Initial Publication Date: January 26, 2017

NGSS Curriculum Development: Lessons Learned from the Mi-STAR Program

February 9, 2017
1:00 PM Pacific | 2:00 PM Mountain | 3:00 PM Central | 4:00 PM Eastern

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Webinar Description

Designing curriculum and assessment materials aligned with the NGSS takes a great deal of work and expertise, and also offers a great opportunity for learning. This webinar will describe a statewide project to develop an NGSS-aligned integrated middle school science curriculum, called Mi-STAR. Though the Mi-STAR project is designing materials to support NGSS implementation in Michigan, the lessons learned regarding curriculum design, political considerations, and project management will provide insights applicable to many other locations and projects where similar work is being done.


Jackie Huntoon and Doug Oppliger, Michigan Technological University
Ed Robeck and Matt Hoover, American Geosciences Institute

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