Kim Weaver, STEM Coordinator for the Olympic Educational Service District was recently accepted as a peer reviewer on Achieve’s Science Peer Review Panel (PRP), a group of expert educators working to evaluate instructional materials designed for the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). Out of 300 applicants from 39 states, Washington D.C., and international locations, Kim was one of 13 people selected that demonstrated extensive knowledge of the NGSS and a critical eye for high-quality materials designed for the NGSS. Kim will join the network of 51 passionate educators on the Science PRP with whom she can build a powerful community and share ideas and resources.

The Science PRP was created by Achieve in fall 2016 to evaluate lesson sequences and units designed for the NGSS and share high quality-examples online. One of the biggest challenges in NGSS implementation around the country is a lack of high-quality instructional materials designed for the NGSS. The Science PRP addresses this problem by evaluating free and publicly-available materials with the nationally-respected EQuIP Rubric for Science, identifying high-quality examples, and posting them publicly for the education community — both teachers and publishers — to see what materials faithfully designed for the NGSS actually look like.

To learn more, check out the Science Peer Review Panel website.