Motivate Celebrate Collaborate Advocate
for effective and engaging science education
Due to continuing COVID spread, the CONFERENCE has been postponed to October 2022.
Stay tuned for details.
Learn New Science Standards for Alaska
through this WEBINAR SERIES
Available as free recordings
January 27-February 12 from 3:30-5:00
Note: Recordings have transcription attached
Thank you all so very much for your tenacity, compassion, and the ability to model the resilience and flexibility we all need to navigate these challenging times.
Even as we are postponing the biennial conference that is the Cadillac of our professional development efforts most years, plans are underway to reach out to teachers and offer up bite-size talks and experiences to enhance your science education efforts and to share what other organizations are providing.
Please strongly consider joining ASTA this year, and NSTA (national), too, so we can strengthen our voices to build opportunities in science. We want to know what you need to put your best foot forward for your students and to enjoy the journey with them.
Patty Brown, ASTA Past (and Acting) President 2021-2022
For more information on how to apply for the PRESIDENTIAL
AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN MATH AND SCIENCE TEACHING
The 2021 nomination period is for elementary teachers and is open from now until March 1, 2022. Applications are due April 1, 2022. Don't wait! The process of applying is itself professional development in its purest form, away from the oversight of administrators or actual instructors. It is a time for self-reflection and celebrating your intrinsic gifts as a teacher. Keep science and math education moving forward and in the news!
If you have applied before, please note that there have been some changes made. These include the allowance of up to one break in their video, opportunity to respond to state-level reviews through an addendum in early June, more detail provided in instructions related to responding to the Five Dimensions of Outstanding Teaching prompts.
MT. EDGECUMBE TEACHER IS
THE NEWEST PRESIDENTIAL AWARDEE
CHOHLA MOLL: My students come from over 100 villages and leave their families, communities, and cultures to get an education at my school. We are their teachers, but we are also much more. In all that I do, I try to make the sacrifice they and their families have made worth it. I represent my family, the community that raised me, and my school community. This award is a symbol to my students and my children that if you do what you love and you love what you do, you can be successful and have fun doing it!