Critical Features of Instructional Materials Design for Today’s Science Standards (Archived Webinar) from WestEd on Vimeo.


Today’s science standards have initiated a significant shift in all parts of the science education system. As a result, science instructional materials are also changing. Educators, school and district administrators, and developers of instructional materials need to be able to develop a common vision of high-quality curricula that will prepare students for success in school and beyond.

In this archived webinar, EdReports and NextGenScience lead a conversation about a resource that illustrates critical design features of science instructional materials. Collectively, both organizations reviewed hundreds of science materials and they discuss common trends and implications for the field, along with showcasing illustrations of high-quality materials.


  • Jennifer Self, Science Review Lead, NextGenScience, Senior Research Associate, WestEd
  • Sam Shaw, Director of Science Reviews, EdReports

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