Conference 2017

Level Up!
2-days of PD

2017 ASTA Annual Pre-Conference & Conference
Friday, October 27th at ASU Polytechnic Campus
Saturday, October 28 at Casteel High School

The annual conference of the Arizona Science Teachers Association, Level Up, will begin on Friday, October 27th with a pre-conference institute and full-day of workshops on Saturday, October 28th.

Over 300 science educators will share ideas, be inspired by Dr. Robert Corbin, Director of Global STEM Initiatives for Discovery Education, learn about new curriculum resources, and learn from experts in the field to provide research-based science teaching and learning for all of Arizona’s children. Attendees will have over 4 concurrent sessions with numerous workshops to choose from a focus strand: Real World Science; Practicing the Practices, and Power Up Your Instruction.

ASTA is no longer accepting proposals for the conference. If you submitted a proposal for the conference, you should hear from the Conference Program Committee by August 31st regarding your proposal.

Real World Science – Real World Science focuses on integration, project based, inquiry, college and career ready, rigorous and relevant, innovative, engaging lessons that provide the opportunity to take students out of the classroom to see science in its natural environment.

Practicing the Practices – This strand focuses on the eight science and engineering practices as described in A Framework for K-12 Science Education. When students actively engage in science and engineering practices they deepen their understanding of core science ideas. The vision of the core ideas and practices in science provides the utility students need to engage in making sense of the natural and design worlds.

Power Up Your Instruction – Today, more than ever, educators are challenged to know what and how to teach to assure that all students are engaged and each has equitable access to high quality learning experiences. This strand provides strategies to help educators boost their instruction to the next level.

    Conference Details:

Friday, October 27, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm; ASU Polytechnic Campus
Saturday, October 28, 7:45 am – 4:45 pm; Casteel High School, 24901 S. Power Rd. Queen Creek, AZ 85142

Friday – ASU Polytechnic Institute
Registration 8:00 am – 8:30 am
Institute (must be pre-registered for Institute) 8:30 am – 4:30 pm (lunch on own)
Saturday – Casteel High School
Registration Open (can register on-site) 7:15 am – 1:30 pm
Annual Meeting 7:45 am – 8:30 am
Keynote Presenter: Dr. Robert Corbin 8:30 am – 9:30 am
Exhibitor Hall Open 9:30 am – 3:30 pm
Energy Break with Exhibitors 9:30 am – 10: 00 am
Concurrent Sessions 10:00 am -11:10 am
Break 11:10 am – 11:20 am
Concurrent Sessions 11:20 am – 12:30 pm
Lunch, Awards, Special Guest 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Break 1:30 pm – 1:40 pm
Concurrent Sessions 1:40 pm – 2:50 pm
Energy Break with Exhibitors 2:50 pm – 3:15 pm
Concurrent Sessions 3:15 pm – 4:25 pm
Closing Remarks, Final Raffle 4:25 pm – 4:45 pm

Registration will open August 15th
Registration fees for the 2017 ASTA Annual Conference to be held on October 28, 2017.
Early Bird Registration Before October 1

New/Renewing Member – $ 120
Joint Member – $ 165
Life Member – $ 100
Full-time Student – $ 40.00
Spouse – $ 20.00
Pre-Registration or On-Site
New/Renewing Member – $ 145
Joint Member – $ 190
Life Member – $ 125
Full-time Student – $ 50.00
Spouse – $ 30.00

Exhibitor Information –

Attendees will also explore hundreds of science classroom resources by visiting exhibitors. Conference attendees have full access to exhibits during these hours.
Exhibitor FACT Sheet – click here.

Interested in being a conference sponsor? Opportunities are available for sponsors for Teacher of the Year Awards, Luncheons, and Energy Breaks. Click here for more information.

ASTA Pre-Conference Institute – Friday, October 27, 2017 at ASU PolyTech Institute
More Information Coming in July

More Information Coming in July
Thank you to ASTA Conference Sponsors