PostedTuesday, August 21, 2018 at 11:09 AM
Have questions about the Next Generation Science Standards? Learn about the NGSS and the Framework for K–12 Science Education which they are based on, learn how engineering fits in, plus get tips on implementation in this Video Conversation with Ted Willard, Program Director at the NSTA (National Science Teachers Association.) Ted will be joined by veteran science teacher and STEM coach, Rachael Manzer.
Ted is the Program Director of NGSS@NSTA. During the development of the Next Generation Science Standards, he oversaw NSTA's feedback and now coordinates NSTA's efforts to support teachers in implementation of NGSS. Prior to joining NSTA in 2012, Ted spent a dozen years at AAAS Project 2061. There he was responsible for the development of the growth-of-understanding maps published in Atlas of Science Literacy, Volume 2. Ted also was involved in many other areas of Project 2061's efforts towards standards-based education reform including science education research, curriculum resources development, assessment development, and teacher professional development. He began his professional life as a high school physics teacher.
Rachael is the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Coordinator afor the Winchester Public School District in Connecticut and works with both teachers and students to integrate STEM activities in aerospace, robotics, and engineering design challenges in the classroom. She is also an NSTA NGSS curator and speaks about her experience with STEM education. Rachael has been a Distance Learning Education Specialist for NASA at the Langley Research Center in Virginia.
More information on LinkEngineering's Video Conversation Series, which provides free online professional development, is available elsewhere on this site.