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*Kennesaw Area Attractions*


Position Papers *CLOSED*

John Shrum Award
*Nominations CLOSED

Deborah Tippins Mentor Award
*Nominations CLOSED

Rod Nave Award
*Nominations CLOSED

Conference Program (PDF)
Online Registration (via PayPal)

Luncheon Speaker
Dr. Carol S. Wallace, KSU

Directions to SASTE 2016
Clendenin Bldg
| KSU campus map

Kennesaw State University
College of Science & Mathematics

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Join us at the SASTE social Friday, Oct. 21st, 4-7:00!

Meet us at the bar in Ruth's Chris Steakhouse
in the Embassy Suites by Hilton Atlanta Kennesaw Town Center
620 Chastain Road, Kennesaw, Georgia, 30144 | 770-420-2505


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

Conference Theme: 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. 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

If you are not planning to present scholarly work 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.

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

Dining options walkable from Embassy Suites include

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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