With the advent of the Next Generation Science Standards to be released later this month, many questions have arisen about what they are, how to understand them, and how to implement them.
If you have questions, there is assistance out there for you. Paul Anderson, a Montana science teacher, has a website devoted to science. One of the categories is the Next Gen Science Standards. There is some good, easy-to-understand information on the videos he provides. You will probably want to begin with the introductory video and go from there.