Thursday, January 17, 2013
NO COST to participate. Light refreshments and all materials provided.
Monday, January 14, 2013
4:00 pm to 7:00 pm
K-12 teachers, school district administrators, STEM professionals, and community members.
The release of the second and final public draft of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) is set for the first week in January. Since the May 2012 draft release, the Lead States and the writers evaluated all feedback and worked on revising the standards. As a result, over 90% of the standards have been revised. In addition, the lead states charged the NGSS team with finalizing the definition for college and career readiness in science. The NGSS then went through a second round of revisions to ensure the standards supported this definition.
Participants in this NGSS review session will have opportunity to discuss the revisions in the standards with others and gain an understanding of how to participate in the survey. For those that did not attend the first review session, an overview of the Framework for K-12 Science Education and eight practices in science and engineering will be provided.
We fully encourage all interested parties to review the draft as individuals or in groups and provide feedback to the Lead States and writers. The NGSS will be completed in March of 2013.
Bring your own laptop or mobile device. If you do not have one, laptops will be available.
Karen Meyers firstname.lastname@example.org