New Tool: How should districts and schools focus professional development when starting to implement NGSS?

Posted on December 01, 2014

You might find yourself being responsible for implementing the new vision for K-12 science education outlined in NGSS and the NRC Framework in your school or across your district. There are different implementation strategies you might consider. Dan Gallagher is the Science Program Manager for Seattle Public Schools. In this STEM Teaching Tool, he describes how he is working with his team, collaborators, and teachers from across the district to implement NGSS within this school system. This tool offers specific advice about where to focus professional development efforts, what to think about in the process, and how to coordinate the NGSS initiative with others that might be happening at the same time.