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Start Next School Year Ready to Transform Your Science Department

Do you want to grow and develop your skills as a science educator?

Are you ready to go beyond the Cram-Pass-Forget Cycle and lead your students to true learning?

The Summer Mastery Workshop offers intensive training that equips you with everything you need to implement our mastery-based model of teaching and raise your school's standard of education.

During the workshop, Novare founder, author, and veteran educator John D. Mays will give you practical techniques and step-by-step guidance to help you:  

  • Set student expectations and prepare them for mastery-based learning
  • Marshall support from your parents and administration in adopting the model
  • Implement effective, cumulative assessments
  • Integrate humanities and other relevant subjects into the science classroom
  • Implement a more effective high school science sequence

At the Summer Mastery Workshop, you’ll also ...  

  • Get expert advice about your unique academic environment
  • Network with other educators teaching for mastery and share experiences
  • Get ideas and inspiration for other departments in your school
  • Have the opportunity to explore Austin, Texas, the live music capital of the world
  • Receive a free copy of John’s mastery teaching manifesto, Teaching Science So That Students Learn Science  

Ultimately, you’ll have everything you need to break the Cram-Pass-Forget Cycle ... and replace it with a model that truly works.  

John D Mays Novare Science & Math Summer Mastery Workshop

Who's the workshop leader?

John D. Mays, the founder of Novare Science & Math, LLC, has worked fourteen years as an engineer and more than twenty years as an educator. Early in his teaching career, John realized that across the country, students weren’t really learning but just going through the motions – what he came to call the “Cram-Pass-Forget Cycle.”  

Since then, he has vowed to transform science education across the country, implementing instead a mastery-based teaching model through curriculum and teaching techniques. Today, over 176 schools across the world have adopted Novare Science & Math textbooks and those of its sister company, Centripetal Press. John continues to publish new textbooks, speak at training sessions, and consult with schools all around the country.  

The Details

Dates: July 17-19, 2019


Regents School of Austin, located at 3230 Travis Country Circle, Austin, TX 78735


Early Bird Registration: $350. (Until May 31st)

Regular Registration: $425

Enrollment is limited to ensure a high-quality experience for everyone. Register early to avoid missing out.

What our 2018 participants said

“The ideas and inspiration I received at the workshop are well worth the time and cost. I really appreciated your heart and passion and wish you all the best in your mission.”  

– Aaron Barclay, Calvary Chapel Fluvanna School  

“This workshop ‘scratched me where I itched,’ providing encouraging confirmation in some areas and wonderful new perspective in others.”  

– Steve Mittwede, Covenant Classical School  

“This workshop is inspiring me to apply the model to my French classes as well.”  

– Cynthia Van Zandt, Summit Christian Academy  

I appreciate your passion and skill in developing the Mastery approach. I look forward to using Introductory Physics this year to see how it blesses the students.”  

– Tim Bower, Liberty Classical School  

Worth the time! Your passion for the next generation shows.”  

– Bill Meadows, Covenant Classical School  

Are you ready for true learning?