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Design, Selection, and Implementation of Instructional Materials for the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)

June 27-28, 2017
Keck Center, Room 100
500 5th Street, NW
Washington, DC

This 2-day workshop will be focused on developing instructional materials that reflect the principles of  A Framework for K-12 Science Education and the Next Generation Science Standards.  The workshop will explore ideas for designing and selecting instructional materials, discuss models for professional learning linked to implementing high-quality instructional materials, and establish shared principles for development, selection, and implementation of instructional materials.

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Understanding Pathways to Successful Aging: Behavioral and Social Factors Related to Alzheimer's Disease

Keck CenterJune 12-13, 2017
Keck Center, Room 106
500 5th Street, NW
Washington, DC


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Dissemination Event
Updating the Social Cost of Carbon and Valuing Climate Impacts: A Public Symposium

June 14, 2017

NAS Building, Lecture Room
2101 Constitution Ave., NW
Washington, DC

SCC coverThe Board on Environmental Change and Society will host a one-day public symposium on updating the social cost of carbon and valuing climate impacts, based on the recent report Valuing Climate Damages: Updating Estimation of the Social Cost of Carbon Dioxide.


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Webinar
Classroom Assessment for the NGSS: Seeing Students Learn Science

June 15, 2017
3:00 - 4:00 pm (EDT)

Join the Board on Science Education for a webinar on the recently released book, Seeing Students Learn Science.  This publication can help teachers improve their understanding of new approaches to science education and adapt their instruction and assessment accordingly.  Speakers Heidi Schweingruber and Peter McLaren will discuss classroom assessment in science and how the book can help drive professional learning.

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Recent Publications

The Value of Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences to National Priorities: A Report for the National Science Foundation


Value of SBE for NSFIn order to understand how knowledge from science can be directed and applied to help the intelligence community fulfill its critical responsibilities, BBCSS has launched a 2-year survey of the social and behavioral sciences. To kick-off this project, a summit designed to highlight cutting-edge research and identify future directions for research was held in October 2016. This publication summarizes the presentations and discussions from the summit.

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Social and Behavioral Sciences for National Security: Proceedings of a Summit (2017)

SBS Decadal Summit Proceedings Book CoverIn order to understand how knowledge from science can be directed and applied to help the intelligence community fulfill its critical responsibilities, BBCSS has launched a 2-year survey of the social and behavioral sciences. To kick-off this project, a summit designed to highlight cutting-edge research and identify future directions for research was held in October 2016. This publication summarizes the presentations and discussions from the summit.

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Approaches to Development of Character: Proceedings of a Workshop

In July 2016, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine held a workshop to review research and practice relevant to the development of character, with a particular focus on ideas that can support the adults who develop and run out-of-school programs. This publication summarizes the presentations and discussions from the workshop.

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Seeing Students Learn Science: Integrating Assessment and Instruction in the Classroom

Seeing Students Learn Science Report CoverThis new report highlights ways to improve understanding of how students learn science and guide the adaptation of their instruction and approach to assessment. It is meant to help educators improve their understanding of how students learn science and guide the adaptation of their instruction and approach to assessment.

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Supporting Students' College Success: The Role of Assessing Intrapersonal and Interpersonal Competencies

This report examines how to assess interpersonal and intrapersonal competencies (e.g., teamwork, communication skills, academic mindset, and grit) of undergraduate students for different purposes. This report establishes priorities for the development and use of assessments related to the identified intrapersonal and interpersonal competencies that influence higher education success, especially in STEM. 

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