These are turbulent times for science education. “Science denial” and misinformation, political controversy, and equity issues bedevil the field at a time when scientific solutions are urgently needed to contain COVID-19 and stave off climate change. This online event focuses on how to handle science controversy in the classroom and ways to make science relevant for students of color, who often don’t see themselves reflected in the world of science.
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Welcome and Introduction
Panel discussion: Toward Real, Reasoned, and Relevant Science Learning
Industry Perspective: Harnessing the Power of NGSS-Aligned Science Assessment To Create the STEM Leaders of Tomorrow
The Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) elaborate what skills students need to acquire new knowledge. Assessments of the NGSS can play an important role in evaluating how well students are developing those skills. In this session, Chris Lazzaro of New Meridian will discuss how NGSS-aligned assessments need to evolve to model the dimensions of the standards and skills our nation’s future scientists and engineers will need to succeed in their education and careers.