Developing the Next Generation Science Standards
January 28, 2013
This informational session will provide an update on the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), including the development process and timeline, revisions based on the first public release, how science educators can be involved, and implications for science teaching. Funded by the Carnegie Corporation, the development of NGSS is a joint effort of the National Research Council and Achieve Inc., in partnership with the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA), to design the foundation for all students to have a solid K–12 science education. NGSS will comprise K–12 science standards created through a collaborative process led by Michigan and 25 other lead partner states.
The NGSS developers, Achieve, and NSTA encourage educators to review the final public draft, which is available online at http://www.nextgenscience.org, and provide feedback online to Achieve prior to January 29. The final standards are expected to be released in late March.
Dr. Stephen Pruitt
Vice President for Content, Research and Development at Achieve Inc.
State Superintendent of Public Instruction
MSU CREATE for STEM http://www.create4stem.msu.edu/
Achieve Inc. http://www.achieve.org/