Last summer the National Research Council (NRC) of the National Academies released A Framework for K-12 Science Education: Practices, Crosscutting Concepts, and Core Ideas, which describes a vision for science education and three dimensions critical to that vision. In a webinar scheduled for Tuesday, February 21, 2012, from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. EST, a National Academies’ panel will explore the framework and dimensions — especially the scientific and engineering practices — and discuss how they can be integrated into the education of new teachers and professional development for current teachers.
- Brian Reiser, member of the committee that developed the framework, and professor of learning sciences, School of Education and Social Policy, Northwestern University
- Heidi Schweingruber, co-director of the project to develop the framework, and deputy director, Board on Science Education, National Research Council
- Deb Smith, member of the committee that developed the framework, and assistant professor, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, Pennsylvania State University