The National Science Teacher Association (NSTA) is hosting a professional development experience for Kentucky science educators and administrators on Oct. 18.

Kentucky Department of Education Science Consultant Sean Elkins will open the session with the most up-to-date information concerning the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and timeline for Kentucky schools.

Two special concurrent sessions offered only to Kentucky science educators and administrators will follow:

  • Brian Hand, University of Iowa, and Lori A. Norton Meier, University of Louisville, will lead a session for teachers focused on questions, claims and evidence directly aligned with A Framework for K-12 Science Education.
  • Caroline Kiehle, associate director of professional development, Center for Inquiry Science at the Institute for Systems Biology, Seattle, will lead a session that focuses on leadership and strategic planning for implementing the Common Core State Standards and the NGSS designed for Kentucky principals, coordinators, supervisors and coaches.

For more information, contact Diane Johnson at (606) 541-6106.