NGSS: Professional Development

Implementation of Next Generation Science Standards is being guided by input from multiple stakeholders. Here, resources for professional development.

Guide to Implementing the Next Generation Science Standards
  • Guide to Implementing the Next Generation Science Standards. A Framework for K-12 Science Education and Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) describe a new vision for science learning and teaching that is catalyzing improvements in science classrooms across the United States. Achieving this new vision will require time, resources, and ongoing commitment from state, district, and school leaders, as well as classroom teachers. Successful implementation of the NGSS will ensure that all K-12 students have high-quality opportunities to learn science.
  • NGSS Pre-Implementation Reflection Tool. Designed to help schools and complex areas reflect on current practice and begin to think about needs for implementation.
  • Science Teachers' Learning: Enhancing Opportunities, Creating Supportive Contexts. For students and schools, the implementation of any science standards rests with teachers. For those teachers, an evolving understanding about how best to teach science represents a significant transition in the way science is taught in most classrooms and it will require most science teachers to change how they teach.
  • STEM Teaching Tools, PD Modules. Open education resources for professional development aligned to NGSS.
  • NSTA Professional Learning site. Resources and opportunities for professional learning from the National Science Teachers Association.
  • NGSS Demystified Videos. From the California Academy of Sciences.
  • NGSS Video Series from Bozeman Science. (Introductory video embedded below.)
  • Elementary Science video workshop for principals from the Association of Washington School Principals.
  • NGSS on Twitter: Follow #NGSS




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