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Next Generation Science Education Standards: A Conceptual Framework. Linda Jordan [email protected] Why this effort?. NSES and SFAA/Benchmarks are over 10 years old Much has been learned about science learning Rapid growth of knowledge in science

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Next generation science education standards a conceptual framework

Next Generation Science Education Standards: A Conceptual Framework

Linda Jordan

[email protected]


Why this effort

Why this effort?

NSES and SFAA/Benchmarks are over 10 years old

Much has been learned about science learning

Rapid growth of knowledge in science

Many calls/policy window open for change


Why a conceptual framework

Why a Conceptual Framework?

To provide intellectual guidance

Blend current understanding of teaching and learning with new developments in science

Decouple what is otherwise an enormously complex and challenging task (experience from last time)


Common core standards vs conceptual framework

“Common Core Standards” vs. Conceptual Framework

  • Different document grain size

  • Different authoring organizations

  • Different development process

  • Different feedback process

  • Different use


A framework based on research on learning and teaching

A Framework Based on Research on Learning and Teaching


Nrc study committee

NRC Study Committee

Highly respected scientists from multiple disciplines

Experts on science education

Experts on learning sciences

Experts on education systems and policy

Supported by 5 design teams


4 areas for design teams 1

4 areas for design teams +1

Physical sciences (Joseph Krajcik, UM)

Life sciences (Rodger Bybee, BSCS)

Earth and space sciences (Michael Wysession, WU at St. Louis)

Science in the designed world (Cary Sneider, Portland State U) (the other Portland)

Research and development for future revisions, needed research, etc.


Critical challenges

Critical Challenges

Reaching consensus on what is core, at the right level of detail, in each dimension

Defining these concepts appropriately at a variety of grades (learning progressions)

Showing some examples of performance expectations that honor all axes of the frame


Process principles

Process Principles

Transparency

Partnership (NRC, Achieve, NSTA, AAAS)

Broad involvement of stakeholders

Expert review


To date

To date

  • January 28-29, 2010

    • Open session on Opportunity Equation, NSES, Project 2061, NAEP 2009 science framework, AP science redesign, Taking Science to School/Learning Science in Informal Environments

  • March 4-6, 2010

    • Open session on learning progressions and the variability of student reasoning

  • April 22-23, 2010

    • Open session in planning stages


Nrc process

NRC - Process

  • Build on current initiatives and past experiences

  • Hold stakeholder meetings for informed input

  • Conduct study committee and design teams

  • Draft conceptual framework by early/mid summer 2010

  • Seek constituency feedback

  • Finalize draft in fall 2010


Achieve inc process

Achieve, Inc. - Process

  • Translation of conceptual framework into standards

  • Revision of draft standards based on public input

  • Independent review

  • NRC Study Committee check of fidelity of standards based on framework


Timeline of revision process

Timeline of Revision Process

  • Project Funded - Fall 2009

  • Conceptual Framework – Summer/Fall 2010

  • Science Standards – Dec. 2011


Ways to keep updated and get involved

Ways to keep updatedand get involved

BOSE website

http://nas.edu/BOSE


Tennessee science

TennesseeScience

Science Standards alignment and implementation for Race to the Top STEM Initiative

2010 Summer Workshops

Building Capacity with Standards-Based Tools: Using High Leverage Teaching Practices


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