ASTE 2021 Salt Lake City Call for Workshop Proposals

Call for 2021 ASTE Professional Development Workshop Proposals

Please note that the Call for regular proposals will go out later this month.

The purpose of the Professional Development Committee is to organize and coordinate professional development (PD) opportunities for ASTE, in order to assist members and other science teacher educators in the pursuit of lifelong learning related to science teacher education.

The ASTE PD Committee invites ASTE members who are interested in presenting a PD workshop at the January 13-16, 2021 ASTE International Conference in Salt Lake City, UT to submit workshop proposals. 

PD workshops are interactive sessions focusing on: a) issues in science teacher education and/or science education, or b) an update on scientific knowledge. Workshops should actively engage participants (i.e., not primarily discussion or a paper presentation).

PD workshops are 1 hour in length. All workshops are embedded in the daily conference schedule and are open to all conference attendees (limited by room size/first-come, first-served). Facilitators should plan for up to 30 participants in the PD workshop.

The PD workshop submission system will be available April 13-May 22, 2020 through the ASTE website ( All proposals must be processed through the online system and proposals not received before midnight (Hawaii-Aleutian time zone) on May 22 will not be considered.

Reviews of PD workshop proposals center on the clarity of focus and learning objectives; appropriateness of content and workshop activities; facilitator plans for supporting participants post-workshop; and interest/relevance to the ASTE membership. Acceptance of proposals is based on proposal quality and the desire to create a balanced program of PD offerings to the ASTE membership. In particular, past ASTE member feedback indicates there is interest in workshops related to:
Policy and advocacy for science teacher educators
Technology in teacher education
Grant writing – Beginner/Intermediate/Advanced levels
Course design/ methods for methods
Diversity and equity (gender equity, inclusive education, culturally responsive pedagogy)
STEM/Integrated science
Informal science education
Career development (job hunt, promotion & tenure, etc.)

On behalf of the entire ASTE Professional Development Committee, thank you in advance for submitting your proposal. 

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Andrea C. Burrows, Chair
Professional Development Committee