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FAST CONFERENCE, The HEAT is on, Full STEAM Ahead!: FIELD TRIP, SOCIAL EVENT, and WORKSHOP registration page

  • Thursday, October 25, 2018
  • 8:00 AM
  • MEET at the registration area in the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Miami Airport and Convention Center, 711 NW 72nd Ave, Miami, FL 33126

Registration

  • FIELD TRIP #1:

    Kayak Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park


    Date: Thursday, October 25, 2018

    Time: 6:45 am until 2:45 pm

    Cost: $ 68.00

    Includes: Lunch, transportation, park admission, equipment

    Dress: Ready to get wet, lotion, camera (not included)

    Participant Limits:

    minimum 15

    maximum 22 (depends on bus size)



    Description:

    Come explore the park on sit-on-top kayaks! On the bus ride down, you will be given some information about the ecosystems within Pennekamp State Park. Then you will paddle though and around the mangroves at your own pace. Whether you are a novice or an expert the area to kayak is just right for you. Kayaks, paddles and PFDs will be provided. Afterwards, lunch will be provided, and you will also have time to walk around to explore the rest of the park on your own – don’t forget to visit the Environmental Education & Visitor Center. If you forgot anything, there is a small gift shop with basic in-the-sun necessities.
  • FIELD TRIP #2:

    Ride the Glass Bottom Boat at
    Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park


    Date: Thursday, October 25, 2018

    Time: 6:45 am until 2:45 pm

    Cost: $ 68.00

    Includes: Lunch, transportation, park admission

    Dress: Outdoor comfortable clothing, lotion, camera (not included)

    Participant Limits:

    minimum 15

    maximum 22 (depends on bus size)

    Description:

    Enjoy a unique glimpse into the serene undersea world in style and comfort on the glass bottom boat, Spirit of Pennekamp. The itinerary includes a number of shallow reefs teeming with wildlife. Protect yourself from South Florida’s sun with hat, sunglasses and sunscreen. Afterwards, lunch will be provided, and you will also have time to walk around to explore the rest of the park on your own – don’t forget to visit the Environmental Education & Visitor Center. If you forgot anything, there is a small gift shop with basic in-the-sun necessities.
  • FIELD TRIP #3:

    Fairchild Gardens


    Date: Thursday, October 25, 2018

    Time: 8:45 am until 12:30 pm

    Cost: $5.00

    Lunch on your Own

    Participant Limits:

    minimum 15

    maximum 30

    Description:

    Fairchild is considered one of the best botanic gardens in the world. Their plant collection nestles within the beautiful framework of their landscape design providing an unparalleled sense of awe. Their horticultural collections and exhibits make the experience of visiting Fairchild unforgettable through guided and self-guided tours of the Garden. Enjoy a free, narrated tram tour with one of their expert volunteer guides. Year-round tram tours run approximately 45 minutes and offer an introduction to the history, mission, and Fairchild's plant collections. The tours give an excellent overview of the Garden, after which you can explore on your own.
  • FIELD TRIP #4:

    PHILLIP AND PATRICIA FROST MUSEUM OF SCIENCE


    Date: Thursday, October 25, 2018

    Time: 8:45 am until 12:30 pm

    Cost: $5.00

    Lunch on your Own

    Participant Limits:

    minimum 15

    maximum 30

    Description:

    Wander through the new Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science in downtown Miami. From its yellow-submarine-like elevators, which take guests to varying levels of a 500,000-gallon aquarium, to its 30-foot-long feathered dinosaur, the sights in the open-air space are other-worldly. Frost Science is a world-class science museum dedicated to sharing the power of science, sparking wonder and investigation, and fueling innovation for the future. Visitors can hurtle through space in a planetarium equipped with a 3-D 8K visual system-one of only thirteen like it in the world and come face to face with sharks in our 3-level aquarium.
  • Date: Thursday, October 25, 2018
    Time: 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

    Cost-FREE! MUST REGISTER!

    Location: DoubleTree Pool Area

    Join your colleagues for a few hours of relaxation by the pool area. Meet your F.A.S.T. Board and maybe a few special guests! Have fun while learning the best way to get the most from the conference. Drinks and light appetizers will be served. This event is free and open to all educators (no guests).
  • Social Event:

    Life Members' Breakfast

    Date: Saturday, October 27, 2018
    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.
  • Workshop #1
    Date: Thursday, October 25, 2018
    Time: 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm

    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: MACC 202

    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 #2

    Date: Thursday, October 25, 2018
    Time: 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

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

    Presented by: JP Keener, PASCO Scientific

    Location: MACC 104

    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. Give aways!
  • Workshop #3

    Date: Thursday, October 25, 2018
    Time: 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

    Title: Solar Energy 101 Workshop

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

    Location: MACC 210

    Workshop Cost: $ 5.00, Pre-registration required

    Maximum: 30 (12 minimum)

    Description:
    This four hour workshop provides teachers with the resources and experiences to rapidly implement solar energy content into their curriculum. It includes background information on solar energy and associated technologies, hands-on, inquiry based experiments covering solar thermal concepts and photovoltaic technologies, and offers opportunities to participate in or create your own integrated STEAM – E (Energy-focused), project-based student activity. All materials are aligned with the Sunshine State Standards and NGSS. Free materials and door prizes!
  • Workshop #4

    Date: Thursday, October 25, 2018
    Time: 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

    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: MACC 202
    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).

Register

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


All Field Trips and Workshops are scheduled for 

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Meet at the Convention Center located at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Miami Airport and Convention Center 

at the specified start time.

711 NW 72nd Ave, Miami, FL 33126

TEL: 305-261-3800


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 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 25, 2018

All Field trip participants will meet at the registration area in the Convention Center at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Miami Airport and Convention Center. Transportation is provided to all Field Trips. 


FIELD TRIP #1: 

 Kayak Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park

      

Date: Thursday, October 25, 2018

Time: 6:45 am until 2:45 pm

Cost: $ 68.00

Includes: Lunch, transportation, park admission, equipment

Dress: Ready to get wet, lotion, camera (not included)

Participant Limits: 

          minimum  15

          maximum 22 (depends on bus size)


Description:

Come explore the park on sit-on-top kayaks! On the bus ride down, you will be given some information about the ecosystems within Pennekamp State Park. Then you will paddle though and around the mangroves at your own pace. Whether you are a novice or an expert the area to kayak is just right for you. Kayaks, paddles and PFDs will be provided. Afterwards, lunch will be provided, and you will also have time to walk around to explore the rest of the park on your own – don’t forget to visit the Environmental Education & Visitor Center. If you forgot anything, there is a small gift shop with basic in-the-sun necessities. 


FIELD TRIP #2: 

    Ride the Glass Bottom Boat at                      Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park 

      

Date: Thursday, October 25, 2018

Time: 6:45 am until 2:45 pm

Cost: $ 68.00

Includes: Lunch, transportation, park admission

Dress: Outdoor comfortable clothing, lotion, camera (not included)

Participant Limits: 

          minimum  15

          maximum 22 (depends on bus size)


Description:

Enjoy a unique glimpse into the serene undersea world in style and comfort on the glass bottom boat, Spirit of Pennekamp. The itinerary includes a number of shallow reefs teeming with wildlife.  Protect yourself from South Florida’s sun with hat, sunglasses and sunscreen. Afterwards, lunch will be provided, and you will also have time to walk around to explore the rest of the park on your own – don’t forget to visit the Environmental Education & Visitor Center. If you forgot anything, there is a small gift shop with basic in-the-sun necessities.


FIELD TRIP #3: 

       Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden 

      

Date: Thursday, October 25, 2018

Time: 8:45 am until 12:30 pm

Cost: $5.00

Lunch on your Own

Participant Limits: 

        minimum  15

          maximum 30


Description:

Fairchild is considered one of the best botanical gardens in the world. Their plant collection nestles within the beautiful framework of their landscape design providing an unparalleled sense of awe. Their horticultural collections and exhibits make the experience of visiting Fairchild unforgettable through guided and self-guided tours of the Garden. Enjoy a free, narrated tram tour with one of their expert volunteer guides. Year-round tram tours run approximately 45 minutes and offer an introduction to the history, mission, and Fairchild's plant collections. The tours give an excellent overview of the Garden, after which you can explore on your own.


FIELD TRIP #4: 

   PHILLIP AND PATRICIA FROST                      MUSEUM OF SCIENCE 

      

Date: Thursday, October 25, 2018

Time: 8:45 am until 12:30 pm

Cost: $5.00

Lunch on your Own

Participant Limits: 

          minimum  15

          maximum 30


Description:

Wander through the new Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science in downtown Miami. From its yellow-submarine-like elevators, which take guests to varying levels of a 500,000-gallon aquarium, to its 30-foot-long feathered dinosaur, the sights in the open-air space are other-worldly. Frost Science is a world-class science museum dedicated to sharing the power of science, sparking wonder and investigation, and fueling innovation for the future. Visitors can hurtle through space in a planetarium equipped with a 3-D 8K visual system-one of only thirteen like it in the world and come face to face with sharks in our 3-level aquarium.

Social Events



 Meet and Greet! 


Date: Thursday, October 25, 2018 

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.



 Life Members' Breakfast


Date: Saturday, October 27, 2018

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 25, 2018)


 

Workshop #1


Date: Thursday, October 25, 2018

Time: 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm

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: MACC 202

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 #2


Date: Thursday, October 25, 2018

Time: 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

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

Presented by: JP Keener, PASCO Scientific

Location: MACC 104

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. Give aways!


Workshop #3


Date: Thursday, October 25, 2018

Time: 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Title: Solar Energy 101 Workshop

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

Location: MACC 210

Workshop Cost: $ 5.00, Pre-registration required

Maximum: 30 (12 minimum)


Description:

This four hour workshop provides teachers with the resources and experiences to rapidly implement solar energy content into their curriculum.  It includes background information on solar energy and associated technologies, hands-on, inquiry based experiments covering solar thermal concepts and photovoltaic technologies, and offers opportunities to participate in or create your own integrated STEAM – E (Energy-focused), project-based student activity.  All materials are aligned with the Sunshine State Standards and NGSS.  Free materials and door prizes! 


Workshop #4


Date: Thursday, October 25, 2018

Time: 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

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: MACC 202

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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