Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Downloadable version of NGSS

The National Academies Press

Next Generation Science Standards: For States, By States
Since its release in 2013, the print edition of Next Generation Science Standards: For States, By States has been used by tens of thousands of educators and curriculum planners in school districts across the country. 

Today, it was announced that you can download a PDF of the complete book – containing all the official standards, connections, and appendixes – as a complement to the print edition. Furthermore,
as with thousands of other publications on, this one's on the house.

If you haven't taken a close look at Next Generation Science Standards: For States, By States yet, we hope you'll use this opportunity to visit our website and download it for free. If you like the reader-friendly, full-color format and design, and if you think you'd enjoy having a spiral-bound hard copy for your desk as well, use discount code NGSS14 to buy it at 25% off the list price with our compliments.
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Next Generation Science Standards: For States, By States
$49.95 $37.46
Next Generation Science Standards identifies the science all K-12 students should know. These new standards are based on the National Research Council's A Framework for K-12 Science Education. The National Research Council, the National Science Teachers Association, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and Achieve have partnered to create standards through a collaborative state-led process. The standards are rich in content and practice and arranged in a coherent manner across disciplines and grades to provide all students an internationally ...

A Framework for K-12 Science Education: Practices, Crosscutting Concepts, and Core Ideas
$39.95 $29.96
Science, engineering, and technology permeate nearly every facet of modern life and hold the key to solving many of humanity's most pressing current and future challenges. The United States' position in the global economy is declining, in part because U.S. workers lack fundamental knowledge in these fields. To address the critical issues of U.S. competitiveness and to better prepare the workforce, A Framework for K-12 Science Education proposes a new approach to K-12 science education that will capture students' interest and provide them with the necessary foundational knowledge ...

Developing Assessments for the Next Generation Science Standards
$49.95 $37.46
Assessments, understood as tools for tracking what and how well students have learned, play a critical role in the classroom.Developing Assessments for the Next Generation Science Standards develops an approach to science assessment to meet the vision of science education for the future as it has been elaborated in A Framework for K-12 Science Education (Framework) and Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). These documents are brand new and the changes they call for are barely under way, but the new assessments will be needed as soon as states and districts begin the ...

Literacy for Science: Exploring the Intersection of the Next Generation Science Standards and Common Core for ELA Standards: A Workshop Summary
$40.00 $30.00
The recent movement in K-12 education toward common standards in key subjects represents an unprecedented opportunity for improving learning outcomes for all students. These standards initiatives - the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts and Mathematics (CCSS) and the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) - are informed by research on learning and teaching and a decade of standards-based education reform. While the standards have been developed separately in English/Language Arts and Science, there are areas where the standards intersect directly. One such area of ...

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