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 […]