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<p class=style6 align=center style='text-align:center'><b><span
style='font-size:13.5pt;color:#C00000'>Please share this with your colleagues
who teach science.<o:p></o:p></span></b></p>

<p class=style6><b><span style='font-size:13.5pt;color:#006600'>NH Science
Educators: We need your input!<o:p></o:p></span></b></p>

<p class=style1><span style='font-size:7.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";
color:black'>There is a national effort to create a framework for new national
science education standards. We need your input now! Read all about this effort
at the National Academies&#8217;<span class=apple-converted-space>&nbsp;</span><a
href="http://www7.nationalacademies.org/bose/Standards_Framework_Homepage.html"
target="_blank">Board on Science Education</a><span
class=apple-converted-space>&nbsp;</span>website. The New Hampshire Department
of Education invites you to provide feedback on the draft Conceptual Framework
for New Science Education Standards. As a science educator in New Hampshire,
your input and that of your colleagues will be brought back to the Board of
Science Education (BOSE) to be used in their preparation of the final
Conceptual Framework. NAS has reached out to the science officers in each state
to ensure that we can provide the NAS with salient, reflective comments on
their draft.<o:p></o:p></span></p>

<p class=style3><b><span style='font-size:7.0pt;font-family:"Georgia","serif";
color:#006633'>How can I provide feedback?<o:p></o:p></span></b></p>

<p class=style1><span style='font-size:7.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";
color:black'>Step 1: Please take the time to<span class=apple-converted-space>&nbsp;</span><a
href="http://www7.nationalacademies.org/bose/Standards_Framework_Preliminary_Public_Draft.pdf"
target="_blank">read this document<span class=apple-converted-space><span
style='color:blue'>&nbsp;</span></span></a>as thoroughly as possible prior to
providing your feedback.<o:p></o:p></span></p>

<p class=style1><span style='font-size:7.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";
color:black'>Step 2: Please use<span class=apple-converted-space>&nbsp;</span><a
href="http://spreadsheets.google.com/viewform?hl=en&amp;formkey=dFpjbUhXd0ptM2VOdER5VWpxcHB6aUE6MQ#gid=0"
target="_blank">this Google Form</a><span class=apple-converted-space>&nbsp;</span>to
give us your input by<span class=apple-converted-space>&nbsp;</span><strong><span
style='font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"'>no later than Wednesday, July 28</span></strong>,
to help us craft a response from the New Hampshire Department of Education.<o:p></o:p></span></p>

<p class=style1><span style='font-size:7.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";
color:black'>Step 3: Provide feedback directly to the National Research Council
by clicking the link on the bottom of the<span class=apple-converted-space>&nbsp;</span><a
href="http://www7.nationalacademies.org/bose/Standards_Framework_Public_Draft_Cover_Letter.html"
target="_blank">Conceptual Framework Draft Cover Letter page</a>. The national
survey will be<span class=apple-converted-space>&nbsp;</span><strong><span
style='font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"'>open until August 2nd</span></strong>,
but we strongly recommend doing this one sooner.<o:p></o:p></span></p>

<p class=style1><span style='font-size:7.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";
color:black'>The National Board on Science Education is on a timeline to create
a summary report to submit to the National Academy of Sciences by August 20th.
This is why the timeline for input is so tight.<o:p></o:p></span></p>

<p class=style3><b><span style='font-size:7.0pt;font-family:"Georgia","serif";
color:#006633'>Next Steps<o:p></o:p></span></b></p>

<p class=style1><span style='font-size:7.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";
color:black'>There will be additional opportunity to learn about and discuss
the framework after August 2nd. Further information will be posted in the NHDOE
Key Messages and on this site to encourage additional input as the frameworks
initiative moves forward and our state considers adoption of the standards.<o:p></o:p></span></p>

<p class=style3><b><span style='font-size:7.0pt;font-family:"Georgia","serif";
color:#006633'>Questions<o:p></o:p></span></b></p>

<p class=style1><span style='font-size:7.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";
color:black'>If you have any questions about the conceptual framework, the
national standards, or the feedback surveys, please contact Stan Freeda in the
Office of Educational Technology at the New Hampshire Department of Education. [</span><span
style='font-size:7.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";color:#006600'>Stan
Freeda<span class=apple-converted-space>&nbsp;at </span>603-271-5132<span
class=apple-converted-space>&nbsp;or </span>sfreeda<span
class=apple-converted-space>&nbsp;</span><em><span style='font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"'>at</span></em><span
class=apple-converted-space>&nbsp;</span>ed.state.nh.us]<o:p></o:p></span></p>

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<p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-family:"Lucida Calligraphy";color:#365F91'>Regards,<o:p></o:p></span></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-family:"Lucida Calligraphy";color:#365F91'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-family:"Lucida Calligraphy";color:#365F91'>Cathy
Higgins, Ed.D.<o:p></o:p></span></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:9.0pt'>State Educational Technology
Director<o:p></o:p></span></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:9.0pt'>Office of Educational
Technology<o:p></o:p></span></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:9.0pt'>New Hampshire Department of
Education<o:p></o:p></span></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:9.0pt'>Email: chiggins@ed.state.nh.us<o:p></o:p></span></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:9.0pt'>Phone: 603.271.2453<o:p></o:p></span></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:9.0pt'>Web: <a
href="http://www.nheon.org/oet/"><span style='color:blue'>http://www.nheon.org/oet/</span></a>
and <a href="http://education.nh.gov/instruction/ed_tech/index.htm"><span
style='color:blue'>http://education.nh.gov/instruction/ed_tech</span></a><o:p></o:p></span></p>

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