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Improving Dialogue between Scientists & Educators: Implications for NGSS

Improving Dialogue between Scientists & Educators: Implications for NGSS

Saturday, March 9, 2013

The Rockefeller University, Greenberg Auditorium — New York City

The United States is falling behind when it comes to science education. The current standards on which K–12 science curricula is built is inconsistent across the states, and often very vague, leaving many teachers without the appropriate guidance. To address these issues, many states, including NY, have joined forces to come up with a set of voluntary standards intended to significantly improve how science is presented and taught to students. The Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), which are based on the National Research Council's Framework for K-12 Education, will be ready for state adoption this winter. Will scientists and educators be ready? At this event, we will provide many opportunities to discuss the different facets of NGSS, as well as highlight innovative ways to bring science into the classroom. The ultimate goal is to improve the dialogue between educators and scientists in order to help best prepare our future generations and improve science literacy in the US.

Keynote Address:Chris Emdin, Professor at Columbia University Teachers College and Director of Secondary School Initiatives at the Urban Science Education Center in NY
Panel Discussion:Makers, DIY, and Video Games: Self-directed learning in the NGSS Classroom
Breakout Session 1:What will the NGSS Mean for Scientists?
Breakout Session 2:Teachers and Principals Update on the NGSS
Breakout Session 3:Teaching Critical Thinking Outside the Science Classroom

*Reception to follow.

Keynote Speaker

Chris Emdin, PhD

Teachers College Columbia University


Marc David Barnhill

New York University

Martin Chalfie, PhD

Columbia University

Jennifer Childress, PhD

Achieve, Inc.

Sean Cusack

Learnosaurus, Inc.

Vikram Kapila, PhD

Polytechnic Institute of New York University

Denise McNamara, PhD

New York City Department of Education

Registration Pricing

The meeting is free, but registration is required.

Travel & Lodging

Our Location

The Rockefeller University

Greenberg Auditorium
1230 York Avenue (at East 66th Street)
New York, NY 10065

Directions to the Rockefeller University