Massachusetts Association 
of Science Teachers
The Massachusetts Association of Science Teachers' 2016 Annual Conference will be on Thursday November 3 - Friday November 4, 2016. 

This year, MAST is excited to debut an online, interactive conference schedule. By visiting you will be able to read about conference sessions and create your own schedule that syncs to your personal calendar! We will also have printed Conference Programs available for all attendees on-site. 

We are thrilled to welcome 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). 

Sponsored by: McGraw Hill Education

2016 Annual MAST Conference

Building upon the success of last year’s conference and feedback from our membership this year’s Annual Conference is 

Science in the World Around Us!

The themes for the conference are:

  • Teacher Leaders

  • Made in MA: Local Connections

  • Student Misconceptions

  • Technology and Engineering

  • Innovative Assessments

Our Conference is structured to best support all educators by offering a range of sessions each day. We will be posting the final session schedule in October, but Elementary focused sessions are scheduled on Thursday and High School focused sessions on Friday, with both days have many middle school focused sessions. 

Register for the Conference

Registration is now open for our 2016 Conference for 1 or 2 days. Register here for MAST Annual Conference 2016

Call for Presenters

We are not currently accepting proposals for presentations for the 2016 Conference. The call for presenters for our 2017 Conference will be available in the spring.

Hotel Information

The Holiday Inn Boxborough is located just off Exit 28 on I-495. The address is 242 Adams Place, Boxborough MA.

For attendees and exhibitors choosing the stay overnight, rooms can be reserved at a discounted rate of $112 single/double, $122 triple and $132 quad rate until October 12, 2016. Visit the hotel website and enter code "MAS" to book discounted rates online or call 1-855-642-6278 and mention group code MAS. 

Awards Banquet

Each year, MAST is honored to present awards to local Massachusetts educators for their contributions to their students, schools, community and state at our Awards Banquet. The Awards Banquet is held on the Thursday evening of our conference, this year November 3rd, 2016. Visit the Awards Page to nominate a colleague for an award. Banquet registration can be done as a part of conference registration, or by registering here at 2016 Annual MAST Banquet

Graduate Credits

One graduate credit will be available for $179 through Framingham State University for attendees of both days of the conference. For more information about requirements and registration, visit

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