Today I leave for the VAST PDI in Herdon, VA. Right, VAST PDI= Virginia Association of Science Teachers Professional Development Institute. I'm not yet a teacher, but I view this experience as a great opportunity to gain some insight into what other teachers are doing and what I might use next year. My eyes are set on a few cool looking topics and I hope they live up to my expectations. However, my excitement is really only for the dance/auction on Friday evening. Think back to your own elementary, middle, and high school science teachers. Now imagine them all in a hotel ballroom for an organized dance. The DJ is of course a science teacher attending the conference. I'm packing my boogie shoes right now!