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Improving Dialogue between Scientists & Educators: Implications for NGSS

This event is being sponsored by The Rockefeller University Science Outreach Department, The Greater NYC Chapter of the Society for Neuroscience, and the Columbia University Neuroscience Outreach program.

Saturday, March 9, 2013 from 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM (EST)

New York, NY

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The United States is falling behind when it comes to science education.  The current standards on which K-12 science curricula is built is inconsistent across the states, and often very vague, leaving many teachers without the appropriate guidance.  To address these issues, many states, including NY, have joined forces to come up with a set of voluntary standards intended to significantly improve how science is presented and taught to students.  The Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), which are based on the National Research Council’s Framework for K-12 Education, will be ready for state adoption this winter.  Will scientists and educators be ready?  At this event, we will provide many opportunities to discuss the different facets of NGSS, as well as highlight innovative ways to bring science into the classroom.  The ultimate goal is to improve the dialogue between educators and scientists in order to help best prepare our future generations and improve science literacy in the US.

Keynote Address: Chris Emdin, Professor at Columbia University Teachers College and Director of Secondary School Initiatives at the Urban Science Education Center in NY.  

Panel Discussion: Makers, DIY, and Video Games: Self-directed learning in the NGSS classroom

Breakout Session 1: What will the NGSS Mean for Scientists?

Breakout Session 2: Teachers and Principals Update on the NGSS

Breaout Session 3: Teaching Critical Thinking Outside the Science Classroom

Speakers:

Chris Emdin, PhD, Columbia University's Teachers College

Marc David Barnhill, New York University

Martin Chalfie, PhD, Columbia University

Jennifer Childress, PhD, Acheive, Inc.

Sean Cusack, Learnosaurus, Inc.

Vikram Kapila, PhD, Polytechnic Institue of New York University

Denise McNamara, PhD, New York City Department of Education

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The Rockefeller University, Carson Family Auditorium
1230 York Ave
New York, NY 10065

Saturday, March 9, 2013 from 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM (EST)


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This event is being sponsored by The Rockefeller University Science Outreach Department, The Greater NYC Chapter of the Society for Neuroscience, and the Columbia University Neuroscience Outreach program.

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