The National Science Teachers Association has assembled a wealth of FREE resources to help us understand both the Framework for K-12 Science Education and the Next Generation Science Standards. The resources include articles and webinars on specific Practices of Science and Engineering, Crosscutting Concepts, and Disciplinary Core Ideas. You can see the list of resources HERE.
I took the NSTA resources and organized them on a one-page document (Word and PDF) with embedded hyperlinks that could be used by teachers, administrators, district office personel to build understanding of the Framework and the NGSS. The one-pager also promotes a learning progression of starting with the Framework and then moving to the Three Dimensions of the Framework before diving into the actual standards. I hope this is helpful- please share.
1 pager NGSS Awareness Word Doc