I hope you had happy holidays and your new year is off to a good start. The 2021 ASTE Virtual Conference is almost here! Presenters, the deadline for submitting materials has been extended until January 6th at noon.
If you are a presenter, you should upload the appropriate file type to this website: https://theaste.org/2021-accepted-author-conference-file-submission/ . When you click on the session type you will be provided with additional information and instructions. You will also find some tips for sharing your files for the Virtual Conference. These files will only be available to conference attendees starting January 7th. If you’d like some help on how to turn your narrated PowerPoint file into a video file, you might find this video helpful: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2wO3OWtFxwU
You can renew your membership for 2021, and register for the conference through this link: https://theaste.org/join-aste/
And, you can view the entire program through our conference app at https://theaste.org//conferenceapp/index.html#home . Here you can see the program at a glance, search for sessions, and make your own conference schedule. Please note that the times in the app are all in Mountain standard time. You can change all times to your own time zone through the settings link at the top of the program home page. Also, anyone can see the program, but only registered attendees will be able to see the Zoom links for sessions as we post them closer to the conference dates.
Please let me know if there is any other way we can help.
Brooke (Program Coordinator) on behalf of ASTE Leadership & Conference Teams
As the new co-editors the Innovations in Science Teacher Education, we (Rebekka Darner and I) are pleased to announce that Volume 6, Issue 1 is now available. We also want to express our gratitude to the founding editors Rommel Miranda and Ron Hermann for the strong foundation they set and their support and help in this transition period.
Greetings, ASTE community.
The ASTE Awards Committee invites all ASTE members to consider Awards IV and V as they not only prepare for their own virtual presentations and posters, but as they attend the 2021 International Conference from January 14-15. Similar to last year, you can use the official end-of-conference survey to make an anonymous recommendation for an ASTE member to consider submitting their work for our paper awards, both of which now have graduate-student levels!
Award IV – Innovation in Teaching Science Teachers
Award V – Implications of Research for Educational Practice
The formal call for nominations will be sent out after the conference with submissions due on March 1, 2021. To learn more about all of the awards offered by ASTE, please check out https://theaste.org/awards.
~ Emily Dare, ASTE Awards Committee Chair
Dear ASTE Community,
Registration for the ASTE 2021 Virtual Conference is now live! You can renew your membership for 2021, and register for the conference through this link: https://theaste.org/join-aste/
You can view the entire program through our conference app at https://theaste.org//conferenceapp/index.html#home. Here you can see the program at a glance, search for sessions, and make your own conference schedule. Please note that the times in the app are all in Mountain standard time. You can change all times to your own time zone through the settings link at the top of the program home page. Also, anyone can see the program, but only registered attendees will be able to see the Zoom links for sessions as we post them closer to the conference dates.
We sincerely appreciate your patience as we worked through the process of setting up what we believe will be a rewarding experience for all attendees. We have adjusted the registration cost in order to reflect our virtual experience.
If you are a presenter, you will be uploading a video file for your presentation. You can do that here: https://theaste.org/2021-accepted-author-conference-file-submission/. Here you will also find some tips for sharing your video file to the ASTE Conference Vimeo page. These videos will only be available to conference attendees. If you’d like some help on how to turn your narrated PowerPoint file into a video file, you might find this video helpful: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2wO3OWtFxwU
Please, stay tuned for more information, and we look forward to seeing all of your virtually January 14-15, 2021!
ASTE Leadership and Conference teams
Dear current ASTE member,
The 2020 ASTE Election Ballot is available at https://theaste.org/members/elections/. You must be a current member to participate in the election process. You can find the ballot and candidate statements on the election page.
The Election window will remain open until November 24, 2020.
Kate Popejoy, PhD
ASTE Executive Director
We hope that you are doing well in these very interesting times.
As you know, our annual conference will be virtual for 2021, but we have worked very hard to develop a format that we think will work well. There will be a mix of synchronous and asynchronous sessions, taking place over two days: Thursday and Friday, January 14th and 15th. The At-A-Glance program is attached below.
More details about conference registration will follow soon, but in the meantime, please, stay safe and take care.
Brooke Whitworth, Conference Program Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org
Dear ASTE members,
Please enjoy the latest issue of the ASTE Newsletter, available for your reading pleasure, and to download, at https://theaste.org/publications/newsletters/.
Note: there are some new additions! Please take a look for yourself!
ASTE Newsletter Editor
Dear current ASTE member,
The 2020 ASTE Elections Ballot is available at https://theaste.org/members/elections/. You must be a current member to participate in the selection process. You can find the ballot and candidate statements on the election page.
The Election window will remain open until November 24, 2020.Stay safe.
Kate Popejoy, PhD
ASTE Executive Director
The ASTE Leadership is hoping to make a decision soon regarding the annual meeting, and would appreciate your response to just two questions to help us move closer to that– Please take a moment to respond to our 2nd round survey via Google forms https://forms.gle/eVGcB5chEFEajVfy8
Applications Now Being Sought for
Innovations in Science Teacher Education
The publications committee of the Association for Science Teacher Education (ASTE) is seeking applications for Editor or Co-Editors of our journal Innovations in Science Teacher Education. The total term of editorship is 3.5 years (January 2021 – June 2024). To facilitate the transition in editorship, for the first six months, the outgoing editors will provide mentorship as the new editors get the first two issues of the year out. In the last six months January 2024 – June 2024), the outgoing editors will support the work of the new editors, although the paid term is for three years, from January 2021 – December 2023.
Innovations in Science Teacher Education is a peer-reviewed, online journal published quarterly focusing on all issues related to science teacher education including pre-service, induction, and in- service. The journal publishes manuscripts discussing innovative, inspirational and concrete ideas for enhancing teaching for all those associated with preparing and supporting the professional development of K-12 science teachers. Articles are written by science teacher educators for science teacher educators, in the broadest sense of the word. The journal audience includes those with responsibilities for teaching science content to in/preservice teachers, teaching science methods and related courses to in/preservice teachers, coordinating and supervising science field practica for in/preservice teachers, professional development and instructing in/preservice teachers in all issues connected with science teaching more broadly.
The Editor(s) must be a member in good standing of ASTE. They should have expertise in science teacher education, as well as experience reviewing manuscripts for professional refereed educational journals. In addition, the editor(s) is expected to attend annual meetings of ASTE and serve as an ex-officio member on the ASTE Publications Committee. Annual compensation for the editor(s) is $10,000 for three years.
The Editor(s) will:
- Maintain high academic standards for published manuscripts
- Publish four issues of the journal each year on January 1, April 1, July 1, and October 1.
- Originate the call for and the selection of the Editorial Review Board [ERB] for manuscript reviews
- Prepare and monitor reviewers for high quality
- Solicit manuscripts for the journal
- Screen submissions for relevance to journal and then assign manuscripts fitting the journal mission to two members of the ERB
- Consider reviews, decide disposition of manuscripts, and communicate decisions with authors
- Maintain communication between the journal and ASTE
- Maintain correspondence with ERB and ensure all are ASTE members
- Compile statistics and maintain files as appropriate for the journal
- Ensure that reviewers are thanked publicly on an annual basis
- Coordinate, conduct and/or participate in a “Publishing in Science Education” session at the annual ASTE meeting
Full applications for the position are due by August 31, 2020 and must include:
- a cover letter of application that describes the applicant(s) commitment with a specific focus on ASTE (and non- ASTE) experiences as an author, reviewer and editor (conference proposals, journals, ASTE newsletter etc.). The cover letter should also include a description of the applicant(s)’ vision for the journal and operating procedures such as securing and preparing reviewers, and potential strategies for increasing visibility and possible revenue.
- full vita/vitae
- a statement detailing institutional support, if applicable.
Send application materials and questions to the Co-Chairs of the ASTE Publications Committee:
Renee Schwartz (email@example.com) and
Meg Blanchard (Meg_Blanchard@ncsu.edu)