The Hall will be closed on November 1 for our Inspiring Young Minds Gala.

Hall Staff Presents a Webinar on National Research Council’s Framework for K-12 Science Education.

Craig Strang, Vanessa Lujan, and Lynn Barakos from the Lawrence Hall of Science presented a webinar that highlights approaches that will impact the implementation of science in every state and the development of a whole new set of standards in the near future.

The webinar is hosted by the Center on Instruction and can be viewed for free.

The National Research Council’s Framework, released July 19th, is the first step towards creating new standards in K-12 science education and represents an evolutionary step forward for science teaching and learning.

Approaches highlighted in the webinar include:

  • Strong alignment with the Common Core Language Arts Standards focused on disciplinary literacy,
  • The expansion of a broader set of science and engineering practices than described in previous standards and frameworks, and
  • An emphasis on a developmental approach that leads to deeper understanding of a few big ideas in science.