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 […]