Brian Reiser Gives Presentation on National Science Standards

Brian Reiser Gives Presentation on National Science Standards

Brian Reiser

At a symposium on May 10, professor Brian Reiser will present on the new science education framework and standards that aim to make big improvements in K-12 science teaching nationwide. The symposium takes place in Washington, DC.

Reiser was a member of the National Research Council committee that developed A Framework for K-12 Science Education. That framework identifies key scientific concepts and practices that all students should learn. Its goal is to ensure that by the end of high school all students have some appreciation of science, the ability to discuss and think critically about science-related issues, and the skills to pursue careers in science or engineering.

The symposium will also focus on the Next Generation Science Standards. The nonprofit educational organization Achieve is coordinating the development of these specific science standards based on the National Research Council’s framework. States may voluntarily adopt the standards to guide science education in public schools, replacing the standards created more than a decade ago.

The new framework and science standards will shape professional development, instruction and instructional materials.

At the May 10 symposium experts including Reiser will describe model professional development and specific ways instruction and materials must change. The symposium is designed for people who want the most current information on changes in science education and their implications.

The half-day symposium will take place from 8:30 a.m. to noon at the National Education Association, 16th Street NW, Washington, DC.

Along with Reiser, other presenters are Brett Moulding, a framework committee member and NGSS writing team member, and Stephen Pruitt, Achieve’s vice-president for content, research and development.

A free copy of A Framework for K-12 Science Education is available for download here.

By Marilyn Sherman
Last Modified: 5/1/12