Next Generation Science Standards: In a state-led process managed by Achieve, new K–12 science standards are being developed that will be rich in content and practice, arranged coherently across disciplines and grades. The NGSS will be based on the Framework for K–12 Science Education developed by the National Research Council (NRC) and released in July 2011. The standards that identify content and engineering practices for students from kindergarten through high school will be published on the following website when completed in late 2012 or early 2013:
Web Seminars available on NGSS
A series of eight seminars on Scientific and Engineering Practices as described in the Framework for K-12 Science Education are being presented as NSTA web seminars. All seminars are on Tuesdays, 6:30-8:00pm ET. The 4th (Analyzing and Interpreting Data) and 5th (Using Mathematics and Computational Thinking) in the series are being presented Oct. 23 and Nov. 6.
Go to http://learningcenter.nsta.org/products/webseminars.aspx to sign up today.