Pearson Will Support You Every Step of the Way
Our goal is to provide the easiest possible transition to the Next Generation Science Standards with a coherent, phased approach to implementation.
How We Can Help You Make the Transition to the Next Generation Science Standards
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Pearson will be prepared to offer complete and cohesive support to implement the new Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) Initiative. We’ll be with you every step of the way to provide the easiest possible transition to the NGSS with a coherent, phased approach to implementation.
Our close association with the key authors and architects of the NGSS means that the spirit and pedagogical approach of the initiative is embedded in all we do.
Through long-standing relationships with Interactive Science contributors and authors, such as Dr. Michael Wysession, who is involved in developing and reviewing the Next Generation Science Standards; the current NSTA President, Dr. Karen Ostlund; and NSTA Director, Zipporah Miller, Pearson is at the forefront of the NGSS movement and is dedicated to creating and delivering curricular solutions for the Next Generation Science Standards until their final release in late 2012.
The planning and development of Pearson’s Interactive Science was informed by the same foundational research as the NGSS Framework. Specifically, our development teams used Project 2061, the National Science Education Standards (1996) developed by the National Research Council, as well as the Science Anchors Project 2009 developed by the National Science Teachers Association to inform the development of this program. As a result, students make connections throughout the program to concepts that cross disciplines, practice science and engineering skills, and build on their foundational knowledge of key science ideas.
Michael E. Wysession is Associate Professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis. An established leader in seismology and geophysical education, Dr. Wysession is noted for his development of a new way to create three-dimensional images of Earth's interior from seismic waves. These images have provided scientists with insights into the makeup of Earth and its evolution throughout history. Dr. Wysession is the coauthor of An Introduction to Seismology, Earthquakes, and Earth Structure; the lead author of Physical Science: Concepts in Action; and the primary writer for the texts Earth Science, Earth's Interior, Earth's Changing Surface, and Earth's Waters. Dr. Wysession received a Science and Engineering Fellowship from the David and Lucille Packard Foundation, a National Science Foundation Presidential Faculty Fellowship, and fellowships from the Kemper and Lily Foundations. He has received the Innovation Award of the St. Louis Science Academy and the Distinguished Faculty Award of Washington University. In 2005, Dr. Wysession had a Distinguished Lectureship with the Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology and the Seismological Society of America. He earned his Sc.B. in Geophysics from Brown University and his Ph.D. from Northwestern University.