Next Generation Science Standards and Environmental Education Webinar

From National Wildlife Federation:  

We invite you to join us in an open conversation about the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and the opportunity these standards present for advancing the field of environmental education. 

The NGSS represent an unprecedented opportunity for the environmental and sustainability education community. They promise to dramatically change the focus and process of k-12 science education in the United States. The good news is that NGSS is strong on environmental content, much stronger than what is being taught now in the vast majority of schools throughout the nation. However, it is not a given that the transition to the new standards will occur widely and quickly. The extent to which the EE community can help those states seeking to implement the NGSS to do so quickly and effectively will help determine the degree of penetration of both NGSS - and its associated EE content - into the nation's classrooms.

As a service to the EE community, we have organized a webinar for Monday, March 17 from 2 to 4 pm EST which will help to better inform us about the development of the standards, their relevance to environmental education, and the challenges involved in implementation. The webinar will feature Dr. Juliana Texley, President-elect of National Science Teachers Association and Dr. Stephen Pruitt of ACHIEVE, both organizations that were instrumental in the development of NGSS, Gilda Wheeler of the Washington State Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction who represents one of the first stages to adopt the NGSS, and Dr. Gerald Lieberman of SEER who has explored in depth how NGSS and EE can support each other.

We hope that you can join us online on March 17RSVP online and you will be sent login information in advance of the webinar.  Please feel free to pass this invitation on to anyone who might be interested.

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