ESIP and the Next Generation Science Standards: Opportunities for Improving Science Education and New Markets
The Next Generation Science Standards have recently been released by Achieve, Inc. These standards are a major step forward for Earth and space science education nationally, significantly increasing the prominence of our discipline in the K-12 setting. Furthermore, the standards identify specific performance expectations of students in key subject areas relevant to ESIP, as well as in demonstrating scientific process and engineering practice skills. Given the technical expertise of the ESIP community, the standards provide an opportunity for the ESIP community to engage in a new way in support of K-12 STEM education - providing access to data and analysis tools adapted for the middle and high school levels. This session will share information about the standards, and highlight ways in which the ESIP community can become engaged, leveraging existing programs and resources in new ways to support this exciting new national initiative.
- Overview of Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and Opportunity for ESIP - Roberta Johnson
- ESIP Data Sets and Tools Relevant to NGSS - Bob Downs, David Meyer
- Examples of Using Earth Science Data for K-12 Classroom Applications - Tamara Ledley
- Questions and Discussion