next generation science standards

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  1. chemistrynerd

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    Does anyone have any experience with the Next Generation Science Standards? I'm teaching Chemistry this coming school year, and this is all new to me. There aren't specific "Chemistry" standards-- does anyone know which ones I"m supposed to follow?
     
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    Check with your state department of education for chemistry standards or model curriculum.

    I would look for ways to create more inquiry in class so students can work more collaboratively.
     
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    If you're looking for in-depth professional development, the NSTA Learning Center offers webinars (both live and archived) that go through the NGSS.
     
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    I do not know if the "official' ones have been finalized yet, but what I saw of the unofficial ones have teachers teacher less content, but in a more in depth way. They have also included engineering standards which we are suppose to teach in our respective science subject classes. They also involve more critical thinking type activities.

    The new tests that will be used for these standards are all computer based and I believe require students to do things rather then memorize answers. For example, they might have to do research for a essay question or figure out how to develop a experiment to test a given hypothesis.

    I believe the unofficial standards are on the NSTA website like the other poster said, but it takes some digging to find them.
     
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    Are you in one of the 5 states that has officially adopted the NGSS? I would think your state will provide with what you need as you implement them.

    I don't know of any state, district, or school ready to implement.

    NOt even the NGSS website has much info yet: http://www.nextgenscience.org/implementation

    The Standards were finalized in April, you can read them here:
    http://www.nextgenscience.org/next-generation-science-standards

    You can order a copy here:
    http://www.nap.edu/NGSS/

    They won't be available until next month, so I wouldn't try to implement them for at least a year.

    My school is going to implement, but not for at least a year. We will spend next year looking at them and understanding them first.

    There are no tests or assessments for the NGSS. At this point each state will decide how and if they will assess.
    http://www.nextgenscience.org/frequently-asked-questions#4.4
     
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    Even with your state adopting the standards, there are different models for how to teach the standards, whether as an integrated course, following a traditional format, or a third option IIRC. The integrated model would be a challenge with our current materials. Check your state DOE website to see where they are at in adopting the NGSS.
     

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