Each year thousands of science teachers across the state of Texas come together to learn and advance science teaching at the Science Teachers Association of Texas' (STAT) premiere event: the Conference for the Advancement of Science Teaching (CAST). Just as the sun's gravity keeps the Earth in perfect orbit, our conference keeps the future of science teaching revolving around the success of our students.
Ready to blast off on a mission to explore science teaching in a whole new way? Well then, Houston, We Have a Solution! STAT's 60th Anniversary will take place at CAST 2017 in Houston, Texas November 9-11, 2017. Join us as we celebrate 60 Years of Education and Exploration of science teaching and beyond.
What you can expect at CAST 2017:
Choose from more than 700 one-hour TEKS-aligned workshops, divided by grade level and subject area so you can find the courses designed just for you!
Walk away with STEM content, lesson plans and handouts to take back to your classroom immediately
Break free of frustration's gravitational pull and be inspired by Captain Mark Kelly, Commander of Space Shuttle Endeavour’s Final Mission, as he keynotes the CAST General Session
Take a deep dive into one of our 40 optional three-hour Short Courses with topics such as Classroom Robotics with NASA (additional fee and registration required)
Stop by our special NASA Featured Sessions, including Apollo 13 Warning Systems Engineer, Jerry Woodfill
Connect through peer-to-peer networking: CAST Blast Off Reception Friday Night and a free Party on the Plaza Wednesday Night
Experience Educational Excursions to Johnson Space Center (additional fee and registration required)
Return back to Earth with 15 Hours of Continuing Education Credit and a renewed enthusiasm for science teaching!
CAST 2017 is going to be out of this world – become a CASTronaut and register today!
Registration Dates and Rates:
Full Conference Registration (Early Bird): $135 – Registration payment received on or before October 23, 2017
Full Conference Registration: $185 – Registration payment received after October 23, 2017
Saturday Only: $65
Guest: $55 – Guests may not attend workshops and will only be granted access to the Exhibit Hall and Friday Night Reception.
Please note STAT does NOT accept purchase orders. Please see Registration Policies for payment and registration details.
Get Involved: Volunteer at CAST!
The great success and evolution of CAST year after year can be attributed to the STAT Board, Staff, and above all our fellow science teachers who attend CAST to make an impact in the lives of Texas students. Please help us by volunteering through your online conference registration. Volunteers receive a special CAST T-shirt and have short two- to three-hour shifts.
STAT Office [email protected]
401. W. 15th Street, Suite 695
Austin, Tx 78701