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Next Generation Science and  Engineering Standards


for Members

Next Generation Science and Engineering Standards

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

The New York Academy of Sciences

It's been fifteen years since the National Science Education Standards were implemented, and they're just about due for a major overhaul to address advances in scientific content, our understanding about how people learn, and major societal changes such as widespread adoption of the Internet, social media, and cell phone technology.

Join Achieve's Stephen Pruitt as he gives an overview of the Next Generation Science Education Standards, how they will be adopted across the profession, and how their implementation will shift teaching and learning in science classrooms.

Join us for a wine and cheese reception from 6:30 to 7:00 pm. This event is also available as a webinar.

Registration Pricing

Student / Postdoc / Fellow Member:$0
Student / Postdoc / Fellow Nonmember:$5

Presented by


Stephen Pruitt, PhD


Stephen Pruitt was named Vice President for Content, Research and Development for Achieve in November of 2010. He joined Achieve as the Director of Science in July of 2010. In addition to his new role, he will continue to lead the development of the Next Generation Science Standards.

Pruitt began his career as a high school chemistry teacher in Georgia, where he taught for 12 years. In addition, Stephen served as President of the Council of State Science Supervisors and a member of the writing team for the College Board's Standards for College Success Science Standards. Most recently, he served on the National Academy of Science's Committee on Conceptual Framework for New Science Education Standards, which is developing the framework for the Next Generation Science Education Standards.

A native Georgian, Pruitt earned a bachelor's degree in chemistry from North Georgia College and State University, a master's in science education from the University of West Georgia, and a doctorate of philosophy in chemistry education from Auburn University.

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