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Framework Vision for Science Education and Implications for Next Generation Science Standards

Brett Moulding, Utah Partnership for Effective Science Teaching and Learning

The Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) are currently being developed. Understanding the vision for science education described in A Framework for K-12 Science Education: Practices, Crosscutting Concepts, and Core is essential to understanding NGSS. This session provides insight into the framework and professional development that supports successful implementation of the framework’s vision for science education. It also includes discussion of the range of professional development, STEM education, and instructional resources needed to implement forthcoming NGSS.


About the Presenter:
Brett Moulding, Director, Utah Partnership for Effective Science Teaching and Learning
Brett Moulding is currently the director of the Utah Partnership for Effective Science Teaching and Learning. He is a former member of the National Academy of Sciences Board on Science Education and a member of the National Research Council (NRC) Committee that developed A Framework for K-12 Science Education: Practices, Crosscutting Concepts, and Core. He is a member of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) writing committee. He also serves on the NAEP Science Standing Committee. Moulding was the Utah State science education specialist and coordinator of curriculum from 1993 to 2004 and then director of curriculum and instruction before leaving the Utah State Office of Education in 2008. Moulding taught chemistry for 20 years at Roy High School in the Weber School District and served as the district teacher leader for eight years. He also served on the Board at the Triangle Coalitional and the NAEP 2009 Framework Committee, and was the president of the Council of State Science Supervisors from 2003 to 2006. Moulding has received the Governor’s Teacher Recognition Award, the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching, and the Award of Excellence from the Governor’s Science and Technology Commission. He is a past president of the Council of State Science Supervisors (CSSS) and received the Lifetime Service Award for the advancement of science education through state and national initiatives and polices. Moulding graduated from the University of Utah with a BS in Chemistry with minors in Biology, Math, and Physics. He has a MEd from Weber State University and an Administrative Supervisory Certificate from Utah State University.