Resources to help you navigate the Next Generation Science Standards draft

Jacob Blickenstaff, the Teacher Education Programs Manager at the American Physical Society, this morning sent out this list of resources for those interested in navigating the draft of the Next Generation Science Standards that was released on Friday.  The deadline for public comment is June 1.

1.  There is a video describing how to use the document:  http://vimeo.com/41704037
2.   NSTA has two upcoming webinars:

Introduction to the NGSS Public Draft: Tuesday, May 15, from 6:30 to 8 p.m., Stephen Pruitt, Vice President for Content, Research and Development at Achieve, will provide an introduction to the NGSS draft and answer your questions.
  How to Lead a Study Group on NGSS Draft: Three top NSTA officials—Harold Pratt, Gerry Wheeler, and Ted Willard—will lead an in-depth webinar to help you develop and/or lead a group to review the draft NGSS, Wednesday, May 16, 6:30 to 8 p.m
3.  The APS webinar on A Framework for Next Generation of Science Standardswith Helen Quinn and moderated by Noah Finkelstein was held on April 27th.  You can view a recording of  the webinar here:http://www.aps.org/careers/guidance/webinars/nextgen.cfm
4.  Ed Week has a site dedicated to the Common Core State Standards and Next Generation Science Standards:http://www.edweek.org/topics/standards/?intc=thed.  Two recent articles featured: Public Gets Glimpse of Science Standards and Most 8th Graders Fall Short on NAEP Science Test.
 5.  A Framework for K-12 Science Education: Practices, Crosscutting Concepts, and Core Ideas can be downloaded for free from the National Academies here: http://www.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=13165

 

 

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