Annual Meeting/Conference

Now accepting proposals for the 34th annual SASTE meeting
October 4-5, 2019 in Carrollton, GA


Conference Theme
STEM Education: Promoting Inclusive Learning


Proposals will be accepted until June 15, 2019. This is a much earlier date, but we anticipate notifying presenters in August so that graduate students who plan to attend will have a better chance of being funded.

Submit Proposal Here

We will be accepting proposals for the following:

  1. Traditional Papers – presentation is based on completed research, manuscript-ready.
  2. Works in progress – presentation is based more on a concept that you need help thinking through. You have done the literature review, submitted IRB, and may even have some data but are struggling with making everything fit together. Presentations in this category will be grouped together to provide an opportunity to dialogue with your colleagues (open to all). Think about sharing your highlights from the research and ask any key questions that you want feedback.
  3. Advice from the trenches – presentation is more informative and shares things you have learned to work or not work either in research, the classroom, or life. Topics within this may include vita organization, making a good first impression, teaching approaches that should have worked but didn’t, research projects that you just can’t get moving, or a really cool approach you use in one of your classes that others might benefit from. (open to all)

Location: University of West Georgia

The conference will take place in Carrollton, GA at the University of West Georgia.  Participants arriving on Friday will have an opportunity to engage in stream work with students at the local schools, followed by an evening social.  Conference presentations will begin Saturday morning and will include a few new format options to allow for greater mentoring and dialogue between regional members.

Each SASTE Conference is a supportive environment where colleagues are eager to learn about emerging research ideas in science teacher education as well as scholarship of teaching works in science education. Doctoral students frequently present at SASTE, and students in other graduate or undergraduate programs and collaborating mentor teachers are also encouraged to attend and present. This should not be considered an exhaustive list as the main goal is sharing ideas and passions.

There are multiple Topics/Strands envisioned, including:
1. The Role of Science in Today’s Society
2. Collaborative practices that transform science teaching & learning
3. Infusing digital technologies in science inquiry & pedagogy
4. Innovation in science teacher education
5. Teacher candidate preparation best practices research
6. Best Practices in K-12 Science Teaching
7. Effective professional development for in-service teacher education

Our annual business meeting is held during lunch, where the prior year’s activities and upcoming items are discussed and voted on as necessary. Also at the luncheon, colleagues are honored with special awards, so please consider nominating one of the many deserving educators for a SASTE recognition – Eddie Griffen Memorial Award for Outstanding Graduate Student Position Paper, the Outstanding Faculty Position Paper, John Shrum, Deborah Tippins Mentor, and Rod Nave Awards. Award information

Accommodations: Holiday Inn Express

Holiday Inn Express
1545 Highway 27
Carrollton, GA 30117

770-809-7100
$114/night (10/3-10/6)

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Online Registration Information

 If you were unable to present scholarly work this year, I encourage you to join us at SASTE 2019 – there is an affordable membership rate for those who cannot attend but want to renew SASTE membership. The link for online registration can be found HERE.