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Next Generation Science Standards
Introduction to the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) Second Public Draft
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This web seminar took place on January 9, 2013, from 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Eastern Time. The presenters were Karen Ostlund, 2012–2013 NSTA President, and Stephen Pruitt, Vice President for Content, Research, and Development at Achieve, Inc. In this program Ms. Ostlund and Mr. Pruitt provided an overview of the second public draft of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and discussed ways to submit feedback.

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In this web seminar Ms. Ostlund described NSTA’s ongoing role in the development of NGSS. Mr. Pruitt shared details on this second draft of the document, including the changes made based on feedback submitted on the first draft in May 2012. He provided a close-up look at some of the components of the standards, then showed how to navigate the NGSS website to access the complete second draft. Ms. Ostlund concluded the program by sharing resources designed by NSTA to support educators, administrators, and other stakeholders as they review NGSS and provide suggestions for the final version of the document, due out in spring 2013.


Seminar participants received an NSTA SciGuide. A certificate of attendance was deposited into participants' My PD Record and Certificates 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:

  • "Wow, it was great to bring Steve Pruitt to us all just the day after the draft was released. He helped clarify some things, and pointed me in the direction of information in the appendices that I'm looking for."
  • "I was looking for an overview and this was well done. I now have a better understanding of how the NGSS are laid out and interconnected."
  • "I appreciated the opportunity to hear the thinking behind the design choices that were made. Also that effort was made to integrate practice with content."

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


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