their color and taste. In this workshop, we go beyond reds and whites and actually measure the color of the wine. Using spectroscopy, we will distinguish between different  types of wine – applying principles and procedures that may be used in any classroom (with other types of samples of course!). We will be doing some wine tasting to see how sensitive we are to the acidity of a wine. Acidity is a word that is often used to describe the taste of wine, but what does it really mean? In this hands-on activity we can use PASCO’s Wireless Spectrometer, and pH sensor to explore the science of behind a favorite beverage. Wine (for testing and tasting), and cheese provided. As a thank you for joining us, each participant will be receiving a wireless temperature sensor, and a personal license to the software: Sparkvue.  This is a $150.00 value – Limit first 25 to the workshop. These types of activities are showcased in Essential Chemistry and Essential Physics.  Book Author Tom Hsu will be providing autographed copies of the books.


Workshop #4


Date: Thursday, October 19, 2017

Time: 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Title: Electric Vehicles (EVs): Driving a                         Sustainable Future!

Presented by: Susan T. Schleith and Penny Hall, Program Director and Coordinator K-12 Education, Fl. Solar Energy Center/UCF; Thomas S. Turrentine, PhD., Director,  and Dahlia Garas, Research Program Director - Plug-in Hybrid & Electric Vehicle Research Center, University of California, Davis

Location: DoubleTree, Room: D3

Workshop Cost: Free, Pre-registration required

Maximum: 30 (12 minimum)


Description:


Cars are ubiquitous in our culture and represent a right-of- passage for young people.   Electric vehicles can be a great hook to get even the most reluctant learner engaged in STEM. Through hands-on, project based learning students will use scientific and engineering practices to explore electric vehicle technology, its integration with renewable energy, climate change and sustainable transportation. Impacts of this technology and infrastructure include re-imagined buildings, cities, roadways, and the way we live and work. Participants will be introduced to electric vehicles and opportunities to incorporate EV lessons, models and projects that link engineering, technology, environment, science and society into their curriculum or in after-school programs.  An electric vehicle “ride and drive” will be included in the workshop, which allows attendees the opportunity to explore the current EV technologies and how they work.  Participants will be provided with project ideas and standards-based activities. Door prizes!


Workshop #5


Date: Thursday, October 19, 2017

Time: 12:00pm to 2:00pm

Title: Hands-on with LEGO We Do 2.0

Presented by: Debra Kelly Thomas, Computer Science Instructional Specialist for Broward County Public Schools, certified trainer for Engineering is Elementary, Code.org CS    Fundamentals, and Lego Education

Location: DoubleTree, Room: Broward

Workshop Cost: Free, Pre-registration required

Maximum: 26 (14 minimum)


Description:


Learn how you can incorporate LEGO WeDo 2.0 in your classroom to integrate computer science and computational thinking while meeting content area benchmarks.  In this workshop you will create and program a robot to investigate the effects of balanced and unbalanced forces on the motion of an object in a “Robot Tug-of-War” Challenge.  Free lesson plans and curriculum will be provided. Target audience: Teachers (Grades 2 – 5).


Workshop #6


Date: Thursday, October 19, 2017

Time: 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Title: Hands-on with LEGO Mindstorms EV3

Presented by: Debra Kelly Thomas, Computer Science Instructional Specialist for Broward County Public Schools, certified trainer for Engineering is Elementary, Code.org CS    Fundamentals, and Lego Education

Location: DoubleTree, Room: Broward

Workshop Cost: Free, Pre-registration required

Maximum: 26 (14 minimum)


Description:


Learn how you can incorporate LEGO Mindstorms EV3 in your classroom to integrate computer science and computational thinking while meeting content area benchmarks.  In this workshop you will program a robot to safely navigate a course.  Free lesson plans and curriculum will be provided. Target audience: Teachers (Grades 4 – 8).








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