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October 2021/November 2021 – Vol. 34 Issue 2


President's Message

Share Everything!

Share Everything!

Why are you holding back? You’ve got some great stuff. An amazing lesson, lab, demo, phenomenon, and/or classroom move. All teachers borrow, copy, and edit. We all need help right now adjusting to a dozen ever-shifting demands and conditions, so share what you’ve got!
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CASE Announces New Executive Director, Michele Holcomb

CASE Announces New Executive Director, Michele Holcomb

The CASE Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Michele Holcomb has been named Executive Director for the Association. Michele is no stranger to the CASE community as she has served as your Deputy Executive Director for the past two years and is excited to move into this new role.
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FYI

Global Environmental Literacy

Global Environmental Literacy

For the vast majority of human history, people could not affect the condition of our planet or the strength of its web of life. People could disrupt their local ecosystem to the point where it could no longer support them. Their community either died or moved to a new location. Humans could cause a limited number of species to become extinct…
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Encouraging asset-based mindsets through student-centered reflections in the Science classroom

Encouraging asset-based mindsets through student-centered reflections in the Science classroom

As an instructional mentor, I meet with novice teachers weekly where we take time to plan, analyze student learning and identify high leverage practices to support student growth. During my weekly meeting with Leslly Avendaño, Transitional Kindergarten Teacher at Stella Elementary Charter Academy in Los Angeles, California, we began our mentoring…
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Communities in California Need Your Help! Introducing the New Preparedness Ambassadors Fourth Grade Preparedness Program

Communities in California Need Your Help! Introducing the New Preparedness Ambassadors Fourth Grade Preparedness Program

California is one of the most diverse states when it comes to our population, terrain, natural resources, and weather. That also means we have some of the most diverse types of natural hazard threats including wildfires, floods, earthquakes, tsunamis, and yes, even volcanoes. These natural hazards can pose ongoing threats in our communities and…
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Hurricanes!

Hurricanes!

Hurricanes just keep coming! This is hurricane season, so hurricanes will be in the news for the next couple months. Kids in California have likely never experienced a hurricane, but they all have stories to tell about big storms they’ve experienced and wonderings about where they come from and what drives them.
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Use the Study of Natural Selection to Challenge Racism

Use the Study of Natural Selection to Challenge Racism

The Black Lives Matter protests last year led to many teachers talking about explicitly attacking racist ideas as part of classroom instruction. Most of these ideas were about history or humanities lessons. But race is a concept in biology, so why not hit ideas about race in biology class where it fits most closely?
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Sharing Science through Social Media

Sharing Science through Social Media

Science teachers have been using social media for years to engage students. This really accelerated during the pandemic with distance learning as teachers looked for new ways to connect with their students. YouTube is the most popular platform, but there are teachers using Inst
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In CASE You Missed It (Oct/Nov 2021)

In CASE You Missed It (Oct/Nov 2021)

What a BUSY month it’s been for CASE! Time is flying by quickly, so we’ll fill you in with what you may have missed these past few months.
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Region 4 Events

Region 4 Update - Oct/Nov 2021

Region 4 Update - Oct/Nov 2021

As summer (slowly here in SoCal) gives way to fall, I always love the feeling of morning fog in the air and the need for layers in the evening. October always feels like the true start of the school year to me.
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California Classroom Science

CASE's signature publication, is an electronic publication that is produced bimonthly. The publication consists of mostly original content produced by CASE members and provides information of interest to California science educators.

CCS is packed with information, news, resources, ideas, and activities of current interest to science educators. CCS is delivered to CASE members electronically via e-mail and is available on our website for all to enjoy.

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Science Classroom Move

CASE’s newsletter, California Classroom Science, has always had great articles about resources, lessons, planning tools, and issues in science education. But sometimes the things that help us the most are the little things: A classroom move. This is a new interactive column that allows you to share those little moves. We’d love to hear from all of you!

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