The February edition of Focus Magazine, published by Central Michigan University’s College of Education and Human Services, recently spotlighted Dr. James McDonald, professor of science education, who was chosen by NSTA to serve as a curator for the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). Read the article here.
The Cabinet Report, an online education news source, recently highlighted the work of NSTA curators, including Karen Mesmer, a curator from Wisconsin. Read the article here.
A recent article in the Brookline, MA, newspaper, Wicked Local, features the work of Janet MacNeil as an NGSS@NSTA Curator. Janet is a K-8 science coordinator for the Brookline Public Schools and will identify resources related to ecosystems. Read the article here.
According to a press release, the National Science Foundation has awarded $2.9 million to the Learning Sciences Research Institute at the University of Illinois at Chicago, CREATE for STEM Institute at Michigan State University, the Center for Technology in Learning at SRI International, and the Concord Consortium to develop a new system of classroom assessments… Read more »
In a Feb. 3 article in the Galesburg Register Mail in Illinois, reporter Allison Goodrich conducts and Q&A with Nicole Vick to discuss her work as an NGSS@NSTA curator. Nicole is one of 55 curators chosen out of over 650 applicants nationwide to identify and vet outstanding resources, lessons, videos, and other materials to help… Read more »
On Thur, Jan 23, the Illinois state board of education voted unanimously to adopt the Next Generation Science Standards. A review by a legislative committee is needed to formalize the vote, but all indications are that the state will become the 10th to adopt behind Rhode Island, Kentucky, Kansas, Maryland, Vermont, California, Delaware, Washington, and… Read more »
In an 8-0 vote on Dec. 18, the Washington DC Board of Education voted to adopt the Next Generation Science Standards, bringing the total count of adopting states to 9. Adopting states include Rhode Island, Kentucky, Kansas, Maryland, Vermont, California, Delaware, Washington, and the District of Columbia. David Evans, NSTA Executive Director, gave testimony to the DC Board in November urging them to adopt… Read more »
Ed Week’s Catherine Gewertz blogged today about the new assessment report being released today from the NRC. Laying out a new vision for science assessments, a panel of the National Research Council Tuesday proposed that states design testing systems that integrate several key types of science learning, and blend classroom-based assessments with state-level “monitoring” tests… Read more »
The National Research Council is expected to release a new report on Tuesday, December 17 on Assessment for the Next Generation Science Standards. The report will draw on available techniques and current knowledge of assessment and will recommend strategies for developing new assessments that can accurately measure students’ proficiency with the new standards. NSTA will… Read more »
Over the summer, NSTA put out a call to science educators interested in serving on an expert team to identify resources for science teachers to implement the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). A whopping 650 motivated individuals applied. In October, NSTA named 55 of them as NGSS@NSTA Curators and they began their work to identify… Read more »