Membership Details

Details for the ASTE 2018 Conference Registration & Membership Application

Anyone who plans on attending the annual conference may use the online registration form, regardless of whether you are or wish to be an ASTE member.

Your order may be paid online through PayPal or using a credit card. Online processing is immediate and a detailed receipt of your payment will be emailed to you. Payment can also be made through postal mail using a check, money order or credit card. The processing time through postal mail is approximately two weeks.

If  you wish to pay for membership and conference registration separately (e.g. you pay membership and your institution pays for conference registration), you must go through the online form twice. First go through the online form and complete only the membership portion of the order form.  After payment is received you will receive an email receipt (This is immediate when paying online, two weeks through postal mail). Next, log back into the online form and complete the conference registration portion of the order form.  The system will know that you have already paid to be a 2018 ASTE member and will have you register for the conference at the discounted membership rate.

You may find it helpful to print this page and have it available while you proceed through the online membership form.

Questions? Email Dr. Bob Hollon, ASTE Executive Director, at executivedirector@theaste.org

Membership Types
Journal Subscriptions
ASTE Regions
Conference Keynotes
Workshops
Field Trip

Refund Policy

Types of ASTE Membership

U.S. Membership
Price: $100.00
Qualification:  Any U.S. Resident
Details: Membership runs on the calendar year and includes the following: one year’s subscription (Jan.-Dec.) to  the Journal of Science Teacher Education and Innovations in Science Teacher Education, the ASTE newsletters, access to our member’s only online resources, access to ASTE listserv, and discount registration rates to our international conference.

Canadian Membership 
Price:
 $100.00
Qualification:  Any Canadian Resident
Details: Membership runs on the calendar year and includes the following: one year’s subscription (Jan.-Dec.) to  the Journal of Science Teacher Education and Innovations in Science Teacher Education, the ASTE newsletters, access to our member’s only online resources, access to ASTE listserv, and discount registration rates to our international conference.

International Membership
Price:
 $100.00
Qualification:  Any Resident outside of the United States or Canada
Details: Membership runs on the calendar year and includes the following: one year’s subscription (Jan.-Dec.) to  the Journal of Science Teacher Education and Innovations in Science Teacher Education, the ASTE newsletters, access to our member’s only online resources, access to ASTE listserv, and discount registration rates to our international conference.

Student Membership
Price: $60.00
Qualifications:  In order to qualify to be an ASTE member at the student level, the following must apply:  1) You are full-time student at an accredited University/College,  2) You do not already hold a terminal degree (Ph.D. or Ed.D.),   3) You can provide contact information for a faculty member at you institution that is willing to verify your status as a student and be your faculty sponsor.
Details: Membership runs on the calendar year and includes the following: one year’s subscription (Jan.-Dec.) to  the Journal of Science Teacher Education and Innovations in Science Teacher Education, the ASTE newsletters, access to our member’s only online resources, access to ASTE listserv, and discount registration rates to our international conference.

Retired Membership
Price:  $35.00
Qualification:  Must be 65 years or older OR hold Emeritus faculty status at an accredited academic institution.
Details: Membership runs on the calendar year and includes the following: one year’s subscription (Jan.-Dec.) to  the Journal of Science Teacher Education and Innovations in Science Teacher Education, the ASTE newsletters, access to our member’s only online resources, access to ASTE listserv, and discount registration rates to our international conference

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Journal Subscriptions

The Journal of Science Teacher Education (JSTE) – The organization’s flagship journal for research in teacher education.  The Journal of Science Teacher Education (JSTE) serves as a forum for disseminating research and theoretical position statements concerning the preservice and inservice education of science teachers. The journal features empirically and theoretically based articles that suggest ways to improve classroom teaching, inservice workshops, and teacher recruitment and retention. In addition, there are data-driven research articles that show evidence of the effectiveness of teaching strategies and interventions, as well as other issues related to science teacher education. JSTE is a publication that adds to what we know about science teaching and learning but, most importantly, serves as a catalyst for thoughtful discussion concerning the improvement of the education of teachers in science.  One year’s print subscription is included with all ASTE membership levels. With your membership you also receive access to back issues of the JSTE, which are available online through the publisher. JSTE is published electronically eight times per year and printed double issues are mailed to all members four times per year.  For more information
Go to the JSTE website

Innovations in Science Teacher Education (Innovations) is the official practitioner journal of the Association for Science Teacher Education (ASTE). Innovations is an online, peer-reviewed journal that serves as a forum for disseminating effective instructional practices that are innovative and inspirational. Articles will provide concrete ideas for enhancing teaching for all those associated with preparing and supporting the professional development of K-12 science teachers in clear, understandable, non-technical, practical prose. Articles in Innovations are written by science teacher educators for science teacher educators, in the broadest sense of the word. The journal publishes four issues annually (January 1, April 1, July 1, and October 1) and is abstracted and indexed in the Education Resources Information Center (ERIC) System Database and Google Scholar. We seek manuscripts that are based on a firm foundation of scholarly work in science education and provide concrete ideas and strategies that enhance and inform science educators’ practices in their own setting, context and with their unique student population. The activities, ideas and strategies described in the manuscripts could include a single lesson idea, a course redesign, a common theme for a course, teacher education program redesign, professional development program settings, or a collaborative effort with other departments involved in science teacher education.
Go Innovations website

Science Education (SE) –  Science Education publishes original articles on the latest issues and trends occurring internationally in science curriculum, instruction, learning, policy and preparation of science teachers with the aim to advance our knowledge of science education theory and practice. Subscriptions run on the calendar year and the price of subscription depends on your country of residence. This journal publishes 6 issues per year.
U.S. Subscription $70.00
Canadian Subscription $75.00
International Subscription $100.00

Go to the SE website

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ASTE Regions

You are free to join any ASTE region.  Typically, these are the states associated with each U.S. region.

North-East: CT, MA, ME, MS, NE, NH, NJ, NY, PA, RI, VT
South-East: 
AL, FL, GA, LA, southern parts of MO, MS SC
Mid-Atlantic: 
DC, DE, KY, MD, NC, southern parts of OH, TN, VA, WV
North-Central: 
IA, IL, IN, MI, MN, northern parts of MO, ND, northern parts of OH, SD, WI 
North-West: 
ID, MT, OR, WA, WY
South-West: 
AR, CO, KS, NM, OK, TX, UT
Far West:  
AKAZ, CA, HI, NV
International:  Any Resident outside of the United States

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Refund Policy:
Refund for conference registration and conference registration for spouse/partner are subject to a 6% service charge. Request for conference registration refund should be addressed to the ASTE Executive Director, and must be received three weeks prior to the start of the conference. Sales on all other items, such as membership dues, journal subscriptions, conference workshops, and conference tours, are final.  A $50.00 fee will be charged on all “NSF” and “Closed Account” checks returned from the bank.
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Conference Registration

Registration

Member Registration  – Available to all who are currently ASTE 2018 members or choose to join ASTE for the 2018 calendar year at the same time as registering for the 2018 International Conference.
Pricing:
Early bird registration through Dec. 1st:  $250
Regular registration Dec. 2nd – Dec. 30th:  $275
On-site registration:  $325

Student Member Registration  – Available to all who are currently ASTE 2018 student members or choose to join ASTE  at the student membership level for the 2018 calendar year at the same time as registering for the 2018 International Conference.  Please note: you must qualify as a student member in order to register for the 2018 International Conference at the student price.  Please see qualification details under the “types of membership” heading on this page.
Pricing:
Early bird registration through Dec. 1st:  $120
Regular registration Dec. 2nd – Dec. 30th:  $145
On-site registration:  $190

Thursday only Registration  – Available to all who are currently an ASTE 2018 member or choose to join ASTE for the 2018 calendar year at the same time as registering for the 2018 International Conference.  Registration price does not include the “Thursday Dessert Reception”.
Pricing:
Early bird registration through Dec. 1st:  $185
Regular registration Dec. 2nd – Dec. 30th:  $185
On-site registration:  $185


Friday only Registration  – 
Available to all who are currently an ASTE 2018 member or choose to join ASTE for the 2018 calendar year at the same time as registering for the 2018 International Conference.
Pricing:
Early bird registration through Dec. 1st:  $185
Regular registration Dec. 2nd – Dec. 30th:  $185
On-site registration:  $185

Saturday only Registration  – Available to all who are currently an ASTE 2018 member or choose to join ASTE for the 2018 calendar year at the same time as registering for the 2018 International Conference.  Registration price does not include the “Saturday Business Luncheon”.
Pricing:
Early bird registration through Dec. 1st:  $185
Regular registration Dec. 2nd – Dec. 30th:  $185
On-site registration:  $185

Spouse/Partner Registration  – Available to a spouse/partner of an ASTE member who will be attending the conference. Spouse/Partner Registration can not be completed online.  After completing the online registration form for yourself, email Bob Hollon at executivedirector@theaste.org to obtain a spouse/partner paper registration form.
Pricing:
Early bird registration through Dec. 1st:  $250
Regular registration Dec. 2nd – Dec. 30th:  $275
On-site registration:  $325


Non-ASTE Member Registration –
Available to anyone wishing to attend the conference without joining ASTE for 2018.
Pricing:
Early bird registration through Dec. 1st:  $365
Regular registration Dec. 2nd – Dec. 30th:  $380
On-site registration:  $435

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ASTE Mentoring Program

If this is your first year attending the ASTE conference, we invite you to participate in the Mentor Program.  The program is designed to provide you access to a mentor who can answer your questions, help orient you to the conference and organization, and assist you in meeting other scholars who have similar interests.  As a mentee, you are invited to attend a special meet-and-greet session on the first day of the conference.

To participate in the mentor program, please check the appropriate box on the registration form. Contact Dr. Jessica Riccio with questions.

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Conference Keynote Presentations

Keynote Speaker: Friday

 

 

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Professional Development Opportunities at the 2018 ASTE Conference

The Professional Development Committee is pleased to share with you the listing of Professional Development Opportunities vetted through the PD Committee that will be offered at the 2018 ASTE Conference in Baltimore. Workshops are of no cost to the participants. Note: The Publications Committee, Equity Committee, and Leadership Board are offering additional workshops!

Preconference Workshops

Wednesday, January 3

Using Tools and Practice-based Teacher Education to Support Ambitious, NGSS-aligned Science Teaching within K-8 Methods Courses – Anna Maria Arias (1:30-3:30)
This workshop aims to prepare teacher educators to implement innovative strategies and tools for facilitating K-8 preservice teachers’ engagement in ambitious, NGSS-aligned science teaching. Drawing on the teacher education research around pedagogies of practice, we will introduce a learning cycle for practice-based teacher education that has been used in diverse K-8 science methods courses.

Brainstorm Cluster Mapping: A tool for supporting phenomenon-based, three-dimensional story-lines – Susan Gomez-Zweip (1:30-3:30)
The Brainstorm Cluster Mapping process develops 3 dimensional storylines (NGSS) for the K-12 classroom. The process uses phenomenon to plan an instructional sequence that links disciplinary core ideas, science and engineering practices and cross-cutting concepts into integrated storylines. Concepts are nested as big ideas, sub-concepts and lesson concepts to provide linear storylines for instruction.

Developing Appropriate Assessment and Evaluation Practices for the Next Generation Science Standards – Paul Zachos (1:30-3:30)
Workshop participants will develop theoretical and practical tools for preparing teachers to design and carry out NGSS assessments and to use the resulting information for program improvement. The workshop includes participation in an assessment activity aligned to NGSS and a practical exercise in assessment building. The workshop is built around twelve essential teacher education learning goals.

Exploring Invention Kits – David Slykhuis (1:30-3:30)
Participants will learn how to incorporate engineering principles into their science methods courses by completing the construction of invention kits. These kits will be free of charge and participants can keep them following the workshop. PREREGISTRATION IS REQUIRED

Integrating Engineering Design with Science and Language Arts within Context of the Next Generation Science Standards – Hasan Deniz (4:00-6:00)
This workshop will engage participants in an engineering design activity that lends itself to integration of science content and, reading and writing activities. It will provide a framework for integrating science, engineering, and language arts at the elementary level while addressing the Next Generation Science Standards.

Exploring the Use of Simulated Classroom Environments to Develop Elementary Science Teachers’ Ability to Facilitate High Quality Discussions Focused on Argumentation – Jamie Mikeska (4:00-6:00)
Attendees will review one performance-based science task, interact with student avatars in the simulated classroom around this science task, observe an example of a teacher’s performance in the simulated classroom, and discuss how these types of tasks can be used within elementary science method courses and professional development settings. PREREGISTRATION IS REQUIRED

Eureka! Grade 3–5 Science Activities and Stories – Donna Farland-Smith (4:00-6:00)
Invite scientists and engineers into your classroom without the hassle of searching for and scheduling guest speakers. At this workshop you will participate in some of the 27 lessons linking non-fiction historical trade books and science content that uniquely enable you to model scientific thinking by connecting stories of scientists with your elementary (3-5) science lessons.

Working towards NGSS-aligned instruction through development of multi-dimensional formative assessments – Stephanie Phillip (4:00-6:00)
This workshop will focus on the use of a process to develop multi-dimensional formative assessments in partnership with K-8 teachers as a way to support a trajectory of teachers’ increased knowledge and comfort in aligning instruction according to the vision of the NGSS. Student work samples from teacher-developed assessments and teacher will be examined.

Embedded Workshops

Thursday, January 4

Multimodality, Culturally Relevant Teaching, and STEM – Todd Millford (9:30-11:30)
Multimodality and CRT are two important considerations in science education. A growing national emphasis on STEM lends importance to the implementation of multimodal approaches in STEM learning environments that will allow teachers to adopt a CRT stance. A hands-on engineering activity (designing a robotic arm) will provide the basis for discussion of multimodality and CRT and their usefulness for teaching

NSTA/CAEP Preservice Standards: Preparing Your Program Report – Michael Dias (9:30-11:30)
This workshop provides support for science teacher educators who lead candidate and program assessment efforts at their respective institutions. Through analysis of sample program data, participants will gain a clear understanding of NSTA-CAEP Standards for Science Teacher Preparation. Suggestions for program report preparation and sample assessments are included.

Introducing Preservice Teachers to the NGSS – Morgan Presley (3:15-4:45)
Preservice teachers need to be familiar with the NGSS, its goals and assumptions, and how it applies to practice. Therefore, the purpose of this workshop is to help teacher educators, and specifically elementary science methods instructors, explore ways to introduce the NGSS to preservice elementary teachers, and support preservice teachers’ understanding of the NGSS and its pedagogical implications.

Using the NSTA Learning Center as an Online Textbook for Teaching Science Pre-service Teachers – Flavio Mendez (3:15-4:45)
Use the NSTA Learning Center to create a customized online textbook to enhance your science pre-service teachers’ content and pedagogical knowledge. The portal has a plethora of resources (many NGSS-aligned), a suite of tools, and an online community. Professors using the Center will be present to answer questions. http://learningcenter.nsta.org/etextbook

Friday, January 5

Making People of African Origins Visible in the STEM Curriculum: An Exploration into the Science and History of African Rock Art and Reverse Engineer and History of Benjamin Banneker – Catherine Quinlan (8:00-10:00)
This workshop places the content and pedagogy of science into the culture of people of African origins by exploring the science and history of African rock art and the history and reverse engineer of Benjamin Banneker’s life and work.

Preparing Secondary Science Teacher Candidates for the edTPA: Supporting Students in Understanding and Using Feedback – Julie Contino (8:00-10:00)
Participants will develop an understanding of how to support teacher candidates in providing feedback and helping their students use feedback which are necessary skills for successful completion of Rubric 13: Student Understanding and Use of Feedback in Task 3: Assessing Student Learning for the edTPA, a performance-based assessment required for teacher certification in NY and other states.

Using Hands-on Performance Assessment in K-12 Classrooms: An Effective Formative Assessment Strategy for 3D Learning – Deborah Tucker (3:45-5:45)
“Help teachers develop appropriate formative assessment strategies.” Recommendation 14, Guide to Implementing the Next Generation Science Standards (NRC, 2015). Science educators use and model multiple assessment strategies. Engage with a hands-on performance assessment task. Encourage your beginning teachers to use this form of assessment. PREREGISTRATION IS REQUIRED

Engaging Teachers in Engineering and Science Curriculum Development – Maria Rivera Maulucci (3:45-5:45)
This workshop will focus on how to engage preservice and inservice teachers in developing curricula that integrate engineering with the existing science curriculum. We will engage participants in engineering design challenges, share our professional development model, and provide K-12 classroom examples of engineering design units developed by preservice and inservice teacher teams.

 

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Conference Events

Thursday Reception

This event is included with all conference registration types except for one-day registration.   To help us plan appropriately, please RSVP.  Approximately 7:00 – 9:00 pm.  Exact time will be announced when the final conference schedule is complete.

 

Saturday Business Luncheon

This event is included with all conference registration types except for one-day registration.   To help us plan appropriately, please RSVP.  Approximately 12-2pm.  Exact time will be announced when the final conference schedule is complete.

Lunch Choices:

Natty Boh braised ribs (local beer flavor)
Radicchio, Parsnip and Apricot Ravioli (Vegetarian)
Dill Citrus Crème Sauce Sustainable Salmon
Gluten Free

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Women In Science Education (WISE) Friday Night Dinner

At each ASTE annual conference the WISE Forum holds a “Greet, Meet, Eat, Share” Reception. While each reception has a unique flavor, advancing the purpose of WISE is the reason for meeting. The variety of events that occur have included opportunities for finding out about WISE, networking and mentoring, discussion, and celebration of professional accomplishments and achievements.   Learn more about WISE

Restaurant: Morton’s Steakhouse in Baltimore (300 South Charles Street), which is located in the Sheraton Inner Harbor Hotel

Price: $40

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ASTE PreConference Field Trip 2018

Wednesday, January 3, 2018
9:15 am – 5:00 pm

Tour of the IMET Aquaculture Research Center, Baltimore, MD

Participants will tour the The Aquaculture Research Center (ARC) at the Institute of Marine and Environmental Technology in Baltimore, MD.  The ARC is an extensive fish-holding facility located in the basement of the Columbus Center. ARC is an 1,800-square-meter, state-of-the-art, environmentally responsible marine core facility that provides excellent experimental capacity for research with marine organisms. It is a completely contained, recirculating operation with large-scale mechanical and biological filtration and life support systems that enable safe and efficient re-use of tank water. ARC contains multiple tanks of 1, 2, 3 and 4 meters in diameter (ranging in volume from 1 to 20 cubic meters) specifically designed to maintain broodstock and conduct research with fish of various species and sizes, 32 smaller tanks of 350 liters each for carrying out experiments with multiple groups of fish, as well as a complete hatchery area equipped with larval-rearing systems and facilities for culture of a wide range of food chain organisms for larval diets. ARC also includes a 70-square-meter quarantine facility, a 50-square-meter pathogen room, and a 40-square-meter laboratory space designed for manipulating fish experimentally and performing basic bench work. At full capacity, this facility could maintain up to 8,000 adult fish and 7500 embryos.

Price: $49

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ASTE Science Teacher Shuffle

Join your colleagues for a 3 mile fun run or a 2 mile walk along the scenic Baltimore Harbor Thursday morning at 6:45 AM.  The activity is free, and there’s no better way to start the conference than with a little exercise in a non-threatening atmosphere with terrific company.  You’ll be back in time for breakfast and the first session! Register