Supporting the Implementation of NGSS: NARST Researchers' Perspectives on Curriculum

This web seminar took place on January 22, 2015, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. eastern time. The presenters were Janet Carlson, Director of the Center to Support Excellence in Teaching Stanford University/BSCS, Elizabeth (Betsy) Davis, Science Educator and Teacher Educator from the University of Michigan and Cory A. Buxton, Professor of Educational Theory and Practice at the University of Georgia.


Dr. Buxton began this webseminar with an overview of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) in relation to curriculum materials. The webseminar continued with a presentation of a discussion on the research related to curriculum material, teaching, and learning. Dr. Carlson, Dr. Davis and Dr. Buxton presented an overview of the characteristics of effective curriculum materials and what to look for in selecting materials. The webseminar closed with a discussion on adapting existing curriculum materials.


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A certificate of attendance was deposited into participants' My PD Record and Certificate area in the NSTA Learning Center for completing the evaluation form at the end of the program.


Here are some comments provided by the participants at the end of the Web Seminar:

  • "I enjoyed the seminar and learned valuable information. Presenters were very knowledgeable."
  • "Very informative. Love the examples of Teacher Support."
  • "I liked interacting, I liked hearing other peoples perspectives, I also liked how you included research and examples of what you did."

Thanks to the participants and the presenter for the learning opportunity, the interactions, and a job well done!




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Underwritten by NARST: A Worldwide Organization for Improving Science Teaching and Learning Through Research.