Massachusetts Association 
of Science Teachers
The Massachusetts Association of Science Teachers' 2017 Annual Conference will be on  Thursday November 2 - Friday November 3, 2017. 

2017 Annual MAST Conference:  Spotlight on Science! 

The MAST Conference Committee is excited to launch the 2017 Annual Conference Call for Presenters. Building on the success of last year's conference and feedback from our membership, this year's conference theme is Spotlight on Science! 

The topical themes of the conference are: 

  • Climate Change Education: Our Changing World
  • New Teacher Resources
  • Student Misconceptions
  • Technology Resource in the Science Classroom
  • Dynamic Classrooms

Call for Presenters

The form to submit an application to present can be found HERE.

Review of the application will begin on July 1, 2017.  The conference committee will contact selected presenters by July 20, 2017. Presentations will be scheduled to ensure that a wide variety of professional development offerings appealing to a cross-section of attendees are available during each time slot on Thursday and Friday.

Last year's conference featured Page Keeley as our 2016 Conference Keynote Speaker! 

PAGE KEELEY is an internationally known leader in science education. She is the developer and primary author of the Uncovering Student Ideas Series in Science and the Formative Assessment- 75 Practical Strategies Linking Assessment, Instruction, and Learning series (the "FACTs books"). Her interest in conceptual change and formative assessment began in 1992 after reading the seminal article, Teaching for Conceptual Change- Confronting Children's Experience by Bruce Watson and Dick Konicek. Her assessment probes and FACTs (formative assessment classroom techniques) are widely used by K-12 teachers, university professors, and professional development and science specialists throughout the U.S. and internationally.

Page recently "retired" from the Maine Mathematics and Science Alliance (MMSA) where she had been the Senior Science Program Director since 1996. Today she works as an independent consultant, speaker, and author providing professional development to school districts and organizations in the areas of science and STEM formative assessment, understanding student thinking, teaching science for conceptual understanding, and designing effective instruction.

Page taught middle and high school science for 15 years, and was an active teacher leader at the state and national level, serving two terms as President of the Maine Science Teachers Association and NSTA District II Director and NSTA Executive Board member. She received the Presidential Award for Excellence in Secondary Science Teaching in 1992, the Milken National Distinguished Educator Award in 1993, and the AT&T Maine Governor’s Fellow in 1994. Since leaving the classroom in 1996, her work in leadership and professional development has been nationally recognized.  In 2008 she was elected the 63rd President of the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA). 

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