Does Wisconsin use Next Generation Science Standards?
Districts have the option to use the Wisconsin Standards for Science (WSS), the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) on which they were based (video detailing the similarities and differences), or other locally determined standards.
Does Wisconsin follow common core standards?
On June 2, 2010, I formally adopted the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics and English Language Arts, including the Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and the Technical Subjects for Wisconsin.
What is the content of the science curriculum?
The curriculum content is composed of four strands: Living Things, Materials, Energy and Forces, and Environmental Awareness and Care. These strands, which are subdivided into strand units, outline the concepts and ideas to be explored by children as they work scientifically, and are involved in designing and making.
What states use the Next Generation Science Standards?
Over 40 states have shown interest in the standards, and as of November 2017, 19 states, along with the District of Columbia (D.C.), have adopted the standards: Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico.
How does a 21st century science classroom look like?
A 21st century classroom incorporates modern technology into lessons to enhance students’ learning and prepare them for a future in our tech-driven world. 21st century classrooms dive extensively into STEM topics, but also apply technology throughout all disciplines.
Who uses Next Generation Science Standards?
How are the next generation standards different?
An Overview of Next Generation Learning Standards With input from 130 educators and parents, Next Generation Learning Standards offer revisions, deletions, and additions to previous standards. The changes aim to improve clarity, reduce repetition, and ensure standards align appropriately with grade levels.