Dr. Cary Sneider
NGSS Writing Team Leader, Associate Research Professor at Portland State University

Dr. Cary Sneider is a visiting scholar at Portland State University. He also serves as a consultant for two charitable foundations that support the implementation of the NGSS in public schools: the S. D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation, and outside of school time, STEM Next. He currently serves on the National Assessment Governing Board, which sets policy for the National Assessment of Educational Progress—also known as “The Nation’s Report Card”—as well as an advisor for several National Science Foundation-funded projects. Dr. Sneider was the lead consultant on engineering to the National Research Council committee that developed “A Framework for K–12 Science Education: Practices, Crosscutting Concepts, and Core Ideas,” and served in a similar role on the writing team for the NGSS.

Dr. Cary Sneider is a visiting scholar at Portland State University. He also serves as a consultant for two charitable foundations that support the implementation of the NGSS in public schools: the S. D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation, and outside of school time, STEM Next. He currently serves on the National Assessment Governing Board, which sets policy for the National Assessment of Educational Progress—also known as “The Nation’s Report Card”—as well as an advisor for several National Science Foundation-funded projects. Dr. Sneider was the lead consultant on engineering to the National Research Council committee that developed “A Framework for K–12 Science Education: Practices, Crosscutting Concepts, and Core Ideas,” and served in a similar role on the writing team for the NGSS.

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What Happens After 'Failure' in the Science Classroom?
Teaching about failure in an engineering context can help students better understand how this becomes a learning opportunity.
Dr. Cary Sneider
NGSS Writing Team Leader, Associate Research Professor at Portland State University
March 26, 2019
Science Kits vs. Textbooks: A False Dichotomy
I’m often asked whether schools should purchase science kits or textbooks for elementary and middle school students. A decade or two ago, there was some merit to the argument that…
Dr. Cary Sneider
NGSS Writing Team Leader, Associate Research Professor at Portland State University
April 30, 2018
What Does 3D Teaching Look Like?
In advance of his fall science webinar, Cary Sneider, HMH Science Dimensions Consulting Author, shares a collection of virtual field trips to demonstrate 3D teaching in action.
Dr. Cary Sneider
NGSS Writing Team Leader, Associate Research Professor at Portland State University
September 19, 2017