Initial Publication Date: August 24, 2016

Webinar: NSTA Resources for NGSS in the Earth and Space Sciences

September 8, 2016

1:00 PM Pacific | 2:00 PM Mountain | 3:00 PM Central | 4:00 PM Eastern

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Webinar Description

The Framework for K-12 Science Education and resultant Next Generation Science Standards are having an impact on pre-college science curricula nationwide, regardless of the adoption status of NGSS by individual state or local education agencies. The Earth & Space Science strands within these documents offer a comprehensive, longitudinal approach to Earth science curriculum development, but with them come several hurdles. The National Science Teachers Association (NSTA), as the national leader in science education, has developed a range of materials that are designed to at least lower these barriers, including those that support the development of NGSS-based curricula, the professional development and preparation of teachers of science K-12, assessment specifications, and building administrative support for implementation of NGSS-based instruction. This webinar will highlight the capabilities of the NSTA NGSS portal, NSTA print and e-book publications, and the NSTA Learning Center with respect to Earth & Space Science performance expectations. Pathways for the development of new materials to enhance NGSS-ESS offerings will also be discussed.


Eric Pyle, NSTA Preservice Teacher Preparation Division Director and James Madison University

Webinar Organizers:

Susan Sullivan (CIRES, U of Colorado) susan.sullivan at
Aida Awad (Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellow)
Edward Robeck (American Geosciences Institute)
John McDaris (National Association of Geoscience Teachers)

With the NGSS Earth and Space Science Working Group