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Sunday, August 3 • 2:00pm - 5:00pm
S6: Impact of the Next Generation Science Standards on K-20 Chemical Education

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The implementation of the Next Generation Science Standards should lead to a major shift in how science in general, and chemistry in particular, is experienced and learned by students. While the NGSS are K-12 standards, their impact will also be felt in higher education. Once students have developed deep, integrated scientific knowledge through their K-12 education, they may reasonably expect that their college courses will be an extension of the disciplinary core ideas, crosscutting concepts, and practices with which they have become familiar. Traditional lecture-based college chemistry courses with decontextualized laboratories likely won’t be adequate to meet their needs. As such, the NGSS are a call for ALL chemistry educators to carefully consider their classroom and laboratory practices. In this symposium, we will start to consider how the NGSS will impact K-20 classrooms and how we as a community can support each other in implementing this new vision of chemistry education.

Presider: Amy Flangan Johnson and Oluwatobi Odeleye, Eastern Michigan University and South Dakota State University

Related Papers

Introduction (2:00 pm to 2:05 pm)
P35: Iowa chemistry teachers' perceptions of NGSS and their professional development needs in light of a looming adoption of NGSS (2:05 pm to 2:25 pm)
P36: Teachers' perceptions about a NGSS-inspired lesson (2:25 pm to 2:45 pm)
P37: American Chemical Society education resources and NGSS (2:45 pm to 3:05 pm)
P38: Identifying classroom resources that align with the Next Generation Science Standards (3:05 pm to 3:25 pm)
Break (3:25 pm to 3:40 pm)
P39: NGSS in middle school: Causal thinking about molecules and matter (3:40 pm to 4:00 pm)
Panel (4:00 pm to 4:20 pm)


Amy Flanagan Johnson

Eastern Michigan University

Sunday August 3, 2014 2:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
MAK B1112