Membership Details

Details for the ASTE 2017 Conference Registration & Membership Application

Anyone who plans on attending the annual conference may use the online registration form, regardless of whether you are or wish to be an ASTE member.

Your order may be paid online through PayPal or using a credit card. Online processing is immediate and a detailed receipt of your payment will be emailed to you. Payment can also be made through postal mail using a check, money order or credit card. The processing time through postal mail is approximately two weeks.

If  you wish to pay for membership and conference registration separately (e.g. you pay membership and your institution pays for conference registration), you must go through the online form twice. First go through the online form and complete only the membership portion of the order form.  After payment is received you will receive an email receipt (This is immediate when paying online, two weeks through postal mail). Next, log back into the online form and complete the conference registration portion of the order form.  The system will know that you have already paid to be a 2017 ASTE member and will have you register for the conference at the discounted membership rate.

You may find it helpful to print this page and have it available while you proceed through the online membership form.

Questions? Email Dr. Bob Hollon, ASTE Executive Director, at executivedirector@theaste.org

Membership Types
Journal Subscriptions
ASTE Regions
Conference Keynotes
Workshops
Field Trip

Refund Policy

Types of ASTE Membership

U.S. Membership
Price: $100.00
Qualification:  Any U.S. Resident
Details: Membership runs on the calendar year and includes the following: one year’s subscription (Jan.-Dec.) to  the Journal of Science Teacher Education and Innovations in Science Teacher Education, the ASTE newsletters, access to our member’s only online resources, access to ASTE listserv, and discount registration rates to our international conference.

Canadian Membership 
Price:
 $100.00
Qualification:  Any Canadian Resident
Details: Membership runs on the calendar year and includes the following: one year’s subscription (Jan.-Dec.) to  the Journal of Science Teacher Education and Innovations in Science Teacher Education, the ASTE newsletters, access to our member’s only online resources, access to ASTE listserv, and discount registration rates to our international conference.

International Membership
Price:
 $100.00
Qualification:  Any Resident outside of the United States or Canada
Details: Membership runs on the calendar year and includes the following: one year’s subscription (Jan.-Dec.) to  the Journal of Science Teacher Education and Innovations in Science Teacher Education, the ASTE newsletters, access to our member’s only online resources, access to ASTE listserv, and discount registration rates to our international conference.

Student Membership
Price: $60.00
Qualifications:  In order to qualify to be an ASTE member at the student level, the following must apply:  1) You are full-time student at an accredited University/College,  2) You do not already hold a terminal degree (Ph.D. or Ed.D.),   3) You can provide contact information for a faculty member at you institution that is willing to verify your status as a student and be your faculty sponsor.
Details: Membership runs on the calendar year and includes the following: one year’s subscription (Jan.-Dec.) to  the Journal of Science Teacher Education and Innovations in Science Teacher Education, the ASTE newsletters, access to our member’s only online resources, access to ASTE listserv, and discount registration rates to our international conference.

Retired Membership
Price:  $35.00
Qualification:  Must be 65 years or older OR hold Emeritus faculty status at an accredited academic institution.
Details: Membership runs on the calendar year and includes the following: one year’s subscription (Jan.-Dec.) to  the Journal of Science Teacher Education and Innovations in Science Teacher Education, the ASTE newsletters, access to our member’s only online resources, access to ASTE listserv, and discount registration rates to our international conference

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Journal Subscriptions

The Journal of Science Teacher Education (JSTE) – The organization’s flagship journal for research in teacher education.  The Journal of Science Teacher Education (JSTE) serves as a forum for disseminating research and theoretical position statements concerning the preservice and inservice education of science teachers. The journal features empirically and theoretically based articles that suggest ways to improve classroom teaching, inservice workshops, and teacher recruitment and retention. In addition, there are data-driven research articles that show evidence of the effectiveness of teaching strategies and interventions, as well as other issues related to science teacher education. JSTE is a publication that adds to what we know about science teaching and learning but, most importantly, serves as a catalyst for thoughtful discussion concerning the improvement of the education of teachers in science.  One year’s print subscription is included with all ASTE membership levels. With your membership you also receive access to back issues of the JSTE, which are available online through the publisher. JSTE is published electronically eight times per year and printed double issues are mailed to all members four times per year.  For more information
Go to the JSTE website

Innovations in Science Teacher Education (Innovations) is the official practitioner journal of the Association for Science Teacher Education (ASTE). Innovations is an online, peer-reviewed journal that serves as a forum for disseminating effective instructional practices that are innovative and inspirational. Articles will provide concrete ideas for enhancing teaching for all those associated with preparing and supporting the professional development of K-12 science teachers in clear, understandable, non-technical, practical prose. Articles in Innovations are written by science teacher educators for science teacher educators, in the broadest sense of the word. The journal publishes four issues annually (January 1, April 1, July 1, and October 1) and is abstracted and indexed in the Education Resources Information Center (ERIC) System Database and Google Scholar. We seek manuscripts that are based on a firm foundation of scholarly work in science education and provide concrete ideas and strategies that enhance and inform science educators’ practices in their own setting, context and with their unique student population. The activities, ideas and strategies described in the manuscripts could include a single lesson idea, a course redesign, a common theme for a course, teacher education program redesign, professional development program settings, or a collaborative effort with other departments involved in science teacher education.
Go Innovations website

Science Education (SE) –  Science Education publishes original articles on the latest issues and trends occurring internationally in science curriculum, instruction, learning, policy and preparation of science teachers with the aim to advance our knowledge of science education theory and practice. Subscriptions run on the calendar year and the price of subscription depends on your country of residence. This journal publishes 6 issues per year.
U.S. Subscription $70.00
Canadian Subscription $75.00
International Subscription $100.00

Go to the SE website

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ASTE Regions

You are free to join any ASTE region.  Typically, these are the states associated with each U.S. region.

North-East: CT, MA, ME, MS, NE, NH, NJ, NY, PA, RI, VTEastern Canadian Provinces
South-East: 
AL, FL, GA, LA, southern parts of MO, MS SC
Mid-Atlantic: 
DC, DE, KY, MD, NC, southern parts of OH, TN, VA, WV
North-Central: 
IA, IL, IN, MI, MN, northern parts of MO, ND, northern parts of OH, SD, WI 
North-West: 
ID, MT, OR, WA, WYWestern Canadian Provinces
South-West: 
AR, CO, KS, NM, OK, TX, UT
Far West:  
AKAZ, CA, HI, NV
International:  Any Resident outside of the United States or Canada

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Refund Policy:
Refund for conference registration and conference registration for spouse/partner are subject to a 6% service charge. Request for conference registration refund should be addressed to the ASTE Executive Director, and must be received three weeks prior to the start of the conference. Sales on all other items, such as membership dues, journal subscriptions, conference workshops, and conference tours, are final.  A $50.00 fee will be charged on all “NSF” and “Closed Account” checks returned from the bank.
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Conference Registration

Registration

Member Registration  – Available to all who are currently ASTE 2017 members or choose to join ASTE for the 2017 calendar year at the same time as registering for the 2018 International Conference.
Pricing:
Early bird registration through Dec. 1st:  $225
Regular registration Dec. 2nd – Dec. 30th:  $250
On-site registration:  $300

Student Member Registration  – Available to all who are currently ASTE 2017 student members or choose to join ASTE  at the student membership level for the 2017 calendar year at the same time as registering for the 2018 International Conference.  Please note: you must qualify as a student member in order to register for the 2018 International Conference at the student price.  Please see qualification details under the “types of membership” heading on this page.
Pricing:
Early bird registration through Dec. 1st:  $95
Regular registration Dec. 2nd – Dec. 30th:  $120
On-site registration:  $165

Thursday only Registration  – Available to all who are currently an ASTE 2017 member or choose to join ASTE for the 2017 calendar year at the same time as registering for the 2018 International Conference.  Registration price does not include the “Thursday Dessert Reception”.
Pricing:
Early bird registration through Dec. 1st:  $160
Regular registration Dec. 2nd – Dec. 30th:  $160
On-site registration:  $160


Friday only Registration  – 
Available to all who are currently an ASTE 2017 member or choose to join ASTE for the 2017 calendar year at the same time as registering for the 2018 International Conference.
Pricing:
Early bird registration through Dec. 1st:  $160
Regular registration Dec. 2nd – Dec. 30th:  $160
On-site registration:  $160

Saturday only Registration  – Available to all who are currently an ASTE 2017 member or choose to join ASTE for the 2017 calendar year at the same time as registering for the 2018 International Conference.  Registration price does not include the “Saturday Business Luncheon”.
Pricing:
Early bird registration through Dec. 1st:  $160
Regular registration Dec. 2nd – Dec. 30th:  $160
On-site registration:  $160

Spouse/Partner Registration  – Available to a spouse/partner of an ASTE member who will be attending the conference. Spouse/Partner Registration can not be completed online.  After completing the online registration form for yourself, email Bob Hollon at executivedirector@theaste.org to obtain a spouse/partner paper registration form.
Pricing:
Early bird registration through Dec. 1st:  $225
Regular registration Dec. 2nd – Dec. 30th:  $250
On-site registration:  $300


Non-ASTE Member Registration –
Available to anyone wishing to attend the conference without joining ASTE for 2017.
Pricing:
Early bird registration through Dec. 1st:  $340
Regular registration Dec. 2nd – Dec. 30th:  $355
On-site registration:  $410

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ASTE Mentoring Program

If this is your first year attending the ASTE conference, we invite you to participate in the Mentor Program.  The program is designed to provide you access to a mentor who can answer your questions, help orient you to the conference and organization, and assist you in meeting other scholars who have similar interests.  As a mentee, you are invited to attend a special meet-and-greet session on the first day of the conference.

To participate in the mentor program, please check the appropriate box on the registration form. Contact Dr. Jessica Riccio with questions.

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Conference Keynote Presentations

Keynote Speaker: Thursday

Dr. Sara Vispoel, American College Testing, Inc.

Best Teaching Practices vs. Standardized Test Performance—Which is more Important?

Sara Vispoel is a former high school biology teacher, an NABT Outstanding Biology Teacher award winner, and has a Ph.D. in Educational Measurement and Statistics. Dr. Vispoel is the Senior Director in Assessment Design at ACT, Inc. and is one of the original committee members who authored the Common Core State Standards.

Keynote Speaker: Friday

Dr. Diane Ravitch, New York University

Diane Ravitch is a prolific writer and renowned historian of education at New York University. A former U.S. Assistant Secretary of Education, Dr. Ravitch has written more than 500 articles and reviews, including the New York Times bestseller, Reign of Error: The Hoax of the Privatization Movement and the Danger to America’s Public Schools.

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Professional Development Opportunities at the 2017 ASTE Conference

The Professional Development Committee is pleased to share with you the listing of Professional Development Opportunities vetted through the PD Committee that will be offered at the 2017 ASTE Conference in Des Moines. Workshops are of no cost to the participants. Note: The Publications Committee, Equity Committee, and Leadership Board are offering additional workshops!

Preconference Workshops

Wednesday, January 11

NSTA/CAEP Preservice Standards: Preparing Your Program Report – Michael Dias (3:00-5:00)
This workshop provides support for science teacher educators who lead candidate and program assessment efforts at their respective institutions. We will help participants understand the NSTA-CAEP Standards for Science Teacher Preparation through analysis of sample program data reports. Suggestions for program report preparation are included.

Get Connected at ASTE with Guidebook and Twitter – Josh Ellis (4:00-5:00)
This year, ASTE is embracing the use of Guidebook and Twitter for conference attendees to enjoy a live digital conference schedule and connect with one another using social media. This workshop will guide ASTE members in how to make the most of the conference using these websites and apps. All ability levels are welcome!

Vernier Probeware – Carter (5:15-7:15)
Description to come.

Embedded Workshops

Thursday, January 12

Language and Literacy, Multimodality, and STEM – Mark McDermott (8:00-9:30)
Language in science is of interest to educators and researchers; a growing emphasis on STEM lends urgency to integrate language use in STEM learning environments. Infusing language and literacy in K-12 STEM instruction will be explored through a multimodal engineering activity. Science teacher education/research possibilities will be discussed.

If You Build It…..Constructing valuable field experiences for PST – Paula MaGee (1:30-3:45)
Join us as we explore best practices in science teacher education field. This workshop will focus on all areas of science teacher education field experience including elementary, secondary, after school, culturally relevant teaching and international experiences.  Opportunity to participate in field experience publication.

Equity Committee – Vanessa Dodo Seriki, Michele Koomen, and Sami Kahn (Sponsored by the Equity Committee) (2:45-4:45)
The Inclusive Science Education Forum and the Equity Committee have collaborated to host a two-hour embedded workshop focused on different models of collaboration in support of inclusive science teacher education. During this session three models will be shared and discussed in hopes that those who are interested in inclusive science education and inclusive education in general will explore unique models of collaboration that benefit preservice teachers as well as K-12 students.

Friday, January 13

Blended Learning for Science Pre-Service Teachers – Flavio Mendez (8:15-10:15)
Dozens of professors have registered to use the National Science Teachers Association’s Learning Center (NSTA LC) as an online textbook to educate their students via blended learning solutions. Ask questions to professors and learn how to integrate the NSTA LC’s tools and resources with your course. Bring your syllabus.

Writing Compelling Proposals for NSF Funding in Science Teacher Education – David Haury (1:30-3:30)
Two NSF program officers and an experienced reviewer will discuss NSF funding programs, current funding priorities, the review process, features of highly competitive proposals, and things to avoid when submitting proposals. Participants will review and discuss excerpts from proposals that were previously submitted and ranked highly competitive.

Saturday, January 14

Preparing Secondary Science Teacher Candidates for the edTPA: Digging Deeper into Assessing Student Learning – Julie Contino (8:00-10:00)
In this workshop, participants will explore the requirements for teacher candidates’ successful completion of Task 3: Assessing Student Learning for the edTPA, a performance-based assessment required for teacher certification in NY and many other states. Participants will then evaluate a sample Assessment Commentary using the edTPA Task 3 Rubrics.

 

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Conference Events

Thursday Reception

This event is included with all conference registration types except for one-day registration.   To help us plan appropriately, please RSVP.  Approximately 7:00 – 9:00 pm.  Exact time will be announced when the final conference schedule is complete.

Friday Morning Committee Meetings & Breakfast

This is a wonderful opportunity to get involved with ASTE. All ASTE members are welcome and encouraged to participate.  If you are not formally on a committee, this is your opportunity to join, meet other ASTE leaders and help our organization flourish.  An exact list of the committees and rooms where they will meet will be provided in the conference program. To help us plan appropriately, please RSVP. Approximately 7:00-8:00am.  Exact time will be announced when the final conference schedule is complete.

Saturday Business Luncheon

This event is included with all conference registration types except for one-day registration.   To help us plan appropriately, please RSVP.  Approximately 12-2pm.  Exact time will be announced when the final conference schedule is complete.

Lunch Choices:
Citrus Tarragon Chicken
Herb Baked Tilapia
Baked Vegetable Wellington (Vegetarian)
Gluten Free

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Women In Science Education (WISE) Friday Night Dinner

At each ASTE annual conference the WISE Forum holds a “Greet, Meet, Eat, Share” Reception. While each reception has a unique flavor, advancing the purpose of WISE is the reason for meeting. The variety of events that occur have included opportunities for finding out about WISE, networking and mentoring, discussion, and celebration of professional accomplishments and achievements.   Learn more about WISE

Restaurant: TBD

Price: $40

WISE Dinner Menu 2017 – TBD

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ASTE PreConference Field Trip 2017

Bonobos and Vino: Conservation, Cognition, Fermentation $35
Wednesday, January 11, 2017 12:30 – 7:30 pm
Come join us as we explore conservation and communication with primates at the Ape Cognition and Conservation Initiative, followed by a VIP Tour and Wine Tasting at Jasper Winery. The trip will conclude with dinner at the Iowa Taproom, showcasing Iowa craft beers and excellent food. Space is limited to 30 people.
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ASTE Science Teacher Shuffle

Join your colleagues for a 3 mile fun run or a 2 mile walk Thursday morning at 6:45 AM. The activity is free, and there’s no better way to start the conference than with a little exercise in a non-threatening atmosphere with terrific company. You’ll be back in time for breakfast and the first session! Registration Form