An EducationWeek video team sat down with NSTA Executive Director David Evans to get a better understanding the Next Generation Science Standards, including how the standards were developed, what makes them different from previous standards, and whether teachers are ready for the changes ahead.
“Adopting new standards is not like putting on a fresh shirt,” he says at one point. “This is a real process and it’s going to take a while to do it. It’s going to take a while for instruction and it’s going to take a while for assessment.”
The interview was part of a larger reporting project focusing on schools in Wyoming that are already implementing the standards. The program was featured last month on the PBS NewsHour.
Click here to view the video interview: Understanding the Next Genration Science Standards. (Ed Week, July 28, 2016)