Introduction to the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)
Second Public Draft
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.
The PowerPoint, related resources from the NSTA Learning Center, and web links from
the presentation are now contained in the above resource collection. Clicking on
the collection link will place it in your Learning Center, My Library,
neatly organized under the My Resource Collections tab.
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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Underwritten by the Carnegie Corporation of New York