Are you an IB teacher in the US and grappling with how to align the requirements of both the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) with your IB programme? We asked Dr Sudha Sunder from KDSL Global, to tell us about NGSS and the new resource for IB teachers that she produced in collaboration with several science educators and Achieve (the organization that drafted the NGSS) to help educators with implementation.
By Sudha Sunder
Essentially, the goals of the IB programmes and the NGSS are complementary. However, the NGSS, guided by the conceptual framework of the National Research council (NRC), have set new priorities for science education in IB World Schools in the United States, that are engaged in the dual implementation of the IB Diploma Programme (DP) and the NGSS. Educators in these schools are being called upon to ensure that their students are prepared to demonstrate proficiency in the NGSS performance indicators, while achieving the goals of the DP.
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