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Next Generation Science: Bridge to the Future

Abstract: This conference paper is authored by Karen Meyers, Director, Regional Math and Science Center, Grand Valley State University. It is included in the 2013 Advancing the STEM Agenda Conference proceedings.

The Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) for Today’s Students and Tomorrow’s Workforce, developed over the past year through a collaborative, state-led process, were recently released. This paper will give a brief overview of the history and structure of the new standards. Attention is given to how the NGSS differ from previous standards and the implications of these differences for classroom instruction.

Keywords: STEM - Conference Proceedings - Science - 21st Century Skills

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