ASTE Conference 2022 Thread Coordinators needed

ASTE Members:

We are excited to announce the call for Thread Coordinators for the 2022 annual conference. Presentations at our annual conference are organized by ‘Threads’ that bring together sessions and topics related to a variety of member interests. Each Thread is led by a team of two coordinators.

Thread coordinators are appointed for a 2-year term. They work with the ASTE Program Coordinator to build the conference program by evaluating proposal reviews for their assigned conference thread and making a final recommendation based on that to accept/reject proposals to the annual meeting. They also suggest ways that accepted proposals might be grouped to create coherent sessions. Most of the Thread Coordinators’ work takes place in late July to mid-August and is conducted remotely.

We hope you will consider volunteering to serve ASTE in this role, and to help contribute to the quality and diversity of our conference offerings! Applications are due Wednesday, March 24, 2021.

If you have any questions about serving as a Thread Coordinator, please contact:  

A full list of Conference Threads appears below. Coordinators are needed for all threads, except where chairs are indicated.

·         College & University Science Education: Proposals for this strand will address issues such as conceptual change, content knowledge, pedagogical content knowledge, etc. that are pertinent to higher education science faculty who work with science teachers or science teacher educators, community, and after-school programs.

·         Curriculum, Pedagogy, and Assessment: Proposals for this strand will be in the form of practice or research pieces that inform science teacher educators about curriculum, pedagogy and assessment for current and future science teachers as used by science teacher educators and in science departments.

·         Educational Technology: Proposals for this strand will be in the form of practice or research pieces that inform science teacher educators about technology use and training for present and future science teachers as used by science teacher educators.
Chairs:Jesse Wilcox and Colby Tofel-Grehl

·         Equity & Diversity: Proposals for this strand will address equity and diversity issues that current and future science teacher educators encounter.

·         Ethnoscience and Environmental Education: Proposals for this strand will be in the form of practice or research pieces that inform science teacher educators about culture, diversity and environmental education for current and future teachers.

·         History, Philosophy, and Nature of Science: Proposals for this strand will be in the form of practice, theory or research pieces that inform science teacher educators about history, philosophy and the nature of science (not limited to science practices) for current and future science teachers.

·         Informal/Out-of-School Science Education: Proposals for this strand will be in the form of practice or research pieces that inform science teacher educators about informal science education for current and future science teachers.

·         Policy, Advocacy and Reform: Proposals for this strand will be in the form of practice, white papers, position statements or research pieces that inform science teacher educators about policy and reform and how each impacts science teacher educators and education.
Chairs: Joanne Olson and Daniel Carpenter

·         Preservice Science Teacher Preparation-ELEMENTARY: Proposals for this strand will be in the form of practice or research pieces that inform science teacher educators about science teacher preparation programs.

·         Preservice Science Teacher Preparation-MIDDLE/SECONDARY: Proposals for this strand will be in the form of practice or research pieces that inform science teacher educators about science teacher preparation programs.

·         Professional Development for Science Teacher Educators (PD Workshops) Proposals for one-hour workshops for science teacher educators can be submitted to this strand. Workshops are currently embedded in the conference schedule, rather than being scheduled pre-conference.
*Chaired by the PD Committee

·         Science Teacher Professional Development-ELEMENTARY: Proposals for this strand will be in the form of practice or research pieces that inform science teacher educators about science teacher professional development.

·         Science Teacher Professional Development-MIDDLE/SECONDARY: Proposals for this strand will be in the form of practice or research pieces that inform science teacher educators about science teacher professional development.

·         STEM Education: Proposals for this strand will be in the form of practice or research pieces that inform science teacher educators about STEM education, our understanding of what STEM means, and the National Standards for STEM for future and current science teachers.

·         Student Learning P-12: Proposals for this strand will be in the form of practice or research pieces that inform science teacher educators about the relationship between student learning and current and future science teachers.

Dr. Andrea C. Burrows
University of Wyoming – College of Education
Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs
Professor – Science Education – School of Teacher Education