The ASTE mission statement is to promote leadership in, and support for those involved in, the professional development of teachers of science. To this end, ASTE encourages relationships with other like-minded organizations for the benefit of collaboration, coordination and information exchange. Guidelines for Becoming an Affiliate of ASTE: The role of the Affiliate is to represent stakeholders in specific areas of education whose goals and membership overlap with those of ASTE. These Affiliates can work cooperatively with ASTE in their specific areas of expertise. Likewise, ASTE can provide input to Affiliates with a broad view of the state of education and specific direction that might be taken by the individual Affiliates. The specific areas of expertise of Affiliates and general overview of ASTE serve to interface well and provide a solid base for decision-making and action.
ASTE is currently affiliated with the following professional organizations and conferences:
- Council of Scientific Society Presidents (CSSP) ASTE is a member, and is represented by a member of the Presidential Team.
- National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) ASTE is an affiliate, and a member of the Presidential Team sits on the NSTA Alliance of Affiliates (AOA). The NSTA Preservice Teacher Preparation Division Director is also an Ex Officio member of the ASTE Board of Directors.
- East Asian Association for Science Education (EASE) ASTE and EASE formed a partnership in 2017 under President Malcolm Butler.
- National Technology Leadership Summit (NTLS) A member of the ASTE Presidential Team participates in this event.
- Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education (SITE) The National Technology Leadership Initiative (NTLI) Fellowship was established to recognize an exemplary presentation on technology at the annual conferences for social studies, English, mathematics and science education. Each year NTLI Fellows from ASTE are invited to present at the SITE conference. ASTE members also serve as co-editors of the Science Education Section of the Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal) an open-access, peer-reviewed publication of SITE.
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