President’s Message Spring 2024

Welcome to an ASTE in Transition, So what’s New?  As you would expect in a dynamic organization like ASTE, there are many people, moving parts and ongoing considerations that are part of the mix to ensure that we “keep the train on the tracks” and carry out our shared mission.    That realization has perhaps been […]

North Central Region Update 

Submitted by Jesse Wilcox  Join us at North Central ASTE conference in Cedar Falls, Iowa, on September 27 and 28, 2024!   The conference will be held on the University of Northern Iowa Campus. The conference has several different types of sessions, including practical sharing sessions, roundtables, paper presentations, and posters. We also have numerous opportunities […]

Science Teacher Residencies Forum Update 

Submitted by Julie Contino  Please join us for an ASTE Virtual Interactive Workshop!  Workshop: Reflections and Recommendations: Reports from Graduates of Science Teacher Residency Programs  What: In this highly interactive webinar, graduates from science teacher residency programs share their experiences with completing a residency program. Graduates, who are currently in-the-field teachers, will share challenges they […]

Communications Committee Update 

Submitted by Rita Hagevik  The communications committee has been busy expanding your ASTE social media experience! We are seeking additional members to work with our committed group, so if you are interested in joining us, contact the President-Elect. This summer, look for ASTE LinkedIn and the migration of the ASTE Facebook page. We are searching […]

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 science teachers, both preservice and in-service.  Volume 8, Issue 4 of the Innovations in Science Teacher Education journal is now available. It is our (Sarah and […]

Membership and Participation Committee Update 

Submitted by Amanda Obery  The Membership and Participation (M&P) Committee enjoyed connecting more than 60 people at the Mentor-Mentee Nexus in New Orleans! Our work, through veteran ASTE mentors, helped create a sense of community and welcome for new and early career members and graduate students. Feeling the positivity and listening to critical conversations about […]