Annual Meeting/Conference

35th annual SASTE meeting
October 2-3, 2020

Dahlonega, GA

Conference Theme

 “STEM in the Community.” 

Conference Registration

SASTE 2019 Conference Program

Location: University of North Georgia

The conference will take place in Dahlonega, GA at the University of North Georgia. Participants arriving on Friday (October 2, 2020) will have an opportunity to participate in an afternoon hike on the Lake Zwerner Trail around the Yahoola Creek Reservoir (3.2 miles – rated moderate) and attend an evening social in Dahlonega! The conference will begin Saturday morning (October 3, 2020) and will include 1) presentations (traditional, works in progress, and advice in the trenches), 2) a session for mentoring and dialogue between regional members, and 3) our keynote speaker, Dr. Rosann Kent, Director of Appalachian Studies Center at the University of North Georgia.

Proposals should be submitted HERE before 11:59 pm on June 15, 2020; notification of acceptance will occur shortly thereafter. Please note that you must be a current SASTE member to present.

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: See link 


Online Registration Information

 If you were unable to present scholarly work this year, I encourage you to join us at SASTE 2020 – 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.