Earth Science Week Update Special Alert!

American Geosciences Institute - March 2015

NGSS: Join Discussion
Of Science Standards

AGI, the organizer of Earth Science Week, is collaborating with the National Association of Geoscience Teachers to strengthen implementation of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) at the state level. An NGSS Summit of education leaders will take place in April 2015. But since not everyone who is interested can attend, event organizers are offering other avenues to join in the discussion.

Go online for the Webinar on the Earth and Space Science Portion of the NGSS at 4pm EST, Friday, March 27, 2015. This webinar with Michael Wysession will focus on priorities and intentions of Earth and Space Science portions of the NGSS, as well as basic structural elements. The webinar is free, but registration is required. The deadline for registration is March 25. Learn more at

Also, see the Joint AGI-NAGT Survey on Implementing NGSS online. Summit organizers are gathering data through a survey on perceptions and needs related to the implementation of NGSS. Data from the survey will be used to guide discussions about how best to support NGSS implementation, especially with respect to Earth and Space Science. All are invited to complete the survey. To complete the brief survey, go to

Read more about the collaboration and sign up to participate in the virtual discussions at

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