This is an exciting time for all interested in science education. The first public draft of the Next Generation of Science Standards (NGSS) document is scheduled to be be available for review later today.
At EDWorks, we’re encouraging all to take the time to review this important document. The public will have approximately three weeks to submit comments.
The NGSS is based upon A National Framework for K-12 Science Education. To prepare for the review of the NGSS draft document, it is essential to become familiar with the Framework document so that the draft NGSS review comments will align and to learn what the limits are for what can be included in the NGSS.
- For our schools in Michigan, the Michigan Mathematics and Science Centers have scheduled workshops for public review of the NGSS.
- For our partner schools in Ohio, the Ohio Department of Education has developed a webcast to help prepare potential reviewers with the necessary background information.
- For EDWorks schools in New York, the New York State Education Department has developed a website that contains archived webinars from the National Academies. The New York State Department of Education website provides a detailed historical progression with documentation of the overall process of the development of the National Science Framework and the Next Generation Science Standards.
If you don’t see information pertaining to your state here, reach out to your state’s Department of Education to learn about education opportunities available to you.
Guest Post by Esther Hopkins, a Technical Assistance Coach for EDWorks.