This web seminar took place on January 28, 2014, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. eastern standard time. The presenters were Aaron Rogat of Educational Testing Service (ETS) and Barbara Hug of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. This was the eighth web seminar in a series focused on the disciplinary core ideas that are part of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). The program featured strategies for teaching about life science concepts that answer questions such as "How do the structures of organisms enable life's functions?" and "How do organisms grow and develop?"
Dr. Hug began the presentation by discussing the arrangement of life science core ideas within NGSS and comparing them to previous standards. Next, Dr. Rogat shared an example of a learning progression, showing how a concept can be taught from early elementary through high school. The presenters then talked about strategies for instruction and shared links to resources. Participants had the opportunity to submit their questions and comments in the chat.
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.