2016 Annual MAST Conference
Science in the World Around Us!
The Massachusetts Association of Science Teachers' 2016 Annual Conference will be on Thursday November 3 - Friday November 4, 2016.
The themes for the conference are:
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.
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).