Dear Fellow ASTE Colleagues,
I hope that each of you is having a wonderful spring and are making plans to rest and relax during the upcoming summer months! As we transition from spring to summer, I am pleased to announce the annual call for proposals for the 2023 ASTE International Conference: Science Education Elevated! To receive full consideration, please submit a proposal by June 30, 2022 (Pacific Daylight Time). If you would like to find out more information about ASTE conference volunteer opportunities, please visit our Volunteer Portal!
I also want to take this opportunity to highlight that in addition to our Annual Conference, the ASTE Board is excited to actively engage members throughout the year by hosting virtual Webinar Events via Zoom!
Past Webinar Events have included:
- Instructional Materials Designed for a Framework for K12 Science Education and the NGSS (Hosted by JSTE Editors) [view recording]
- Oh, The Places You’ll Go! Conference Preview (Hosted by the Professional Development Committee) [view recording]
- Writing A Successful Conference Proposal (Hosted by the Conference Planning Committee)
- Getting Involved in ASTE (Hosted by the Elections Committee)
- Engage with ASTE Forums (Hosted by the Forum Chairs)
- Graduate Student Mini-In-May Conference (Hosted by the Graduate Student Forum)
ASTE Webinar Events are coordinated by the ASTE Professional Development Committee. If you are interested in hosting a Webinar Event or have novel ideas for ways that membership can connect throughout the year, please do contact me at Rmiranda@towson.edu!
Additionally, new this year, ASTE is launching a free Web Seminar series in collaboration with our affiliate organization, the National Science Teaching Association (NSTA). The NSTA/ASTE Web Seminar: Preparing the Next Generation of Science Educators will be a novel addition to the Web Seminars currently hosted by NSTA. There will be three Web Seminars each year during the Spring, Summer, and Fall.
- You can watch the most recent Spring 2022 Web Seminar entitled, ‘NSTA/ASTE Building Tomorrow’s Science Teachers: New Directions for Science Leaders, Researchers, and Educators’ by clicking on the following link [view recording].
I am extremely grateful for all of our members who consistently volunteer for leadership roles on committees, regions, forums, or as conference thread coordinators, proposal reviewers, and presiders. I am also indebted to our board of directors, executive director, director of electronic services, and conference program coordinator for their leadership, commitment, and support. Please continue to stay active and fully enjoy the Benefits of ASTE by renewing your 2022 membership! To check on your current membership status, contact John Rhea at DES@aste.org. To become a member, please click on the following link: Join Now!
Many thanks to our members for your continued support and service to ASTE! I greatly appreciate all of you and I am grateful for the opportunity to serve you!
ASTE President (2022-2023)