Announcements

Call for Elections Nominations

Dear ASTE members,

The ASTE Elections Committee would like to announce the call for nominations for the following elected positions that will be on the 2023 ballot (number of positions in parentheses):

  • President-Elect (1)
  • At-Large Board Members (2)
    • NOTE: All At-Large Board Members are appointed to serve as chair/co-chair of an ASTE Committee. Upcoming vacancies include: Membership and Participation Co-Chair, Publications Co-Chair, and Professional Development Chair.
  • Elections Committee Members (3)

The deadline for nominations is March 15, 2023.

The following information should be submitted for the nominee:

  • Name of nominee
  • Position for which the person is being nominated
  • Nominee email address

Nominations should be submitted electronically on the website http://theaste.org/resources/submit-an-elections-nomination/. You will need to log in as an ASTE member to submit your nomination. You may submit multiple nominations and self-nominate. Receipt of the nomination will be acknowledged via a reply message.

Nominees will be notified via email. If they accept the nomination, they will be asked to complete an application form highlighting the nominees experience and qualifications and a brief position statement. These materials will be evaluated using the Elections Committee Rubric.

For more information about the elected positions and their associated responsibilities, see this overview document and the ASTE Standard Operating Procedures. Please also contact the Elections Committee chair if you have any questions or would like additional information.

We look forward to receiving your nominations!

Ron Hermann, Elections Committee Chair
Emily Dare, Elections Committee Co-Chair
Natasha Cooke-Nieves, Elections Committee Member
Preethi Titu, Elections Committee Member
Rebecca Hite, Elections Committee Member

Learn from ASTE Award Winners

The ASTE Awards Committee has asked our prestigious award winners from the past five years to share their knowledge, experience, and research via a roundtable or a session. Please join us online in October to learn about their accomplishments as well as learn more about the criteria for the various ASTE Awards. Details are below:

Science Education Career Award Winners

When: Thursday, October 13th, 5-6 pm (EST)
Who: Awards I, II, and III winners 
Format: Roundtable

Manuscript Award Winners

When: Thursday, October 27th, 5-6 pm (EST)
Who: Awards IV and V winners
Format: Concurrent sessions

Please RSVP using this Google Form: https://forms.gle/JrosYWvCEVk3ZCc56

ASTE: Writing for Journals Webinar

In the recording below, join the ASTE Professional Development Committee and the Editors of the Journal of Science Teacher EducationInnovations in Science Teacher Education, and the CITE Science Section for a conversation on publishing in these journals. Sample exemplary articles and the review process are shared. And of course, time was provided for questions and brainstorming areas of research that the journals would like to see.

Submitting to the Winter ASTE Newsletter

We are searching for contributions for the Winter ASTE Newsletter. If you have a short piece/announcement that would be beneficial to ASTE members you would like included in the newsletter, please submit it via this Google form submit via this form: https://forms.gle/UW5qcgFM8HjfLYT3A by February 10th We are seeking participants from the field trips to write a short summary of their adventures for a feature in this issue of the newsletter. Please provide a 300-500 word summary of your adventures and any pictures that might enhance the piece. Also if you have general pictures from the conference please consider submitting them in the Google Form above for us to include in a collage of the conference. 

It’s time to vote in the ASTE Elections

Greetings ASTE Members!

ASTE elections will run from October 13, 2021 through November 27, 2021. The slate of candidates is listed below.

The ballot and candidate background information are available at https://theaste.org/members/elections/election-ballot/.

You must be a current member and logged in to view the information and cast your vote.

President (1)
 
Ian Binns
Andrea Burrows
David Crowther
 
Board at Large (2)
 
Mark Bloom
Lisa Borgerding
Julie Contino
Rita Hagevik Elections
 
Elections Committee (3)
 
Selina Bartels
Mike Borowczak
Natasha Cooke-Nieves
Ron Hermann
Jessica Riccio
Preethi Titu
 

Questions should be directed to Amanda Glaze at aglaze@georgiasouthern.edu or Jeanne Wieselmann at jwieselmann@mail.smu.edu.

Technical difficulties should be referred to Director of Electronic Services, John Rhea, at des@theaste.org.

Regards,
The ASTE Elections Committee

Call for Panelists for ASTE Position Statement Review Panels

In accordance with our Statement of Operating Procedures (SOPs), official ASTE Position Statements should undergo a review a minimum of every 5 years. We are now seeking members to volunteer as panelists to review the following position statements*:  

Panelists will be responsible for reviewing the position statements to determine necessary revisions. Alternatively, a panel may recommend a position statement be retired/archived if there is a significantly reduced membership attention, relevance, or need for this position statement. 

If revisions are made, a preliminary draft of the revised Position Statement should be disseminated widely for membership feedback and input. Panels should consider this input in order to prepare a final draft for Board approval. If the recommendation is retirement, the panel should provide a rationale that addresses the following areas as appropriate: The need for the position statement, the impact of the position statement on ASTE, and/or the relevance of the topic to the mission of ASTE.

Prospective panelists should indicate their interest by completing this online form by August 1, 2021. The President will appoint a chair for each panel and identify a Board Liaison to assist the panel in completing its charge.  If you have questions, please contact Debi Hanuscin, ASTE President.  Recommendations for the development of new Position Statements can be submitted to the ASTE Board by formal motion by Committees, Forum, or Regions or by any member. Please see our SOPs for further information about that process. The current call pertains only to review of the existing Position Statements.

Call for Editorial Review Board (ERB) Members for Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE)

The deadline for ERB applications is August 15, 2021
This is a formal call to members of the Association for Science Teacher Education (ASTE) to serve on the Editorial Review Board (ERB) for the Science Education section of the online journal Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE).  We are seeking reviewers from diverse backgrounds with experience implementing technology with science teaching. Our reviewers are Editorial Board Members, so please consider being a part of the ERB and reviewing for CITE Journal Science.

The CITE Journal is an online, peer-reviewed journal, established and jointly sponsored by five professional associations (ASTE, AMTE, NCSS, CEE, and SITE). This is the only joint venture of its kind in the field of teacher education. Each professional association has sole responsibility for the editorial review of articles in its discipline. The online journal format enables authors to demonstrate the technologies about which they are writing, including video and audio segments, animation, virtual reality, Web links, and simulations. The current issue of the journal may be accessed at http://www.citejournal.org.  

The Science Education section is especially committed to publishing articles that demonstrate how science learning is enhanced by the meaningful integration of technology.  
We seek reviewers who are familiar with both science education and technology education literature and address both areas in their own research.    

Qualifications:  

  • Established record of publishing in peer-reviewed science education and technology integration practitioner and/or research journals.  
  • Prior experience as a reviewer for other research journals, grants, or other scholarly works.  
  • Expertise in teacher education (preservice, induction, or inservice, and areas of specialization within these domains can include curriculum development, technology, or informal settings).  
  • Maintain membership with the Association for Science Teacher Education.  

Duties and Responsibilities:  

  • Read and evaluate approximately 2 to 5 manuscripts per year.  
  • Commit to serving on the ERB for three years (ERBs will be reviewed yearly).  
  • Provide written reports and formative feedback on submitted manuscripts using the criteria and evaluation in the CITE system.
  • Review manuscripts within four weeks of receipt.  
  • Provide feedback to the editors about the journal direction and review process.  
  • Help recruit high impact authors for the journal (especially ASTE members)

Any questions regarding the journal or Editorial Review Board should be directed to the editors – Andrea Burrows: Andrea.Burrows@uwyo.edu and Helen Meyer: Helen.Meyer@uc.edu 

To apply, please electronically submit the following materials to Andrea Burrows (Andrea.Burrows@uwyo.edu) and Helen Meyer (Helen.Meyer@uc.edu)

  1. A cover letter that includes a list of at least three areas of expertise in science teacher education and technology in which you would be comfortable reviewing manuscripts.  
  2. A two-page vita that emphasizes publications in refereed journals, especially practitioner journals, and includes any previous reviewing or editing experience.   
  3. These two documents should be combined into a single pdf file labeled with the name of the applicant, CITE Science ERB, and date (e.g., Smithson_Janda_CITEScienceERB_July2021).
  4. The email subject bar should mirror the name of the document (e.g., Smithson_Janda_CITEScienceERB_Aug2021

Deadline for ERB applications is August 15, 2021

ASTE International Conference Call for Proposals: Deadline Extended to July 15, 2021

It is time to submit session proposals for the Association for Science Teacher Education 2022 Conference in Greenville, SC!  We know these are still uncertain times for all of us, but we sincerely hope that we will be able to gather together in Greenville January 5-8, 2022 to explore Why Science Education? 
 
If needed, there is an option to attend virtually for one day of the conference on Friday, January 7, 2022 along with other key events (e.g., Keynote, Membership Meeting) throughout the conference days. Note that a video submission is required before the conference if virtual attendance is chosen.
 
The conference proposal system uses a profile-based approach that will result in fewer notification emails going to spam folders and will also allow for proposal editing until the July 15, 2021 due date.  You will also receive the decision letter and reviewer comments via logging in to your profile.
 
You must have a current (or recent) ASTE membership OR a non-member account to submit a proposal. If you have a membership, your account is already in place. Instructions for creating and using a non-member account (basically a username and password) are located on the proposal submission page located at https://theaste.org/meeting/proposal-submission/.  Once your account is in place, you need to log in to access the proposal system.
 
Proposals should address issues concerning science teacher education. Information about formats, threads, proposal requirements, and rubrics for proposals can be found at: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1YA8gTBb2PG5e_4341MWq9PJJssxWmx6llQj9-SOs454/edit?usp=sharing 
 
In addition to submitting a proposal, please consider taking on the role(s) of reviewer and/or presider for the conference.  You fill out the volunteer application here to serve in one of these roles: https://forms.gle/fNaP9iQUwQXgvMJh7 
 
The EXTENDED priority deadline for submitting proposals is MIDNIGHT JULY 15, 2021.  Proposals received after the deadline will only be considered on a space-available basis.  For more information or to submit a proposal, please go to the ASTE website at https://theaste.org/meeting/proposal-submission/
 
Technical questions should be sent to John Rhea, ASTE Director of Electronic Services, at DES@theaste.org.  If you have questions about the conference events, please contact the conference chair at conferencechairs@theaste.org. If you have questions about the proposal process, please contact the Program Coordinator, Brooke Whitworth, at programchair@theaste.org