Summer Is a Great Time for NGSS Professional Development!

This summer NSTA is offering a brand-new virtual conference and a fresh series of web seminars to help you hit the ground running with NGSS implementation strategies in September. Visit the NSTA Resources page for more information.

Virtual Conference

Don’t miss our next virtual conference Connecting Literacy and Science With NGSS and Common Core, on Wednesday, August 6, 2014. This informative and highly interactive daylong experience will enable you to further your understanding of the NGSS, learn to make better use of the science-literacy connection in your instruction, and collaborate with colleagues around the country. Register today!

Web Seminars

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Date: Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Time: 3:30–5:00 p.m. EST

The Nature of Science in NGSS

Date: Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Time: 3:30–5:00 p.m. EST

Evaluating Resources for NGSS: The EQuIP Rubric

Date: Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Time: 3:30–5:00 p.m. EST

Adoption Update

Congratulations, New Jersey! Voting to adopt the Next Generation Science Standards, the state joins 11 others and the District of Columbia.

“New Jersey historically has adopted curriculum standards that establish a high bar for student learning. Today’s re-adoption of six content areas and the adoption of the Next Generation Science Standards maintain the state’s commitment to providing schools with curriculum frameworks that convey higher-level skills and advanced learning,” said State Board President Mark W. Biedron. “The Next Generation Science Standards will enable schools to take science to the next level and to challenge and inspire students to embrace scientific inquiry both in and out of the classroom.”

To read the full press release, click here.

States That Have Officially Adopted NGSS

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  • Kentucky
  • Kansas
  • Maryland
  • Vermont
  • California
  • Delaware
  • Washington
  • District of Columbia
  • Nevada
  • Oregon
  • Illinois
  • New Jersey

(last updated July 9, 2014)