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Upcoming events

    • Thursday, October 27, 2022
    • 8:00 AM
    • Saturday, October 29, 2022
    • 1:00 PM
    • MEET at the convention registration desk at the World Golf Village Renaissance St. Augustine Resort, 500 South Legacy Trail, St. Augustine, Florida, 32092, 1-904-940-8000
    Register

    Welcome to the Conference Social Event and Workshop registration page!

    Meet at the convention registration desk at the World Golf Village Renaissance St. Augustine Resort, at the specified start time.

    500 South Legacy Trail, St. Augustine, Florida, 32092, 

    TEL: 1-904-940-8000

    Self Parking is free for all conference attendees!


    Social Events and Workshops are for 

    CONFERENCE ATTENDEES ONLY

    You must register for the conference first. 

    If you and your guest fail to register for the conference, you and your guest's social event and workshop registration will be voided. 

    Please read everything below before proceeding to the registration page.

    No refunds, unless the conference is canceled!


    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.


    Social Events


     Meet and Greet! 

         Sponsored by FPL

    Date: Thursday, October 27, 2022

    Time: 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

    Cost-FREE!

    Even though the cost is free to everyone, you MUST REGISTER by October 7, 2022 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 28, 2022

    Time: 11:45 AM - 1:00 PM

    Lunch included (some dietary restrictions may be accommodated)

    Cost- $15.00 (discounted rate of $7.50 for Life members/Past Presidents, ALL must preregister by October 7th, 2022)

    Location: St. Augustine B in the Convention Center

    Open to all attendees (must pre-register by October 7th, 2022)

    Enjoy a buffet lunch that includes grilled chicken, pasta, salad and dessert while listening to Page Keeley, an internationally known leader in science education! Her books help provide teachers with formative assessment resources and help them understand how students think about science concepts. She is a past president of NSTA and has received a Presidential Award for Excellence in Secondary Science teaching.

    Past Presidents, the Outstanding Teacher Recipients and the PAEMST nominees will be recognized.

    maximum: 60

    WORKSHOPS
    Thursday, October 27, 2022


     

    Workshop #1


    Date: Thursday, October 27, 2022


    Time: 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

    Title: Engaging Science Activities That Work!

    Presented by: 

    Jeffrey Dudukovich, Physics Bus Teacher, Seminole County Public Schools

    Audience: Elementary and Middle School Teachers

    Location: TBA

    Workshop Cost: $ 5.00, Pre-registration required

    Maximum: 25

    Minimum: 15

    Description:

    New and innovative hands-on activities which are sure to engage your students. You will participate in numerous physics activities that you can use with your students. Included activities (but not limited to):  Gravity Well; Earth-Moon-Sun System; Roller Coaster physics; Hot Wheels speedometry; Seeing sound; Electromagnetic Spectrum; Electricity; Magnetism; Forces and Motion - Jedi training; Raingutter Regatta; and much, much more.

    This workshop is geared toward 3-8 grade science teachers, STEM teachers, and coaches.  Join Jeff, who serves as the Seminole County Public Schools Physics Bus teacher and introduces physics to over 9,500 4th and 5th grade students annually! He has served as an elementary, middle, and high school science teacher and instructional coach.


    Workshop #2


    Date: Thursday, October 27, 2022

    Time: 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

    Title: Minecraft in the Science Classroom

    Presented by: 

    Alexis Papaianni, Secondary Science Specialist, Duval County Public Schools

    Audience: All Teachers

    Location: TBA

    Workshop Cost: $ 5.00, Pre-registration required

    Maximum: 30

    Minimum: 5


    Description:

    Minecraft is a game-based learning platform that promotes creativity, collaboration, and problem-solving in an immersive digital environment. Educators in more than 115 countries are using Minecraft: Education Edition across the curriculum.  During this training, you will be introduced to the Microsoft Innovative Educator course through which you can access Minecraft for Education and so much more.  Learn to teach with Minecraft, find activities to engage your students across subjects and join our global community. Whether you are new to Minecraft or looking to improve your skills, this training will help. Walk away with how to implement Minecraft into your classroom while being aligned to Science Benchmarks.


    Workshop #3 


    Date: Thursday, October 27, 2022

    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 them

    Presented by: 

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

    Audience: 3-5th grade teachers 

    Location: TBA

    Workshop Cost: $ 5.00, Pre-registration required

    Maximum: 26

    Minimum:  8


    Description:

    This session introduces a way to create learning experiences that will give students opportunities to talk, read, and write in the service of sense making 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 magnetic fields.


    Workshop #4


    Date: Thursday, October 27, 2022

    Time: 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

    Title: Junior Solar Spring (JSS) Car Building Workshop 

    Susan Schleith, Program Lead, and, Penny Hall, Program Coordinator, K-12 Education, Florida Solar Energy Center, University of Central Florida

    Audience: Elementary and Middle School Teachers

    Location: TBA

    Workshop Cost: $ 5.00, Pre-registration required

    Maximum: 20

    Minimum: 5

    Description:

    The Junior Solar Sprint (JSS)* is a hands-on, project-based program for 4th- 8th grade students emphasizing STEAM knowledge and skills, while introducing students to solar electric (photovoltaic) technology.  Working in groups of 2 to 4 students, each team designs, builds and races a model-sized vehicle, powered by photovoltaic (PV) technology.   JSS competitions are held throughout Florida and the United States, with a national event held annually in conjunction with the National TSA Conference.


    This teacher workshop introduces the process for implementing the JSS program by allowing participants to work in teams as the students would, to design, build and race a vehicle.  Each teacher team builds a vehicle and tests it on a track in a “mock” race in order to experience the entire process.   The workshop is four hours in duration.  Each attendee will receive a JSS solar panel and vehicle motor, as well as a $50 gift card for their participation in the workshop.


    *JSS is a program created by Argonne National Laboratory and was implemented by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in Colorado.  The Florida Solar Energy Center (FSEC) has coordinated JSS races in Florida in cooperation with NREL since 1992.  The program is endorsed by the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) and is currently one of the STEM programs supported by the Army Educational Outreach Program (AEOP) and the Technology Student Association (TSA). 


    Workshop #5


    Date: Thursday, October 27, 2022

    Time: 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

    Title: Argument-Driven Inquiry: How to Make Science Learning Experience More Meaningful, Rigorous, and Equitable

    Presented by: 

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

    Audience: All Teachers 

    Location: TBA

    Workshop Cost: $ 5.00, Pre-registration required

    Maximum: 26

    Minimum: 8


    Description:

    This session will describe how to make learning experiences in science more meaningful, rigorous, and equitable for students. Meaningful learning occurs when students have opportunities to make sense of the world around them. Rigorous work presses learners to go beyond what they currently know and can do. A rigorous learning experience gives students an opportunity to use core ideas and practices of science to figure something out. Equity means giving all students, rather than a select few, a fair opportunity to learn. It also means doing everything possible to ensure that every student feels like their ideas and participation are valued because they have unique life experiences and ways of talking or thinking that are useful for figuring out how or why something happens.

    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 academic standards. 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 learning experience, allowing teachers to experience instruction as students do.






    • Thursday, October 27, 2022
    • 8:00 AM
    • Saturday, October 29, 2022
    • 1:00 PM
    • World Golf Village Renaissance St. Augustine Resort, 500 South Legacy Trail, St. Augustine, Florida, 32092, 1-904-940-8000
    Register

    Welcome to the 

    FAST Conference Registration page!


    (You must register for Social Events and Workshops in a separate registration page)


    All attendees will receive a free membership into the FAST organization for one year starting Nov 1, 2022 and ending Oct 31, 2023.


    Please read all the important information below before proceeding to register!


    To RegisterClick on the 

    <----------register button to the left at the bottom of the Column 

    (The types of registration will appear after clicking register. Below is a list and description of each registration type).

    This will walk you through the registration process.


    Early Bird Registration is opened until October 7, 2022

    Self Parking at the World Golf Village Renaissance is free for all day attendees.

    Free parking for overnight guests if booked through our website!

           General Conference  (presenters do not use, see below)    

                      Early Bird        $75  (ends October 7, 2022)

                      Regular         $110  (After October 7, 2022) 


            Life members                

                      Early Bird        $40  (ends October 7, 2022)

                      Regular           $55  (After October 7, 2022) 

    This is for life members ONLY. If you would like to become a life member, click on the JOIN US button on the homepage or it is also available from our Main Menu on our website. 

           Presenter

        Presenter     $75

    This registration button is for PRESENTER and CO-PRESENTER registration ONLY 

    NOTICE: registering and paying by September 20, 2022 will confirm an approved presenter's slot. 

                           



    For Vendor information pertaining to the Exhibit Hall, please contact Sharon Cutler: cutlersharon@mac.com


    All attendees will receive a free membership into the FAST organization for one year starting Nov 1, 2022.


    If paying by check, it must be postmarked by October 1, 2022, otherwise you will not be registered at the early bird price and your registration will be canceled on October 7th, 2022. 

    Please make check payable to Florida Association of Science Teachers.

    Mail your check to:

    Nancy Besley
    P.O. Box 67
    Goldenrod, FL 32733


    Credit Card payment must be received by October 7, 2022 or your registration will be canceled. 

    Presenter Registration is to be PAID in ADVANCE by September 20, 2022 using the PRESENTER REGISTRATION button or your session will be canceled. 

    No Refunds, unless the conference is canceled!


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