Next Generation Science Standards www.nextgenscience.org Industry Response to Educator ConcernsSheryl P. Denker, PhDSenior Program AdvisorBayBio Institute
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The NGSS will set high standards for all students and help develop:The highly qualified 41-member writing team has only 2 industry participants (Boeing andDuPont). We can ensure standards are in agreement with what students need to learn to • critical thinking and problem solving skills succeed in our industry and in life by reviewing the available PowerPoints and providing feedback. Review can be done on as little as 1-2 disciplines or grades, or more. necessary for a viable STEM workforce • scientific literacy for an informed citizenry • equal educational opportunities for all students
Framework and Standards Assessments Curricula Instruction NRC Achieve, Inc. TeacherJuly 2011 Projected Dec. 2012 DevelopmentCreated in 1996 by the nations governors and corporate leaders,Achieve is an independent, bipartisan, non-profit education reformorganization that helps states raise academic standards andgraduation requirements, improve assessments and strengthenaccountability.
• What: This is the first revision of the National K-12 science standards since 1993, nearly 20 years ago.• Why: 1.Reduction of the United States competitive economic edge 2.Lagging achievement of U.S. students 3.Essential preparation for all careers in the modern workforce 4.Scientific and technological literacy for an educated society• When: NOW! The first public comment period was May - June 1st. The second public comment period will be this Fall.• Where: on-line and by webinar, if desired• Who:Developed by the National Research Council (NRC; a division of theNational Academy of Sciences), lead partners in the process are theNRC, National Science Teachers Assn (NSTA), American Associationfor the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and managing partnerAchieve.
Review FocusSection I. Core Ideas A. Clarity and Specificity B. Integrated Performance Expectations C. Coherence of Performance Expectations D.Achievability E. Instructional ImplicationsSection II. Scientific and Engineering PracticesSection III. Crosscutting ConceptsSection IV. Engineering DesignSection V. Nature of Science
Company, Association or Organization Involvement• Sign a letter as a supporter of the science standards development process• Review the standards either as a Critical Stakeholder or as part of the public review• Provide feedback on the need for science as part of preparation for college and careers• Adoption and Implementation Planning (reality check)• State Coalition Engagement (advocacy)