Let NSTA ease the transition to the Next Generation Science Standards. NSTA helps science educators build understanding of the NGSS and provides a pathway for incorporating the new standards into classroom instruction. From outstanding books to FREE web seminars, and from conference sessions to online short courses, NSTA’s rich professional development resources offer plenty of opportunities to begin your professional learning around NGSS today.

EQuIP Rubric

Newly released! Achieve, in collaboration with NSTA, has released the Educators Evaluating the Quality of Instructional Products (EQuIP) Rubric for Lessons & Units: Science. The rubric is an effective tool that enables teachers and administrators, in teams or individually, to measure not only how closely instructional materials align to the Next Generation Science Standards, but also the overall quality of the materials.

NSTA has formed a group of 55 curators who are using the rubric to identify resources that support the standards. These resources will be available in Summer 2014.

Books

NSTA is your complete source for credible and timely publications on NGSS. Purchase your own print copies of the NGSS and A Framework for K-12 Science Education, as well as these must-have resources from NSTA Press:

Translating the NGSS for Classroom InstructionScience for the Next GenerationNSTA Reader's Guide to the NGSSNGSSNSTA Reader's Guide to a FrameworkFramework for K-12 Science Education

Web Seminars

Increase your understanding of the standards and learn how to implement NGSS in the classroom with the popular NGSS@NSTA web seminar series.

The full archive of past programs can be accessed for free.

Journal Articles

Gain a better understanding of NGSS with help from NSTA’s growing collection of journal articles authored by NGSS lead writers and others. Articles examine the practices, crosscutting concepts, connections to common core, and more.

NSTA Reports

NGSS App

NGSSApp2NSTA is excited to announce a free app for the Next Generation Science Standards, in partnership with Mastery Connect.

You can download the Next Generation Science Standards app by searching “MasteryConnect” or “Next Generation Science Standards” in your app store or by visiting the iOS Store,  Android Marketplace, or Windows Store.

The Next Generation Science Standards app gives you multiple ways to view the standards, including DCI and Topic arrangements, and also includes convenient search functionality. The app also makes referencing standards in the Common Core simple by providing linkage between the NGSS app and MasteryConnect’s Common Core app.

Handouts

Great as a reference on your bulletin board, to share with colleagues during professional learning sessions, or for presentations, these supporting documents come in handy!

  • Three Dimensions of NGSS (Color | B&W)
  • Inside the NGSS Box Diagram (Color | B&W)

Matrices

Venn Diagrams (Developed by Understanding Language at Stanford University)

NSTA Position Statement on Next Generation Science Standards

In a position statement released today, NSTA makes a series of recommendations for science education stakeholders to ensure the successful implementation of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and transform K–12 STEM education. The statement expresses NSTA’s strong endorsement for the NGSS and calls on states to adopt the new standards. It also outlines the steps needed to ensure that all students have the skills and knowledge required for college and STEM careers and to be well-informed citizens.

Read the press release here.

Read the position statement here.