OVERVIEW: Carnegie Corporation of New York recently released a report titled- Instructional Materials and Implementation of Next Generation Science Standards: Demand, Supply, and Strategic Opportunities. This report outlines current challenges and opportunities as schools and districts wrestle with identifying high quality NGSS materials when options are lacking.
PURPOSE: The brief report (only 11 pages) provides the following in a clear and concise way:
- Overview of current conditions regarding NGSS instructional materials
- Examine NGSS Innovations and how they relate to instructional materials
- A brief roadmap for the future
- Outlines Big Themes to remember when implementing NGSS
As many school districts in NGSS adopted states move forward to examine instructional materials- this is a solid resource for guiding our planning and awareness of the current state of NGSS materials.
AUDIENCE: District curriculum leaders; publishing companies; informal science providers; teacher leaders; administrators; preservice science teacher educators