This session provides an update about the development of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), with a special focus on implications for curriculum development, professional development, and assessment.
Work is progressing to develop the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). With private funding from the Carnegie Corporation and support from National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) and the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the National Research Council (NRC) and Achieve, Inc., have embarked on a two-step cooperative process to develop the NGSS. The first step was to develop a conceptual framework that is grounded in current research on science and science learning and identifies the science all K–12 students should know.
In 2010, the National Governor’s Association and the Council of Chief State School Officers published theCommon Core State Standards for Mathematics (CCSSM) and to date, 44 states, the District of Columbia,and the U.S. Virgin Islands have adopted the document. These content and practice standards, which specify what students are expected to understand and be able to do in K-12 mathematics, represent a significant departure from what mathematics is currently taught in most classrooms and how it is taught.
Presenters will provide an update on the process and progress of the science conceptual frameworks and the plan for development of next generation science education standards. (Note: The formal presentation and discussion will occur from 10:00 to 11:00am.)
In this session, Tom Keller from the National Research Council will update participants on the process and progress of the science conceptual framework and the plan for development of next-generation science education standards. How this effort is similar to and different from the Common Core State Standards initiative in Mathematics and English Language Arts will be made clear. Timelines for each phase of this undertaking will be described, and there will be opportunity for questions and answers.
In the Summer of 2010 a joint task force of ASSM, AMTE, NCSM and NCTM produced an action plan for supporting implementation of the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics. This session will share the recommendations and action items. Discussion and input from the audience will be sought.
What do educators need to support their implementation of the Common Core Standards for Mathematics?
In the summer of 2010, a joint task force of ASSM, AMTE, NCSM and NCTM produced an action plan for supporting implementation of the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics. In this session, presenters will share and discuss the recommendations and action items, and will seek input from the audience.
Discuss the Standards with the Writers on June 30