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Next Generation Science Standards - LOGOThe second draft of the Next Generation Science Standards is available for feedback from January 8, 2013 through January 29, 2013.

All interested educators are encouraged to review the draft as individuals or in groups and provide feedback to the Lead States and writers.  In this draft, the standards are coded by Disciplinary Core Ideas (DCI) from the NRC's Framework for K-12 Science Education, and are available in two different arrangements- by DCI and by topic. 

Access the Next Generation Science Standards and related materials.

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  • Web Seminars to Learn More about the New (DRAFT) Science Standards
    The first draft of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) was released on May 11 and will be online for public comment until June 1.
    May 14, 2012 from NSTA
    Register now for two FREE web seminars on Tuesday, May 15, and Wednesday, May 16, to learn more about the NGSS:

    Introduction to the NGSS Public Draft: Tuesday, May 15, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. ET, Stephen Pruitt, Vice President for Content, Research and Development at Achieve, will provide an introduction to the NGSS draft and answer your questions.
    How to Lead a Study Group on NGSS Draft: On Wednesday, May 16 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. ET, three top NSTA officials—Harold Pratt, Gerry Wheeler, and Ted Willard—will lead an in-depth webinar to help you develop and/or lead a group to review the draft NGSS.
    Let NSTA be your guide to the Next Generation Science Standards—

    Access the vast variety of NSTA resources and materials on NGSS (including background information) and the FREE NSTA Reader’s Guide to A Framework for K–12 Science Education, an important companion to the Framework that will help science educators prepare for the standards. Visit NSTA’s Next Generation Science Standards Forums in the NSTA Learning Center or sign up today for the comprehensive NSELA/NSTA Summer Leadership Institute, which will focus on NGSS, scheduled for June 24–28, 2012, in Austin, Texas.

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