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    • December 18, 2018
    • January 31, 2019


    This program is a 10-month online pedagogy-based professional development that focuses on the three Dimensions in the Next Generation Science Standards: Scientific Practices; Cross Cutting Concepts (especially “Cause and Effect” and “Structure and Function”), and Core Ideas (Life Sciences) and on expanding teacher skills in three major areas: 1) Updating Teacher Content and Pedagogy Knowledge; 2) Understanding the Research Process; and 3) Applying Six Star Science in the Classroom. Fellows receive stipends for completion of their online work. 

    Online Teacher (OT) Fellows participate in a dynamic and interactive virtual learning community that focuses on exploring effective teaching strategies, understanding the research process, and enhancing classroom materials.  Application deadline: January 31, 2019

    More info on the program can be found at:

    • February 05, 2019
    • May 28, 2019

    Indianapolis Symphonic Orchestra presents

    2019 Discovery Concerts

    The Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra's Duke Energy Discovery Concerts are designed for students in grades 3-6. Don’t miss the opportunity for your students to hear the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra perform in the historic Hilbert Circle Theatre in downtown Indianapolis. For many students, this is the first chance they have to hear a major orchestra perform live.

    Visit this link:

    to learn about the concerts and how to sign for a specific concert

    • February 17, 2019
    • February 19, 2019
    • Wyndham - Indianapolis West, Indiana
    Registration is closed

    Submit a program/workshop proposal for the 2019 HASTI Annual Conference, February 17-19, 2019 at the Wyndham - Indianapolis West Conference Center.  The theme of the conference is: STEM - Science Teachers Expanding Minds!  Four strands are identified for this conference.

    This year's strands include:


    Why the "A" is important in the debate between STEM and STEAM.  

    Both art and science contribute to the development of complex 21st Century skills such as problem-solving, critical thinking, and creativity.  These are the top skills reported among employers to be in high demand. Sessions should include ways to incorporate the arts in STEAM units of study, hands-on lesson samples, or information to support the collaborative nature of art and science. 

    Integrating Science and Engineering

    Integrating Science and Math

    Two vital components of STEM are science and math.  Math is the way that science is understood. Math is the language of science and the way data is collected and analyzed.  Math gives science concepts measurable, communicable data that shapes our science understanding.  They are natural pairs. Sessions under this strand will focus on partnering math and science concepts and lessons to help teachers integrate the subject areas.

    Integration of Technology into Instruction 

    Presentations in this strand will address ways to incorporate the use of technology into instruction in order to enhance instruction and improve learning.  Although the sessions may include the "how-to's" of using technology, the focus will be on the integration of technology to not only improve student engagement, but increase learning. 


    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.  

    Deadline for submission is:  September 28, 2018.  Any proposal submitted after September 28 will be placed on a wait list.

    • February 17, 2019
    • February 19, 2019
    • Wyndham - Indianapolis West

    HASTI 2019 Conference Exhibit Registration

    The 48th Annual HASTI Conference, STEM: Science Teachers Engaging Students, will be held February 17-19, 2019 at the Wyndham Indianapolis-West, Indianapolis. The HASTI Conference provides you an opportunity to highlight your newest products and advertise your company name to over 800Indiana 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!

    Booth Information: BOOTHS - SOLD OUT

    Exhibit booths are available on a first come, first served basis.
    Each 10’ x 10’ booth space includes:

    • One 6’table, draped
    • One 7” x 44” ID sign
    • Two chairs
    • 8’ back wall and 3’ adjoining side rail in conference colors
    • Four staff registrations
    • One 45-minute presentation slot.  Program proposals must be submitted separately and are subject to approval by the Conference Planning Committee.  The sale of products is prohibited during sessions.

    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. 

    Exhibits Floor Plan

    Booth Pricing:

    • One (1) 10’x10’ Booth Space - $500  
    • Two (2) 10’x10’ Booth Spaces - $950 

    Table Information (Not-for-Profit): SOLD OUT

    • One 6’ table, draped
    • One 7” x 44” ID sign
    • 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.  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. 

    Exhibits Floor Plan

    Table Pricing (Not-for-Profit):

    • One table - $375


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

                Greg McCurdy, Treasurer

    Cancellation Deadlines and Fees:

    Administrative Fees will be applied for cancellations prior to January 21, 2019.  Fee schedule is below:

                (1) Booth Space - $150

                (2) Booth Spaces - $275

                (1) Table Space - $125

    After January 21, 2019 exhibitors are responsible for full booth cost.

    Exhibit Hours: 

    • Exhibit Set-Up – Sunday, February 17, 2019
    • Exhibit Hours
      • Monday, February 18, 2018 (9:00 am – 4:00 pm)
      • Tuesday, February 19, 2018 (9:00 am – 2:30 pm)


    Booth/table rentals are contracted through HASTI.  The Wyndham Indianapolis West offers electrical services as well as other special needs.  George E. Fern Company offers many decorating and service options.  Additional information will be sent once registration is completed.

    Service Package - FERN

    Service Package - Wyndham - Indianapolis West

    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 Wyndham Indianapolis West.  Contact Kady Lane, Exhibits Manager for more information.  Contact her at:

    • February 17, 2019
    • February 19, 2019
    • Wyndham - Indianapolis West, Indianapolis, Indiana

    Join us for the 48th Annual Conference, STEM: Science Teachers Engaging Minds February 17-19, 2019 at the Wyndham - Indianapolis West. With over 150 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 opportunity for Hoosier science teachers. Don't miss your opportunity to attend this event.  Early registration ends February 1, 2019. Onsite registration will also be available!  

    Click here for registration fees.

    HASTI Refund Policy
    Conference registration is non-refundable

    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 member when registering for the conference to receive the member rate. Therefore, if you are a current member and wishing to attend the conference at the discounted rate, you will need to renew your membership prior to registration.

    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 to take advantage of this special offer.  

    HASTI Pre-conference and extended workshops 

    Sign up for extended workshops through the online registration process.  Click here to view the schedule of Workshops.

    HASTI Field Trips 

    Back by popular demand are special field trips to museums, zoos and to the Ed Carpenter shop.  HASTI will NOT provide transportation.  All attendees will provide their own transportation.  Sign up for their field trips through the online registration process.  Click here to view the schedule of Field Trips.

    HASTI Meals 

    Included with conference registration is a lunch for both Monday and Tuesday.  It is important that you select which menu you would like for your meals.  When picking up your materials at registration you will be given a ticket that is specific to your lunch choice.  The planning committee recognized that there are special needs for our attendees.  If you require a special lunch that is not listed please contact the Registration Manager with your request.  Pre-registration guarantees meals for the conference.  Onsite registration may not meet the time requirement needed to order meals with the hotel.

    HASTI Awards Banquet: 

    A special banquet honoring the 2019 HASTI Awardees will be held Monday, February 18 at 5:30 PM.  You can purchase a ticket to this event when you register for the conference.  We will have a guest speaker and surprises for all who attend.  Deadline for signing up for the banquet is February 1, 2019.


    All registrations for the conference are to be completed online.  HASTI does not have staff to accept paper registrations.


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

    Mail checks to: 

    Greg McCurdy, 

    920 Brookwood Drive,

    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 these forms to:

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

    ** 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. 

    If you have any questions or concerns regarding registration, please contact the Registration Manager at

    • February 18, 2019
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Wyndham - Indianapolis West

    Join HASTI members in celebrating the 2019 HASTI Awardees on February 18, 2018 at 5:30 pm.  When registering you can choose from two entrees.  

    Choice A: Chicken Piccata – Marinated Chicken Breast with Lemon Caper Butter Sauce

    Choice B: Roasted Vegetable Wellington – Roasted Vegetables in Puff Pastry Shell

    Plated Dinners are served with rolls, salad, and dessert

    Contact Carolyn Hayes ( with any special food requests.

    Deadline for registration is February 11.  No Refunds after February 11.  

    • June 03, 2019
    • June 28, 2019
    • North High School, Evansville, IN

    Modeling Workshops:

    June 3-14, 2019

    June 17-28, 2019

    Evansville North High School, Evansville, IN

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