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Next Generation Science Standards
Introducing the Next Generation Science Standards
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This web seminar took place on April 16, 2013. The presentation was offered at two times: the first session was held from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. eastern daylight time and the second session was held from 7:30 to 9:00 p.m. eastern daylight time. The presenter was Stephen Pruitt, senior vice president at Achieve, Inc. In this web seminar Dr. Pruitt provided an overview of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), which were released on April 9, 2013.

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.


NSTA executive director Dr. David Evans opened the web seminar by discussing NSTA’s role in the development of the standards. Dr. Pruitt then discussed the defining elements of NGSS, scientific and engineering practices, disciplinary core ideas, and crosscutting concepts. Dr. Pruitt then talked about the next steps in the implementation process and discussed strategies for linking the standards to classroom instruction. Ted Willard, director of NGSS@NSTA, facilitated questions from the audience. Zipporah Miller, associate executive director of professional programs and conferences at NSTA, shared information about NSTA resources related to NGSS, including additional web seminars, online short courses, conferences, and publications.


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:

  • “It re-enforced what I've already learned and made me feel ready to delve into the specifics of the NGSS.”
  • “This is a great way to get information, share ideas and network with others.”
  • “The more I learn about this transition, the easier it will be to begin changing my current teaching style to be more in line with the new standards.”
  • “I enjoy the expertise, the ability of the presenter to relate to the audience, and the interaction of the participants.”

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


See when other Next Generation Science Standards web seminars are scheduled.




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