Getting started with the Next Generation Science Standards

October 10, 2016
Getting started with the Next Generation Science Standards Report

NGSS brings long-needed reforms to national and state K-12 science education standards, incorporating decades of new research on how students best learn science, and reflecting the many recent advances in knowledge made within the science disciplines.

The goal of this document is to help afterschool practitioners understand how NGSS’ content was developed and organized, a few challenges that schools and districts are facing, and the opportunities that NGSS provides to afterschool programs. We point to several resources that can help practitioners dig deeper into the standards and start planning how their next steps. Keep in mind that many education organizations are actively working to develop additional support resources and promising practices, both for school-day teachers and out-of-school time educators.

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