Next Generation Science Standards: Answering the Nation’s Call for STEM Literacy.
Webinar Date: Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014, 2 to 3 p.m. ET.
The Next Generation Science Standards is not the first effort to improve achievement in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics-the STEM disciplines. Starting with the space race, policymakers and educators have questioned our ability to compete internationally in STEM subjects. With the proliferation of technology, that urgency has grown exponentially.
New assessments developed to align with these standards should require students to demonstrate their understanding not only of content, but also of scientific and engineering practices. Innovative science assessments could improve both knowledge and application for our students-so they’ll be truly prepared with the skills needed for the jobs of the future.
In this webinar, science education and assessment experts:
- Highlight the promise of the NGSS,
- Explore state responses to the call for greater rigor in the sciences, and
- Describe how formative science assessment tools both focus instruction and prepare students for the challenge of the new standards.
Peter J. McLaren, science and technology specialist, Rhode Island Department of Education
Susan Tierney, content specialist, science, Measured Progress
This webinar will be moderated by Tim Crockett, senior adviser, Measured Progress.
Register now for this free live webinar.