Topic: "The NRC Framework for K-12 Science Education"
Welcome to the discussion
posted by: Heidi Schweingruber on 9/15/2011 1:17 pm
If you missed the webinar you are still invited to take part. Please watch the webinar recording that will be made available.
We look forward to a rich dialogue,
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posted by: Brian Drayton on 9/15/2011 6:10 pm
posted by: Heidi Schweingruber on 9/19/2011 11:33 am
I'm glad you enjoyed the webiner. It's great to be able to interact with the MSP community. One of the crosscutting concepts is "Systems and Systems Models". Does the description of this concept not include what you would consider to be "systems thinking"? I'm wondering what is missing there that you would have expected to see.
K-12 teacher input on standards; and validation methods
posted by: Brian Drayton on 9/19/2011 8:16 am
One question that arose during the webinar, which might bear more discussion, is the amount of input to the standards from K-12 teachers. It was noted that the panel wasn't strong on such people. In my mind, this relates to another question which is, how are the standards' value to be assessed? If I were publishing a physics text book, I would expect to field test it fairly extensively, especially if it included novel content or pedagogy. How about the standards?
K-12 teacher input on standards
posted by: Heidi Schweingruber on 9/19/2011 11:38 am
I think it's important to bear in mind that that the framework is NOT the standards. In fact, there are a substantial number of classroom teachers who are included in the teams developing the standards. That said, the committee who developed the framework included 4 members with extensive experience as classroom teachers at various levels in K-12, though they are not currently in the classroom.
To the question of field testing/validating the standards, that is an excellent question to raise with Stephen Pruitt when he gives the webinar on the Next Generation Science Standards on Sept. 27th. My understanding is that the collaboration with states is designed to provide exactly this kind of opportunity for field testing. However, Stephen will be able to provide the details.
Integration Efforts and Projects
posted by: Betsy Stefany on 9/20/2011 3:27 pm
I'd like to hear about emerging integration strategies...and more from others who are designing methods to involve teachers in the changes structured by the frameworks.
Project Manager, MSP(NHDOE) STEM Literacy Community of Practice
Moving beyond K-12
posted by: Nancy Shapiro on 9/24/2011 2:06 pm