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Preparing for the Next Generation Science Standards—Constructing Explanations and Designing Solutions

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Preparing for the Next Generation Science Standards—Constructing Explanations and Designing Solutions

Time: November 20, 2012 from 6:30pm to 8pm
Location: NSTA Learning Center
Website or Map: http://learningcenter.nsta.or…
Event Type: free, webinar
Organized By: NSTA Learning Center
Latest Activity: Sep 12, 2012

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Event Description

Next Generation Science Standards, expected out next year, are based on A Framework for K-12 Science Education released in 2011 by the National Research Council (NRC). The Framework describes the major practices, crosscutting concepts, and disciplinary core ideas that all students should be familiar with by the end of high school. Starting September 11, 2012 and continuing through December, NSTA is presenting eight web seminars on the practices described in the Framework. This web seminar will focus on Constructing Explanations and Designing Solutions. Register today!

Teachers will learn more about:

  • the rationale for why explanations and solutions are essential products of science and engineering
  • what constructing explanations and designing solutions really looks like in classroom practice
  • how to support students in constructing explanations and design solutions over time

Details

Title: Preparing for the Next Generation Science Standards—Constructing Explanations and Designing Solutions
Target grades: Primarily focused on grades 6-12, but applicable to K-12
Date: Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Time: 6:30-8:00 p.m. Eastern Time
Note: The formal program will now begin at 6:30. Training for new users will start at 6:15.
Presenter: Katherine McNeill and Leema Berland

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