Preparing for the Next Generation Science Standards

Finalized in April 2013, the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) were developed by the National Research Council, the National Science Teachers Association, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Achieve and a group of 26 states. The purpose of the standards is to act as the foundation for science education while describing a vision of what it means to be proficient in science.

Attend this web seminar to hear from two members of the NGSS writing team about practical ways districts can meet the expectations of the new standards through updated professional development, integration of more effective classroom practices and leveraging existing and new curriculum resources.

Topics will include:

  • How the new standards were developed
  • The three areas of emphasis in the NGSS
  • How the new performance expectations were formulatedĀ 
  • Keys to meeting the new standards effectively

Speakers:
Emily Miller
ESL and Bilingual Resource Teacher
Madison (Wis.) Metropolitan School District
Member, NGSS Writing Team

Carol Baker
Science and Music Curriculum Director
Community High School District 218 (Orland Park, Ill.)
Member, NGSS Writing Team

Who will benefit:
Superintendents, curriculum directors and other administrators interested in the Next Generation Science Standards. Anyone may attend.

Date of broadcast: 
Thursday, December 12, 2013
2:00 pm EST