Initial Publication Date: April 13, 2017

Achieve Resources and Tools for NGSS Implementation

September 14, 2017
1:00 PM Pacific | 2:00 PM Mountain | 3:00 PM Central | 4:00 PM Eastern

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Webinar Description

A thoughtful and effective implementation of the NGSS is overwhelming if you go it alone, but luckily there is a growing body of resources and tools that can help. This webinar will highlight the resources and tools on Achieve's website that can help you to use the implementation of the NGSS as a lever to support advancing science education for all students in your classroom, building, district, and region. Come find out about ideas and resources for planning implementation, bundling standards, mapping middle school and high school grade-banded standards; see examples of classroom sample student tasks, parent guides and other resources to connect with your community; and get a feel for the variety of tools for evaluating how well instructional resources are designed for the NGSS--everything from an informal look at a lesson to a formal evaluation of full instructional materials programs.

Download the Webinar Slides (Acrobat (PDF) 2.9MB Sep14 17) or view the Presi online.


Matt Krehbiel, Achieve, Inc.
Matt Krehbiel joined Achieve, Inc., in October 2015 as Associate Director, Science, and his work there focuses on science instructional materials and supporting implementation of the NGSS. He previously served as the state science supervisor in the Kansas State Department of Education, leading Kansas' participation as a lead state in developing the Next Generation Science Standards. In this role, he coordinated the work of the Kansas science standards committee. He also coordinated the state-wide effort to use the implementation of these standards as an opportunity to advance science education for all students. Mr. Krehbiel also served on the Board and later as President of the Council of State Science Supervisors, an organization that serves to coordinate and support efforts of the state science supervisors of all states. He is also a member of the Board on Science Education for the National Research Council and, in that role, was on the committee that wrote the Guide to Implementing the Next Generation Science Standards. Mr. Krehbiel began his career in science education as a high school science teacher in Kansas, where he taught a wide range of high school science courses over ten years. He earned his B.A. in biology and natural sciences and his secondary teacher certification in general science, biology, and physics from Bethel College. He earned his M.S. in curriculum and instruction with a focus in science education from Kansas State University.

Webinar Organizers:

Susan Sullivan (CIRES, U of Colorado) susan.sullivan at
Aida Awad (Maine East High School, Park Ridge, IL)
Edward Robeck (American Geosciences Institute)
John McDaris (National Association of Geoscience Teachers)

With the NGSS Earth and Space Science Working Group

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