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How the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) Change Science Teaching and Learning

I wish I learned science this way! Join in to understand how the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) is changing classrooms. We will explore the shifts and engaging practices that support student sensemaking in science.


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Jill Grace

Jill Grace is the director of WestEd’s K-12 Alliance and directs the design and coordination of programs for science educators throughout all levels of the education system. She supports school systems across states to help advance science education, implementation of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), the development and implementation of educator leadership programs, and has expertise in curriculum and instructional practices that establish equitable access for all students to high-quality science teaching and learning. Part of her work involves representing California on the Steering Committee for OpenSciEd, providing input into the development of the professional learning and instructional materials and overseeing the California Field Test. She has served as the professional learning and technical assistance provider for programs including the CA NGSS K-8 Early Implementation Initiative and was involved in the development of NextGen TIME (Toolkit for Instructional Materials Evaluation). She is a Co-PI on the National Science Foundation Funded project, Empowering Changemakers: Urban Biodiversity Initiative for Teachers and Youth to design, develop, and test a research-based professional learning (PL) approach that will ensure that teachers, and ultimately their students, have the knowledge to act in a way that promotes zero net loss of biodiversity in their communities.

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