Announcements

Nominate a colleague for ASTE Awards I, II or III

Dear ASTE Community,

The ASTE Awards Committee is now accepting nominations for Awards I, II, and III – Science Education Career Awards. Any member of ASTE (including graduate students) may submit a nomination. The nominee should be informed about the award nomination and nominators must follow guidelines in preparing nomination materials. As of January 2020, the list of required materials has been modified from previous years. Descriptions of each of these awards are provided below, but are also available online.

Award I – Outstanding Science Teacher Educator of the Year (Two Levels). These awards recognize the individual achievements and contributions of ASTE members. Level I is for ASTE members in the first 10 years of their career. Level II is for ASTE members beyond the first 10 years of their career.

Award II – Outstanding Mentor. This award honors ASTE members who support and encourage pre-service and in-service science teachers and/or new science teacher educators entering the profession. It also seeks to recognize the valuable contributions of mentors to the profession of science teacher education.

Award III – Outstanding Longtime Service to ASTE. This award recognizes outstanding service by a long-standing member of ASTE (> 15 years). For this award, service is defined as work accomplished a committed ASTE member in an effort to address issues, goals, and actions that have intellectual merit and broader impact on science teacher education.

Nominations for Awards I, II, and III must be submitted online. To do so, go to https://theaste.org/awards, log in, and then click on the link “Nominations must be submitted online”.

Submissions for Awards I, II, and III are due June 1stand must comply with the submission guidelines available at https://theaste.org/awards. The Awards Chair will contact nominees shortly after the June 1 deadline to confirm receipt of the nomination.

If you have questions about Awards I, II, or III, please contact Awards Chair, Dr. Emily Dare, edare@fiu.edu.

Sincerely,

Emily Dare & Jennifer Mesa

ASTE Awards Chair and co-Chair

Renew your ASTE membership for 2020

Hello,

I hope you are well and safe in these challenging times.

I am writing to remind you to renew your ASTE membership for 2020. Here is the link to do so: https://theaste.org/join-aste/ 

As you know, membership gives you a range of benefits, including:Discounted registration to the ASTE Annual Meeting (held in January)Free subscription to ASTE’s flagship publication, the Journal of Science Teacher EducationExclusive access to ASTE’s online journal Innovations in Science Teacher EducationAccess to Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE): an online, peer-reviewed journal, established and jointly sponsored by five professional associations (AMTE, ASTE, NCSS-CUFA, CEE, and SITE).Discounts on ASTE sponsored monographs and publicationsRegular news and updates through the ASTE Newsletter (published quarterly)Access to members-only list of Job Postings in science teacher educationOpportunities to network online and in-person with other professionals with common interestsFinally, you might recall that if you are serving as an ASTE committee member, or as a member of the Editorial Review Board for JSTE, you do need to be a current member of ASTE.

Please take care, and stay safe.
Kate Popejoy, PhD
ASTE Executive Director 

ASTE 2020 Call for Nominations Extended (and expanded)

Dear ASTE members,
    The ASTE Elections Committee would like to extend the call for nominees for the following elected positions that will be on the 2020 ballot (number of positions in parentheses):
* President (1)
* At-Large Board Members (2)
* Elections Committee (2)
* Graduate Student on the Board (1) 

    The extended deadline for nominations is March 31, 2020. 

    Stuck inside now maybe? – This is a good time to nominate yourself or another ASTE member for a position!
    The following information should be submitted for the nominee:
* Name of Nominee
* Position for which the person is being nominated
* Nominee contact information, including email address
    The nominee information should be submitted electronically on the ASTE website https://theaste.org/resources/submit-an-elections-nomination/.
    You will need to log in as an ASTE member to submit your nomination. Receipt of the nomination will be acknowledged via a reply message.
    Once the Elections Committee receives nominations, potential candidates are evaluated based on their service to ASTE through a variety of venues including: service on ASTE committees, service at ASTE conferences, and publications in ASTE related journals. The rubric used to evaluate nominated candidates is found on the nominations page. This rubric will be used to evaluate nominees so that there are no more than 3 candidates for President, 4 candidates for At-Large Board Members, 4 candidates for Elections Committee, and 2 candidates for the graduate student on the board.
    Please note that prior service experience to ASTE is what is primarily used to evaluate nominees. We encourage anyone interested in more information to contact the chair or the co-chair of the committee.
    For more information about the roles and responsibilities of the ASTE Leadership Team positions, please visit the ASTE website-www.theaste.org. Information about each of the positions may be found on pages 4 and 15 of the link “Statement of Operating Procedures” found within the “About” tab. 

We look forward to receiving your nominations.
Sincerely,
Rita Hagevik, Chair
Amanda Glaze-Crampes , Co-Chair
Kristin Cook
Ingrid Carter
Julie Contino
Max Longhurst, Equity Committee Member

ASTE Outstanding Paper 2020 Awards Deadline is March 1st

The ASTE Awards Committee is accepting nominations for the Awards IV and V– the outstanding paper in each category presented at our 2020 ASTE conference in San Antonio, TX. ASTE members (including graduate students) are invited to submit an electronic copy of a manuscript by following the directions available at https://theaste.org/awards.
 
Award IV – Innovation in Teaching Science Teachers
Award V – Implications of Research for Educational Practice

 
New for 2020: We are excited to announce a new graduate student-only level for these awards. Graduate student-only levels of these awards are now available for graduate-student first authors. Submission for this level of Award IV or V must be accompanied by a letter from any faculty mentor who is an author on the paper. Awardees will receive conference registration for the 2021 ASTE meeting in Salt Lake City. Submissions may only be considered for one level of the award. Please see the website for more details.
 
All submissions must be identifiable as a presentation given at the 2020 ASTE conference and closely resemble the paper distributed at the conference.  Submissions for both Award IV and V are due March 1st and must comply with the submission guidelines (e.g. page limits, formatting, etc.). Please seehttps://theaste.org/awards for more information regarding submission guidelines and requirements.
 
If you have questions about Awards IV and V, please contact Awards Co-Chair, Jennifer Mesa (jmesa@uwf.edu).
 
Thank you,
Emily Dare (edare@fiu.edu) & Jennifer Mesa (jmesa@uwf.edu)
Awards Committee Co-Chairs

CALL FOR REVIEWERS

Innovations in Science Teacher Education

This is a formal call to ALL members of the Association for Science Teacher Education (ASTE) who would like to serve on the Editorial Review Board (ERB) for the practitioner journal Innovations in Science Teacher Education (Innovations).

Innovations is an online practitioner development journal of the Association for Science Teacher Education. Innovations is a journal where science teacher educators can share the work they do to prepare preservice science teachers and provide professional development for inservice science teachers. The journal publishes four issues per year, featuring concrete ideas and strategies that are easily replicable by science educators in their own setting, context, and with their unique student population. The activities, ideas and strategies described in the manuscripts must be based on a firm foundation of scholarly work in science education and should describe innovative efforts to advance the field and enhance science teacher education.

We are seeking U.S. and international applicants, who are ASTE members but may at different stages in their careers and/or working in a variety of contexts (i.e., university faculty, graduate students, and formal or informal science educators working in private sector or nonprofit centers focused on science teacher professional development).

Qualifications:

● Established record of publishing in, or reviewing for, peer-reviewed science education practitioner and/or research journals.

● Prior experience as a reviewer for grants or other scholarly works.

● Expertise in teacher education (preservice, induction, and inservice). Areas within these domains can focus on curriculum development, technology, or informal settings.

Duties and Responsibilities if Selected:

● Read and evaluate approximately 4-6 manuscripts per year in a timely manner.

● Review manuscripts within four weeks of receipt.

● Maintain membership in the Association for Science Teacher Education.

● 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 form provided by the Editors.

● Provide feedback to the editors about the journal direction and review process.

● Help recruit high impact authors for the journal.

To apply, please submit electronically in a SINGLE PDF the following materials to Rommel Miranda at Rmiranda@towson.edu by March 13, 2020

One-page letter of interest that includes a list of at least three areas of expertise in science teacher education in which you would be comfortable reviewing manuscripts.

Two-page vita that emphasizes publications in refereed journals, especially practitioner journals, and includes any previous reviewing or editing experience.

ASTE 2020 Award Nominations are open

The ASTE Awards Committee is accepting nominations for the Awards IV and V– the outstanding paper in each category presented at our 2020 ASTE conference in San Antonio, TX. ASTE members (including graduate students) are invited to submit an electronic copy of a manuscript by following the directions available at https://theaste.org/awards.

Award IV – Innovation in Teaching Science Teachers
Award V – Implications of Research for Educational Practice

New for 2020: We are excited to announce a new graduate student-only level for these awards. Graduate student-only levels of these awards are now available for graduate-student first authors. Submission for this level of Award IV or V must be accompanied by a letter from any faculty mentor who is an author on the paper. Awardees will receive conference registration for the 2021 ASTE meeting in Salt Lake City. Submissions may only be considered for one level of the award. Please see the website for more details.

All submissions must be identifiable as a presentation given at the 2020 ASTE conference and closely resemble the paper distributed at the conference. Submissions for both Award IV and V are due March 1st and must comply with the submission guidelines (e.g. page limits, formatting, etc.). Please see https://theaste.org/awards for more information regarding submission guidelines and requirements.

If you have questions about Awards IV and V, please contact Awards co-Chair, Jennifer Mesa (jmesa@uwf.edu).

Thank you,
Emily Dare (edare@fiu.edu) & Jennifer Mesa (jmesa@uwf.edu)
Awards Committee Co-Chairs

Call for ASTE Newsletter Contributions

Dear ASTE Board & Members, 

We are soliciting contributions for the Winter 2020 ASTE Newsletter. If you have a short piece/announcement that would be beneficial to ASTE members you would like included in the newsletter, please send it to joramous@uark.edu by February 7th so that we can assemble this edition and get it off for review before being shared with the full ASTE community. 

Regional Directors! Don’t forget to share with us what’s going in your region!

Have a celebration you want to share? Photos from ASTE2020? Special words of thanks? We will consider it all. 

If you have any questions or require guidance regarding the newsletter, please do not hesitate to contact us! Please include a head shot with your email so we can include it with your submission. Because we want to continue to connect all ASTE members with each other, we value these photos. Therefore, be warned that if you do not share a photo, we will be pulling images from online (e.g., linked in, university faculty pages, past newsletters…).

Sincerely,

Jennifer Oramous and Amity Gann

Co-Editors of the ASTE Newsletter

2019 ASTE Election Results

Dear ASTE community,

Overall, 263 out of 676 members (39%) voted in the ASTE 2019 elections. Our newly elected officers and committee members for ASTE are:

President-Elect: Deborah Hanuscin

Board Members at Large: Judith Morrison and Eric Pyle

Elections Committee: Ingrid Carter, Julie Contino, and Amanda Glaze

These newly elected members begin their new terms at the 2020 conference in San Antonio, TX. 

Thank you for your support this year.

The Elections Committee 

Erin Peters-Burton, Chair 

Rita Hagevik, Co-Chair  

Julie Brown

Kristin Cook

Stephanie Phillip

Rebecca Hite (Equity Member)

ASTE Survey about Regions and Conference Organization

At the Town Hall meeting at the 2019 ASTE Conference, members discussed the Board structure and conference timing/location.  We would like to hear from all members about these important issues.  To refresh your memory, please re-read the article about the Townhall that was printed in the ASTE Newsletter

https://theaste.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/Winter-2019-v.3.pdf

We hope you will take a few minutes to respond to a short survey to help the Board with these important issues even if you did not attend the Town Hall or weren’t able to attend the conference.

https://uportland.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_8om4eDZKFecDsXj

Thank you for your assistance!

Professor Patricia D. Morrell

Head, School of Education

Past President, Association for Science Teacher Education

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

The University of Queensland

Brisbane Qld 4072 Australia