Contributed by Julie Contino
Hello ASTE colleagues! I am excited to announce a new ASTE forum that will meet for the first time at our 2023 International Conference. The Science Teacher Residencies Forum is dedicated to surfacing and sharing effective practices for science teacher residency programs among ASTE members in the areas of school partnerships, clinical practice, mentoring work, policy, funding, research, challenges, successes, etc.
Residencies vary but may be defined as an apprenticeship of at least a year of clinical experience, where teacher candidates work alongside a mentor teacher of record while also completing coursework. The purpose of this forum is to gather resources that are specific to these types of residencies in order to improve our understanding, inform our work, and provide support for others engaging in new program development. Additionally, the forum plans to host 2-3 webinar discussions annually in order to highlight the work of our members, hear from experts from the field, and inform other ASTE members on residency-related topics.
Please reach out to Julie Contino (firstname.lastname@example.org) for additional information and to be added to our contact list to stay up to date on our plans! I look forward to seeing you on Friday, January 13, 2023, from 7:15-8:15 during the Forum Meetings session!