Many of you have asked me to post the slides that Stephen Pruitt, Vice
President for Content, Research, and Development at Achieve, shared during the Maine Science Teachers Conference. I have posted them as Pruitt 2012 MSTA Presentation on the Resources page.
During the conference Stephen announced that we can expect to receive more details about the release of the second public draft after the election. Stephen also shared that Achieve hopes to release the second and final public draft of the Next Generation Science Standards by the end of November and that the final document is expected to be completed by end of the first quarter of 2013.
Certainly the strongest message that Stephen delivered at the conference is that Maine educators are doing the right thing and supporting implementation of the NGSS the right way with two actions:
1. Getting familiar with A Framework for K-12 Science Education, and
2. Providing feedback on the second draft of the NGSS.
I will share information about the how to provide feedback when Achieve provides the details.
In the meantime, National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) just published an article called “Exploring the New Standards: How to form a study group to examine the Next Generation Science Standards, second public draft.” My thanks to NSTA for their leadership in producing this great resource.