President’s Message for Autumn 2023

Dear ASTE Members,  Excitement surrounds us in different ways at different times. Sometimes by saying ‘yes’ we find out that there is more for us to learn and more ways for us to make an impact on those around us. Sometimes saying ‘yes’ isn’t possible, but I am hopeful that each of you is finding […]

ASTE Equity Committee Update

Submitted by Erin Peters-Burton 2023 Call to Reflection and Action. The ASTE Equity Committee will be holding a 2-day virtual retreat, Call to Reflection and Action, where we will convene in groups to talk to authors about their DEI-related work and discuss future action to create more equitable spaces for all. The retreat will be […]

Innovations Announcements

Submitted by Sarah Boesdorfer and Rebekka Darner Innovations in Science Teacher Education is ASTE’s practitioner journal in which we share ideas, thoughts, and actions for educating all levels of teachers of science, both preservice and in-service. Volume 8, Issue 4 of the Innovations in Science Teacher Education journal is now available. It is our (Sarah […]

Membership and Participation Committee Update

Submitted by Xavier Fazio ASTE 2024 ‘Mentor-Mentee Nexus’, January 11 and‘Walk the Lobby’, January 12, 2024 It’s time to sign up to be a mentor or a mentee at ASTE ‘24 in New Orleans. There is a continued need for mentors and mentees as we grow our ASTE community at this year’s conference. If you […]

Professional Development Committee News

Submitted by Corinne Lardy The Professional Development Committee will again be hosting a Conference Preview Webinar this Fall (in early November) to help you learn about what is planned for the conference, opportunities to (re)connect, and session highlights across all of the strands. Additional details for this event will be announced soon! Join us at […]

Southeast Region Update 

Submitted by Jennifer Stark The 38th annual meeting of the Southeast region was held at Florida International University in Miami, Florida on October 6-8, 2023. Dr. Joshua Ellis, currently at Louisiana State University, organized and hosted the meeting. This year’s conference theme, “Science Education: Learning at the Crossroads of Science, Society, and Students,” was chosen […]

Professional Development Committee News

Submitted by Corinne Lardy The Professional Development Committee will again be hosting a Conference Preview Webinar this Fall (in early November) to help you learn about what is planned for the conference, opportunities to (re)connect, and session highlights across all of the strands. Additional details for this event will be announced soon! Join us at […]

Presidential Message for Summer 2023

Dear ASTE Members, Excitement surrounds us in different ways at different times. Sometimes by saying ‘yes’ we find out that there is more for us to learn and more ways for us to make an impact on those around us. Sometimes saying ‘yes’ isn’t possible, but I am hopeful that each of you is finding […]

Regional Updates

Far West Region Update  Contributed by Donna Ross Fall Meeting in California:  The Far West Regional Fall conference and business meeting will be in collaboration with the California Science Education Conference in Palm Springs, CA on October 20-22. There is no cost to participate, but you must register for the California Science Education Conference.  Be sure to […]

New Publication Announcement

Contributed by Allan Feldman Dialogic Collaborative Action Research in Science Education: Collaborative Conversations for Improving Science Teaching and Learning Allan Feldman, Jawaher Alsultan, Katie Laux, and Molly Nation This engaging and practical book offers science teacher educators and K-12 science teachers alike the tools to engage in a dialogic mode of collaborative action research (D-CAR), a […]

ASTE Elections Announcement

The ASTE Elections Committee is pleased to announce the list of candidates for the upcoming 2023 ASTE Elections! The voting window will open on October 1 and close on October 31, so be on the lookout for an email with further information about the process and learn about our candidates to inform your decision. President-Elect […]

Communications Committee Update

Contributed by Rita Hagevik The communications committee has been busy expanding your ASTE social media experience! We are seeking additional members to help us out, so if you are interested in joining us please contact the President-Elect. Be on the lookout for an ASTE LinkedIn account and for some changes to the ASTE Facebook page. […]

Professional Development Committee Update

Contributed by Corinne Lardy The Professional Development Committee has been busy reviewing proposals for professional development workshops to be facilitated during the 2024 annual conference. We are excited to offer a variety of professional development opportunities during the conference! Our committee will again be hosting a Conference Preview Webinar this Fall to help you learn […]

Membership and Participation Committee Update

Contributed by Xavier Fazio The Membership and Participation (M&P) Committee is currently working on recruiting and mentoring activities for ASTE. We are busy planning for the upcoming 2024 ASTE International Conference in New Orleans, LA January 10-13, 2024. Stay tuned for email communications about mentoring and mentee signup for the upcoming conference in the coming […]

ASTE Equity Committee Update

Contributed by Erin Peters-Burton As noted by the ASTE Strategic Priorities, the Equity Committee is working to more directly assess the processes in place to promote diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) and access in an effort to make systematic recommendations to the organization. In light of these priorities, we have established three goals to achieve […]

ASTE 2024 Proposals have been reviewed

Hello all, ASTE 2024 Conference proposals have been reviewed and decision letters are available on the ASTE web page. Only submitting authors will be able to see proposal status and reviews. Please log in at theaste.org, then click on your name in the upper right corner.  You should then see your proposal and a link to your decision letter. Please pay attention […]

Mentor/Mentee at ASTE ’24 in New Orleans

Hello ASTE Friends! It’s time to sign up to be a mentor or a mentee at ASTE ‘24 in New Orleans. There is a continued need for mentors and mentees as we grow our ASTE community at the conference. Last year we had a nice showing (over 60 people involved; approximately 35 pairs) and we […]

ASTE Works in Progress submission now open

Do you have a Work in Progress to share at ASTE 2024? You are invited to submit a proposal to share your work and receive feedback from the ASTE community. Work in Progress presentations do not go through a formal peer-review process but are reviewed for alignment with presentation purpose and ASTE mission and accepted as […]

Presidential Message for Spring 2023

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 […]

ACASE Launches: Institute in Practical Educational Science

Contributed by Paul Zachos Fifteen distinguished science teachers from across New York State have joined together to become the first cohort of the Institute in Practical Educational Science. The Institute, an initiative of the Association for the Cooperative Advancement of Science and Education (ACASE), is a community of science educators, already leaders in their respective […]

Innovations Announcements

Contributed by Sarah Boesdorfer Innovations in Science Teacher Education is ASTE’s practitioner journal in which we share ideas, thoughts, and actions for educating all levels of science teachers, both preservice and in-service. Volume 8, Issue 2 of the Innovations in Science Teacher Education journal is now available with articles on sustainability, productive discourse, socio-scientific issues, […]

Regional Updates

SASTE Region News Contributed by Stacey Britton The theme of SASTE 2023 is “Science Education: Learning at the Crossroads of Science, Society, and Students.” This meeting will take place from Oct 6 – 8, 2023 at Florida International University in Miami, FL. Timeline and Format SASTE 2023 will follow a similar timeline to past meetings, […]

Membership and Participation Committee News

Contributed by Molly Staggs The Membership and Participation (M&P) Committee was excited to help over 30 mentors, and mentees connect at the 2023 ASTE annual meeting in Salt Lake City, Utah. Our events provided new, early career, and graduate student members an opportunity to meet with and learn from veteran ASTE mentors. It’s easy to […]

CITE Science Summer 2023 Up-Date

Contributed by Helen Meyer CITE Science welcomed two new Co-Editors this January, Drs. Joshua Ellis and Sumreen Asim and wish Dr. Andrea Borowczak the best in her new exciting role as ASTE president. The current CITE science editorial team includes Josh Ellis, Sumreen Asim, and Helen Meyer; Helen Meyer is staying on as a seasoned […]

New Publication

Contributed by Xavier Fazio Below is a new book publication from ASTE member Professor Xavier Fazio, Brock University, titled Science Curriculum for the Anthropocene, Volume 1: Complexity, Systems, and Sustainability Perspectives (2022). This volume, the first of a two-volume set forthcoming in 2023, provides a foundation for future research and development in science curriculum. Drawing […]

Call for Research Participants: Positive Childhood Experiences in Schools Survey

Hello! My name is Jordan Banker, and I am an entry-level occupational therapy doctoral student at the MGH Institute of Health Professions in Boston, MA. I am requesting your participation in a study that examines how school personnel implements trauma-informed practices to promote positive childhood experiences (PCEs) among children involved with the Department of Children and […]

ASTE President’s Message

What an honor and privilege to write this first message to ASTE. At the podium during the presidential message in Salt Lake City, I took time to remind our organization to leave places better than we found them by saying yes to things that we might not always consider doing. This theme of “say yes […]

ASTE Elections

Contributed by Ron Hermann Dear ASTE members, The ASTE Elections Committee would like to announce the call for nominations for the following elected positions that will be on the 2023 ballot (number of positions in parentheses): ·      President-Elect (1) ·      At-Large Board Members (2) o   NOTE: All At-Large Board Members are appointed to serve as […]

Call for ASTE Thread Coordinators

Dear ASTE colleagues: We are excited to announce the call for Thread Coordinators for the 2024 annual conference. Presentations at our annual conference are organized by ‘Threads’ that bring together sessions and topics related to a variety of member interests. Each Thread is led by a team of two coordinators. Thread Coordinators are appointed to serve as co-chairs for each […]

Virtual Symposium: Experiential Learning in Online Courses

Contributed by Christine Tippett Experiential Learning in Online Courses Virtual Symposium April 3 and 4, 2023 In online courses, experiential learning refers to the course- or field-based opportunities (e.g., simulations, eService-learning, co-ops, practicums, internships, and community-based projects) that take place using the internet. Experiential Learning in Online Courses 2023 is a virtual symposium funded by […]

2023 John C. Park National Technology Leadership Initiative Fellowship Award

Contributed by Nick Lux The NTLI Fellowship was established to recognize an exemplary paper and presentation focused on technology in science teacher preparation. The purpose of the NTLI Fellowship is to encourage further dialog among professional associations like ASTE and the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education (SITE) regarding appropriate technology use in teacher […]

Keynote Speaker Nominations

Contributed by Jenn Stark and John Pecore, 2024 Conference Co-Chairs We request ASTE members’ nominations for an individual to serve as the Keynote Speaker for the 2024 ASTE Conference in New Orleans, LA which is themed: Building an ethos of care and inclusion in science teacher education. As the introduction to the conference, we wish […]

Call for Editorial Review Board (ERB) Members

Contributed by Kate Popejoy This is a formal call to members of the Association for Science Teacher Education (ASTE) to serve on the Editorial Review Board (ERB) for the Science Education section of the online journal Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE).  We are seeking reviewers from diverse backgrounds with experience implementing technology […]

Now Accepting Applications for Editor of the Journal of Science Teacher Education

Contributed by Vanashri Nargund-Joshi and Mark Bloom The Publications Committee of the Association for Science Teacher Education (ASTE) is seeking applications for Editor or Co-Editors for the Journal of Science Teacher Education (JSTE). The duration of the appointment is for five and half years, beginning January 1, 2024, and ending June 30, 2029.The first six […]

2023 ASTE Awards

Contributed by Jennifer Stark Award I, Level I, Outstanding Science Teacher Educator This award recognizes the individual achievements and contributions of persons in their first ten years of service as science teacher educators. Award II, Outstanding Mentor Award II, the Outstanding Mentor Award, recognizes outstanding accomplishments in contributing to the professional development of pre-service and […]

Innovations Announcements

Contributed by Sarah Boesdorfer Innovations in Science Teacher Education is ASTE’s practitioner journal in which we share ideas, thoughts, and actions for educating all levels of teachers of science, both preservice and in-service. As we continue down this path as the new editors, we have several announcements. Volume 8, Issue 1 of the Innovations in […]

New Publication

Contributed by Xavier Fazio Below is a new book publication from ASTE member, Professor Xavier Fazio, Brock University, titled Science Curriculum for the Anthropocene, Volume 1: Complexity, Systems, and Sustainability Perspectives (2022). This volume, the first of a two-volume set forthcoming in 2023, provides a foundation for future research and development in a science curriculum. […]

Research Survey for Graduate Faculty

Contributed by Amanda (Glaze) Townley This study is being conducted to explore the perceptions of graduate instructors relative to the preparation of students for studies at the graduate level and whether the preparedness is trending toward increasing or decreasing. Furthermore, we are looking at perceptions and applications of support for students at the graduate level. […]

Regions Committee Winter Meeting Report

Contributed by Amanda Gunning During the annual ASTE International Conference, we held our Regional Representative Committee Meeting and determined specific supports that would further region work and membership. In this meeting, we drafted a motion to put forth before the board to explore regions having the capability of becoming a subsidiary of the main organization […]

A Thank You Address, by Julie A. Luft

I want to thank the association for the Outstanding Longtime Service to ASTE award. ASTE is one of the organizations that I consider to be an intellectual home. It has been an organization where I could contemplate new ideas, learn new skills, and share what I am learning in my work with teachers. Thank you […]

Presidential Message for Autumn 2022

Dear Fellow ASTE Colleagues, Registration for our 2023 International Conference in Salt Lake City, UT on January 11-14, 2023 is now open! I want to take this opportunity to thank our 2023 Conference Chairs, Kathy Trundle and Rita Hagevik, and our conference planning and organizing committee, as they continue to plan and coordinate an amazing […]

Regional Updates

News from the South-West Contributed by Kelly Feille The Southwest region of ASTE gathered October 14-15 in San Marcos, TX. Our annual conference was hosted by Sunni Taylor (Texas State University) and her team including Julie Westerlund and Dan Smith. Our weekend began with a Glass Bottom Boat trip over the crystal clear Aquarena Springs and […]

Innovations in Science Teacher Education

Contributed by Sarah Boesdorfer Innovations in Science Teacher Education is ASTE’s practitioner journal in which we share ideas, thoughts, and actions for educating all levels of teachers of science, both preservice and inservice. As we continue down this path as the new editors, we have several announcements Volume 7, Issue 4 of the Innovations in […]

2022 ASTE Awards

Contributed by Jennifer Stark Award I, Level I, Outstanding Science Teacher Educator Award I, Level 1, the Outstanding Science Teacher Educator of the Year Award, recognizes the individual achievements and contributions of persons having ten or fewer years in their career service. This year’s Outstanding Science Teacher Educator is Dr. Julie Contino, Senior Specialist in […]

New ASTE Forum

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, […]

J. Myron Atkin, former dean at Stanford GSE, dies at 95

J. Myron “Mike” Atkin, a former dean and professor emeritus at Stanford Graduate School of Education (GSE), died on Aug. 18 at Channing House, his retirement residence in Palo Alto. He was 95. Atkin, who began his working life as a high school science teacher, devoted his research career to improving the quality of science […]

Presidential Message for Summer 2022

Dear Fellow ASTE Colleagues, I hope that each of you had a wonderful summer! As we transition to fall, I wanted to take this opportunity to thank our conference thread coordinators and conference proposal reviewers for their service as they are currently reviewing proposals for the upcoming 2023 ASTE International Conference: Science Education Elevated! Many […]

Submit Your ASTE-sponsored Session at NSTA

Dear ASTE Members, You are invited to submit a proposal for an ASTE-sponsored session at two upcoming NSTA National Conferences on Science Education:1. National Conference in Atlanta, Spring 2023 – March 23rd – 26th2. National Conference in Kansas City, Fall 2023 – October 26th – 28th As an affiliate of NSTA, ASTE is provided with the opportunity to […]

CITE Journal Updates

Contributor: Helen Meyer Co-Editors Helen and Andrea, want to capitalize on everything you have learned from our COVID experiences about science teacher education, and technology. Share your research on college faculty teaching, science methods, teacher professional development, mentoring and induction and how you have incorporated your new technology strategies into your teaching and research. CITE […]

Louisiana Specific PD Offered

Contributor: Aimee Hollander Dr. Aimee Hollander assistant professor of Teacher Education at Nicholls State, Dr. Pam Blanchard, Associate Professor at Louisiana State University, and Dani Dilullo Director of Education and Engagement at Louisiana SeaGrant were awarded a NOAA Bay Watershed Education Training Grant to provide a 2-year professional development experience to Louisiana Teachers. The professional […]

Invitation to Harvard Preservice Teacher Study, Fall Semester 2022

Contributor: Cynthia Crockett Dear Colleagues,       The Science Education Department at the Center for Astrophysics | Harvard & Smithsonian has been funded by the National Science Foundation (award # 2013263) to conduct a nationwide study of the strengths and weaknesses of STEM and teaching knowledge of individuals who will soon enter the STEM teaching workforce […]

Regional Updates

SouthEast ASTE Contributor: Shana Lee Please join us for the Southeast Region Annual Meeting October 7-8 in Gulf Shores, Alabama.  Book your room here. Complete a registration form here. Pay membership and registration here. For more information, visit the website. MA-ASTE The MA-ASTE 2022 planning committee is excited about welcoming you to the beautiful Shawnee […]

2023 ASTE Annual Conference

Contributor: Kathy Cabe Trundle Salt Lake City January 11-14 The Conference Committee invites you to journey to Utah and join us at the 2023 ASTE conference in Salt Lake City. Pre-conference adventures begin on January 11th, and the conference continues until January 14th. Numerous hiking trails and ski slopes are accessible within a short drive […]

Presidential Message for Spring 2022

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 […]

Regional Updates

MA-ASTE The MA-ASTE 2022 planning committee is excited about welcoming you to the beautiful Shawnee State Park, West Portsmouth, OH. We will meet at the Shawnee Lodge & Conference Center Sept. 30 to Oct. 1, 2022. (Arrive 9/29 Thursday evening. Ending after lunch on Saturday) Park and Lodge information Proposal/Abstract Submission Proposal/Abstracts are due June […]

ASTE 25+ year members

We appreciate the dedication and contributions of these long-term members. Thank you all for your time and help in keeping our organization going for all these years. Paul Adams Marianne Barnes Lynn Bryan Nate Carnes Sarah Carrier Michael Clough Robert Cohen David T. Crowther Charlene Czerniak Pradeep Dass Edward Donovan Allan Feldman Robert (Bob) Hollon […]

2023 ASTE Conference in Salt Lake City

Hello ASTE friends, The ASTE Conference Planning Committee is looking forward to a phenomenal 2023 ASTE Conference in Salt Lake City next January 11-14. As we are gearing up for the conference, our committee sends you some reminders and invitations to join our team:   Reminder: ASTE Conference Proposals are due on June 30, 2022. Please find the […]

Editor’s Message

Hello all! As you may have noticed in the previous newsletter ASTE was searching for the next editor(s) for our newsletter. I am happy to say I am still going to be the editor but we are adding another co-editor. Michelle Schpakow will be “joining” the team as co-editor. She has been a volunteer for […]

NIH Grant Opportunity

The National Institutes of Health has grant funding available for programs that provide research experiences for high school science teachers or high school and/or college students for 8-15 weeks during the summer academic break. Applications that demonstrate the potential to impact students and teachers from diverse backgrounds are particularly encouraged. This Summer Research Education Experience Program (R25) […]

President’s Message

It is both an honor and a pleasure to serve you this year as ASTE President! I want to express my gratitude to all our graduate members, regular members, and retired members for continuing to make our organization known for its welcoming and supportive atmosphere. It was truly a pleasure for me to see all […]

Election Announcement

To our ASTE Members, Thank you to those who voted in our 2021 election cycle.  It is vitally important that members of ASTE participate in the elections process. This year, we had 141 members vote from our membership of 626, representing 23% of our organization. Low voter participation continues to hover over our elections process, so […]

EDITOR for the Science Education Section Search

Applications are now being sought for the position of EDITOR for the Science Education Section for the journal Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education The Publications Committee of the Association for Science Teacher Education (ASTE) is seeking applications for Editor or Co-Editors for the Science Education section of the online journal, Contemporary Issues in […]

Awards Committee Announcement

Dear ASTE members. The ASTE Awards Committee is now accepting nominations for outstanding papers presented at our 2022 ASTE conference. Award IV – Innovation in Teaching Science Teachers Award V – Implications of Research for Educational Practice Submissions for both Awards IV and V are due March 1st and must comply with the submission guidelines (e.g., page limits, formatting, etc.). Please see http://theaste.org/awards for […]

Election Committee Announcement

Dear ASTE members, The ASTE Elections Committee would like to announce the call for nominations for the following elected positions that will be on the 2022 ballot (number of positions in parentheses): President-Elect (1) At-Large Board Members (2) NOTE: All At-Large Board Members are appointed to serve as chair/co-chair of an ASTE Committee. Upcoming vacancies […]

Newsletter Editor Search

Applications are now being sought for the position of NEWSLETTER EDITOR(S) for the Association for Science Teacher Education (ASTE) The Communications Committee of the Association for Science Teacher Education (ASTE) is seeking applications for Editor or Co-Editors for the ASTE Newsletter. The duration of the appointment is 3.5 years. The first six months (July 1 […]

God, Country, and Climate Change: A Christian Perspective on a Global Problem

This spring, Houghton College will be offering a FREE 8-week online course called “God, Country, and Climate Change: A Christian Perspective on a Global Problem.” Taught by Christian climate leader Brian Webb, the course features guest lectures from top global experts including Katharine Hayhoe, Bill McKibben, Bob Inglis, John Cook, Elizabeth Wathuti, and many more. Please visit www.houghton.edu/climate-course to learn more or register. The course begins […]