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The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine
Board on Science Education
Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education
 Design, Selection, and Implementation of Instructional Materials for the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS): Proceedings of a Workshop
 Design Selection Instructional Materials NGSS

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Instructional materials are a key means to achieving the goals of science education—an enterprise that yields unique and worthwhile benefits to individuals and society. As states and districts move forward with adoption and implementation of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) or work on improving their instruction to align with A Framework for K–12 Science Education (the Framework), instructional materials that align with this new vision for science education have emerged as one of the key mechanisms for creating high-quality learning experiences for students.

In response to the need for more coordination across the ongoing efforts to support the design and implementation of instructional materials for science education, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine convened a public workshop in June 2017. The workshop focused on the development of instructional materials that reflect the principles of the Framework and the NGSS, and brought together experts involved with developing tools for selection and design of instructional materials as well as curriculum developers and researchers who are designing materials aligned with NGSS.  This publication summarizes the presentations and discussions from the workshop.
Sponsors: Carnegie Corporation of New York; Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation; and the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine Presidents Fund

Information from the Workshop

Agenda  |  Workshop Background Resources  |  Commissioned Papers

Archived Webcast

Committee Members
Michael Lach (Chair), University of Chicago
Diane J. Briars, National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
Elizabeth A. Davis, University of Michigan
Daniel C. Edelson, Biological Sciences Curriculum Study
Susan Gomez-Zwiep, California State University, Long Beach
Tiffany Neill, Oklahoma State Department of Education
Cynthia Passmore, University of California-Davis
Brian J. Reiser, Northwestern University
Leon Walls, University of Vermont

Heidi Schweingruber, Director, BOSE
Tiffany Taylor, Research Associate
Matthew Lammers, Program Coordinator

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A Framework for K-12 Science Education: Practices, Crosscutting Concepts, and Core Ideas (2012)

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Developing Assessments for the Next Generation Science Standards (2014)

Implementing NGSS

A Guide to Implementing the Next Generation Science Standards (2015)

Literacy for Science
Literacy for Science: Exploring the Intersection of the Next Generations Science Standards and Common Core for ELA Standards—A Workshop Summary (2014)


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