The website, www.nextgenscience.org, was recently updated based on multiple rounds of feedback from teachers, administrators, district and state leaders, and other NGSS advocates. Some webpages have been redesigned to provide clearer navigation for site users to search the standards and locate available resources.
Homepage Updates: Information has been reorganized and three new headers have been created to anchor the homepage. The new headers clarify user pathways to important information about the standards, science instruction and assessment, and NGSS communications and implementation planning. Click here for more details.
Examples of Quality NGSS Design: This section highlights instructional materials that have been evaluated by the EQuIP Peer Review Panel for Science and designated as quality examples of lessons and units designed for the NGSS. The redesigned layout enables users to sort the small but growing set of example lessons and units by grade, type, science domain, and rating. Users can also provide feedback on, or ask questions about, the posted materials then easily share them with others on social media. Click here for more details.
Searching the Standards: A search function tutorial has been developed to help users understand where to find the standards and how to dive deeper into the student performance expectations. Click here for more details.
These updates have been thoughtfully and seamlessly integrated into the existing site layout to ease users' transition to the new features. Site users should find it easier and more intuitive to locate resources that support professional learning and/or implementation planning.