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Implementing the Next Generation Science Standards

published Jan 13, 2015 10:46am
The American Geosciences Institute's Center for Geoscience and Society is collaborating with the National Association of Geoscience Teachers to host a summit on Implementing the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) at the State Level. The meeting will be April 29-May 1, 2015, at the NOAA headquarters in Silver Spring, MD. The purpose of the summit is to identify and/or devise ways in which key players in the Earth and Space Science (ESS) community can work together to help states, school systems, and teachers implement the Next Generation Science Standards and, more broadly, the principles in the Framework for K-12 Science Education. The participants in the summit will include representatives from a wide array of organizations with an interest in geoscience education, including federal and state agencies, non-profit organizations, and formal and informal science education groups.

In the coming weeks more information will be released about the Summit and the steps that will be taken to achieve its goals. Among those steps will be a series of virtual discussion opportunities that will happen in advance of the Summit, and in which anyone interested in promoting geoscience education can take part.

If you would like to get more information about the Summit, you can sign up for notifications on the NAGT website - http://nagt.org/nagt/profdev/workshops/ngss_summit/index.html. You'll receive updates about the Summit, including about how and when the virtual discussions will take place.
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