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 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.