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    • February 13, 2022
    • February 15, 2022
    • Marriott East - Indianapolis, Indiana



    The Golden Age of Science Education 

    50th Anniversary - HASTI State Conference

    February 13 - 15, 2022

                               Conference Chair:  Kristen Poindexter

    Submit a program/workshop proposal for the 2022 HASTI Annual Conference, February , 2022 at the Marriott - Indianapolis East  Conference Center.  The theme of the conference is: The Golden Age of Science Education.

    This year's strands include:

    Strands: 

    1. Culturally responsive teaching: Being responsive to the needs of all learners

    2. Connected to the “core” learning experiences: Connecting learning experiences to the NGSS Core Ideas

    3. Grounding Practice in Research: What does research tell us about our current practices?

    4. Applying knowledge in context: Taking what we know and applying it other places

    5. Sense Making & Argumentation: Using argumentation in our practice to help students develop sense making




    New guidelines have been established for session proposals.  Read carefully the descriptions provided to determine what category to submit proposals.  Each presenter is limited to submitting a maximum of two  proposals.  


    Active and Retired Teachers/Educators:

    Active and Retired teachers/educators (and co-presenters) are invited to submit up to a maximum of two (2) proposals for consideration.  Proposals should focus on the presenter's individual work and not offer any endorsements to specific products or services available on the market.


    Nonprofit Organizations or Government Agencies:

    Nonprofit Organizations and Government Agencies are invited to submit up to a maximum of two (2) proposals for consideration. Proposals should focus on resources that are freely available and do not have any fee attached for participants to be able to fully utilize said resources.

    Presentations focused on offering product(s) for sale, paid training or professional learning opportunities, supplements, or additional resources for a fee will need to be submitted as an Exhibitor Workshop.

    Commercial Organizations

    Commercial Organizations are invited to present via the Exhibitor Workshop option. To be eligible, companies must have an exhibit booth for the respective conference. Exhibitor workshops are guaranteed to be scheduled provided they meet acceptable standards of taste and NSTA Safety Guidelines.  Commercial Organizations need to register as an Exhibitor.  

    Science Consultants

    Science Consultants are invited to submit up to a maximum of two (2) proposals for consideration. Proposals should focus on the presenter's individual work and not promote use of consultant’s service or any fee-based materials.



    Deadline for submission is:  October 1, 2021.  Any proposal submitted after October 1 will be placed on a wait list.

    This year's program manager is Dawn Bick.  (Programmanager@hasti.org)

    • February 13, 2022
    • February 15, 2022
    • Marriott East - Indianapolis
    Register

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    HASTI 2022 Conference Exhibit Registration

    The 50th Annual HASTI Conference, The Golden Age of Science Educationwill be held February 13- 15, 2022 at the Mariott East, Indianapolis. The HASTI Conference provides you an opportunity to highlight your newest products and advertise your company name to over 500 Indiana science teachers, administrators, aspiring science educators, and anyone with an interest in improving science education in Indiana. We hope you will be able to join us!


    COVID Compliance

    The HASTI Board of Directions passed the following motion at the Nov. 7, 2021 meeting regarding the 2022 conference.

    Masks are required at the HASTI conference and HASTI will abide by all local and state mandates.

    NOTE:  The conference committee will be monitoring the CDC and Indiana Board of Health recommendations or mandates.



    Booth Information:

    Exhibit booths are available on a first come, first served basis.
    Each space* includes:

    • One 6’ table
    • Two chairs
    • Four staff registrations
    • One 45-minute presentation slot.  Program proposals must be submitted separately and are subject to approval by the Conference Planning Committee.  Any additional presentation will have a $25 fee.The sale of products is prohibited during sessions.  Visit the following link to submit your presentation for the conference:   https://hasti.wildapricot.org/event-4320336

    * NOTE:  There will be no pipe and drape this year.  You will be provided with a 6' table and chairs.  You can bring your own table cloth and have a backdrop that fits behind your table.  If you select two tables you can arrange your tables in the space provided to meet your needs.  

    Booth Location:

    Refer to Exhibits Floor Plan when completing your booth registration.  You will make three preferences for your location.  HASTI will make every attempt to accommodate your request. 

    2022 Exhibits Floor Plan

    Booth Pricing:

    • One (1) Booth Space - $300  
    • Two (2) Booth Spaces - $500

    Table Information (Not-for-Profit): 

    • One 6’ table
    • Two chairs
    • Four staff registrations
    • One 45-minute presentation slot.  Program proposals must be submitted separately and are subject to approval by the Conference Planning Committee.  Any additional presentation will have a $25 fee. The sale of products is prohibited during sessions.

    Table Location:

    Refer to Exhibits Floor Plan when completing your table registration.  You will make three preferences for your location.  HASTI will make every attempt to accommodate your request. 

    2022 Exhibits Floor Plan

    Table Pricing (Not-for-Profit):

    • One table -  $150

    Payments:

    Payments for booth/table rentals can be made by check or credit card. Credit card payments will be processed through Wild Apricot using Authorize.net. All checks should be made payable to HASTI and sent to:

    HASTI

    PO Box 383

    New Albany, IN  47151

    Cancellation Deadlines and Fees:

    Administrative Fees will be applied for cancellations prior to January 28, 2022.  Fee schedule is below:

                (1) Booth Space - $150

                (2) Booth Spaces - $275

                (1) Table Space - $100

    After January 28, 2022 exhibitors are responsible for full booth cost.

    Exhibit Hours: 

    • Exhibit Set-Up – Sunday, February 13, 2022 (1:00 pm - 5:00 pm)
    • Exhibit Hours
      • Monday, February 14, 2022 (9:00 am – 4:00 pm)
      • Tuesday, February 15, 2022 (9:00 am – 2:30 pm)

    Services:

    Booth/table rentals are contracted through HASTI.  The Mariott East offers electrical services as well as other special needs.   Additional information will be sent once registration is completed.

    Service Package - Mariott East



    Staff Badges:

    Each exhibiting firm will be entitled to register four (4) representatives without charge.  Exhibitors will be billed $50 for each additional representative.  Staff badges are intended for exhibitors only.

    Rules & Regulations:

    1.  Exhibit management will provide security personnel during the hours the exhibit area is closed. However, the exhibitor is solely responsible for his own exhibit material and should insure his exhibit against loss or damage.

    2.  Exhibit booths must be staffed during exhibit hours. Each exhibitor must wear an official exhibitor’s identification badge provided by HASTI.

    3.  HASTI reserves the right to make modifications to the exhibit hours as may be necessary to meet program needs.

    4.  The exhibitor agrees not to dismantle or pack his/her display before the close of the exhibit and subsequent designated tear down time.

    5.  Any exhibitor selling merchandise agrees to abide by all state & local tax regulations, and, if necessary, for collecting and submitting payment of sales tax to the appropriate legal authority.

    6.  Exhibitors, or their agents, shall not injure or deface the walls or floors of the buildings, booths, or the equipment of the booths. When such damage appears, the exhibitor is liable to the owner of the property so damaged.

    7.  Helium balloons are not allowed.

    8.  Any exhibitor wishing to offer food or beverage in their booth must make all arrangements through Mariott East.  Contact Kady Lane, Exhibits Manager for more information.  Contact her at:  ExhibitsManager@hasti.org

    Advertising

    All exhibitors will be highlighted in the online mobile app.  This app includes access to the conference program, networking,  and the attendees of the conference.  The app is capable of sending out messages to the attendees for special events during the conference.

    Sponsorship Opportunities

    This year is a special celebration for HASTI - 50th Annual State Conference.   There are many opportunities to be a sponsor.  Contact Kady Lane (Exhibitorsmanager@hasti.org) or Carolyn Hayes (Executivedirector@hasti.org) if you are interested in any of the following sponsorship opportunities.

    Sunday Evening 50th Celebration Gala & Awards Ceremony

    Tuesday Evening - HASTI Olympics

    Attendee Lanyards

    Attendee Conference Bags

    Afternoon Snacks (i.e. popcorn, chips, drinks)

    Coffee 

    Sponsor a break-out session room


    Learn more about being a sponsor using the 2022 Exhibit and Sponsor Information document.  Contact Carolyn Hayes, Executive Director, executivedirector@hasti.org for more information.









    • February 13, 2022
    • February 15, 2022
    • Marriott East, Indianapolis, Indiana
    Register


    Join us for the 50th Annual Conference, Golden Age in Science Education.  February 13 - 15, 2022 at the Marriott East - Indianapolis.West. 

    Featuring sessions spanning three days and an Exhibit Hall featuring leaders in the STEM industry, the HASTI conference is the premier professional development in Indiana with networking opportunities for Hoosier science teachers. 

    Why attend the HASTI conference?

    - Over 100 presentations and workshops.  Schedule posted on Whova.

    - Over 30 commercial and non-profit organizations vendors

    - Share-a-thon events for grade levels and subject areas

    - Teacher give-away room for new and beginning science teachers

    - 50th Anniversary celebration and Awards presentations - Sunday evening

    - Science Olympics - Monday evening

    - Free Parking!

    - NETWORKING, NETWORKING, NETWORKING - Both in-person and through Whova

    - Featured Speaker - Barrington Irving, The Flying Classroom



    COVID Compliance

    The HASTI Board of Directions passed the following motion at the Nov. 7, 2021 meeting regarding the 2022 conference.

    Masks are required at the HASTI conference and HASTI will abide by all local and state mandates.

    NOTE:  The conference committee will be monitoring the CDC and Indiana Board of Health recommendations or mandates.



    WHOVA is back

    The HASTI program will be available through an online mobile app - WHOVA.  This format is available to those who register for the conference.  Features include providing evaluations to presentations, PCP credentials, networking with presenters, attendees, and vendors.  With the usage of Whova there will be NO printed program.

    HASTI Meals 

    Included with conference registration is a lunch for both Monday and Tuesday.  The planning committee recognized that there are special needs for our attendees.  If you require a special lunch that is not listed on the registration form please contact the Registration Manager with your request.  Pre-registration guarantees meals for the conference.  Onsite registration does not include meals.

    FREE Social Events

    Sunday Evening - HASTI 50th Anniversary Celebration and Awards Presentations 

    Monday Evening - HASTI Science Olympics - prizes, food and FUN


    Agenda - Sessions

    Click HERE to see the agenda.


    READY TO ATTEND?


    Pre-registration Fees

    Deadline for ONLINE registration - February 7, 2022

    HASTI Member*

    Full Conference - $139.00

    Sunday Only - $25.00

    Monday or Tuesday only - $79.00

    Non-Member

    Full Conference - $189.00

    Sunday only - $40.00

    Monday or Tuesday only - $119.00

    Pre-service/First Year Teacher

    Full Conference - $49.00

    Sunday Only - $10.00

    Monday or Tuesday only - $29.00

    Retired Teacher

    Full Conference - $99.00

    Sunday Only - $25.00

    Monday or Tuesday only - $69.00

     * HASTI membership needs to be paid prior to registration.

     Onsite Registration - Fees are the same but will not include lunch meals.


    Can't Come IN-Person!  Need Virtual?

    Plans are in the works to create a Virtual Conference.  Look for more information HERE in the near future!


    HASTI Refund Policy

    Conference registration is non-refundable after February 7, 2022


    HASTI Member Discounts


    HASTI members are eligible for discounted conference rates. Member dues are $30 for teachers and industry professionals, $15 for college students and retirees.  You must be a current/active member when registering for the conference to receive the member rate. Therefore, if you are a member with a lapsed or overdue membership and wishing to attend the conference at the discounted rate, you will need to renew and pay your membership prior to registration.


    College Student and Beginning Teachers Conference Scholarship 

    Application for the College Student  and Beginning Teacher Conference Scholarship to attend the 2022 HASTI conference. is now open.  Go to:  Scholarships to submit your application. 


    Bring Your Administrator Along for Free

    If 4 people from one school attend HASTI, your Superintendent or Principal will receive a complimentary registration! Please contact the HASTI registrar Registration Manager@hasti.org to take advantage of this special offer.  


    Payment 

    Payment is expected once registration is completed online.  Payment completes registration.  Payment is made either through credit card, check or an approved purchase order.

    Mail checks to: 

    Greg McCurdy

    PO Box 383

    New Albany, IN  47150-2367


    Purchase Orders

    Purchase orders will be accepted.  A copy of the signed purchase order including the correct amount approved must be mailed in with the competed pre-registration forms.  Payment is expected prior to the conference.

    Mail or email these forms to:

                            Registration Manager, Jane Hunn
                            601 North Wayne Street
                            North Manchester, IN 46962

    Email:  Registrationmanager@hasti.org

    ** If using a purchase order for onsite registration a copy of the completed and signed purchase order must be included at the time of registration. 


    Want to stay at the hotel during the conference?

    We have secured a block of rooms at the Marriott - Indianapolis East at a group rate of $129 plus applicable taxes.   Click on the link provided:   Book now.    Booking a room at the Marriott helps to keep HASTI costs at a minimum.  Please consider making your reservation at the Marriott.  Deadline for the group rate is January 22, 2022 at 5 pm


    If you have any questions or concerns regarding registration, please contact the Registration Manager at RegistrationManager@hasti.org

    • February 13, 2022
    • 6:00 PM
    • Marriott East - Indianapolis

    HASTI Awards - 2022

    The following awards will be recognized during the  2022 HASTI State Conference February 13- 15, 2022.  Awardees will be recognized during the HASTI 50th Anniversary Gala on Sunday, February 13, 2022.  Read the descriptions of each award and submit your nomination and materials needed to the link provided below the award description.

    Deadline for submission is:  

    December 1, 2021


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    Cheryl Cowan Memorial Award for Innovative Elementary Science Teaching

    Nominees must be full-time certified classroom teachers in a pre-school or elementary classroom in the state of Indiana. The nominee may, but is not required, to be a current HASTI member.

    Teachers may self-nominate for this award

    Nominators must be active HASTI members and provide the following information to the Awards Manager.

    • Vita of Nominee (includes the nominee’s brief work history, honors or recognition received, or examples of leadership within profession, professional activities, and publications.)
    • Describes the outstanding nature of the nominee’s distinguished service to HASTI. Provide specific examples of the nominee’s service and influence on HASTI including service on the HASTI Board of Directors.
    • Please provide one additional letters of support (no more than one page) from administrator, student or parent, and/or a peer teacher.
    • Nominee Photo - Include one photo of the nominee.  This photo will be used for publicity should the nominee be selected as the awardee.


    Submit nomination and suppling materials at the following link:

    Submit Here


    Charlotte M. Boener Memorial Award for Innovative Middle School Science Teaching

    The Charlotte Boener Award for Innovative Middle School Science Teaching is awarded annually by the Hoosier Association of Science Teachers, Inc. to an outstanding middle school teacher who exhibits a passion for innovative science teaching.

    Nominees must be full-time Indiana certified middle/intermediate level classroom science teachers. The nominee may, but is not required, to be a current HASTI member.

    Nominators must be active HASTI members and provide the following information to the Awards Manager.

    Submit nomination and suppling materials at the following link:

    Submit Here


    Clyde Motts Memorial Award for Innovative High School Science Teaching

    The Clyde Motts Award for Innovative High School Science Teaching is awarded annually by the Hoosier Association of Science Teachers, Inc, to an outstanding high school teacher who exhibits a passion for innovative science teaching.

    In addition to the honor of being selected for this prestigious award, HASTI will present a cash award of $100.00, a one-year HASTI membership, and a recognition plaque to the recipient.

    Nominees must be full-time classroom teachers in the state of Indiana (Certified Science Teacher in Grades 9-12). The nominee may, but is not required, to be a current HASTI member. 

    Submit nomination and suppling materials at the following link:

    Submit Here


    Innovative College Science Teaching Award

    The Distinguished Award for Innovative College Science Teaching is awarded annually by the Hoosier Association of Science Teachers, Inc. to an outstanding college science teacher who exhibits a passion for innovative science teaching.

    Nominees must be full-time college science teachers in the state of Indiana.  The nominee may, but is not required to be a current HASTI member.

    Submit nomination and suppling materials at the following link:

    Submit Here


    Gene Stratton Porter Environmental Educator Award

    The Gene Stratton-Porter Environmental Science Award is given annually to an Indiana science teacher who exemplifies the spirit of the great Hoosier naturalist and author, Gene Stratton-Porter.  The candidate exemplifies curiosity, independence, love of nature, and appreciation of the importance of science and the natural world.

    The cash award of $500 is given in memory of Evelyn Garvin McCabe, who was a devoted fan of Gene Stratton-Porter.  The awardee will also be given a one year HASTI membership.

    Candidates may be nominated by both HASTI members and non-members. The candidate may, but is not required to be a current HASTI member.

    Candidates should be full-time certified K--12 classroom teachers or informal science educators in the state of Indiana.

    Candidates may self-nominate for this award.

    Submit nomination and suppling materials at the following link:

    Submit Here


    Edward Frazier Distinguished Service Award

    This prestigious award is given to a HASTI active member who demonstrates distinguished service and leadership as seen through participation in committies for HASTI and serving on the HASTI Board of Directors.

    Nominators must be active HASTI members and provide the following information to the Awards Manager.

    Packet must include:

    • Vita of Nominee (include a work history, honors or recognition received, and examples of leadership within their profession.)
    • Describes the outstanding nature of the nominee’s distinguished service to HASTI. Provide specific examples of the nominee’s service and influence on HASTI including service on the HASTI Board of Directors.
    • Provide one additional letter of support (no more than one page) from  HASTI members. 

    Submit nomination and suppling materials at the following link:

    Submit Here



    After submitting the online form be sure to check each award on the HASTI website for specific information that needs to be sent to:  AwardsmanagerDeadline for submission is:  

    December 1, 2021

CONTACT US

"The Hoosier Association of Science Teachers , Inc" is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. 

P.O. Box 383, New Albany, IN  47151

Email:  Executivedirector@hasti.org   


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