Rhode Island Science and Technology Advisory Council (STAC)

Making Innovation Central to Rhode Island's Future Gina M. Raimondo, Governor

Upcoming Webinar: New Framework for K-12 Science Education

Published on March 28, 2012

The recently released "Framework for K-12 Science Education: Practices, Crosscutting Concepts, and Core Ideas" identifies the key scientific ideas and practices all students should learn by the end of high school.

Please join Heidi Schweingruber and Thomas Keller, co-directors of the Framework project, to learn how the Framework was developed and how it will impact the way science is taught in K-12 classrooms. You will also have an opportunity to ask questions of the presenters.

Date: April 17, 2012
Time: 2:30 - 4:00 p.m.

The overarching goal of the framework is to ensure that by the end of 12th grade, all students have some appreciation of the beauty and wonder of science, the capacity to discuss and think critically about science-related issues, and the skills to pursue careers in science or engineering if they want to do so -- outcomes that existing educational approaches are ill-equipped to achieve.

The framework will serve as the foundation for new K-12 science education standards, which are currently being developed by a group of 26 states coordinated by the nonprofit group Achieve. The framework is also designed to be used by curriculum and assessment developers, teacher educators, and others in K-12 science education.


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