Big challenges loom for states and school districts contemplating the Next Generation Science Standards completed this spring. The standards, which call for probing deeper into science concepts and demonstrating learning through a set of science and engineering practices, have significant implications for teacher education and professional development, curriculum and instructional materials, and assessment. Join a state and a district official as they explore the changes in science education envisioned by the new standards, and what they will mean from the state and district levels down into the classroom.
• Alan King, curriculum director, Kansas City school district, Kan.; former science teacher; and Kansas state review team member for the Next Generation Science Standards
• Peter McLaren, science and technology specialist, Rhode Island Department of Education; past president, Council of State Science Supervisors; and member of writing team for the NGSS
This webinar will be moderated by Erik Robelen, assistant editor for Education Week.
Underwriting for the content for this webinar has been provided by the Noyce Foundation.