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*Kennesaw Area Attractions*

*Deadline Oct. 5*

Position Papers *Deadline Sept. 30*

John Shrum Award
*Nominations OPEN UNTIL Oct. 2

Deborah Tippins Mentor Award*Nominations OPEN UNTIL Oct. 2

Rod Nave Award
*Nominations OPEN UNTIL Oct. 2

Conference Program

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Luncheon Speaker

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Kennesaw State University
College of Science & Mathematics

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Conference Theme: The role of science in today's society.

The SASTE 2016 annual meeting will be held October 21-22
at Kennesaw State University.


Click HERE to submit your proposal.

This year's annual meeting of SASTE will be held at Kennesaw State University in Kennesaw, Georgia on October 21-22, 2016. Our theme this year is "The role of science in today's society."

The theme is simply meant to encourage reflection and discussion of important impacts of our teacher development work on science learning in service to humanity and in relation to societal issues. SASTE members seek to foster leadership development and support for those involved in the professional development of teachers of science in schools and informal settings in the Southeast U.S.

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.

If you are submitting a session proposal, be sure to register early. The link for submitting your proposal is HERE and the link for online registration is HERE.

If you are not planning to present this year, I encourage you to join us at SASTE 2016 - there is an affordable registration category for those who cannot attend but want to renew SASTE membership. The link for online registration can be found HERE.

There are multiple Topics/Strands that are 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

This should not be considered an exhaustive list as the main goal is sharing ideas and passions.

I encourage all science educators and SASTE members to broadly promote SASTE 2016. Saturday conference sessions will be held in the Clendenin Building (use parking in Lot A or East Deck). Plan to attend and support learning in our community.

Our annual business meeting will be held during the lunch break - the prior year's activities and the upcoming items will be discussed and voted on as necessary. Also at the luncheon, five of our colleagues will be honored with special awards, so please nominate one of the many deserving educators for a SASTE recognition - Eddie Griffin and Faculty Position Papers, John Shrum, Tippins Mentoring, and Rod Nave Awards.

There are a variety of hotels close to the university:
Embassy Suites Atlanta - Kennesaw and
Fairfield Inn & Suites Atlanta - Kennesaw

I am looking forward to seeing you at SASTE October 21-22! Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or comments. Thank you.

Brendan E. Callahan
Assistant Professor of Biology Education
President of SASTE and 2016 Conference Chair

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