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Next Generation Science Standards
Engineering Practices in the Next Generation Science Standards
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This web seminar took place on January 15, 2013, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time. The presenter was Mariel Milano, P-SELL and STEM Coordinator for Orange County Public Schools. In this seminar Ms. Milano talked about the role of technology and engineering in the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).

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.


First in a series of three programs, this program provided insight into NGSS by looking at the practices described in A Framework for K–12 Science Education through the lens of engineering. During the program Ms. Milano discussed the definition of engineering and its role in NGSS. She described the differences between scientific and engineering practices then used a performance expectation from the second draft of NGSS to talk about what engineering looks like in the classroom.


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:

  • “This was the most specific and helpful workshop so far on NGSS.”
  • “It deepened my understanding of the connections between science and engineering and how to integrate both.”
  • “Great resource for curriculum developers and teachers.”

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


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