ASE at the NSTA Conference in St Louis, Missouri, April 11th -14th 2019

Mary Whitehouse (Chair) and Shaun Reason (CEO) were invited to represent the ASE at the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) Annual Conference in St Louis, Missouri in April. The NSTA conference is very similar to the ASE Annual Conference, only much bigger (!) and this year celebrated their 75th Anniversary. The photo shows Mary and Shaun with Christine Royce, the NSTA President.

As well as attending a number of formal events, including key note lectures and an international working breakfast where there was an opportunity to network with science educators from across the world, Mary and Shaun also took the opportunity to drop in on a range of workshops and learn more about the similarities and differences between our two systems.

Mary gave  the NSTA/ASE Honors Exchange Lecture, The Role of Assessment in Developing a New Science Curriculum in which she spoke her work in the University of York Science Education Group  https://www.york.ac.uk/education/research/uyseg/projects. Her presentation can be downloaded from the NSTA website by clicking here.

Mary Whitehouse will report further on the conference in September Education in Science