Johnson County Science Cafe

The future of science education: The Next Generation Science Standards

Speakers: Harry McDonald, member of Kansas review committee for NGSS

Date: May 8, 2012

Time: 6:30 pm

Location: Coaches Bar and Grill, 9089 W. 135th Street, one block west of 135th and Antioch, south side of 135th St.

Harry will introduce the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), the currently developing revision of the 1996 National Science Education Standards, their vision, what is necessary for them to make a difference in science education, and the chance for public comment. Harry wants this evening to be a discussion about where our country is headed with science education and what it will take to get there.

Besides serving on the Kansas review committee for these standards, Harry has 32 years experience in the science classroom and has consulted on science education for 8 years.

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