Phase I

A Framework for K-12 Science Education

 

The Framework was released by the National Research Council in July 2011.  It provides a sound, evidence-based foundation for standards by drawing on current scientific research—including research on the ways students learn science effectively—and identifies the science all K–12 students should know. It casts a vision for education that will have a significant impact on the future of science education in the United States. This document is the foundation for the development of the Next Generation Science Standards.  The framework is also designed to be useful for curriculum and assessment designers, teacher educators, and others who work in K-12 science education.

Framework Background
The Framework provides a sound, evidence-based foundation for standards by drawing on current scientific research—including research on the ways students learn science effectively—and identifies the science all K–12 students should know. It casts a vision for education that will have a significant impact on the future of science education in the United States.  It was developed by the National Research Council, the staffing arm of the National Academies of Sciences, as an update to past science standards efforts. This document is the foundation for the development of the Next Generation Science Standards.
 

A Framework for K-12 Science Education

                  K-12 Framework for Science Education  

 

 
Public Draft Announcement
           

THE SECOND PUBLIC DRAFT!

The second complete public draft of the Next Generation Science Standards is AVAILABLE FOR FEEDBACK UNTIL JANUARY 29, 2013! 

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K-12 Framework
to NGSS Webinar Series

 

Next Generation Science Standards

 K-12 Framework and NGSS Primer

 
 
This webinar series is aimed at supporting Kansas science educators as they begin to make the transition to the Kansas College and Career Ready Standards for Science.  An essential component of making this transition is understanding the vision of K-12 Framework for Science Education that was the foundation for building these standards.  This webinar series covers the high points of this vision and the structure of both the Framework and the NGSS.  On June 11, 2013, the NGSS were adopted in Kansas as the Kansas College and Career Ready Standards for Science.
 

                    

 A Framework K-12 for Science Education-- This document casts a grand vision for science education that is fundamentally rooted in the research about how students learn science and it laid the foundation for our Kansas Standards for Science.  Understanding the vision of this document is essential to effective implementation of the new standards.  This sounds simple enough, but at 400+ pages, you'll want to make sure you set aside a few minutes.  A thorough reading of the Framework is a great activity for professional learning communities (PLCs).                    
 
  • OK, now that you've got the big picture, dig deeper and engage the complete Framework--need more motivation and support to bite off the full Framework? use this NSTA Study Guide (free download) and read the Framework with a group.
Framework for K-12 Science Education resources: 
       
--Webinar Series: K-12 Framework to NGSS
this webinar series offers sessions on:
 
 --More Framework Resources
  • Bozeman Science: Next Generation Science Standards --This YouTube video series of short videos will walk you  through each of the three dimensions of the Framework document in detail.  It's a great reference as you work through the Framework.

  • Framework Wordles--zip file of "word cloud" images (3.4 MB) give a visual snapshot of sections of the framework document as conversation starters for learning about the Framework.

  • Framework Webinars
    • National Academies Webinars
    • NSTA webinar on the Framework
    • NSTA webinar series on the practices in the Framework--

      A series of free web seminars and archived webinars (Sep-Dec 2012)on the practices described in the Framework. Each web seminar focuses on a particular practice outlined in the Framework and will provide information on the key elements of the practice; how the practice is part of the broader set of practices that work together (and how no practice is taught in isolation); how the practice can be used in combination with disciplinary core ideas and crosscutting concepts to form performance expectations; and what the use of the practice really looks like in the classroom.                    

           
           
Contact Information

 


Stephen King
STEM Program Manger K-12   
sking@ksde.org
785-296-7285
 

Meg Richard
STEM Program Manger K-12
mrichard@ksde.org
785-296-8108

Michelle Irvine
Senior Administrative Assistant
mirvine@ksde.org
785-296-2078

 


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