I just heard that the long-awaited Framework for K-12 Science Education Standards will be released at 1:00 pm EDT on Tuesday, July 19, 2011. Here is some wording from an email that was forwarded to me.
The National Research Council is pleased to announce the release of a report that presents a new framework for K-12 science education, identifying the key concepts and practices that all students should learn. The framework offers a new vision for K-12 education in science and engineering, and embodies a significant shift in how these subjects are viewed and taught.The framework will serve as the basis for new science education standards. It will also inform the work of curriculum and assessment developers, researchers, teacher educators, and others.The framework will be released at a public briefing starting at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, July 19. Briefing participants will include:
- Helen Quinn, chair of the committee that wrote the report and professor of physics, Stanford Linear Accelerator Center
- Brett Moulding, committee member and director, Partnership for Effective Science Teaching and Learning
- Brian Reiser, committee member and professor of learning sciences, School of Education and Social Policy, Northwestern University
You can see the framework online at national-academies.org at 1:00 pm EDT July 19, 2011.