ARLINGTON, Va.--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--With the release of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), NSTA has the resources you need to help you answer pressing questions about how the standards fit with your curriculum, instruction, and assessments. Author Rodger W. Bybee has written Translating the NGSS for Classroom Instruction to provide essential guidance for everyone from teachers to school administrators to district and state science coordinators.
As practical as it is timely, this book includes an introduction to NGSS; examples of the standards translated to classroom instruction in elementary, middle, and high school; and assistance in adapting current units of instruction to align with the standards.
Bybee notes that the success of the new standards depends greatly on teachers’ ability to give students opportunities to learn the science and engineering practices, crosscutting concepts, and disciplinary core ideas of the NGSS. Reading this book is an important first step toward addressing educators’ questions and concerns about how to provide those opportunities and implement the standards.
As an educator, now is the ideal time for you to prepare for NGSS by taking advantage of the rich professional development resources, publications, and online training available from the National Science Teachers Association. From outstanding books written by NGSS writers to free web seminars, and from conference sessions to short courses, NSTA's growing list of resources provides plenty of opportunities to begin learning about the NGSS.
You can browse sample pages of this new book for free at the NSTA Science Store website at www.nsta.org/store.
For additional information or to purchase Translating the NGSS for Classroom Instruction, visit the NSTA Science Store at www.nsta.org/store. To order by phone, call 800-277-5300 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET weekdays. The 194-page book is priced at $32.95 and discount-priced for NSTA members at $26.36. (Stock # PB331X, ISBN # 978-1-938946-01-1)
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