The Association for Science Teacher Education is a non-profit professional organization composed of over 800 members from countries around the globe including teacher educators, scientists, science coordinators and supervisors, and informal science educators who prepare and provide professional development for teachers of science at all grade levels. The mission of the ASTE is to promote excellence in science teacher education world-wide through scholarship and innovation.
At a time when campuses are moving teaching and learning online due to the COVID-19 pandemic, ASTE is poised to respond to the challenges we face as science teacher educators through the collective expertise and innovation of our membership. Below are some ways ASTE members have begun to both access and share resources:
- ASTE Facebook Page and Repository for Online Science TEacher Education Resources (ROSTER). Members have already been posting requests for assistance and sharing resources to support one another in emergency online teaching and learning. Members of the ROSTER have organized webinars and generated a compilation of resources that you can view or contribute to.
- Member Listservs There are several Listservs available to ASTE members (with login) through which you can connect with our community
- Twitter Resources can also be shared via Twitter with @the_aste
- Additional information about online teaching and learning can be found in our journals, Innovations in Science Teacher Education and Journal of Science Teacher Education, as well as the ASTE-sponsored Science Section of Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE).
Please feel free to share with us other resources that you have found useful as you have moved to online teaching that you would recommend to others, either through one of the means above, or by contacting the ASTE leadership. The ASTE Board of Directors is committed to providing support to our members, and will provide updates as new resources and information become available.
The ASTE Board does not condone discrimination of any kind.