Initial Publication Date: January 5, 2017

Education for Sustainability with the Next Generation Science Standards

January 12, 2017
1:00 PM Pacific | 2:00 PM Mountain | 3:00 PM Central | 4:00 PM Eastern

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Education for Sustainability with the NGSS
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Webinar Description

The Next Generation Science Standards includes a significant focus on sustainability, through standards focused on human impacts on Earth Systems, climate change, natural hazards and natural resources. We will hear from three different sustainability-focused NGSS initiatives. Kathryn Baldwin will introduce the Education for Sustainability framework being used for teacher preparation in Washington State, Jerri Birkofer will describe use of NGSS within a place-based environmental justice module, and Ellen Metzger and Eugene Cordero will describe NGSS-aligned curriculum and professional development with the Green Ninja project.


Dr. Kathryn Baldwin, Eastern Washington University
Dr. Eugene Cordero, San Jose State University
Ms. Jerri Birkofer, Stewards Creek High School
Dr. Ellen Metzger, San Jose 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