CEHD’s policy breakfast series brings a research focus to the conversation about closing Minnesota’s achievement gap. Five policy breakfast events will examine the role of school leadership, early childhood education, reading and literacy, STEM education, and teacher preparation. Each event discusses the ways CEHD research can inform Minnesota’s education policy.
As the US moves toward implementing the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and Minnesota reviews them, how can we embrace these developments and help inform policy decisions? What are the implications of the recent national reports such as A Framework for K-12 Science Education: Practices, Crosscutting Concepts, and Core Ideas, Developing Assessments for the Next Generation Science Standards, and STEM Integration in K-12 Education: Status, Prospects, and an Agenda for Research for improving science education? What sort of policy support can help move them into widespread use?
Join CEHD and UMN President Eric Kaler for a discussion of NGSS, STEM integration, and Minnesota’s assessment policy. Dr. Heidi Schweingruber, Deputy Director of the Board on Science Education at the National Research Council, will deliver a keynote address followed by a response from a local panel.
- Joe Alfano, K-5 STEM Coordinator with the Minneapolis Public Schools
- Margaret Anderson Kelliher, President and CEO of the Minnesota High Tech Association
- Doug Paulson, K-12 STEM Specialist with the Minnesota Department of Education
- Gillian Roehrig, Associate Professor of Science Education and Associate Director, University of Minnesota STEM Education Center