Science teachers and other across Maine are becoming familiar with “A Framework for K-12 Science Education,” the National Research Council publication that is serving as the basis for the Next Generation Science Standards.
Maine is one of 26 states taking the lead in developing the Next Generation Science Standards, a new set of shared academic standards that will define the science concepts and content students will need to learn to be successful in the workforce, economy and society of the coming decades.
A draft of the Next Generation Science Standards is expected in the coming months, and the public will have an opportunity to review and comment on the document.
Anita Bernhardt, the Maine Department of Education’s science and technology specialist, is keeping track of Next Generation Science Standards developments at her SciTech Framework Blog.
Keep reading the blog for information about how you can offer your feedback on the science standards and, now, you can follow her on Twitter @mdoeSTEM.