I felt it was important this month to focus my blog on what is currently happening in NYS with the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). A draft Statewide Strategic Plan for Science has been collaboratively developed by the New York State Education Department, members of the Science Content Advisory Panel, the Statewide Leadership Team (Science), and representatives of the NYS Science Education Consortium to guide a comprehensive approach toward improving P-12 science education statewide, while specifically addressing a mission and vision that incorporate six critical components simultaneously – Standards, Curriculum, Professional Development to Enhance Instruction, Assessment, Materials and Resource Support, and Administrative and Community Support.
During its October 2014 meeting, the New York State Board of Regents directed Department staff to post the Statewide Strategic Plan for Science for public review and comment. The Regents item related to the Statewide Strategic Plan for Science may be accessed online here.
A survey to collect feedback regarding the Statewide Strategic Plan for Science is available at here. Please review the Statewide Strategic Plan for Science by viewing this pdf. The survey will be available until December 3, 2014. Please take the time to participate in this survey. It is very important for the future of Science Education in our state!