Massachusetts Association 
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“Physical Science Made Easy for Elementary Educators!”

Saturday April 29, 2017

9am – 1pm

Woodland Elementary School

10 N Vine St, Milford, MA 01757

MAST & MassTEC are pleased to offer our members a co-sponsored Professional Development event to help you better understand and teach Physical Science topics within the new 2016 Science Technology / Engineering (STE) Standards.

All levels of familiarity with the 2016 MA STE standards and teaching levels are welcomed and encouraged to attend!

The workshop will run two topic strands (Forces and Motion / Light and Shadows) to support deepening educators' understanding of the content as well as exposure to and development of classroom labs and resources for each topic. The workshop is free to all MAST and MassTEC members. 

To register for this Professional Development Workshop, please visit:

For information about our organizations or where to become a member, please visit:

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PBS Learning Media Presents: Easy Ways to Incorporate the Design Process into Science Instruction.

Hear from two highly-skilled Massachusetts educators who have tips for working the Engineering Design Process into your science instruction, and we'll review student-tested, hands-on activities and digital media resources that support the design process and the new Massachusetts science standards

This webinar is a collaboration between the Massachusetts Science Teachers Association (MAST), WGBH Education, and PBS LearningMedia™Led by educators Kristen MacDonald, Northborough, and David Kujawski, East Walpole.


Congratulations to the new Massachusetts Hall of Fame for Science Educators Inductees! 

The Massachusetts Hall of Fame for Science Educators is pleased to announce that three science educators were inducted into the Hall of Fame at a luncheon ceremony sponsored by the Massachusetts Science Education Leadership Association on October 20, 2016. The new inductees are:  

Marilyn Decker, STEM Consultant, Center for Science in Context at UMASS Boston

Dr. Shirley Griffin, Retired Educator, Oakmont Regional High School, Ashburnham, MA

Dr. Joel Rubin, Teacher, Stoughton High School, Stoughton, MA.

The Hall of Fame was founded in 1992 and has recognized 110 members.  Each member has had a long and distinguished career in science education in Massachusetts. The Hall of Fame is permanently housed at the Massachusetts Science Education Leadership Association web site,

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MAST Announces 2016 Awards

Congratulations to the 2016 awardees for exemplary science teaching and service! They were announced on October 12, 2016 and they will be honored at the annual conference awards banquet on November 3. Here is a list of this year's awardees. 

Massachusetts Science and Technology/Engineering Standards 

The Board of Elementary and Secondary Education voted on Tuesday, January 26, 2016 to adopt the revised Science and Technology/Engineering (STE) standards. Supporting documents and the standards are available at:

To request a science ambassador to present at your school, send an email to:

Download the latest MCAS information from the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. 


Science Matters in Massachusetts

Science Matters is a public awareness campaign by the National Science Teachers Association. The Massachusetts Association of Science Teachers (MAST) will work to share science opportunities throughout Massachusetts. This is a newsletter sent out by email on the 1st and 15th of each month. If you have an opportunity to share please email it to Betsey Clifford at Archived issues can be found in the Members Only tab. Not a member? Join by clicking on the Join Us tab. 

MAST Board of Directors

Look at the About Us tab to learn more about vacancies on the MAST Board of directors. Contact MAST President, Dr. Bob Gilmore at if you are interested in getting more involved. If you are interested in helping with the 2016 MAST Conference, contact Conference Chair, Meaghan Cells at

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