Professional Development Opportunities

We invite ASTE members who are interested in presenting a professional development workshop at the 2019 ASTE Conference in Savannah, GA, to submit proposals. Workshops are interactive sessions focusing on: a) in-depth examination of 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 paper presentation).

Workshops may be proposed for either 1 or 2 hours in length. All workshops will be embedded in the daily schedule, and open to all conference attendees (limited by room size/first-come, first-served). Facilitators should plan for up to 30 participants.

The submission system will be available April 1-May 31, 2018 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 31 will not be considered.

Reviews of workshop proposals will center on 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 will be based on proposal quality and our desire to create a balanced program of PD offerings to the ASTE membership. In particular, 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.)