External Resources

External Resources

There are several resources and projects that are focused on building capacity in your state.

Print Materials

  1. EDI/Achieve: Next Generation Science Standards: Adoption and Implementation workbook: http://achieve.org/publications/ngss-adoption-and-implementation-workbook
  2. NGA- Realizing the Potential: How Governors can lead effective implementation of the CCSS; http://www.nga.org/files/live/sites/NGA/files/pdf/1110CCSSIIMPLEMENTATIONGUIDE.PDF
  3. NGA Center for Best Practices: Promoting STEM Education: A Communications Toolkit. http://www.nga.org/files/live/sites/NGA/files/pdf/0804STEMTOOLKIT.PDF
  4. The Center on Education and the Workforce; STEM Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) occupations are critical to our continued economic competitiveness.  This report looks at STEM workers and how they compete in the global economy.  http://cew.georgetown.edu/stem/
  5. Achieve content resources; Why NGSS? All Standards, All Students: College and Career Ready,and Connections to CCSS-Mathematics: http://www.nextgenscience.org/next-generation-science-standards

 Other Materials

  1. NGSS Talking points. General ones, reactive ones and in conjunction with the Fordham Institute report. Email francise@nsabe.org for more information.
  2. A letter of support for the Next Generation Science Standards from the business community. This is located on the Next Generation Science Standards web site.


The NGSS overview video. This video would be useful to introducing the NGSS to audiences that are not familiar with them.

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 Organizations and web sites

NASBE resource for state board members: What does a NGSS standard look like?
This web site walks through a NGSS standard. There are some videos that illustrate what aspects of the standard might look like in a classroom.

Building Capacity For State Science Education (BCSSE)
A project of the Council of State Science Supervisors designed to provide sustained professional development for state science supervisors to gain fluency and utility with the NRC Framework, create communication tools to disseminate key messages from the Framework to multiple state-based audiences, and develop a state-based strategic plan for work with the Framework and dissemination and adoption of NGSS.

Common Core State Standards (CCSS)
The Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects are the culmination of an extended, broad-based effort to fulfill the charge issued by the states to create the next generation of K–12 standards in order to help ensure that all students are college and career ready in literacy no later than the end of high school.

Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)
The NGSS is a collaborative, state-led process managed by Achieve to develop K–12 science standards. They are rich in content and practice, arranged in a coherent manner across the science disciplines and grades to provide all students an internationally benchmarked science education. The NGSS is based on the Framework for K–12 Science Education developed by the National Research Council.

A Next Generation Science Exemplar System Prototype (NGSx) Professional Development
This is a project that will produce, pilot and evaluate a prototype web-based platform designed to help teachers better understand the incorporation of practices into the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).

The National Science Teachers Association: NGSS@NSTA
This web site has educational resources for teachers and professional developers.


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