Dear ASTE members,
The college academic year is winding down, and summer is revving up. The ASTE Board, after meeting in person in January, met again in March. We will continue with another meeting in June (and then again in September). To every member: Thank you for your efforts on our committees, with collaborations, and for keeping ASTE boldly moving forward.
Did you see that ASTE partnered with Carolina Biological Supply Company? Read all about it.
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Do you know how to sign up for an ASTE committee? I’ve heard from members that they aren’t sure where to go to help. Here’s a step-by-step guide to letting us know that you want to contribute:
- Go to the ASTE webpage (https://theaste.org/)
- Scroll down to the bottom (dark blue banner)
- Look under: About
- Find: Get Involved in ASTE!
- Click: Get Involved in ASTE!
- Pick one of three ways to get involved (Conference volunteer positions, Appointed positions on a committee, or Elected positions). See below for the explanations.
- Fill out the required materials under the way you picked.
- If it’s not working, contact Bill McComas (president-elect) and tell him that you want to help (email@example.com).
- Collaborate with other ASTE members!
- One way that typically requires minimal experience and a relatively short time commitment is Conference Volunteer Positions.
- Appointed positions are held for a specific term of service (typically multi-year) and are selected through an application process and board approval.
- Elected positions are decided through a nomination process overseen by the Elections Committee and a membership vote.
ASTE needs each member to stay engaged throughout the year to continue our trajectory as champions of science teacher education. Look for webinars and other opportunities sent out by our Executive Director.
Take care and enjoy some of the fast summer fun.